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Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109210
10/08/05 04:01 PM
10/08/05 04:01 PM
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Pocatello, ID
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Hello to all,

We will be visiting Ambergris Caye next March (first time). We were wondering what the tipping policy was for the various services, like taxis, water taxis, restaurants, maid service, excursion operators and their various employees.

The only other place we have visited outside the U.S. is Grand Bahama, where they automatically add a 15% gratuity to restaurant bills.

In the U.S. we usually give 15% for good service, more for exceptional service.

Any insight as to what is "the norm" for the various services would be greatly appreciated!!

Hydrolady

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109211
10/08/05 04:07 PM
10/08/05 04:07 PM
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Same as US

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109212
10/08/05 08:12 PM
10/08/05 08:12 PM

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eek Ok I'll bite....what is a Hydrologist?

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109213
10/08/05 09:14 PM
10/08/05 09:14 PM
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Can I get some hydro, lady?

SIN


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Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109214
10/09/05 11:52 AM
10/09/05 11:52 AM
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lol!!!

tipping, yes, same as the US

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109215
10/12/05 07:20 PM
10/12/05 07:20 PM
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Carole sezs "just don't tip over the outhouse.

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109216
10/12/05 07:45 PM
10/12/05 07:45 PM
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Pocatello, ID
hydrolady Offline OP
 
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Rykat,

A hydrologist is someone who studies the science of water. For example, water quality and quantity, water chemistry, distribution, properties, groundwater flow paths, etc.

Hydrolady

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109217
10/12/05 11:23 PM
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laugh smile laugh OK I'll buy that!

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109218
10/12/05 11:26 PM
10/12/05 11:26 PM
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Pocatello, ID
hydrolady Offline OP
 
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Thanks to all who responded about the tipping policy. Seems it is different everywhere, and we don't want to be too cheap or too extravagant. We will do as we normally do here. I did read somewhere on a general information site about Am. Caye, that taxi drivers are usually not tipped. This just does not seem right. Do they figure the tip into their fare? or should we tip them as others???

Oh, and SIN, OF COURSE you can have some hydro--just turn on your tap, place a glass under it, and drink to your heart's content!! (meant in fun--not being sarcastic!)

And Mike and Carole, WOW, You tip outhouses in KC?? Here in ID, we just go cow tipping!! (well, I guess the outcome could be similar??!!)

Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye #109219
10/13/05 06:12 AM
10/13/05 06:12 AM
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Hi Hydrolady, I am married to a Hydroman, a hydrogeologist, so for the last 30 years I have received plenty o' info about H2O, including, but not limited to, the id of a wetland on an island off the coast of Placencia!! Cheers, drink up and have a great visit. cool

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