Category: Langkawi Island

Casa del Mar Resort @ Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

With rates of RM799 a night even for the most affordable room, Casa del Mar could very well be the most luxurious and expensive hotel I have stayed in. Before that, I was contemplating between Casa del Mar and Meritus Pelangi, with the latter being our preference. But since Meritus Pelangi refuse to beat the price I found on Agoda, I chose the neighbouring hotel instead. Why on earth would they choose to pay commission to Agoda instead of lowering their rates? Honestly, I wouldn’t know. I just know it’s kind of silly and that cost them a customer.

Casa-Del-Mar-Pool

Situated right on the white sandy beaches of Pantai Cenang in Langkawi, this 34 room resort offers both privacy and tranquillity in a truly stylish tropical setting. Just like The Villas, Casa del Mar also specializes at entertaining couples and adult guests only.

Casa-Del-Mar-Hotel-Room

The room type we got was the Seaview Studio Suite which could be divided into 3 sections: the outdoor terrace, bedroom and bathroom. Tasteful bed arrangements aside, the timber floored room is also furnished with a large and inviting sofa bed, a small dining table and a platter of complimentary tropical fruits.

Hotel-Room

Casa-Del-Mar-Seaview-Deluxe

And of course the room also features typical in-room amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities (with fresh ground coffee, not those instant 3 in 1 types), wall-mounted LCD TV, iPod docking station, cable tv channels, mini bar etc. A DVD/CD player is also provided and you could borrow titles from the library at no cost. Basically it has everything you’d have expected from a 5 star property.

With rates of RM799 a night even for the most affordable room, Casa del Mar could very well be the most luxurious and ex...

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Teo Seafood Restaurant @ Kuah, Langkawi

Seafood restaurants are abundant in Langkawi and mostly concentrated at Kuah town. Those near to the duty free shopping complexes are awfully packed with tourists during dinner time and the last time we had our meal here, it took them 45 minutes to serve us.

Teo-Seafood-Restaurant

This time we tried a more non-touristy restaurant called Teo Seafood, a place where the locals would actually eat at.

Teochew-Steamed-Garoupa

Teochew style Steamed Garoupa (600gm @ RM42) – which translates to about RM7/100gm. Price wise it is on par with those KL restaurants so I cannot really say it’s cheap. But at least the fish was fresh and it was nicely done. The spicy and sour flavor is well balanced and really opened up the appetite for the dishes that followed later.

Salad-Crullers

Stuffed ‘You Tiao’ is one of their signature dishes. For RM6 you get two sesame-topped Chinese crullers stuffed with minced meat, deep fried and then drizzled with thin trails of sweet mayonnaise. Simple, crunchy and delicious.

Seafood restaurants are abundant in Langkawi and mostly concentrated at Kuah town. Those near to the duty free shopping...

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fatCUPID @ La Pari-Pari Boutique Hotel, Langkawi

If you’re in the mood for continental meals and the idea of poolside dining appeals to you, then fatCUPID should be one of the places in Langkawi to consider. Located just a stone throw’s away from Sun Cafe, fatCUPID is the resident restaurant of La Pari-Pari, a boutique hotel with a cheerful and relaxing atmosphere.

Kitchen-Counter

Pool-Side

But first you should know that the food (even a simple breakfast) here is not cheap. Honestly, if your budget is less than RM20/pax you should probably forget about this place and consider eating elsewhere.

Vegetarian-Works

Vegetarian Works (two eggs of your choice + sauteed greens + hash browns + baked beans + toast) @ RM25 with a Long Black @ RM8.50. Very pricey even for city standards. I am not sure how the locals could afford this kind of pricing but I am thinking their target customers are mostly KL and foreign expatriates who don’t mind paying a lil extra for the setting.

If you're in the mood for continental meals and the idea of poolside dining appeals to you, then fatCUPID should be one...

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The Box Chalet @ Langkawi

Accommodation is usually the most expensive part of any vacation. If given a choice, I think everyone will choose to stay at a luxurious hotel or resort over hostel and budget inns. But lets get realistic, hard-earned real money is involved and we spend most of the day visiting the attractions and by the time you retire to your accommodation, you actually don’t have much time to utilize the fancy facilities. Of course there are exceptions like when you are on a honeymoon or something where you just want hang around in the hotel itself.

The-Box-Chalet-Langkawi

We have realized long time ago that it is unnecessary to splurge on accommodation. Essentially, what we really need is a clean place with strong hot shower to rest for the day. Things like cable TV, pools, buffet breakfast, room service, mini-bar and etc are just extras.
So when we went to Langkawi we stayed spent two nights at The Box Chalet, one of the highest rated property at Agoda. For slightly less than RM100/night for two, overall it was a pleasant and value stay – I will say that it was a better experience compared to CD Lodge.

Accommodation is usually the most expensive part of any vacation. If given a choice, I think everyone will choose to sta...

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