What we tipped and who we tipped and who we SHOULD have tipped...
The baggage men at the airport...$1 per bag. We tipped the man that brought our luggage from the lounge to the shuttle $4 because we had 4 bags. We did not tip any baggage people when we arrived at the airport at the end of our stay because we didn't have anyone help us with our bags (though there were men out there to help, we politely opted out).
We tipped the shuttle drivers $10 each. $10 for the guy on the way there, and $10 for the guy on the way back. It's a long, boring drive for them I'm sure, so we felt $10 was good.
We heard/saw that the people working in the Spa and salon get tips. We, however, did not know about this until we'd already arrived there for our massages and my husband saw someone give a tip to them. In that instance, we should have tipped but did not realize it until afterwards.
The Catamaran cruise people are an outside company so yes, they should be tipped. They have free booze on board (beer and rum punch) and have a little tip jar. They are super fun and I think they deserve tips. HOWEVER, we also didn't know this was an outside company until AFTER we got on the cruise...so we didn't have any cash on us ...another live and learn situation and we'll know for next time (but you'll know before so yay!) ...and hopefully you get a cruise with Rasta Ralphie! That guy is so much fun!
We didn't do any jetskiing, parasailing, etc...so I can't advice on the tipping for that...but the people providing those services aren't "companies" per say and are in no way affiliated with Couples (unlike the Catamaran people) , they are men and women walking up and down the beach offering these services...so I would pay them the agreed upon price (make sure it's set before you do any of the activities with them) and that is all I would pay them.
Danielle & Mike
----> Honeymooned at CSA June '11!
--------> Really can't wait to be "home" again!