Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets in the tool below to help you plan your spending money.
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Planning your trip to the Bahamas
Holiday Budget Calculator
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
About the currency
Coins and notes
Bahamians love their banknotes and coins. Bahamas coins include 1c, 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, $1 and $2, while Bahamas banknotes are available in $½, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
Make sure you bring a roomy wallet to carry all your Bahamain currency.
Facts about the currency
- The $100BSD note is called a “blue marlin” by locals because it shows the national fish on the back.
- In 2005, CRISP banknotes were introduced. CRISP stands for Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product.
- The 25c coin has a picture of a native sloop (a sailing boat) on it.
- A few years ago, images of prominent Bahamians replaced the image of Queen Elizabeth II (Head of State) on all Bahamas banknotes.
- This is changing back again, with the Queen’s portrait appearing back on the B$10 note recently.
Before getting carried away with wunderlust, check out the AUD to BSD chart above. By looking at the current state of the Aussie dollar to BSD exchange rate, you can find out the best time to visit the Bahamas. If you’re hoping the exchange rate might improve a little before you book your trip, sign up for currency alerts.