We are always asked for guidelines on this sensitive issue. The Jamaica Tourist Board’s recommendation is 10-15% of the Villa cost but your generousity should really be a reflection of your satisfaction with the level of service you feel you have received.


Typically the largest share would go to senior people, with the remainder divided up between less visible members of staff. To make this simpler for you, and in case all staff are not present when you depart, we leave in the desk drawer, 4 addressed envelopes, but REMEMBER, the numbers below are only suggestions and you may certainly vary them according to your experience with each person.

Job Name Tip
Chef Elva 40%
Housekeeper Angela 30%
Assistant Housekeeper Camoy 20%
Gardener Stafford 10%