- ATMs are all over the place and credit cards are accepted just about everywhere.
Required for vehicle rentals; widely accepted all over the island.
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In Hawaii, tipping practices are the same as on the US mainland, roughly as follows:
Airport and hotel porters $2 per bag, minimum of $5 per cart.
Bartenders 15% to 20% per round, minimum of $1 per drink.
Hotel maids $2 to $4 per night, left under the card provided; more if you’re messy.
Parking valets At least $2 when your keys are returned.
Restaurant servers 18% to 20%, unless a service charge is already on the bill.
Taxi drivers 15% of the metered fare, rounded up to the next dollar.
- Major banks, such as the Bank of Hawaii (www.boh.com) and First Hawaiian Bank (www.fhb.com), have extensive ATM networks throughout Oʻahu.
- Hawaii has a 4.17% state sales tax tacked onto virtually everything, including meals, groceries and car rentals. Accommodations taxes total nearly 14%.