Biras Creek

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Jan 19th, 2005, 06:47 PM
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Biras Creek

After reading many posts about this resort on fodors, we have decided to book it. Is it better to book thru a travel agent or directly with the hotel to get the best price? Also, any recent comments of those who have been there would be much appreciated.
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Jan 20th, 2005, 10:28 AM
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Generally, you will pay the same whether you book directly or with a travel agent. A percentage of the total is for the travel agent, it is not added on.

I always book through my travel agent since he can corrordinate the hotel reservation to the airline booking, plus arrange ferries, etc so that the trip goes off without a hitch. However, he specializes in the Caribbean - some travel agents do not.

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Jan 23rd, 2005, 08:20 PM
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Thanks ScubaMom! One other question. What sort of tips should we give people at Biras Creek, and do we give them daily or at the end of the stay? Thanks!
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Jan 24th, 2005, 04:51 PM
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7% Government taxes and 10% gratituty is automatically added to your bill at Biras and most of the large BVI resorts, so there is no need to worry about tipping.

However, if a staffmember does something extra for us, we often slip them a "little extra". Such as one who has led a snorkeling trip, perhaps given hubby a few windsurfing lessons, or helped reserve a rental car and plan a day trip.
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Jan 25th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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