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A homely setting makes for an inviting welcome to Casa del Mar.
Dear Friends,
It has been two years since I first arrived at Langkawi, the Home by the Sea! I’ve discovered many great things here and it is easy to be attracted to the charm of the islands and the kindness of the locals.
We have just completed a major makeover, raising your Home by the Sea to a whole new level. To tease and stir your curiosity, I have uploaded some close-up pictures of our newly renovated Home on our Facebook page. You will be even more thrilled when exploring the new photo gallery on our website.
This is the first issue of our 2012 newsletters and I am happy to share some new features and stories with you.
Enjoy the read!
Yours truly,
Tom Blachere
General Manager
New Year’s Eve party
We had an amazing New Year eve party with bubbles around the bar at sunset followed by a seven-course dinner concocted by our Chef Zainal, a great live band and dance party till midnight.
We were all on the beach admiring stunning fireworks show and thousands of sky lanterns launched to the sky. It was AWESOME!
We have gone mobile!
We have launched a new mobile website in addition to our website and Facebook page. You may book a room by using your smart phone now.
Sail Out
Good news for the water sports enthusiasts. New catamaran has landed on our beach; easier to maneuverer and it is great for beginners and seasoned sailors.
Fish Club Members
Warm welcome to eight new members to Fish Club! Members enjoy 20% off treatments at spa, 10% off food and beverages and 10% off published rates even during the high season! To be eligible, you need to visit us 4 times and accumulate of 28 room nights, and you will find your name on a fish display at the island bar.
Capricorn II Makeover
Cruise to the open sea onboard the Capricorn II; new refurbished varnish, decking and new seats on the flybridge.
Let us show you the ins and outs of the archipelago on a Day Cruise or watch your surroundings turn into liquid gold on the sunset cruise. To book in advance, please email us at info@casadelmar-langkawi.com . (min 04 persons)
Relax, Recharge and Rejuvenate
For the last 10 years, Rajes and her team of therapists have been looking after you at The Spa. The team is loved by many guests! It is becoming a challenge lately to accommodate all requests for spa sessions. To avoid disappointment, please secure your spa indulgence in advance, prior to arrival.
You can reach Rajes and her team at spa@casadelmar-langkawi.com
Click here to find out more details about our spa specials.
Chef’s baffling buffalos!
Many of you may have heard of his name or even meet him at Casa del Mar. A hardworking, discreet and humble man who joined us since the hotel opened back in 2001, he is one of the pioneer fingerprints who made Casa del Mar what it is today- Chef Zainal.
One of the stories I like to relate about him is about an incident that happened to him just a few months after he joined us. You see, Chef Zainal was originally from the busy capital of Kuala Lumpur. When he moved to Langkawi island in 2001, he got himself a new sedan. Like many other nights, Chef was driving his V6 car home one night, this particular night however, was pitch black. The thick clouds hide the moon and it was also drizzling. Still a city boy at heart, Chef was driving as if it was on the streets of Kuala Lumpur – until he saw two black buffalos in the middle of road and he could not stop the car in time. The next day, he had to report the accident to the police, as well as filling for insurance claims and send the car for repair. The policemen handling his case had a good laugh. “Welcome to Langkawi” They said.
Please bear in mind that it is very common to see buffalos strolling on the roads at Langkawi. If you are driving, do look out for the island’s four legged pedestrians!
A Rabbit year…
True to the Chinese calendar in 2011, year of the Rabbit, it was indeed a productive year- in more ways than one. Casa del Mar welcomed the arrival of 7 new-born babies! A heartfelt congratulations to the new fathers and mothers, we wish them all the best in this new adventure!
Travelers’ Choice
Thanks to Casa del Mar’s team! We have received the greatest recognitions as we could have dreamed of from our guests with five TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards:
-No. 1 Traveler’s Top 25 Best Hotel in Malaysia
-No. 5 Traveler’s Top 25 Best Hotel in Asia
-No. 1 Traveler’s Top 25 Best Service in Malaysia
-No. 9 Traveler’s Top 25 Best Service in Asia
-No. 2 Traveler’s Top 25 Best Relaxation/Spa Hotel in Malaysia

Click here to find out more.
Non-Stop A380 Flights from Kuala Lumpur to London
Good News! We heard that Malaysia Airline will be launching 503-seater Airbus A380 non-stop flight from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow route from July 2012, (operating 3 times a week).
Reservation for A380 is available now!
Book early for your beach retreat at our sun-kissed paradise. See you soon!
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