Show Me the Money, Honey
The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency and denominations that are available in dollars and cents are known to be $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 in dollars and 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1 in coins. The Fiji dollar is currently almost double the amount of the US and Australia dollar.
Most major varieties of credit cards are welcomed by hotels, restaurants, shops, rental car agencies, tours, cruises and travel agents. These are American Express, Diners Club, Visa, JCB International and MasterCard. American Express and VISA can easily replace lost credit cards and travelers checks.
How to Get Local Currency
In Fiji, the local banks are the best places to exchange currencies and have branches around the main island. Each month it’s become easier to use ATM machines, which are located all over Fiji. They allow you to use your MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards with instant currency conversions. ANZ Bank, Westpac Bank and the Bank of South Pacific are the major banks that currently operate in Fiji.
Traveler’s checks can be cashed at Thomas Cook Travel Service and Global EX offices in Nadi Town and Suva. Visitors are no longer required to show their passports in order to cash traveler’s checks; a driver’s license or other official photo identification will suffice. You can also use foreign exchange outlets such as Lotus Foreign Exchange, Money Gram and Western Union which also have outlets all around Fiji islands to exchange your currency into the Fijian Dollars.
These are some of the links that you can click on to get the exchange rates: