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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Room away from the beach: under US$100
  • Meal at a locally popular restaurant: US$10
  • Local buses: US$3
  • Double room in the action: US$200
  • Bikes or snorkel rental: US$10
  • Rental car for exploring: US$40–60
Top end (more than)
  • Beautiful rooms at the best resorts in high season: US$400 and over
  • Activities in beautiful places: US$100 and up
  • World-renowned meals: US$100 per person and more

US dollars are often accepted in lieu of local currency (and in some cases are the local currency).


  • Restaurants Varies in the region although 15% is average. Watch for service charges added to bills.

  • Taxis Not usually tipped.