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HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

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HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

I am about to book a vacation from july 3rd to july 9th.We have narrowed it down to RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido based on our budget. our first priority is nicer beach, then since these are AI's which one has good food, cleaner facility, pools. Also any included features that you know would make one better than the other?

Please help.

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1. Re: HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

"our first priority is nicer beach"

Both are very good beaches. Of the two I might judge the beach a the RIU Palace Tropical Bay slightly better but the difference is very small.

"since these are AI's which one has good food, cleaner facility, pools."

All a matter of opinion.

"any included features that you know would make one better than the other?"

You may rate the nude beach at the Grand Lido a plus. Some, on the other hand, would call it a big negative.

Two other points to keep in mind. First, the Grand Lido is adults only while the RIU accepts children. Second, the Grand Lido is under new ownership and will be remodeling the hotel. You should call the Grand Lido to find out there schedule for remodeling as this may/may not impact your vacation.

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2. Re: HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

Grand Lido has the c/o cove, it has a disco, it has half the number of rooms as RIU TB (210 vs. 416). I have seen info that it is having a sale of some form (seem to recall 50 percent off). Must be over 16. GL does not have a swim up bar, yet.

RIU does offer lots of glitz and marble (think South Beach or Las Vegas); it is a family resort (new borns on up). It does not have a disco, but you can use the one at Club RIU (taxi to/from).

Edited: 3:48 pm, June 04, 2013
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3. Re: HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

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4. Re: HELP!! RIU tropical bay vs Grand Lido

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