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A couple of questions......

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A couple of questions......

Going to the Grand Mirage on 29th April.

1. Airport porters - Will be carrying US dollars, are they OK for tipping?

2. All inclusive - do you tip the bar and restaurant staff?

OK, I know tipping is a personal thing but I'm just after a general idea.

Thanks for any input,


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1. Re: A couple of questions......

you don't need an airport porter. i like to look after my own bag and get to the taxi booking counter ASAP and book my taxi, the driver will then help you to his taxi. no need to tip. you pre pay your taxi fare and thats it. there is money exchangers at the airport just change some money there to rupiah to get you started. from my experience the exchange rate around nusa dua is lower than the airport and other areas. you should consider changing some money before you arrive at your hotel. take only 'new' USD not 'old' they don't and often won't change them.

i often tip at restaurants. even giving the staff a few notes in their hand rather than leave on the table. the wages in bali are so low that they are truly grateful for any extra you offer. to me any good service even by the maids who clean your room is a lovely gesture and a help to supplement low wages.

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2. Re: A couple of questions......

You will feel like tipping after the good service you received plus they earn very little so I just tipped if i like their even though tax is very high there.

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3. Re: A couple of questions......

Thanks for the info, both.

I nearly always tip but having never been to Bali before I just thought I'd ask. I know at Carribean all-inclusives you are not supposed to tip, but I always do, particularly the barman!

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