I would ask at your bank. I’m in Canada, but I find my bank is able to get any denominations of any currency I want. I will say, when we wanted Euros, we had to order them and they took a week, so if your bank is like that, get your order in now.
If you have a currency card, not only will you avoid those foreign transaction charges, but you can use it like a debit card and take cash out at an ATM.
Look at the Caxton fx card. Pre-load it from your current account in dollars. Then just use it as a debit card, take out cash etc. Top it up online whilst you’re there if you need to. The only charge is the initial conversion charge when you load it.
As for the cash, my local Tesco Extra (open 24 hrs) were happy to give me $5 and $10 notes.
Go to the bellhops as soon as you get to the resort, they are the ones with the small bills. Preferably later in the day, as they will most likely have a wad of 1’s and 5’s from the days work. Give them a few bucks for making the exchange.
Sure. I’ll be sure that any money you give me will be well spent. (Others may claim the same thing, but trust me, they will burn through it frivolously). My service to you is granting you peace of mind.
Okay. Now I’m not sure what kind of “service to me” you thought @profmatt was referring to you, but I can assure you no kittens are involved!