Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD, EC$) but US dollar (US$) widely accepted, the exchange rate is fixed (US$1 = EC$2.70).
Custom: Tipping is expected. If a service charge has been added (10-15%), no need to tip but you might leave 5% more for excellent service.
Curated tipping suggestions:
Airport Car Service/Transportation: 10% of the base fee.
Airport Skycap/Porter: US$1-2 per bag.
All Inclusive Resorts: Tips are included but if someone has been extra helpful, a small additional amount is appreciated.
Beach Attendant: US$5-10 per day depending on the amount of services provided.
Hotel (general): A service charge is usually included in the price/bill.
Hotel Concierge: $5-10 for complicated or difficult requests, or as a daily thank you for multiple requests or information.
Hotel Housekeeping/Room Attendant: US$3-5 per day left on a pillow daily (staff changes). More for messsy rooms or special requests.
Hotel Porter/Bellhop: US$1-2 per bag.
Restaurant (general): A 10-15% service charge is usually included in bill/price, for great service leave 5% more. If no service charge (ask), 15%.
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