Casa del Mar, Langkawi
What We Love
- Highly personalized service
- Glorious sunsets from the pool bar
- The wine and cigar room
- Romantic, private dinners on the beautiful beach
What To Know
- All rooms face the sea
- Breakfasts are elaborate gourmet affairs
- The hotel sits on a bustling, main strip
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At this small, Spanish-themed resort, where all rooms face the sea, expect to bask in a warm, romantic feeling. Located on Pantai Cenang, one of Langkawi’s best beaches, Casa del Mar features sun-kissed patios set up for breakfast, lazy deck-chair lunches, pool bar sunsets and moonlit beachside dinners. Situated on the island’s west coast, overlooking white sands and turquoise waters, Casa del Mar is a hot spot for amorous couples wanting to catch yet another magnificent sunset over the Andaman Sea while sipping long, cool cocktails. But the star of this boutique resort is its excellent fusion of Asian and Western cuisines, best eaten on the beach during a one-of-a-kind private dinner.
Bed and Bath
All 34 rooms at Casa del Mar offer sea views and have recently been refurbished to offer additional storage space, timber flooring and new “heavenly” beds, along with new furniture and curtains. The porch and terrace areas are timber decks accessed through sliding glass doors, allowing guests to enjoy the sea breeze. There are four room types, with Casa Seaview Deluxe Suites (the largest, at 750 square feet) offering romantic four-poster beds, separate sitting areas, hammocks and double vanities in large bathrooms. Casa Seaview Junior Suites are the next largest and offer a similar setup, plus two balconies each with an ocean view. Beachfront Studio Suites and Casa Seaview Studio Suites are both 452 square feet, with the beachfront studios being the closest to the sea. Rooms are replenished daily with fresh tropical fruit, lemon cookies, Illy coffee and generous bath amenities that include cinnamon soap, ginger shampoo and conditioner, and ginger face spritzer.
With its prime location on Pantai Cenang’s white sand beach, Casa del Mar is all about great food and wine, tropical cocktails and exemplary service in a fabulous setting. There are two romantic beachfront restaurants offering some of Langkawi’s best sunset viewing. La Sal, considered one of the best restaurants on Pantai Cenang, includes a cigar and wine cellar that is home to more than 100 New and Old World wines and is lit nightly by tall candles and flares that cast shadows over the sea. Unwind at the hotel’s lagoon pool and Jacuzzi facing the beach or at the Satkara spa, which employs ancient Malaysian traditions and rituals in its treatments.
In the Area
Enjoy a romantic tent picnic on your own remote island with flowing nets and comfy cushions, or take a snorkeling or diving trip to Palau Payar Marine Park or the less crowded southern Thai island of Koh Lipe. To explore Langkawi’s lush rain forest by day, join a mangrove boat tour with Dev’s Adventure Tours, a small eco-friendly company that will have you cruising past craggy limestone outcroppings that rise sharply out of the Andaman Sea and through Langkawi’s mangrove forest, home to hundreds of native jungle species. See a variety of birds, butterflies, monitor lizards, marine creatures, caves with bats and more. By night you can go on a fascinating evening jungle walk to spot flying lemurs and squirrels. For golf lovers Langkawi offers a world class golf course at 99 Degrees East, while a new Ernie Els–designed course is scheduled to open in the late 2013 at Datai Bay Golf Course.
How to Get There
The service was something extra, all placese all the time at the resort. Excellent SPA at the hotel. The resort is located at the best beach at the island., white clean sand. The room was very specially designed and everything was there, even the umbrellas.
Staying at Casa Del Mar is a wonderful experience. So it's not as ritzy as one of the big 5 star resorts which can be large and impersonal and to be honest you can be anywhere in the world when at one of these hotels. We chose Casa del Mar as it had been recommended and we wanted something a little more low key but still wanted five star service.
Our room was great for us - it was called Bambu (Room 412) above the main dining area. Most people opt for a ground floor room but the one we had was super convenient, a little larger than the rest and a lovely deck that gave us a great view over the beach - it worked for us perfectly.
The room had a wonderful dark wood four poster bed with all the dreamy drapings around the bed. The facilities in the room were great, the bathroom was really large and we also had a sitting room area. We loved the touches like the turn down service with the weather forecast for the next night and the small gifts. In the main dining area, things are very casual and informal - you can eat whenever you want to and it's all lovely and a very reasonable price. What I really loved is around the pool, we sat down one morning for a few hours on a deck chair and first it was a jug with mint and ice and glasses that came around, then 45 mins laters, chilled fruit skewers, then cool scented cloths, then a frozen fruit ice block. Late one afternoon when sitting by the pool, complimentary cocktails appeared! It's these touches that make it special.
Cenang Beach is busy but in front of the hotel, the beach is free of any watersport company offering a variety of trips. So you can walk from the hotel on soft white sand into the sea - walk back to the hotel, shower off in the outdoor shower and pop into the pool.
The resort isn't huge - there is only one restaurant really but you can sit on the verandah, out in the covered courtyard or almost on the beach at night so plenty of options and the menu has plenty of choice. And as you're in the heart of Cenang Beach there are 20 or more restaurants 5 mins walk from the hotel This is a big advantage as most of the big 5 star resorts aren't walking distance from anywhere so you normally stay at the Hotel, but having the option to wander down the road and try other food options is good.
We had a massage for two included in our stay - and it was so good and a very reasonable price so we chose to have another couples massage again. Everything about the massage as fantastic - one of the best we have had.
What sets Casa Del Mar apart is the service. Don is the General Manager, and he and his team are just lovely and anticipate all your needs in a very relaxed and comfortable way. If you enjoy fantastic service but without the fuss - just great service from great people then this is your best option.
Thanks team - you're doing a great job.
Great beach bar. Staff who greets you with a huge smile and by your name. They went above and beyond to make our holiday a perfect birthday gateaway! Room by the beach was clean with easy access to water sports. Thank you everyone. (Beef rendang is a must to try!).