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is it best to take GB sterling and exchange in Jamaica ,or take some Jamaican dollars and US dollars as well as GB pounds , i will be travelling to the royal decameron in runaway bay at the end of june,

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1. Re: currency

USD is most commonly used.

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2. Re: currency

See the following



First question to ask is will I be spending any money while I am in Jamaica? On my last trip I stayed at a different AI and spent less than $US20 for the week. Will you spend more or less on your holiday?

Second, where will you spend your money while you are in Jamaica? See the table at the bottom to the first reference above.

"or take some Jamaican dollars"

This is a bad idea.

"and US dollars"

May be a good Idea if you will be spending US dollars while in Jamaica.

"as well as GB pounds"

Good idea if you plan to spend mainly Jamaican dollars. If you have any Scottish pound notes leave them at home or exchange them in the UK for GBP notes before you leave.

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Thankyou for the info, i think i will take mainly GB sterling and exchange in Jamaica as the rates will be more favourable, but will take a few dollars too for tipping ..CHEERS

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If you can manage it, I recommend you get USD bills in small denominations for tipping and first day expenses (such as a red stripe at the airport). I suggest 20xUS$1s, 10xUS$5s and 5xUS$10s.

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Like I told someone else on this forum, keep your life simple and use US dollars. It is welcomed everywhere.

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Don't bother exchanging to US JA dollars simple and easy to use we never bother with US. It maybe simple for Canadian or American but pointless to exchange into US for UK.

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