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#96454 - 01/25/05 09:10 PM We are staying at The Palms
Debbo Offline
Based on our location, I have a couple of questions: We want to have one special, dress-up night for dinner that we can walk to. Suggestions? If we decide to get a golf cart and can go wherever we want for our dress up night, where would you suggest? Which golf cart rental is the closest and best price? Is there a store nearby the Palms for essentials like ice, beer, rum, coke, etc. or would it be better to use the service many have talked about and have these items already in our room. Last questions, how much in US$ should we leave in our room for the cleaning staff daily?

#96455 - 01/25/05 09:35 PM Re: We are staying at The Palms
tradewinds Offline
We stayed at the Palms last May and liked it so much, we're headed back there next week. Moncho's cart rental is right next to the airstrip, and a short walk from the Palms. We had our 10th anniversary dinner at Victoria House, and it was excellent. When you call to make reservations, they'll ask where you're staying and will send a cart to pick you up, and then drop you off after. The Palms will stock your fridge with beer on request, and the biggest supermarket on the island is right down the road, within walking distance.

#96456 - 01/25/05 11:36 PM Re: We are staying at The Palms
Debbo Offline
Great!!! Thanks for replying.

#96457 - 01/25/05 11:59 PM Re: We are staying at The Palms
Caye Crazed Offline
Hi Debbo! Like tradewinds I spent my anniversary dinner at Victoria House and had great lobster. You can also walk the beach to the Bluewater grill or take a cab or golf cart to Casa Picasso for lobster crepes.As for a daily tip I leave $1 US or $2 Belizean.Tradewinds did the rest. Happy Anniversary!

#96458 - 01/26/05 12:07 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
klcman Offline
I'd double that room tip if it were me.
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#96459 - 01/26/05 12:41 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
Bobber Offline
Yeah, we left $5 Belize a day. No shortage of tp or towels, and little extra favors granted. hey, that's the cost of a beer for us, a lot more for them.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#96460 - 01/26/05 12:44 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
klcman Offline
and even garnered an offer of a little ironing (my honey just HAD to touch up that foo-foo toppie thing she thought was a little wrinkled :rolleyes: )
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#96461 - 01/26/05 01:16 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
Debbo Offline
I think $2 US sounds a little more like it as well. Thanks for all the tips on restaurants. I know everyone has their own tastes, but it gets a little confusing doing a search. Two weeks from tomorrow and we'll be there..can't wait.

#96462 - 01/26/05 01:56 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
MarkHNH Offline
While we are on the subject of tipping.
What if there is a service charge included in you room rate? Do you adjust the tip accordingly?

Mark H

#96463 - 01/26/05 01:59 AM Re: We are staying at The Palms
Fluffy Offline
Do what makes sense and with what you are comfortable with. If you get really good service, tip well. If you don't, tip a little.

Remember, these housekeepers make very little money and they appreciate every tip they get.

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