The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia
The Datai Langkawi is a luxurious destination resort nestling in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, set against a backdrop of primordial mountains. Overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white-sand beach of Datai Bay it is home to a wealth of wildlife, offering a magical escape and a connection with nature.
The Resort’s 121 rooms, suites and villas, most with their own private verandas, afford stunning views of the lush rainforest and the Andaman Sea, with Tarutao Island on the horizon.
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 60 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.
The Datai Langkawi’s 121 rooms, suites and villas, most with their own private verandas, are classified by three different locations:
The Canopy Collection in the main buildings overlooking the rainforest;
The Rainforest Collection in the jungle near the stream;
The Beach Collection adjacent to the Datai Bay’s 1.5 km beach, featuring private pools and dedicated butlers. All rooms, suites and villas are furnished with modern facilities and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability.
The Gulai House – an award-winning restaurant tucked deep in the rainforest, serving authentic and traditional Malaysian cuisine
The Pavilion – a Thai restaurant, ‘floats’ 30 metres above the rainforest canopy
The Dining Room – offers a fine dining experience and extensive wine list. Its indoor and outdoor seating areas by the main pool overlook the rainforest
The Beach Club and Beach Bar – the perfect sunset location for cocktails and delicious seafood
The Lobby Lounge – affords panoramic views of the main pool, the Andaman Sea and Tarutao island. Light snacks, cocktails and wide range of spirits
Facilities and Activities
Spa Yoga pavilion Adult and family pools Beach-front gym 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by golf legend Ernie Els Tennis courts Bicycles Datai boutique Non-motorised watersports Nature Centre – inspired by a tribal bamboo longhouse, the centre includes a nature library, lounge (with a tea, herbs and spices corner) and educational area. It is home to the team of resident naturalists and marine biologists Beach walks on Datai Bay by resident marine biologists Bespoke nature and wellness excursions curated by resident naturalists Cruises on the Naga Pelangi Rainforest walks with resident naturalist Boat charters Deep-sea fishing available to book offsite The Dapur cookery class with the Malay, Thai and Indian resident chef