On the Dutch side of the island, nearly everything is priced in dollars, while on the French side, many establishments (from beach vendors to restaurants) will offer a one-to-one conversion if you pay in cash (saving you about 33 percent). Even places that don’t have a one-dollar-equals-one-euro policy will have a better exchange rate than your credit card. Forget the euros—just bring lots of dollars.
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Published on Jan 15, 2008 as a web exclusive.