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villemendhoo tipping

jersey
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villemendhoo tipping

Can anyone give me a rough idea how much to tip room boy waiter etc?Alsoshould we take $cash for everyday spending and just put trips on the credit card?

Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: villemendhoo tipping

Hi,

This is a good question because everyone feels differently about the service they receive and from island to island, also things have chanegd for the worst over the years because of tourists overtipping etc.

I would say as a general rule:-

$20 per week for Room boy & Waiter.

Then at your own descretion for bar staff etc.

You will not need cash for daily spending as everything is charged to your room, ideally pay using your cc or debit card weekly or take travellers chqs. just have a few hundred US dollers for tips and just in case you leave the resort island to go to a local island or Male.

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2. Re: villemendhoo tipping

Emu72 is quite right, everyone feels different about tipping.

We were there in December and the local advice is $10 per week each for the room boy, waiter and bar staff. This is , of course , for good service and you can tip more for excellent service but don't get too carried away. We found the $10 was just about right. If you don't get the service, don't tip.

In addition there is $1 per bag for the "bell boy" and you may feel the odd $ is appropriate for the gardner who keeps the outside areas clean and tidy.

You may also need a few $s for tips if you go on any trips.

The trips themselves can be charged to the room and settled with your bill. As can goods from the shop. Although if you have cash you will get a better price in the shop, usually at least 10% without much effort.

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3. Re: villemendhoo tipping

Thanks Guys,your advice has made things a lot clearer.

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