Macdonald Leila Playa

Marbella, Spain

Macdonald Leila Playa overview

Situated along the Costa del Sol’s idyllic coastline between Marbella and Fuengirola (in Calahonda), Macdonald Leila Playa is a stunning beachfront, self-catering resort, with easy access to some of the area’s best golf courses.

The resort offers an authentic Spanish feel, with swaying palm trees and a fantastic range of apartments and studios, health and leisure facilities, and an on-site a la carte restaurant. There’s a parade of shops, beaches, bars and restaurants within walking distance, and the transport links are excellent for those looking to venture a little farther to the likes of Marbella.

As with any Macdonald resort, guests are guaranteed great accommodation and service, with everything you’ll need to make your next Spanish golf holiday special.

Golf Courses

The Costa del Sol is one of the most densely populated golf destinations in Europe and golfers staying at Macdonald Leila Playa will have their pick of superb courses. Calanova, Cabopino and Chaparral are three great layouts in the area and are all within a 15-minute drive.

Alternatively, three of the best courses in Spain are situated 20-minutes north at the famous La Cala Golf Resort.


There are 65 apartments and studios located across the resort, with apartments ranging from one, two and three bedrooms, perfect for couples, families and large groups. All apartments are furnished with a balcony/terrace, wi-fi, air-conditioning, a sofa bed and a large living area. The kitchens come equipped with a fridge freezer, washing machine, and microwave, giving you the full home away from home experience.

For an extra luxurious golf trip, why not upgrade to a sea view superior apartment?!

Restaurant & Bars

The Beach House is the on-site a la carte restaurant, very popular with both Leila Playa guests and locals alike. Here you’ll find a selection of wraps, pizzas, sandwiches and some local Spanish dishes. Alternatively, venture down the beach to Puerto de Cabopino where you’ll find a lovely selection of restaurants.

Spa & Leisure

Leila Playa provides everything you’ll need to enjoy both a tranquil and active stay. There is a swimming pool and jacuzzi area – ideal for a dip after a day on the course – and spa facilities which includes a gym, sauna, Turkish bath and treatments.


There is plenty to do in the nearby area, either by foot or by using the local transport links. Guests can make full use of the miles of beach and boardwalk, ideal for a stroll, jog or group cycle, and the local town of Calahona offers a parade of shops, beaches, bars, and restaurants to indulge in.

Marbella is great for a day or evening trip to walk around the picturesque old town, whilst the famous Puerto Banus offers dozens of great restaurants, bars and nightclubs surrounding the marina.

For great Tapas, then why not round up your golf holiday with a trip to Malaga city centre?!

Golf courses near to Macdonald Leila Playa

Santana Golf Course
at Santana Golf Club

Style: Parkland

18-hole, par-72 parkland golf course designed by Cabell Robinson, set on a former avocado plantation. It has wide and well-defined fairways, all on level ground which makes the course easily walkable.

Asia Golf Course
at La Cala Golf Resort

Style: Parkland

Built in the mountainous landscape of the region, the Asia Course at La Cala Golf is an interesting layout where the focus is predominantly on the approach shots. The course is tight and challenging, but a good test of visitors to La Cala Resort.

America Course
at La Cala Golf Resort

La Cala America is one of the most enjoyable golf courses in the region. The exciting landscape has you playing from elevated tees, across cavernous carries and negotiating fantastically undulating fairways.

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Facilities at Macdonald Leila Playa

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish Bath
  • Sauna
  • Free Parking


Macdonald Leila Playa Carretera de Cádiz KM 196 Calahonda (Mijas Costa) Málaga 29649
Our experts say...

Located on the beachfront in Calahonda, Macdonald Leila Playa is the perfect self-catering option for a relaxing break in the Costa del Sol. Situated less than 15 minutes from a selection of great golf courses, including La Cala, Chaparral and Calanova, and only a short stroll along the boardwalk to Puerto de Cabopino to enjoy a drink in the evening

Joel Martin

Product Manager - Europe