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    Hi to all of you!
    We are first timers & can't wait for our first trip to Jamaica & Couples!!!!
    This may be a stupid question but will we need Jamaican dollars or will US dollars be ok?
    I have read that we only need to bring small notes for tipping etc, but not which currency is needed (or prefered).
    We can't wait to meet up with some great people in 40 days!!!!
    Last edited by Peddy; September 28th, 2009 at 11:53 AM.

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    Every place you go accepts US dollars. If you go on a shopping trip, you will probably get your change in Jamaican money, so take a lot of small bills.
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    US dollars are accepted everywhere, and even preferred, in Jamaica. Bring lots of ones and fives for tipping but do bring a few of the bigger bills. In Jamaica bartering is expected and you can't do that with a credit card.

    Bart & Bug

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    We have no problem bartering with a credit card. It actually makes no difference. You don't need any big bills!
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    Thank you for your help!!!!

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    Take ones, fives and tens. Anything bigger is hard to get exchanged for smaller bills.
    Irie Mon

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    Big bills is a relative term. In Jamaica that equates to tens.

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