The island of Langkawi is located where the Straits of Malacca meet the Indian Ocean and the hotel is set in a private and calm bay, shared only by The Andaman. The Datai is one of the most luxurious resorts in Malaysia and provides an idyllic natural retreat tucked away within the depths of the rainforest on the north western tip of the island.
Set above a secluded white sandy beach, The Datai rooms, villas and suites are all decorated using natural timbers and premium furnishings. The rooms retain an authentic feel due to the largely wooden interiors whilst simultaneously ooze the sophistication often reserved for modern city hotels. Rooms range from spacious Deluxe Canopy Rooms with balconies overlooking the rainforest to elegantly designed glass fronted villas with private decking areas in addition to a 10-metre pool - the ideal choice for families or friends travelling together.
The Datai's restaurants are all in beautiful locations dotted around the resort and serve a delectable range of cuisines to suit one and all. The Gulai House, the hotels main restaurant is in the depths of the rainforest and serves authentic Malaysian cuisine whilst The Pavilion is an al-fresco restaurant perched on stilts above the rainforest canopy and serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and freshly grilled seafood from The Beach Club or alternatively for special occasions private candlelit dinners can be arranged on the beach.
The Spa is beautifully integrated into the forest, overlooking a stream and is spectacular in its setting, design and range of indulgences. Signature treatments include a warm stone massage and Rainforest Harmony and all are designed to relax, rejuvenate and revitalise both the body and mind. A fully equipped gym and health club offering yoga, pilates and personal training is also available.
The Datai also has a local pristinely kept 18 hole golf course with inspiring sea views and there is a fleet of boats for island hopping, fishing and sailing. The three swimming pools, watersports facilities and mountain bikes should be enough to keep those who can tear themselves away from the idyllic beach busy whilst daily nature experiences can be arranged.