The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia
Situated on the northwestern tip of mystical Langkawi Island lays a tropical oasis of tranquil luxury known as, The Datai.
Featuring 54 Deluxe Rooms, 40 Villas and 16 Suites nestled amidst lush rainforests and a private stretch of sandy shore facing the breathtaking Andaman Sea, The Datai is an idyllic natural retreat for well-heeled travellers. The Datai’s modern hotel facilities, luxurious spa and 18-hole championship golf course, discerningly complement the resort’s serene forested surroundings.
Location and Transfers
The Datai is situated on the north-western coast of Langkawi which is located just 30 kilometres off the coast of Kedah state, Peninsular Malaysia.
Flying time to Langkawi is 55 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 30 minutes from Penang Airport, and approximately 90 minutes from Singapore Changi International Airport.
Langkawi International Airport is 32 kilometres from the resort by car, a drive that takes approximately 40 minutes.
Resembling a majestic fortress semi-consumed by jungle, the main building made of black shale rocks houses luxurious suites a spacious guest rooms with balconies that offer mesmerizing views over the rainforest canopy all the way to the emerald green Andaman Sea. With the treetops just at your eye-level, you can spend the entire afternoon watching Oriental pied hornbills, White-bellied sea eagles, Greater racket-tailed drongos and other unique canopy-dwelling species.
Convenient access to the Lobby Lounge, business centre, boutique, Dining Room, the main swimming pool and the gym is an added advantage
Deluxe Rooms – the 44 charming Deluxe Rooms feature a combined bedroom and living room, airy bathroom and a spacious balcony
Premium Rooms – similar to Deluxe Rooms, the 10 Premium Rooms are located on the top level of the main building, offering the ultimate balcony view
Corner Suites – similar to End Suites, the 2 Corner Suites are slightly smaller and boast an angled balcony with a 180 degree view
End Suites – each of the 9 End Suites boasts an airy balcony, spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a separate living and dining area with an oversized daybed that can be utilized as a bed when travelling with a child
The Datai Suite – the epitome of luxury, The Datai Suite boasts an expansive living and dining area and fully equipped kitchen, which makes it the perfect choice for families with children. Large balcony that fringes the entire suite lures with panoramic views, allowing you to appreciate the breathtaking surroundings from every conceivable angle
Strewn over 750 hectares, nestled in the very heart of the rainforest, the rustic stand-alone villas lure with an intimate nature experience. Embraced by lush jungle foliage, you will wake up to the symphony of jungle birds, frogs and crickets and as you unwind on your balcony, you get to spot squirrels and dusky leaf monkeys curiously peeking from a nearby bush.
With a series of well maintained pathways and a buggy just a phone call away, the beach and main building with public facilities are easily accessible
Superior Villas – rising on stilts, the 35 Superior Villas enchant with a rustic charm, featuring a combined bedroom and living space and a spacious bathroom. Set along a rainforest stream, some of them lure with the soothing sound of flowing water and evening frog serenades
Pool Villas – offering complete privacy, the 5 Pool Villas open up onto a sheltered patio. The highlight is a plunge pool with a built-in Jacuzzi and an enchanting rainforest view
Pool Suites – built around a private swimming pool with a spacious sundeck, the 4 Pool Suites are the perfect hideaway for extended family or a group of close friends. Every two suites are joined by sheltered walkways and share an expansive living and dining area with a fitted kitchen. Set in the rainforest and yet a stone’s throw away from the beach, the Pool Suites let you experience the best of both worlds
Veiled by coastal vegetation and surrounded by tropical gardens, the lavish Beach Villas offer complete privacy and with a butler at your service the ultimate luxury experience. The sophisticated design in stone, wood and glass, a private pool with a sundeck and a direct access to the white powdery beach will wow even the most discerning traveller.
The Beach Club restaurant and The Datai Spa are both within walking distance. The main building with public facilities, gym and swimming pool can be conveniently reached with a buggy
Beach Villa One Bedroom – the Datai’s newest addition, the Beach Villas are situated right on the award-winning beach of Datai Bay and surrounded by ancient rainforest. They are fringed by pristine waters and feature a lush outdoor garden with a private rain shower. The one bedroom beach villa, a generous 218 square metres in size, is ideal for those seeking the ultimate in private, luxurious accommodations. The beach villas incorporate a spacious, separate living room area with high, raked timber ceilings and a relaxing, sumptuously furnished open plan living/dining area. The living/dining area opens to a 10 metre private pool and sun deck. The lounge area flows out to a private lawn that leads to the beach. All beach villas are provided with full butler service. Guests can enjoy complimentary beer and non-alcoholic beverages from the mini-bar, which is replenished each day
Beach Villa Two Bedrooms – The Datai’s Two Bedroom Beach Villa is 475 metres in size with the addition of a second bedroom and a larger 15 metre private pool and sundeck. For other features see One Bedroom Villa above
Villa Hutan Villa Experience
Offering complete privacy, the secluded Villa Hutan Datai is perched on a hillside among the tree tops of a 10 million years old rainforest, luring with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and enchanting encounters with wildlife. Set on various levels of the terraced landscape, the four separate bedroom pavilions provide an intimate space for couples, while the shared living pavilion, dining area, alfresco bar and a swimming pool with a spacious sundeck offer the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle, which makes the property an ideal choice for extended families or a group of friends. Decorated with unique art and stunning antiques collected over a period of 20 years all across Asia, Villa Hutan Datai is equally popular as a boutique setting for executive retreats
The Pavilion – serves authentic Thai Cuisine in a charming alfresco setting in the canopy of the rainforest
The Dining Room – features Western specialities and local Malaysian delights
The Gulai House – situated in the heart of the rainforest, serves Malaysian curries and Indian specialities in an open-air “Kampung Style” setting
The Beach Club – provides a dream setting for dining by the sea
Lobby Lounge – offering a breathtaking panoramic view over the rainforest canopy to the emerald green Andaman Sea, the Lobby Lounge serves delicious light snacks during the day, while tempting in the evenings with live music, savory canapés, exquisite cocktails and a selection of fine cigars
In-Room Dining – 24 hours a day
Special Dining – the Datai’s skilled culinary team caters for your special occasions. Personalised options include a private candlelit dinner on the beach, champagne breakfast on the beach or four-course lobster menu under the stars
Facilities and Activities
Yoga and Pilates are available
2 Swimming pools – main pool reserved for guests aged 16 years and above
2 Tennis courts
Golf – at The Golf Club Datai Bay
Guided nature walks
Private yacht charter
SCUBA diving nearby