Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rain forest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings.
The resort’s lush tropical rain forest embraces each room, suite, and villa, with private verandas offering breathtaking views. This serene haven is a place to reconnect with nature and uplift your soul as it offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture the well-being of mind, body, and spirit. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and together with the resort’s surrounding jungle is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which are endemic to the area.
Elevated among the treetops, set in the very heart of the rain forest, or located directly on the coastline, the dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavours of the region. Facilities include two swimming pools, the Datai Spa, and a dedicated nature centre for guests wishing to participate in conservation and nature activities.
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The Datai represents an oasis of relaxation and tranquillity, surrounded by a centuries-old rainforest with a footpath leading to an idyllic white sandy beach.
The Datai offers a range of accommodation options differing in size, privacy and price. The Canopy collection of rooms exist within the hotel’s main buildings, flanking the lobby lounge, main pool and the dining room. They’re sizeable at 63sqm and all feature balconies with commanding views of the rainforest and property.
Then there are the thirty-two Rainforest Villas are palatial 123sqm one-bedroom suites, with a sitting area, daybed, desk, balcony and stunning bathroom.
The free-standing villas, eight of which have private pools, are situated in front of the main buildings, at sea level and are accessed via efficient buggies and a network of paths through the enchanting forest. For the ultimate in privacy, thirteen secluded one-bedroom beachfront villas reveal a 350sqm wonderland with a stand-alone ensuite with designer bathtub, a separate open-plan living/dining room with table for four and a master bedroom that opens onto a private sundeck and 10m pool.
Treat all five senses at this award-winning restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Tucked deep in the rainforest, The Gulai House’s traditional Malay kampung house style of decor, with its floor seating (bersila) area, rustic dining tables and subtle lighting, complements the natural environment.
The beautiful Pavilion appears to float on the canopy of virgin rainforest thanks to its situation atop 30-metre stilts, which allows far-reaching views over the rainforest. The award-winning Pavilion restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine nightly in an open-air setting.
On the same level as The Main Pool, with indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the rainforest, The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When having breakfast during fruiting season, catch the Great hornbill feeding on the Strangling fig tree’s bountiful fruits.
The Beach Club is the place to enjoy a convivial and truly friendly atmosphere. It comprises a lounge bar by the beach and a casual-dining restaurant. You can have a drink and appreciate our freshly made, hand-tossed pizza or a catch of the day. It also features an outdoor show kitchen with fresh seafood cooked on the open grill.
Phone Number: +60 4 9500 500
Disclosure: The writer stayed at The Datai as a guest of The Datai.