The Datai Langkawi

With a stunning rainforest backdrop, this luxury, well established hotel is consistently one of our favorites. With its excellent service, unique rooms, exceptional restaurants and superior facilities, The Datai Langkawi is the perfect beach retreat.

Langkawi, Malaysia
The Datai Langkawi
  • Encompassed by 10-million year old rainforest, the Datai feels like an exclusive hideaway floating amid the canopy, on the edge of one of south east Asia’s most breath-taking beaches.

  • Datai Bay’s idyllic white sand beach is awarded by National Geographic as one of the top 10 beaches worldwide.

  • Look out for dusky langurs, tokay geckos and sunda colugos on your walk to breakfast amidst the ancient rainforests wealth of flora and fauna.

  • The hotel itself fits harmoniously within its setting, with plenty of natural materials and open walkways.


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-meter pool - the ideal choice for families or friends traveling 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.

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Top tip:

As the sun sinks low over Datai Bay, indulge in some amazing cocktails looking over the swimming pool.

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Rooms

Canopy Deluxe

Canopy Deluxe

Each of the 44 Canopy Deluxe rooms are 63 square meters in size, and the combined bedroom and living room, contain either a king-size bed or a twin bed, private bar with coffee and tea-making facilities, writing desk, LCD flat screen television, a daybed and an out-door balcony with a view of the rainforest. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin vanities, shower cabin, toilet, bathtub and ample luggage space.

2 people
44 bedroom
Rainforest Villa

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas located in the heart of the tropical rainforest are set on stilts along the rainforest stream and are connected to public facilities by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, each 123 square meters in size, incorporate either a king-size bed or a twin bed, an oversized daybed, dining table for two, LCD flat screen television, Bose CD sound system, iPod and private bar with coffee and tea-making facilities. An equally spacious bathroom includes an 8” rain shower, bathtub and twin terrazzo vanities with its own wardrobe.

2 people
35 bedroom
Rainforest Pool Villa

Rainforest Pool Villa

The 8 Rainforest Pool Villas, located in the heart of the tropical rainforest are set on stilts along the rainforest stream and are connected to public facilities by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, each 175 square meters in size feature a king-size bed, an oversized daybed, dining table for two, LCD flat screen television, Bose CD sound system, iPod and private bar with coffee and tea-making facilities, a shielded patio and a private pool. An equally spacious bathroom includes an 8” rain shower, bathtub and twin terrazzo vanities with its own wardrobe.

2 people
8 bedroom

Facilities

Golf

Golf

Watersports

Watersports


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Location

Langkawi, Malaysia

Situated on the north western tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest, 45 minutes from the main town, Kuah. The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago lie some 20 miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea.

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