A SIMPLE GUIDE TO TIPPING AT ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS
Some of the very most common questions our travel agencies hear are: ·“Do I should tip during your vacation in an all-inclusive resort?”’ ·“How expensive is an appropriate amount?” ·“Which resort staff should I tip?” While tipping is often a discretionary and optional gesture, at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
Jamaica, yet others, it is encouraged. Keep in mind that you don’t have to tip anytime, in most cases the people you’ll tip are the types providing the right service, like wait staff, bartenders, room attendants, tour guides, etc.
GENERAL TIPPING TIPS
For a one-week stop at an all-inclusive resort, one or two should budget to waste about $150 US (or perhaps the local currency equivalent) total in tips. This means that you must bring about $20 in small bills with you to shell out on tips each day.
Bag attendants and shuttle drivers: $1/bag or $1 for every single few trips from the room
Housekeeping staff: $2/day (let it sit on your pillow so that they know it’s for the kids)
Hint: If you want extra beer or bottled water as an alternative to pop in your mini fridge, leave $2-$5 using a note indicating your decision.
Room service: $5-$10 with respect to the complexity in the order and period of day
Buffet meals: $1-$2/table
Buffet station chefs: $1
A la carte meals: $5/couple
Concierge: $5-$10 depending on your own usage
Bartenders: $1-$2/group drink order
Hint: Keep using (and tipping) the identical bartender through the week so you’ll get excellent service.
Tour guide: $5/couple
Bus driver: $1-$2/couple
Wedding coordinator: $20-$50
Wedding servers: $10-$30 per server in private receptions
Hint: Enlist a groomsman or bridesmaid to address dividing out your tips to servers throughout or on the end on the evening.