Before you start sipping that cold cocktail on that beautiful beach in Barbados, make sure you have organised your travel money requirements in advance of your trip. Given there are many options when selecting travel money when travelling to Barbados, you can buy Barbados dollars in advance of your travels at the interbank exchange rate with no hidden fees.
The Currency Club stocks Barbados dollars for next day delivery with Royal Mail Special Delivery.
The more travel money you order, the lower the fee. Order today up to £7500 worth of Barbados dollars and get the interbank pound to Barbados dollar exchange rate when you order.
The Barbados dollar (BBD), also known as the Bajan dollar has been adopted by Barbados since 1965. Barbados, being a former British colony previously adopted the gold standard, following that of the British Eastern Carribean territories. From 1949, the country adopted the newly introduced British West Indies Dollar, and the currency of Barbados was coupled with those of the Eastern Carribean territories. It was only in 1965 that the British West Indies Dollar was replaced with the Eastern Carribean Dollar.
The Barbados dollar was founded in May 1972 and is issued directly by the Central Bank of Barbados. This replaced the use of the Eastern Carribean Dollar at par value in 1973.
The Barbados Dollar is pegged against the US Dollar, therefore as the US dollar fluctuates in value, so does the Barbados Dollar.