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Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Dutch Antilles cityscape at the Great Salt Pond.

Travelling to Curaçao and Sint Maarten? 

Get the best Netherlands Antillean guilder rates online. 

Having the correct foreign money is a must for a smooth trip. At Manor FX, we offer superb rates for the Netherlands Antillean guilder. With us, you’ll get more ANG in your pocket to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

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Curaçao and Sint Maarten travel money

If you’re setting off to Curaçao and Sint Maarten, getting your hands on some Netherlands Antillean guilder is crucial. Sorting out the correct currency beforehand is vital, whether you’re dreaming of tranquil beaches or bustling island life.

Here’s what you need to know about cash and card payments in the Dutch Antilles.

Where can I buy Netherlands Antillean guilder?

Manor FX is your go-to for ANG. 

You can easily buy Netherlands Antillean guilder from us, ensuring you have the local currency ready for your trip.

Steer clear of pricey airport exchanges and choose a more convenient and wallet-friendly option. Swap your pounds for Netherlands Antillean guilder with Manor FX.

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View on the main alley with green palm trees on both sides during the sunny day. Street of Philipsburg. Sint Maarten

Should you exchange money before travelling to Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

Absolutely. It’s wise to exchange some GBP to Netherlands Antillean guilder before you head off. Having cash on hand for immediate expenses like transport and meals is key, especially if you arrive when banks are closed.

While credit and debit cards are widely accepted in cities, cash is necessary for smaller vendors and markets, where cards may not be an option.

What’s the best currency to take to Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

The Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG), the official currency, is your best bet.

You might find some places accepting US dollars, but ANG gives you more bang for your buck for daily expenses. Stick to the local currency to dodge poor exchange rates.

Can I use USD in Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

Yes, you can use United States dollars in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. US dollars are widely accepted in both islands due to their strong tourism industries. Many hotels, restaurants, shops, and other tourist-oriented businesses readily accept USD alongside their local currencies. 

Be aware:

Although this is convenient, knowing the exchange rates merchants offer is important. 

Sometimes, you might find that paying in the local currency—Netherlands Antilles guilder (ANG) in Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch side) and Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD) in Sint Maarten (French side)—could be more cost-effective. 

Also, change is often given in the local currency when paying in USD, so it’s helpful to have some local currency on hand for smaller purchases.

Willemstad, Curacao - The Floating Market In Punda

Should I bring euros to Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

Yes, bringing euros to Curaçao and Sint Maarten can be a good idea, especially for initial expenses upon arrival.

While the local currency in Curaçao is the Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG), and in Sint Maarten, it’s the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD) on the French side, and the Netherlands Antillean guilder on the Dutch side, euros are widely accepted in tourist areas and can be easily exchanged at local banks, exchange offices, and some hotels. 

Be aware:

Remember that you might not get the best exchange rates with euros in local transactions, and change will likely be given in the local currency. 

For the best value, using the local currency for everyday purchases is advisable. Additionally, ATMs are widely available, allowing you to withdraw local currency using your international debit or credit card.

Can you use credit or debit cards in Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

Yes, cards are accepted in major tourist spots, but cash is king. VISA and Mastercard are usually OK, but be careful with American Express, as it’s less widely accepted.

To avoid issues, tell your bank about your travel plans beforehand. This helps prevent your card from being blocked and reduces conversion fees.

View of downtown Willemstad. Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Cash vs credit cards in Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Cash is essential for many transactions in the Netherlands Antilles, especially in smaller towns and markets.

Big hotels and fancy restaurants might take cards, but many places prefer cash.

Remember these tips:

  • ATMs are common in busy areas but rare in secluded spots. Carry enough cash when exploring.
  • Be cautious with credit cards to avoid scams. Only use them with trusted merchants.
  • Always have Netherlands Antillean guilder currency to get the best deal.
  • Carry small ANG notes for everyday spending. Big notes can be hard to change.
  • Have a mix of cash and a card as a backup for emergencies.

Minimising ATM fees in Curaçao and Sint Maarten

To cut down on ATM charges, here are some handy tips:

  • Use ATMs linked to major local banks.
  • Take out larger sums less often.
  • Check if your home bank has fee-free withdrawal partnerships with local banks.

Are Curaçao and Sint Maarten budget-friendly?

The Netherlands Antilles can fit any budget, offering both affordable and luxury options. Your spending will depend on where you stay, eat, and what you do.

Budget-friendly tips:

  • Opt for budget accommodations or local hotels.
  • Eat at local spots or street food stands for tasty, cheap eats.
  • Use public transport or shared taxis to save money.
  • Enjoy free or cheap activities like beach days or exploring towns.

While tourist spots might be pricier, there are loads of affordable choices. Plan and budget based on your preferences.

How much cash should I bring to Curaçao and Sint Maarten?

Deciding how much cash to bring to Curaçao and Sint Maarten depends on what you plan to do, but let’s break it down for a week’s stay, giving you a rough idea for different types of trips.

If you’re keeping things simple, here’s a basic daily budget:

  • Budget hotels: Expect to spend about £13 per night for accommodation.
  • Local food: Sampling street food or eating at local spots could cost around £9 per day.
  • Public transport: Using buses or shared services might come to £4 daily.
  • Free or cheap activities: Enjoying beaches, hikes, or free attractions could set you back £13 daily.

So, on a budget, you might spend around £40 per day. Over a week, this could total approximately £280.

If you’re looking for a bit more comfort but still want to keep an eye on expenses, here’s what you might consider:

  • 3-star hotels: A more comfortable stay might cost about £40 per night.
  • Mid-range dining: Enjoying meals at nice but not overly expensive restaurants could be around £27 per day.
  • Car rental/shared taxis: If you’re moving around a bit more or prefer the convenience of a car or shared taxi, budget about £13 each day.
  • Paid excursions: For entry fees to parks, museums, or guided tours, set aside around £27 per day.

For this comfort level, you’re looking at spending about £107 per day. Over the course of a week, this would come to around £749.

For a luxury trip to Curaçao and Sint Maarten, here’s an outline of what you might expect to spend:

  • Luxury hotels or resorts: Expect to pay around £150 per night for high-end accommodations offering top-notch amenities and services.
  • Fine dining: Savour gourmet meals at upscale restaurants with costs from about £60 daily.
  • Private transport: Hiring a private car or taxi for exclusive travel convenience could cost around £40 daily.
  • Premium experiences: Indulge in exclusive tours, spa treatments, and other luxury activities, averaging about £70 daily.

With these in mind, you’re looking at approximately £320 daily. A week-long luxury experience could cost around £2,240. 

Remember, these are rough estimates, and actual costs can vary based on your personal choices, exchange rate fluctuations, and local price changes. 

It’s always a good idea to bring a bit more than you think you’ll need for unexpected expenses and ensure you have a mix of cash and cards for flexibility.

Tipping in the Netherlands Antilles

Tipping is common. In restaurants, 10% is standard, and hotels might expect tips between 500 to 1,000 ANG. Following local tipping customs makes for a positive visit.

Easter parade on 21 april 2019 at Santa Maria, Curacao, Antilles

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Netherlands Antillean guilder currency

Netherlands Antillean guilder banknotes 

The banknotes of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, part of the Netherlands Antillean guilder currency, are known for their vivid colours and intricate designs, featuring elements of the island’s rich cultural and natural heritage. 

They come in various denominations, including 10, 25, 50, 100 guilders as well as 250 guilders. Each features unique artwork, including local flora, fauna, and landmarks. 

Netherlands Antilles Guilder banknotes

Netherlands Antillean guilder coins

The coins in Curaçao and Sint Maarten come in denominations like 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents. as well as 1 and 5 guilders, each varying in size and design. One guilder is divided into 100 cents.

The imagery on the coins often includes national symbols, local wildlife, and iconic landmarks, making them not just currency but also small tokens of the islands’ heritage.

Curaçao and Sint Maarten currency import and export regulations:

  • Importing currency: You can bring any amount of foreign money. But if you bring in 20,000 guilders or its equivalent in foreign currency, you must declare it to customs upon arrival.
  • Exporting currency: The same rules apply when leaving.

Ordering ANG online

With Manor FX, ordering Netherlands Antillean guilder online is simple and secure. We offer quick delivery and ensure you get great exchange rates.

Or, collect your ANG from our shop near Heathrow for the same great rates. For in-person exchanges, come by our store.

Selling back ANG

You’re in the right place if you need to convert Netherlands Antillean guilder to GBP. We offer competitive rates for your unused Netherlands Antillean guilder.

Curacao Underwater Landscape


Curaçao and Sint Maarten offer a blend of cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and vibrant marine life. Here are the top 10 things to do across these beautiful Caribbean islands:

In Curaçao:

  1. Check out Willemstad: It’s the colorful capital with cool buildings and a floating bridge you’ve got to see.
  2. Go diving at the Blue Hole: Dive into amazing coral reefs and see the famous Blue Hole underwater.
  3. See Shete Boka National Park: This place has awesome cliffs and big waves that crash into caves.
  4. Chill on Kenepa Beach: It’s a stunning beach perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
  5. Explore the Hato Caves: Walk through ancient caves with cool rock shapes and learn about their history.

In Sint Maarten (Saint Martin):

  1. Watch planes at Mahi Beach: It’s right next to the airport, so planes fly over really low!
  2. Visit Fort Amsterdam: Check out this old fort for great views of the sea and Philipsburg.
  3. Shop at Marigot Market: Dive into local culture with food and crafts at this lively market.
  4. Hike to Pic Paradis: It’s the tallest spot around, with amazing views and green trails.
  5. Snorkel at Pinel Island: A short boat ride away, this island has clear water that’s great for snorkelling.

Both islands offer cool nature, fun adventures, and a peek into local life. Whether you love diving, relaxing on the beach, or exploring new places, there’s lots to do in Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

You might need a visa for Curaçao and Sint Maarten, depending on where you’re from and how long you plan to stay. People from the EU, USA, and Canada often don’t need a visa for short visits, usually up to 90 days. 

But, if your country usually needs a visa for the Schengen Area, you might need one for these islands too. Always check with the Netherlands embassy or consulate before you go, as visa rules can change. Also, make sure your passport is valid for your whole trip, and ideally six months longer.

You usually don’t need special vaccines to go to Curaçao and Sint Maarten. But, it’s smart to have your regular shots like for measles, mumps, and the flu up to date. 

If you’re going to be outdoors a lot or near animals, think about getting shots for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies. Also, check if there are any health alerts for the places you’re visiting.

The best time to go to Curaçao and Sint Maarten is from December to April when it’s dry and sunny, perfect for the beach and exploring. This is when most tourists come, so it’s busier and more expensive. 

May and June are good if you want fewer people and a bit cooler weather, plus hotels might be cheaper. 

But remember, June to November is hurricane season, with September and October being the most likely times for storms. You might see some rain and windy weather then. If you travel outside the busy season, you could find better deals and fewer people. Just keep an eye on the weather and be ready for a bit of rain now and then.

The currency the Caribbean guilder is a planned new currency meant to replace the current money, the Netherlands Antillean guilder, in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. This idea came up after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010. 

It’s officially planned to be launched by the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten in 2024, and its value will be fixed to the U.S. dollar.

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Netherlands Antillean Guilders Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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