Money & costs
The euro is the island currency. Hotels, larger restaurants and car-rental agencies accept Visa, American Express and MasterCard.
Avoid changing money at hotel lobbies, where the rates are worse than at exchange offices or banks. Currency exchange offices, called bureaux de change, are scattered around Pointe-à-Pitre, and ATMs called ABMs, distributeurs de billets or distributeurs automatiques will usually give good rates.