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Riu Bachata or Gran Vantana?


Looking for a late February get away and these two hotels sound interesting. Reviews have pluses and minuses I know. But when it comes down to an overall winner which would the experts pick?

Looking for a nice beach, clean rooms, good food and drink. Not looking for a Sandals experience but not a Motel 6 either.

Two couples in our 50’s not pary animals but not dead either.

Interested to see your thoughts and thanks in advance.


Wish I could help - but we’ve never been to the Gran Ventana to be able to compare. Lots of times to the RIU complex and this seems to be where we’ve settled. Like you - we’re 50’s. I think with any of the resorts - you’ll be able to be as busy (or not) as you’d like to be.


My vote…Vantana.

Riu is too isolated for me and not near anything. Vantana is in the playa dorada complex. Nicer beaches and more activities about. Also easier to get excursions, and to Puerto Plata, Sosua, Cabarete for day trips.