We took a little cash ($100) for tip money and only needed to hit the ATM once to go out shopping. It takes so little to go so far, it seems a waste to take cheques. Everywhere you will spend $$$ they take credit cards......its up to you but I felt comfortable taking only a little cash and then using either a credit card or getting more out of the ATM when needed. It is truly all inclusive so only $$ needed for shuttle tipping, spa tipping is needed.
They are a waste. Just bring your US dollars. Our dollar is worth alot more than the Jamaican dollar. The Jamaicans would rather have US money. Plus if you cash is your travelers cheques they are going to give you Jamaican dollars in return not US.
Just bring some small bills of cash for tipping the non-Couples employees. The only money you will need is if you go off of the resort, or wish to buy something from the vendors. We brought one credit card, and about 250 in cash. Brought most of the cash home, and spent a little on the credit cards for gifts for the grandchildren. So I think travelers checks are a waste of time.
They are a waste! Most of the stuff you will want to buy will be from local vendors who prefer cash (US). And they also will make a deal with you, which is much easier with cash, and they can't give change from a traveler's check. We've been to Jamaica 9 times and have never brought them. Stick with cash and a credit card. Have a great trip!