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US dollars are accepted throughout the Caribbean. How much you need very much depends on how you wish to spend but try to avoid taking too many large denomination notes ashore and dont wave your money around. Agree on prices before getting into a taxi. The Sea Princess shopping adviser will give a big pitch to the numerous jewellery stores and will probably have little knowledge of other local shopping but you may find some of your american cruising companions will have been to these destinations before and I have always found these people to be honest, polite and helpful.
Hi again helpful folks
Can you advise please if we should be taking our own towels for use by the pools please or are these provided?
Sylvia Bailey - M.A.M.S.
Take US dollars and be careful you don't get change in the local currency. I have no idea how much you will spend on "local shopping" as I don't know you Sylvia, I would advise you to use a credit card wherever possible because of the insurance you get with it and between $30 and $50 dollars a day per person should be ample for taxis and allow some on top for eats and or drinks but that is a guess. ..... Neil.
Hello Neil and Ida
I am so very grateful for your response to my question, your reply is so helpful. Thanks you very much
Can you advise me know please if we should take our own beach towels for use by the pools?
Many grateful thanks
Sylvia Bailey M.A.M.S.
No Sylvia you don't need to take any kind of towel, they will all be provided. Save the room in the suitcase for that beach cover-up or extra dress. .... Ida.
Many thanks Ida, more room the better, just know I will still fill the cases - a 'girly' thing....