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Ready for an unforgettable trip to the Bahamas? Let Manor FX help you maximise your travel budget with the best exchange rates for the Bahamian dollar. 

Our online service ensures you can easily secure your Bahamian travel currency quickly, efficiently, and safely, eliminating any worries about last-minute exchanges. 

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Bahamian travel money

Soak up the turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture, all while having the right currency in your pocket – Bahamian dollars (BSD). Here’s your ultimate guide to getting the most out of your Bahamian currency exchange.

Where can you get Bahamian dollars?

Finding Bahamian dollars can be a bit tricky, as they’re not always available at the post office. But don’t worry, Manor FX has got you covered for all your Bahamian dollar needs.

Securing your Bahamian dollars before you go is quick, convenient, and secure with our online service. So say goodbye to airport hassles and hello to a stress-free Bahamian holiday.

Can I buy Bahamian dollars in the UK?

Yes! Before heading off on your trip, you can easily purchase Bahamian dollars in the UK. 

Manor FX provides a safe and straightforward option to exchange your money for the currency you’ll need in The Bahamas.

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Shop by the beach in Exuma, The Bahamas.

Should I exchange money before I travel to The Bahamas?

Yes, exchanging your GBP to BSD currency ahead of your journey is smart. This avoids the stress of finding currency exchange upon arrival, especially if you land outside banking hours or in remote areas where options might be limited. 

Getting Bahamian dollars in the UK is highly recommended for a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. Remember, when you return, you can convert any leftover BSD to GBP with us!

What currency should I take to The Bahamas?

The official currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar. Using BSD for daily spending ensures better value and avoids poor exchange rates compared to other currencies.

Can you use USD in The Bahamas?

The US dollar is as commonly used in the Bahamas as the Bahamian dollar. This makes shopping and paying for services very convenient for visitors from the US. 

The Bahamian dollar is pegged to the US dollar at an exchange rate of 1:1, meaning one US dollar equals one Bahamian dollar. So, when you’re in The Bahamas, you can easily use US dollars for almost everything, from dining out to buying souvenirs.

So, whether you choose to use US dollars or Bahamian dollars on your trip to The Bahamas, you’ll find it easy and hassle-free to navigate your purchases.

Diver surrounded by Lemon shark and caribbean reef shark on shallow clear water at Tiger beach, Bahamas

Can I use my debit card in The Bahamas?

Absolutely, using your debit card in The Bahamas is a convenient option. Hotels, restaurants, and shops in tourist spots usually accept debit cards without any trouble.

It’s a great way to avoid carrying too much cash. However, keep in mind that when you use your card abroad, your bank may apply charges for international transactions. 

It’s a good idea to check with your bank before you travel, so you know what to expect and can budget accordingly.

Should I use cash in The Bahamas?

Bringing cash is a great idea! Cash is used in many local markets and smaller shops where cards might not be an option. 

Carrying cash helps you manage your budget and avoid card transaction fees. Remember to keep your cash safe and only carry what you need for the day.

Is it better to use cash or credit card in The Bahamas?

Cash is generally preferred for transactions in the Bahamas. While cards are accepted in many places, having Bahamian dollars on hand is advisable, especially in less touristy areas. Here are some tips:

  • Carry enough cash for exploring, as ATMs are less common in rural areas.
  • Be cautious with card use and stick to reputable outlets for card payments.
  • Keep smaller denominations of Bahamian dollars for everyday spending.
  • Having both cash and a credit card as backup is wise.

Elbow Cay, Hope town, Bahamas

How much cash do you need in The Bahamas?

When planning your trip to The Bahamas, it’s helpful to know how much cash to bring along to fully enjoy the vibrant local cuisine and activities without breaking the bank.

Seafood takes centre stage in The Bahamas. You’ll come across fish, shellfish, and lobster everywhere you go. 

If you’re looking to save some money, try a fish fry. For 12-15 BSD, around £12, you can get a huge plate of seafood with sides like potato salad and Bahamian mac and cheese.

Want something quick? Bakeries and cafes have fast food like Jamaican-style patties starting at 3 BSD, around £2.40. For clam chowder or jerk chicken, prices range from 8-15 BSD. 

For a special night out, fine dining places charge about 40-50 BSD, around £40 for an entrée, such as lamb or pork loin, at a resort or upscale restaurant.

If you’re backpacking through The Bahamas, aim for about 140 BSD daily, around £112. This will cover a private Airbnb room, home-cooked meals, less drinking, cheap public transport, and mostly free fun like swimming and hiking. You could manage 100 BSD daily if you snag a hostel spot.

For a comfy but not extravagant trip, think about 195 BSD per day, around £156. This gets you a stay in a budget hotel, meals out, a few drinks, some taxi rides, and activities like kayaking or diving.

Want to splash out? Starting at 340 BSD a day, around £272,  you can enjoy a lovely three-star hotel, dine wherever you fancy and hop between islands.

How can I avoid ATM fees in The Bahamas?

Avoiding ATM Fees in the Bahamas:

  • Use major bank ATMs: They often have lower fees and wider availability.
  • Withdraw larger amounts: Fewer transactions mean fewer fees.
  • Check for fee-free partnerships: Some UK banks have arrangements with Bahamian banks to waive or reduce fees.
  • Inform your bank: Tell them about your trip to avoid card issues and get fee-saving tips.
  • Consider travel-friendly accounts: These often have lower international fees.
  • Use credit cards for big purchases: Save on withdrawal fees if possible.
  • Exchange cash beforehand: Having some Bahamian dollars on arrival covers immediate needs.

How does tipping work in The Bahamas?

Tipping in The Bahamas is pretty similar to many other places. Tipping 15-20% at restaurants is common, depending on the service quality. 

For taxi drivers, rounding up or adding a couple of extra dollars is appreciated. Many hotels add a service charge to your bill, but it’s always nice to tip housekeeping a few dollars per day directly.

Remember, tipping is a way to show appreciation for good service, so it’s up to you how much you decide to give.

Is The Bahamas a cheap country to visit?

Visiting The Bahamas can be a bit expensive, especially if you’re looking to stay in resorts or visit popular tourist spots. 

The cost of dining out, joining in on tours, and even getting around can quickly increase your budget. This is due to its stunning beaches, clear waters, and the luxurious experience it offers, which often come with a higher price tag. 

However, don’t let this discourage you. You can manage your expenses better with careful planning, such as booking your stay in advance, choosing budget-friendly eating options, and looking for package deals on activities. 

Exploring less touristy areas can also help save money while giving you a more authentic experience of the Bahamian culture and natural beauty.

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Banknotes in The Bahamas

The Central Bank of The Bahamas issues the Bahamian dollar banknotes. The bills come in denominations of 0.5 cents, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars.

Bahamian banknotes come in a vibrant array featuring historical figures, national heroes, and cultural icons! Each bill tells a unique story, from Queen Elizabeth II to the majestic blue marlin. Here’s a quick rundown:

0.5 BSD: there’s a lively picture of Sister Sarah at the Nassau Market, surrounded by fresh produce, straw hats, and other folks

1 BSD: This note honours Sir Lynden O. Pindling, a man important for leading the country to independence.

3 BSD: You’ll find a charming scene of sailboats moored at the beach with folks relaxing on lounge chairs.

5 BSD:  Features Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield and a lighthouse, highlighting leadership and guidance.

10 BSD: You’ll find Sir Stafford Sands and a market scene on this note, focusing on the nation’s vibrant economy and culture.

20 BSD: Sir Milo Butler is on this one, with a harbour scene that nods to the country’s rich maritime history.

50 BSD: Shows Sir Roland Symonette and the Royal Bahamas Police Force band, blending governance with cultural pride.

100 BSD: You’ll see Arthur Dion Hanna, the seventh Governor-General of The Bahamas and the stunning royal poinciana flower. 

Coins in The Bahamas

Bahamian coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 15, 25 cents, and even a 1-dollar coin. 

Each coin has its unique design, showcasing the country’s wildlife and important symbols. You might find a coin with a starfish, a pineapple, or the national coat of arms. 

Whether you’re using them to buy something small or keep them as souvenirs, these coins are a fun way to remember your time in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas currency import and export regulations

When it comes to bringing money into or out of The Bahamas, there are a few simple rules to follow. 

You can bring in as much Bahamian or foreign currency as you like. However, if you carry over $10,000 in cash, you must declare it when you arrive or leave. 

So, just remember to fill out the necessary paperwork if you’re carrying a significant amount of cash, and you’ll be all set!

Ordering Bahamian dollars online

Order Bahamian dollars with Manor FX! Our speedy and dependable service guarantees you’ll get the best exchange rate for Bahamian dollars. 

You also have the option to pick up your BSD from our shop, adding an extra layer of convenience. We make sure you’re fully prepared for your Bahamas adventure hassle-free.

Selling back Bahamian dollars

After your trip, switch any leftover Bahamian currency back to pounds sterling with us. We offer great rates, making sorting out your post-holiday money easy. It’s a simple way to wrap up your travel finances without any stress.

Berry Islands, Bahamas


You don’t need a visa if you’re from the UK and planning a holiday to The Bahamas for up to 21 days. Just make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. Enjoy your trip to those beautiful islands!

For The Bahamas, there are no specific vaccination requirements for entry. However, it’s a good idea to be up to date with your routine vaccines, like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, and varicella (chickenpox).

Staying protected helps ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip!

The best months to visit The Bahamas are from November to April. During these months, the weather is fantastic – not too hot or humid. 

It’s the perfect time for enjoying the beaches and outdoor activities. Plus, it’s the peak season for a reason, with clear skies and beautiful sunny days making your trip unforgettable!

In Nassau, Bahamas, there’s a treasure trove of activities waiting for you:

  • Splash around in the water parks at Atlantis Paradise Island: Dive into a day of fun with thrilling water slides and wave surges. It’s the ultimate water adventure for all ages.
  • Explore the stunning aquariums: The aquariums are home to thousands of marine animals, from colourful fish to majestic sharks.
  • Relax on beautiful beaches: Nassau’s beaches are postcard-perfect, with soft white sand and turquoise waters. Spend your day soaking up the sun, swimming, or just lounging with a good book.   
  • Visit the Straw Market: This open-air marketplace is a vibrant hub of activity. Here, you’ll find the renowned Bahamian straw hats and bags, intricately woven baskets and wood carvings.

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Bahamian Dollars Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
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  • Better rates than the banks
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