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Two Spain MVC resorts

Discussion in 'Marriott Vacation Club' started by Bill4728, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Bill4728

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    I know I should just forget this topic BUT I can't get this out of my head.

    There are two MVC resorts on the SE coast of Spain Playa Andaluza and Marbella Beach Club
    Why is Marbella Beach Club listed as being in Marbella and Playa Anduluza listed as being in Malaga when they both appear to be about 9 miles from Marbella? Also Playa Anduluza is on the far southwest of the city of Marbella and at least 50 miles from Malaga. Where Marbella beach Club south east of Marbella and is only 30 miles from Malaga?

    Why aren't they both listed in Marbella?
     
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    I suspect just Marketing and as Marbella Beach Resort was the first MVC resort in Europe, perhaps it helped promote and locate it by association with Marbella?
    As you correctly say, both resorts are well outside of Marbella town.
    Marbella Beach Resort is slightly closer, but really only slightly and it is a good drive into town from either although easy to get to.
     
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    Yes I can see that but I just can not understand why MVC would list Playa Andaluza as in Malaga when it is in fact no where near Malaga
     
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    Malaga is a province of which the city of the same name is the capital. Technically, both resorts are in Malaga. I take your point about the distance to Marbella - it is a stretch to claim the resort is located there. Similarly, Playa is often referred to as being in Estepona but that is a long long walk too.
     
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    Gotcha, I missed that point as I am so used to people asking about both resorts distance from Marbella.
    As Answeeney says, both are in Malaga province and both are primarily accessed from Malaga Airport.
    However, as Playa is that much further from Malaga it makes no sense at all to list it as being in Malaga.
     
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    So what are these two resorts like? Any opinions? Thanks
     
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    I'm going there next July with a family group of 10. We are booked into Playa with a 3b and a 2bd but I'm on a waitlist for Marbella. I've stayed a week at Marbella and really enjoyed it in 2006. If you want to go to Europe and you have enough points to stay in MVC TS's then this is really the best spot in Europe. There are lots of things to do even a trip to Africa. I won't go into details as I did that once before and was ostracized for my choice of entertainment.

    Four grandkids coming with us and they are absolutely thrilled with going to Europe and Africa. As grandparent I have to say, it doesn't get much better than having your grandkids say " grampa, where are we going next year."

    I own seven weeks in MVC, all bought developer, total cost about 150k. MVC made a lot of money off me. I got the best deal. All these kids that grew up going to Palm Beach, St Thomas, Europe and other places are going to be doing that with their Grandkids long after I'm gone. I definitely got the best deal.
     
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    We stay at both and have enjoyed both.
    Either is a good base for touring the coastal and inland areas of Southern Andalucia.
    Most people seem to prefer Marbella Beach Resort, which is the original, larger, with more facilities / activities and a little more available locally within walking distance.
    We prefer Playa Andaluza, which is newer, smaller with for us more of an exclusive character feel.
    It helps though that we own Sea Front there, which is not an option at Marbella Beach Resort.
     
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    We are going to Spain from mid-April to mid-May of next year. I have an ongoing search request with Interval for either of these resorts. Am I likely to get a match, given that I don't have a Marriott preference?
     
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    Easter Bank Holiday is 10th to 13th April next year, so late April to mid May I would have thought that you should have a fairly good chance.
     
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    Couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for the report.
     

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