Casa Del Mar
Casa Del Mar is almost like a family run small hotel, on the beach and a wonderful oasis in Langkawi. The heart of Casa del Mar's (Spanish for ‘Home by the sea’) philosophy is to create unique experiences around individual guests, providing them with a tranquil hideaway.
Offering sea view accommodation, innovative dining options and Spa facilities, the 34-room Casa del Mar is the perfect oasis for couples looking for a private and peaceful retreat. From its Mediterranean architecture to its cosy and aesthetically pleasing interior, Casa del Mar is a ‘highly individualised property’.
Stay The boutique accommodation is villa style and on the quieter end of the beach. Rooms are spacious and clean with bathtubs, showers, air con and fans. We had a beachfront villa with large comfortable bed, sofa area, dining table, outdoor seating and a glorious view over the beach. Fresh fruit, cookies and plenty of water delivered daily with a smile.
Dine The day begins with a breakfast set in lovely outdoor surroundings, leading to the pool patio with a view of the scenic outdoor swimming pool. There is a good selection for all needs including freshly squeezed juices plus an al a carte menu.
Enjoy a real gastronomic experience with La Sal Restaurant that serves innovative Mediterranean cuisine, seafood BBQ and Asian specialities. You can choose to sit inside with interiors recreated to the splendour of a Californian winery or dine al fresco at the poolside or beachside. We had the Malaysian medley which included beef rendang and fish curry. One night we had candle-lit dinner at La Luna; served on the beach, in time to view the wonderful sunset.
Relax Activities on offer include boat trips, jet skiing, snorkelling. There is a gym, free bikes to use and a spa. The pool is great so refreshing after a hot day around the beach plenty of beach lounges you don't have to put towels on to reserve for the day here there are plenty. Iced water, fresh fruit and iced fruit treats are served throughout the day. The hotel caters mostly for couples or adult family groups so there are no children running about dive bombing in the pool.
Beach The beach is action-packed at night with people everywhere so we were happy to enjoy the peace and quiet at the much more private end of Cenang when we wanted to chill out at our beachfront bar. The local restaurants serve reasonably priced local food and the bars on the beach are good fun.
Our outdoor experience was unforgettable. The grounds were very clean as was the beach. The sea is quite calm and gets deeper quite gradually so it is suitable for children. During the day the beach staff would come around with refreshing towels, iced water and a glass of bubbly on the house.
Explore The Langkawi archipelago is a cluster of 99 small islands surrounding the main island which keeps it well protected from large swells. This makes Langkawi an ideal destination for spending a relaxing day cruising, fishing, island hopping or taking your partner on a romantic Castaway Picnic on a deserted island beach. The surrounding islands have habitats rich in wildlife and flora making it a perfect adventure for nature lovers.
One More Thing Not to be missed is the Tuesday night sundowners with the general manager and other guests. It's a really nice way to mix and mingle over a glass of wine and get to know other guests and make new friends.
Malaysia Airlines operates to major International airports worldwide and connects from KL and from Singapore to Langkawi, Penang and Medan. The budget carrier Air Asia connects from KL to all major Malaysian and Indonesian airports, including Langkawi and Penang, plus major southeast Asian airports. From the UK, you can fly Malaysia Airlines from London Heathrow and Air Asia from London Stanstead.
Public transport in Malaysia is reliable and inexpensive, particularly in Peninsular Malaysia. Budget flights are a great option for hopping around the region, especially given that no ferries connect Peninsular and east Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak have their own travel peculiarities – in Sarawak, for instance, you’re reliant on boats, and occasionally planes, for some long-distance travel.