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.
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.
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.
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