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    Bucuti ("No Cash" accepted)

    Has anyone else received a message from the Bucuti Beach Resort stating that they will no longer be accepting cash on the property? I received this email from the resort management stating that cash will no longer be accepted as a form of payment anywhere on the property. Guests may room charge of credit card charge only.

    I wonder why they will no longer accept cash? For us, we will continue to vacation at Bucuti, but I will have to purchase gift shop, restaurant and bar items from neighboring resorts, since I prefer to pay for these type of items with cash or travelers checks (which are considered cash.)

    I "never" room charge items (having previously worked in the hospitality business I know for a fact that there are errors, since some people either incorrectly or intentionally charge to the wrong room) or use my credit card for incidentals because I do not want any extra bills when I return home from my trip.

    Having to scrutinize my bill at checkout is a hassle if something has to be disputed.

    This may be the new policy, but Bucuti will be losing any extra money that I normally spend at the resort.

    Margarita

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    Bucuti "no cash" effective date

    Some post information - the date Bucuti will no longer accept any cash on the property will be December 23, 2008.

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    Interesting...thanks for the update!

    We don't stay at the Bucuti but have friends who stay there every year so I'll update her on the new policy.

    What a pain...I would never take my CC to the beach for drinks or lunch and I hate charging to the room all the time (we stay for 14+ days and it's hard to keep track of what you charged, etc.) We like to pay cash at the beach bar for drinks and lunch.

    I also suppose this means that if we were to visit our friends at the Bucuti for happy hour we would have to bring our CC with us....or charge our drinks to their room (hmmmm...maybe I'm liking this idea after all! )
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Senior Member Bill's Avatar
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    We go with cash on our daily walk. What Im going to do is---Order drinks, get bill, pay cash if they say we dont take it-----Oh well. I only have cash.

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    Senior Member Liz - Aruba Lover's Avatar
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    I assume that some employees had sticky fingers in the till.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz - Aruba Lover View Post
    I assume that some employees had sticky fingers in the till.
    That and there is a big problem with counterfeit money on the island.

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    thank you!
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