Hi how much should I tip and when and to whome
This is what I do as standard
Room boy $5 per day
Waiter $5 per day
Bar staff $1 per round
Bag carries $5
Occasionally tip the gardeners leaf sweepers
For exceptional service I often will give more an average I tip approx $175 per week
My experience is that you will get better service and some extras if you tip regularly .
Tip whatever you feel comfortable. I gave the bar staff something every day, and the waiter.
I am never sure about tipping, we usually tip Room Boys, Villa Hosts, Bar Staff, Room Service (in villa dining) Staff etc but I always feel sorry for the back room staff who must miss out. I have sometimes added a tip to the tab when signing the bill (we usually go "Pay as you go" ) but you never know if this is shared with the staff.
A point to note is the 10% service charge that is added to everything is shared amongst all staff.
In addition to this I always tip as I believe you do get better service and other benefits.