tipping in Belize
Belize is enthralling for its hidden nature and its untouched diver’s paradise. Belmopan, or the ‘Garden City' is the capital of Belize, it’s a beautiful mix of cultures and a welcoming attraction for tourists, for expatriates, for retirement and even honeymooners. You can be sure to encounter peace and tranquility in Belize. Come check out the unspoiled nature both on land and underwater. But before you travel to Belize its best to understand the tipping etiquette. The tipping guide below will explain more.
tipping etiquette for hotels in Belize
In Belize Tip 5%-10% at a Hotel
Most high end hotels may add a 10% service charge on the bill during checkout. This charge is for bellboys, maids and porters. However, you should check your bill and if the charge is not included then it’s always appreciated to give a small 5-10% gratuity for bellboys, maids and porters if they have assisted you.
tipping in restaurants in Belize
At a restaurant Tip 15% in Belize
Usually a tip is not included with a restaurant bill in Belize. Therefore, tipping in restaurants in Belize is about 15%
One should definitely tip at bars in Belize, they follow the same rule as restaurants 10-15%. It is recommended to hand over the tip to the waiter itself. Keeping in mind waiters receive a fairly low wage hence; even a small amount is appreciated.
tip etiquette at spas in Belize
In Belize Tip 10-15% at a Spa
Spa staffs in Belize usually appreciate a tip between 10 - 15%. People in Belize are in general very polite and soft spoken; they will not be offended if a tip is not given. A tip is always a decent gesture, and usually the tip is given to the spa staff that provided you the service. If you have more than one staff providing their service to you, you could split the tip.
should you tip your tour guide?
In Belize Tip 10-15% to tour guides
Tour guides expect several dollars tip as well, though there is no set amount the most common, is about 10-15% of the price of the tour. If you are planning to dive there keep in mind to tip the dive masters. Anything from 10-20% or BZ$5or BZ $10/tank (oxygen tank) seems suitable.
should you tip your taxi driver?
In Belize Dont Tip a Taxi Driver
It is a rare practice to tip a taxi in Belize. Since taxis in Belize don’t function on meter, its best to negotiate on a fare. You can always tip them a small amount if they help with carrying your luggage.
should you tip your hairdresser
In Belize Dont Tip your hairdresser
It is not customary to tip hairdressers in Belize but a tip of 10% of the bill is appreciated. However, like every other service, you can tip more if you want. Salons in Belize are fully equipped; you can get a haircut, a massage to manicures and pedicures.