Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Malaysia
by Clare Hunter | May 2017
"A little bit of paradise that deserves to be rated five- star! Small touches such as jugs of iced water, fresh fruit lollies and cold flannels brought to your sun lounger throughout the day are just a few of the things that make you feel thoroughly spoilt by the ever-attentive staff. If you want to relax in a beautiful beach setting with uninterrupted views of the calming ocean then this is the place to stay. "
THE BACKGROUND: The Casa del Mar is a four-star Mediterranean-style hotel which has a nice homely feel to it. The 34-room/suite terracotta-coloured property is perfect for those wanting to relax and be thoroughly taken care of.
THE LOCATION: Perfectly positioned at the quieter end of the beautiful Pentai Cenang Beach and just a 10-minute car trip from Langkawi International Airport.
THE ROOM: We stayed in Seaview Studio Suite, which had a two-metre-wide bed, 42” wide-screen TV, iPod docking station and a Nespresso coffee machine, plus the expected mini-bar, in-room safe, etc. The décor was very neutral with splashes of deep rich blues for the couch and soft furnishings. We also had a small private garden with a comfortable seating area which overlooked the inviting outdoor pool and stunning beach.
KEY FACILITIES: A visit to the Satkara Spa is a must if you want to be pampered but do book in advance as it’s one of the best on the island! The hotel can organise kayaking tours of the mangroves, private island-hopping boat cruises and other sports like jet skiing and banana boating along Pentai Cenang Beach.
RESTAURANTS/BARS: The La Sal Restaurant and bar has a mouth-watering selection of modern Western and Asian cuisine plus an endless cocktail menu! It offers a patio or weather-dependent beach dining experience. Food lovers may want to take advantage of La Luna’s fine-dining seven-course meal option in a beach setting, while those looking for a romantic atmosphere can book a castaway picnic.
RATES: Casa Seaview Studio Suite from MYR 1,131 (£200 per night incl. of breakfast).
THE DETAILS: A: Jalan Pantai Cenang Mukim Kedawang 07000 Langkawi Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia. W: casadelmar-langkawi.com T: +60 4 955 2388. E: email@example.com