This may seem like a dumb question, but here goes. We're staying at Melia Las Americas. Who should we be tipping and how much?
Tipping is a personal thing. If you do a search, you will find hundreds of discussions about tipping.
But if you want a guideline, you can look at this, written by Cubajack:
My own tipping habits;
The maid 1 cuc per day
Meals, usually 1 CUC except for breakfast, where I don't need service as i hate buffet coffee.
Bartenders, usually 1 CUC every couple of drinks.
Never ever more than 8 or 9 CUC per day,
Some people tip less and some people tip more.
I agree with platypus_rex that is more than fair considering.... The average wage from, what a bartender just told me last week is around 20 Cuc's a month... I also left the maid on top of 1 Cuc a day some small gift ( chocolate ) as she was very good to us...
My opionion is some ppl over tip and thats their buisness but not necessary..
Agree with the previous posts. Usually 1 CUC at each of lunch and dinner (try and get the same waiter/waitress for breakfast and lunch). 1CUC every few drinks. 1 CUC for each person that helps with bags. 1 CUC for the maid daily unless you leave gifts instead. Gifts are worth more to the people than money so take a few extras and give to the deserving and those that need. You may feel generous and leave a give a few extra pesos for people that have helped to make your vacation special.
Is it bad that the first thing I thought when I saw this thread was 'DUCK!', not the bird, but to avoid the verbal mud slinging!?
Tipping is a very personal thing I've learned, do some reading here, there are many, many threads on this topic.
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