Harbour Island Bahamas currency is the Bahamian dollar which is identified by the $ symbol with BSD (B$1). The Bahamian dollar was created in 1966 and is equivalent in value to the U.S. dollar, 1 $ BSD equals $1 USD. The Bahamian dollar is made up of coins and dollar notes are broken down in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar increments and coins in 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 cents.
Both the US dollar and the Bahamian dollar is accepted interchangeably in Harbour Island and throughout the Bahamas. If you pay in US dollars you will usually get US change and if you pay in Bahamian dollars, you will get Bahamian currency in return.
Since US currency is used as much as Bahamian Dollars in the Bahamas and are equal in value, visitors from the US do not need to change the dollar for Bahamas currency. If you are traveling from another country, it’s best to change your money before you get to the Bahamas. If you have a large amount of Bahamas currency near the end of your Harbour Island vacation it would be wise to exchange at the local bank located on Dunmore Street before returning home.