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.
Casa Del Mar
Located on the upper floor, these room have a balcony overlooking part of the ocean. Size: 32 sqm
Studio Suite – Beachfront or Pool
Directly overlooking the pool or the beach, these rooms are similar in size. The sliding picture window opens onto a private courtyard furnished with a sofa bed, armchairs and a drink table. Beachfront Suites
Junior Suite – Seaview
These Suites offer two sea-facing balconies furnished with chairs, a drink table and hammock. Relax in style with a living area that is furnished with a chaise lounge and separate seating area.
Deluxe Suite – Seaview
These spacious suites have a furnished lounge and separate seating area. Size: 70 sqm
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Casa Del Mar
Fly on Sky Bridge Among all the things to do in Langkawi, meeting the skies is the most exciting one. You can now reach the place where you can look at the horizons – where land and sky meet. Two main attractions developed are the 20-minute Langkawi Cable Car ride that offers a journey into the skies and Langkawi Sky Bridge, the longest suspension bridge that offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of the verdant valleys and surrounding Langkawi. Set 700 metres above sea level, it is only accessible via the final station of the Langkawi Cable Car ride.
Nature in Geopark Langkawi and nature are interconnected and you will find natural beauty everywhere you go in Langkawi. Visit UNESCO’s World Geopark and absorb the 550 million years of geological history. Take a tour of Mangrove Wetlands and learn about the unique ecosystem not found anywhere else on the planet.
Trek to Gunung Raya Known as the highest mountain in Langkawi, Gunung Raya peaks at 881 metres in height and its dense forest reserve houses wildlife such as leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles and great hornbills. Great for nature enthusiasts, the mountain is also a popular destination for jungle trekking. If you’re not an experienced hiker, joining a nature tour is highly advisable. The best time to trek Gunung Raya is between the months of November and March, when skies are relatively clear with little or no rainfall.
Adventures Take a half day (4 hours) jetski to explore the archipelago of Langkawi. The ride is breathtaking, bizarre rock formations paired with white beaches. Price will include exploring the islands, jungle trekking and an opportunity to swim in a fresh water lake. Alternatively, visit the newly opened Skitrex adventure park, where you can climb, swing, crawl or glide through the jungle. It's a lot of fun and excitement, but also physically challenging but you will certainly enjoy going zipline downhill.
Snorkelling Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on exploring Langkawi’s undersea action. Just 30km south of the main island, it is about 45 minutes away from the Kuah jetty point and you can take either a catamaran or a speedboat to get here. Comprising four islands this marine park is spread over two nautical miles. None of these islands are inhabited and are strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to maintain their pristine condition.
When to go The rainy season on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia typically comes between April and October but often the rains don't really arrive until June or July. Even during the monsoon, the rains tend to come in sharp bursts, usually during the afternoon, with sunshine for the rest of the day. Penang, however, does get heavy rains in September and October.
The east coast monsoon, which falls between mid-November and February, is more marked, churning up the seas and making some of the island destinations inaccessible. These rains also affect the interior of Peninsula Malaysia, and the whole of Malaysian Borneo.
Visa & Customs Malaysia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Kingdom for a stay up to 90 days. However, all travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Malaysia. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times.
Most destinations, including Malaysia, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel.