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The Datai

Langkawi, Malaysia

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The Datai
Please note: Property is currently closed for renovations and scheduled to reopen in June 2018. Located on the north western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility. It is surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool, spa, and nearby golf course. Just 30 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, The Datai Langkawi offers the weary urbanite an idyllic retreat to nature.

The resort’s 125 rooms, suites, and villas are all set within the rainforest with their own private veranda and stunning views of the natural landscape, be it the lush tropical rainforest or the breathtaking Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island in the horizon. The Datai Langkawi offer 4 different experiences: The Deluxe rooms, Premium rooms, End suites, Corner Suites, and The Datai Suite offer a delightful canopy experience. The Superior Villas, the Pool Villas, and the Pool Suites present a unique rainforest experience. The 13 one-bedroom Beach Villas and the two-bedroom Beach Villa offer an unsurpassed beach experience and then there is The Villa Hutan experience available at the four-bedroom private villa The Villa Hutain.

Nestled in a virgin rainforest at the shores of the Andaman Sea, The Datai Langkawi offers a myriad of captivating activities without you ever having to leave the resort premises. Join the morning and evening rainforest nature walks guided by the renowed Resident Naturalist. Learn about the mysteries of a 10-million year old rainforest and get captivated by up-close encounters with rare wildlife species such as flying squirrels, and colugos. For sea adventurers, the Beach Activities Center offers basic snorkeling gear, windsurfs, sea kayaks, and sail boats. Featuring private changing facilities, indoor and outdoor shower and a spacious soak tub with a river view, The Datai Spa provides an intimate atmosphere and are designed to accommodate couples.
Hotel Address:
  • The Datai
  • Jalan Teluk Datai
  • Langkawi, 07000
  • Malaysia

Location Summary
The mystical, beautiful island of Langkawi is located in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, where the Strait of Malacca meets the vast Indian Ocean. The island is blessed with lofty limestone outcrops, dense vegetation, virgin beaches and azure waters. This diverse setting offers the perfect getaway for nature lovers, marine and sea sports enthusiasts, as well as those purely seeking splendid solitude.

Directions to Hotel
The Datai is a 35-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport, which is 20 kilometers west of Langkawi’s main town, Kuah. Major carriers that fly to Langkawi include Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air, SilkAir, and Tigerair. Daily flights connect Langkawi with Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore. The flight time between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi is one hour, Singapore and Langkawi is 1 hour 35 mins. From The Langkawi Airport - Take The Main Road From Airport To Pantai Kok. Proceed 15 km down Jalan Teluk Datai. A hotel sign is posted.
Disabled Access
Guests can be accommodated in the main building of the hotel.
Fine Dining On Site
Situated in the heart of a 10-million year old rainforest, The Gulai House enchants with the rustic atmosphere.
Fitness Center
The Datai Gym is equipped with a wide range of resistance and cardiovascular equipment.
Pool Outdoor
Sauna and cold plunge are available as well as a large adult-onlys pool is perfect for swimming laps.
Spa Facility
The Datai Spa has four open-air villas set along a winding stream.
Hotel is located in the cove above a private white sand beach.
Biking, Mountain
The extensive resort grounds and nearby area are perfect for cycling and Mountain Bikes are available.
For sea adventurers, the Beach Activities Center offers basic snorkeling gear, windsurfs, sea kayaks, and sail boats.
Ecological Tourism
Set in a pristine rainforest, believed to be at least 10-million years old, The Datai Langkawi is blessed with an abundance of plant-life and wildlife. The lush foliage around the resort is home to some of the most fascinating animals including the great hornbill, the dusky leaf monkey, the rare colugo (flying lemur of South East Asia), macaques, lizards, geckos, and more.
Designed by the golf legend Ernie Els as a tribute to the surrounding nature, the 47 hectare course is nestled in a 10 million years old rainforest with a magnificent backdrop of Matchinchang, a primordial mountain range.
Hotel organizes a series of walks through local jungle and rugged terrain.
Scuba Diving
Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on spotting Langkawi’s marine life.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Two tennis courts are available at the Els Club Teluk Datai, 5 minutes drive away.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Windsurfing

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