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Marriott’s Playa Andaluza – A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club

Playa Andaluza is located about 20 miles from the Marbella Beach Club. I had the chance to tour this property on the drive to Gibraltor. It, too, is a very nice Marriott resort located on the sea.

Marriott's Playa Andaluza - A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club 1
Marriott's Playa Andaluza - A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club 2

The beach is wider and constantly maintained by the resort to provide the guests with a sandy beach without stones.

The villas are smaller than Marbella Beach Club, about 1,000 sq. ft., but very nicely appointed. I liked the use of tile on the kitchen backsplash and floors which mimic the designs used in the Alhambra.

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Marriott's Playa Andaluza - A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club 4

The location of the resort is convenient for touring to Gibraltar and Ronda. It is about 30-40 minutes drive further then Marbella from Malaga and the airport. I have been told that restaurants are less expensive since it is not in such a posh area.

There were 2 more phases planned but, since construction has been placed on permanent hold by Marriott, you can stay here now without fear of any noise. There are 165 2-bedroom non-lockoff units and 45 3-bedroom units, 20 of which are lockoffs.

Marriott's Playa Andaluza - A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club 5
Marriott's Playa Andaluza - A good alternative to the Marbella Beach Club 6I quite liked the resort and would have no reluctance in recommending owners to stay here.
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