Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$), US$ widely accepted

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$200

  • Double room in budget hotel: US$100–120
  • Street-food snack: EC$12–20
  • Bus ticket: EC$2.50–5
  • Beer at local bar: EC$5

Midrange: US$200–400

  • Double room in midrange hotel: US$200–250
  • Two-course dinner: US$40
  • Taxi fare Basseterre to Cockleshell Beach: US$26
  • Rum punch in beach bar: US$6–8

Top end: More than US$400

  • Double room in top-end hotel: from US$300
  • Three-course gourmet dinner with wine: US$100
  • One-day yacht charter: per person US$350
  • Guided tour up Mt Liamuiga US$110

Bargaining

Haggling is not customary in stores, although you might be able to score a small discount from market and souvenir vendors.

Money

Plenty of banks with ATMs line up on Main St.