Tipping

Tipping is generally expected by the waiting staff in restaurants, cafes and bars. Taxi drivers expect the fare to be rounded up and hairdressers also accept tips. At petrol stations the attendants who fill your tank and clean your windows will hope for some small gratuity. Chambermaids in hotels also expect a small token of recognition at the end of your stay. In the bigger hotels in the resorts there is usually a collection box at the reception desk, which presumably is divided fairly among the staff.

Although tipping is expected it is also recognised as a means of expressing one's satisfaction and
you are in no way obliged to tip if you feel the service did not merit it. Some restaurants automatically add a service charge, so check the bill first.

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