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Orient Beach or Grand Case?

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Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Looks like Orient Beach is a much nicer beach than Grand Case and probably we will spend most of our days on Orient Beach, but the hotels seem to be nicer in Grand Case and for dinner restaurants also seem to be better in Grand Case. So if we stay in a hotel in Grand Case like Grand Case Beach Club and drive to Orient Beach or other beaches, how difficult is finding parking near beaches and is it free? The other option is to stay at Orient Beach hotel and drive to Grand Case for dinner. Which hotel close to the beach in Orient Beach (not too expensive) will you recommend? Also if we rent chairs and umbrellas how much do they cost per day?

What other beaches are worth visiting ?

Thanks,

Javed

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1. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Many hotels are just steps off the beach at Orient and provide free (included in the rate) chairs/umbrellas on the beach, charge cards for use with some of the vendors so you may not have to carry around a credit card - recommend Alamanda Hotel, just half block from the village restaurants, nice sized pool and café on site. Free parking too. Hop skip and jump over to Grand Case.

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http://www.hotelalamanda.com/en/

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2. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Orient Beach is longer and wider with lots of bars and activities. However, , it's also windy and on days cruise ships are in it is annoyingly crowded. I prefer Grand Case actually. On our trip where we stayed on Orient Beach, we left several times to spend the day on Grand Case beach.

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3. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Gcbc nice quiet beach you can float on a raft. Walking distance to resturants in grand case

Orient beach busy social , the water can be rough and windy. I would stay at gcbc and drive to orient for a day

Not far at all

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4. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

I also would pick Grand Case. Much nicer than Orient.

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5. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Both are nice! But we did Orient

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6. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Bobcat, sounds like others lean towards GC: Alamanda@Orient sounds nice, but do you also have a hotel recommendation at GC too?

Tks!

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7. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

Grand Case is a very nice beach and it will be easy for you to drive to Orient. I would choose to stay in Grand Case even if you drive to Orient frequently, where parking is easy.

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TX HOME 1225

GCBC or Le Petit are good choices in GC.

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9. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

We liked Orient Bay better. If we go back I would definitely stay in Orient Bay and drive to Grans case for dinners.

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10. Re: Orient Beach or Grand Case?

So if we stay at Grand Case and drive to Orient Beach few times during our stay, how is parking? Are there paid parking lots you have to park in, or you park anywhere? And how much does it cost?

And if we stay in Orient Beach area and drive to Grand Case for dinners occasionally, what is the parking situation there?

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