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What We Love

  • Classic Mediterranean resort set in palm-studded grounds
  • Global cuisine served at the four restaurants including Japanese, Italian and barbecue
  • The 18-hole, par 68 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is one of six that form the famous Nicklaus Golf Trail
  • The fitness center, sauna and steam room are open 24 hours

What To Know

  • Golf is a big focus here; most rooms overlook the course
  • There’s not much within walking distance, but there’s a supermarket on-site
  • WiFi charges apply for non-IHG Club members

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Luxe resort in southeastern Spain with a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course and a top-notch spa

The Lowdown

Golf lovers and spa aficionados flock to this grand resort in southeastern Spain between the popular beach hubs of Almeria and the Costa Blanca. The restaurants and the spa have a multicultural edge, with cuisines ranging from Japanese to Italian to barbecue, and spa treatments inspired by India, Europe and the Middle East. All 64 guestrooms have a breezy beach resort feel with sandy-colored fabrics, terra-cotta floor tiles and wood panel headboards. The marble bathrooms come with twin sinks, a walk-in shower and a hydromassage tub, and the spacious balconies overlook palm trees, the outdoor pool or the rolling green plains of the Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course. Beyond the fairway, sink a pint of Guinness at the Clover Irish Golf Tavern, kick back in the steam room at the spa, or practice your serve on the tennis court.

In the Area

Explore the Mar Menor, a salty lagoon separated from the Mediterranean by a 14-mile sandbar, by chartering a boat from Virazon Charter, which can provide a skippered sailboat or you can play captain for a day. On the way back stop for lunch or dinner at La Tana, one of the many beachfront restaurants in the laid-back harbor town of Cabo de Palos, where you can sample the Murcian specialty arroz caldero (fish stew with rice) and feast on fresh-caught seafood. Get dirty in San Pedro del Pinatar with a therapeutic mud bath, a popular (and free) pastime in these parts. For something more cultural, head to Cartagena, which has a stunning Roman theater, historic landmarks and great Modernist architecture.

How to Get There

Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa
Calle Ceiba
Torre-Pacheco, 30700 Spain