when tipping in Jamaican $$ off resort, what is customary. In Mexico we always tip in pesos and are familiar with the currency but this is our first time to Jamaica and I have no idea. Definitely do not want to insult anybody, neither do I want to overspend.
Funny story... our first trip ever to Mexico, we bought $500 canadian worth of M pesos. Had it figured at the time of ten to one, so a $50P would be $5.00 So we were at lunch our first afternoon there and had planned on leaving the equivalent of a $5.00 tip, but the waiter was SO superb that my husband suggested we leave him $15.00... no problem. Anyway we had a great day, and tipped bartenders every other round, plus a $20 at the end of the day, etc etc....
woke up the next morning and I asked hubby for some $$ and he said "I don't have any" I am thinking that's impossible we came with $5000.00 pesos.
Well, Darling Hubby ( who is a finance Big Wig, btw) messed up the exchange rate. Seems we gave our taxi driver a $150.00C tip, the waiter at lunch a $150.00C tip, and so on... needless to say, when that particular waiter was on duty he hustled us to his section... AND we never had to wait for a drink!1 WE did, however have to get an additional sum of pesos out of the ATM and I held on to the cash for the rest of our stay.
Would really rather not have a repeat of that happen!!!