Currency for St Lucia Information Understanding All About Exchanging Foriegn Currency
So you’re coming to St Lucia and you want to know what the currency for St Lucia is. Well the currency used in St Lucia is the eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). This currency is used by most of the Caribbean countries.
The currency for St Lucia is used in following Caribbean countries. St Lucia, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and also Anguilla. They come in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. The US currency is normally interchangeable at a rate of US$1 to EC$2.70, St Lucia money.
There are foreign currencies that are easily exchanged at any of the banks in St Lucia. Not all currencies are easily changed in St Lucia, but currencies such as the American dollar, Canadian dollar, British pounds and the Euro are.
The best place to change foreign currency into the currency for St Lucia is at a bank, although you may find hotels that offer that service at reasonable rates.
Credit cards are widely accepted in most business places, but it is advisable to walk with some cash when you are going out. You can do so by going to an ATM with your bank card or credit card at any of the banks that are close to you. The banks are located in Castries, Vieux Fort, Gros Islet, Rodney Bay and Soufriere.
The banks in St Lucia are normally open from Mondays to Thursdays at 8am to 2pm and until 5pm on Fridays. You can also find branches at the airport and they are the only ones open on Sundays.
SPECIAL TIPS To sell or buy foreign currency, you must walk with your passport or some other national picture identification card. If you forget your Identification document, then you would have to find someone who has one when you get to the bank.
All ATM or cash machines in St Lucia only give out Eastern Caribbean dollars so if you want an other currency, you must change it at one of the teller booth inside the bank after taking it from the cash machine.
Please note that most of the banks have several outlets except for RBTT bank which can only be found in the William Peter Boulevard in Castries. Here is a list of the banks in St Lucia where you can easily change your foreign currency into the currency for St Lucia. I have only given you the addresses of the main branch.
Bank of St Lucia ltd can be contacted at 1 Bridge St, Box 1860 or Call them at Tel # 758-456-6000 or Fax # 758-456-6702.
First Caribbean International Bank contact information is, Bridge St, Box 335/336 or call them at Tel # 758-456-1000 or Fax # 758-452-6860.
Royal Bank of Canada contact information is, WM Peter Blvd, Box 350 Castries or call them at Tel # 758-456-9200 or Fax # 758-456-9290.
St Lucia Co-operative Bank contact information is, 21 Bridge St, Box 168 Castries or call them at Tel # 758-455-7000 or Fax # 758-453-1630.
Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (RBTT) contact information is, Micoud St, Box 1531 Castries or call them at Tel # 758-452-2265 or Fax # 758-452-1668.