The Datai Langkawi


The iconic Datai Langkawi is situated within virgin tropical rainforest of the island of Langkawi

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. It opened in 1993, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white-sand beach of Datai Bay. Home to a wealth of wildlife, it offers each guest a magical escape, a crafted experience and connection with nature. Designed by the visionary architect Kerry Hill and interior designer Didier Lefort, it is the most awarded resort hotel in Southeast Asia. Lefort has led the refurbishment to make the most of the striking natural surroundings. Flag-bearers for the art of Malaysian hospitality, the resort’s team believes that luxury is defned by bespoke service that comes from the heart.

The Datai Langkawi'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. They 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 is 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 are 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.

Nature Centre, Walks and Treks Inspired by a tribal bamboo longhouse, the Centre includes a nature library, lounge (with a teas, herbs and spices corner), and educational area. It is home to our team of resident naturalists and marine biologists led by Irshad Mobarak. Rainforest and Beach walks take place daily.  Five spa villas are secluded within the rainforest, situated along a winding stream. Based on the Malay concept of Ramuan from the traditional technique of Urutan Melayu, signature treatments include the Ramuan Ritual, Ramuan Massage and Tungku Batu formulated from oils and medicinal herbs and plants from the resort's herb garden. There is also a manicure and pedicure studio by the internationally renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez.