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Galley Bay--how much $$ to bring for extras

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Galley Bay--how much $$ to bring for extras

Was wondering how much extra spending money we (2 people) will need for the extras: tips, "fine dining" restaurant, catamaran trip, taxi, etc

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1. Re: Galley Bay--how much $$ to bring for extras

Really, only you can answer the question "how much extra spending money you'll need" since it depends on how much you do, what you plan to eat, how much and what you drink, how many taxis you'll be taking, where you are going, etc. best advice is to follow the old adage, take less clothes bring more money.

If it helps, catamaran trips will run you between $90US and $110US PP depending on which trip. Taxis can get expensive - anywhere from $10US to $50US per trip each way, again depending the distance you travel. If you plan on going "off-resort" often consider renting a car instead of taking taxis. As a general rule of thumb 2 or more round trips a day in a taxi will cost you more than a rental car.

Galley Bay's rates include a service charge and tipping is not encouraged nor expected (but some guests do it). If you feel that you fall into that category tip the same as you would for similar service at any other resort - $5US to $10US PP each day for your Chambermaid, $1US or so per cocktail (given at the end of your evening), perhaps an extra $5% or 10% of your food bill.

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Hi, previous poster gives lots of good advice, this is a very subjective issue. However, we have been to Galley Bay twice (and it's all our all-time favorite resort) and on the first trip the only thing extra on our bill at check out was the bathrobe I purchased, and the second time, some artwork that I purchased on the evening they have artists and craftspeople come into the resort. We didn't do any spa treatments and at that time, there was not an extra charge for Ismay's, and we thought the wine and drinks served we just fine so there was no need to purchase anything premium. We tip daily for the maid and also for the bellhop, but really did not feel the need to do any extra tipping (I never saw anyone do this, so if they do, it's very discreet). So it is possible to go to GB and not have much additional on your bill. We always rent a car (husband goes back and forth to the golf course) and that's just about our only additional expense. We have taken two catamaran trips, Eli's Eco-Tour and Wadadli Cats Circumnavigation of the island and they are both about $100 per person and well worth the cost. That and golf has pretty much been our only extras for excursions.

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Thank you for your input (so nice to have access to people who know the resort and who are gracious enough to take the time to answer questions!!!)

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