The official currency used is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar at an exchange rate of US$1.00 to EC$2.67. US dollars are widely accepted –stores, restaurants, taxis – however change will be given in EC dollars. In addition to US, other currencies can be converted at the banks, where rates are better and much more affordable. Major credit cards and traveller’s cheques are also accepted at most establishments. ATM machines are available throughout the island – distribute EC Dollars.