I see on other website that some people dont tip.. or have no idea what a tip could mean for you and ther person you are tipping. Here is what I do when we go south. Am I crazzy do to this? What do you do regarding tips? Tipping at AI resorts: The staff at most resorts make very little. They for the most part work long hours under extreme heat and have to deal with people from all over the world. Maid: $3.00 USD per day. This will ensure you the usual standard service, plus if you need more towels, an iron, extra TP, or anything in general for your room you will get it. Regardless of if it is the Maids job or not, she will want to make you happy to keep the tips coming. If she doesn’t do what you need she will find the person and most times follow up to make sure it got handled. Water/Beer boy/mini fridge re-stocker: $2.00-$3.00 per day. Depending how much you drink or what you want to be re-stocked you may or may not want to tip this person. We never drink tap water, witch means we brush our teeth,wash our face and drink with bottle water. Also I love my beer when on vacation and I really don’t care for pop or orange crush. I leave a note in Spanish prepared before we go that will say: “ Please leave more water, beer and less pop and juice” This note will have $2-3 USD in it. 99% of the time the guy will take all the pop out and fill it with beer and water!!! Buffet Wait staff: $3.00-$5.00. You might have noticed that the wait staffs usally are assigned to one area of the buffet for the whole time you will be there. They normally work in teams of 4-6 depending how big the resort is they will also pool the tips between them and the kitchen staff. Once the server knows she will get $3.00-$5.00 out of you she will treat you like a king. You want some fancy drink from the bar…she will make one of the bus boys go get it for you. You want ketchup that you can never find she will get it. You drop your fork on the ground she will run over and pick it up and hand you a new one. Treat the people that play an important roll in how you will enjoy your stay well. They will make your stay unforgettable. Bartender $10.00 one time $5.00 on the 3rd day and last day (not the swim-up bar): Depending how much you drink or how important speedy service is to you, this is the most important person for me during my stay. The 1st night I will slip the guy a $10.00. He is now my best friend for the week. If you need anything he will try and help you out. You want a bottle of wine or 2 for the room? DONE. You want to know where you should go to meet girls? DONE you want a top shelf liquor? DONE. Keep this guy happy and he will keep you happy. Swim-up bar staff: $3.00$-$5.00 per day. I don’t spend too much time at this bar because I like the beach too much. But if I do spend an afternoon her getting drunk I will tip the person about $5.00 once. I don’t care too much cash on me during the day because I never have any place to put it. The swim-up bar staff are usually fun people to hang out with , they will keep you entertained for the most part. Entertainment day staff: $25.00 per week. I like to play V-ball and drinking games during the day. I also like to liten to good music and not hear the same songs played over and over. The day entertaimnet staff at most hotels will also be the people that will take you out at night. Once again these people are important to me. If I need some thing like a bag of “green” stuff to smoke, this is the staff I try and get friendly with. Grand total for the week $132.00 in tips. A small price to pay to be treated like a KING!!