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#109210 - 10/08/05 04:01 PM Tipping on Ambergris Caye  
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hydrolady Offline
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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!!


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

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

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

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


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#109214 - 10/09/05 11:52 AM Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye  
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tipping, yes, same as the US

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

#109216 - 10/12/05 07:45 PM Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye  
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hydrolady Offline
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A hydrologist is someone who studies the science of water. For example, water quality and quantity, water chemistry, distribution, properties, groundwater flow paths, etc.


#109217 - 10/12/05 11:23 PM Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye  

laugh smile laugh OK I'll buy that!

#109218 - 10/12/05 11:26 PM Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye  
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hydrolady Offline
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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??!!)

#109219 - 10/13/05 06:12 AM Re: Tipping on Ambergris Caye  
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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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