Luxury Asia Collection

The Datai Langkawi

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, with private verandas and breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul.

The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture to the full the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in after 3pm. Check-out before 12pm.
Family Friendly
The Best Hotels And Resorts In The World: The 2020 Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, US
121 Rooms / 12 Suites
3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. At approximately 3,500 square metres, it comprises two spacious living and dining rooms, five bedrooms including a master bedroom, two pools and a pool table. There is also 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas are raised on stilts and are situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest. They are connected to the public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, every 123 square metres in size, have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk, vanity table and a spacious bathroom. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

One-Bedroom Beach Villa

The One-Bedroom villas are a generous 350 square metres with a spacious en suite bathroom, a designer stand-alone bathtub, twin vanity, walk-in wardrobes and dressing areas. The bedroom opens out on to a gorgeous private sun deck and a 10-metre pool. There is a separate open-plan living/dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable sofa seating and a dining table and chairs for four. The outdoor lounge area leads directly to the beach. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). There are complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

The Datai Suite

The 378 square-metre Datai Suite is located in the main building and has panoramic rainforest and Andaman Sea views that are best enjoyed on the large outdoor private veranda that fringes the suite. It has two large luxurious bedrooms, with a king-size bed and twin beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a big living and dining area with executive writing desks, a daybed, dining table and chairs for six and a butler pantry. There are two spacious en suite bathrooms, a dressing area and a guest bathroom. There are complimentary airport transfers, complimentary minibar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), complimentary daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Canopy Suite

The 11 Canopy Suites, located in the main building, are sized between 109 to 125 square metres and have spacious verandas looking out into the rainforest. The Canopy Suites feature a large bedroom, with a king-size bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a spacious, separate living and dining area. Each has an oversized daybed, writing desk, vanity table, complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. There is also a guest bathroom.

Canopy Premium

Each of the 14 Canopy Premium rooms is 63 square metres in size with balconies that afford delightful views of the rainforest, the main swimming pool and the Andaman Sea. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. A set of binoculars for looking at flora and fauna is a special addition. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Canopy Deluxe

Each of the 40 Canopy Deluxe rooms is 63 square metres in size and offer luxury accommodation with an outdoor balcony overlooking the rainforest. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room features a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub, and luxury tailor-made amenities. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Dining

THE GULAI HOUSE

Treat all five senses at this award-winning restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Tucked deep in the rainforest, The Gulai House’s traditional Malay kampung house style of decor, with its floor seating (bersila) area, rustic dining tables and subtle lighting, complements the natural environment and enhances any dining experience with its charming, magical atmosphere. Be enchanted by the captivating sounds of forest wildlife while savouring dishes from The Gulai House’s local authentic menu and enjoy pairing with an exclusive selection of wines. This is a true dining experience not to be missed.

Opening Hours: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
THE PAVILION

The beautiful Pavilion appears to float on the canopy of virgin rainforest thanks to its situation atop 30-metre stilts, which allows far-reaching views over the rainforest. The award-winning Pavilion restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine nightly in an open-air setting. Created by our passionate, Thai chef, the menu celebrates exquisite Thai cuisine cooked with the natural flavour of freshly harvested exotic herbs. An experience not to be missed, especially if you are lucky enough to catch sight of one of the elusive Colugo (Flying lemur) and enigmatic Giant flying squirrel in the surrounding treetops.

Opening Hours: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
THE DINING ROOM

On the same level as the Main Pool, with indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the rainforest, The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When having breakfast during fruiting season, catch the Great hornbill feeding on the Strangling fig tree’s bountiful fruits. The Dining Room is where you’ll find our lavish signature buffet breakfast, with a made-to-order juice bar, and is an ideal venue for a quiet lunch. The ambience and mood changes subtly in the evening as the restaurant becomes a romantic fine-dining experience, with candles reflecting off the pool, and signature dishes influenced by local ingredients. The menu is complemented by our exclusive hand-picked wine selection from our walk-in wine cellar.

Opening Hours: Breakfast - 7am - 11am; Lunch - 12pm - 6pm; Dinner - 7pm - 10:30pm
THE BEACH CLUB AND THE BEACH BAR

The Beach Club is the place to enjoy a convivial and truly friendly atmosphere. It comprises a lounge bar by the beach and a casual-dining restaurant. You can have a drink and appreciate our freshly made, hand-tossed pizza or a catch of the day. It also features an outdoor show kitchen with fresh seafood cooked on the open grill. The Beach Bar, with its shaded seating area under trees, overlooks the turquoise Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island in the distance. Guests can spend the day here swimming in the pool or sea, and there are plenty of deckchairs for a read or a nap, allowing you to switch off or tune in to all that happens in this gorgeous beachfront spot. The Beach Bar is the perfect place to sip The Datai Langkawi’s signature cocktails and enjoy delicious light snacks before dinner while watching the beautiful sunset.

Opening Hours: Breakfast - 7am - 11am; Lunch - 12pm - 5pm; Dinner - 6:30pm - 10:30pm
THE LOBBY LOUNGE

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and the rainforest, this open-air lounge is the ideal place to relax and take in the panoramic view of Tarutao island on the horizon. The Lobby Lounge offers a premium selection of teas served during afternoon tea, a range of splendid cocktail selection, wine and champagne. To round off a perfect Datai day, savour one of The Lobby Lounge’s selections of single malts, gins and fine cigars.

Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm

Activities

01
GOLF

Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-winning, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at The Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.

02
SAILING

Discover the hidden beauty of Langkawi on board the Naga Pelangi. The Datai has curated a selection of bespoke and exclusive cruises including discovery and sunset cruises from the end of November to early May 2020 to explore Langkawi’s breath-taking landscapes.

03
COOKING CLASS

The cooking classes at The Datai Langkawi are bound to delight guests looking for delicious culinary experiences. Join Datai's Malay, Thai and Indian resident chefs at The Dapur (Malay for 'kitchen'). The hands-on cooking session begins with a walk to The Garden to select fresh ingredients, followed by the cooking session and ends with lunch (including your sumptuous new creation) accompanied with a specially paired glass of wine. You will also be presented with a personalised certificate of accomplishment.

04
NATURE CENTRE

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 The Datai's team of resident naturalists and marine biologists led by Irshad Mobarak.

05
WATER SPORTS

The Datai Langkawi’s pristine beach, azure waters and tranquil atmosphere affords the perfect opportunity to connect with nature. The warm waters of the Andaman sea invite you to explore its intricate marine life by snorkeling in the shallows or, for the more adventurous, try kayaking, windsurfing or sailing out to the farther reaches of the bay while surrounded by the most breathtaking views of the rainforest and islands.

06
NATURE WALKS AND TREKS

Set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, the pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest is home to a wealth of flora and fauna: you may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay. The resort’s private footpath leads to dreamy Datai Bay’s idyllic white-sand beach, one of the Top 10 Beaches worldwide as awarded by National Geographic. Rainforest and Beach walks take place daily. Guests can participate in conservation and scientific research activities. An outdoor pavilion leads to the nature trail, beach, mangroves and 20-metre-high canopy walk.

Spa & Wellness
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm

The Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scent of the rainforest. Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation. Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, The Spa's signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.

Spa Treatments

In addition to 5 spa treatment villas offering Ramuan-based treatments, Phyto5’s innovative skincare delivers the ultimate holistic skincare experience, creating an equilibrium of inner wholeness and external radiance. Manicures and pedicures using specialist Bastien Gonzalez treatment range that focuses on the health and natural beauty of nails, hands and feet is also available.

Wellness

There are several facilities and experiences within the resort that cater to guests’ overall wellbeing. The Holistic Pavilion is the perfect place to unwind and free your mind. Daily classes, offering a selection of exercises, including yoga and Pilates, focusing on the synthesis of natural healing methods, movement, and breathing exercises to elicit a sense of well-being.

The Heath Club

Located just off the beachfront near to The Beach Club with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea. It features a range of the latest equipment for strength and cardio, flexibility and resistance training together with outdoor sports equipment for tennis and cycling. Sauna and steam room facilities complement your quest for optimal health.

Pools

The Datai Langkawi has three pools. The Adult Pool is situated at the main building with a spectacular view of the rainforest canopy, the Andaman Sea and Tarutao island beyond on the horizon. Its loungers under the iconic white umbrellas are in an ideal spot for relaxing with refreshments throughout the day. The Family Pool is just a few steps from the beach and also has a Toddler Pool and wading area.

Facilities

Adult Pool

The Health Club

The Els Club Teluk Datai golf course

Family pool

The Gulai House Restaurant

The Pavilion Restaurant

The Dining Room

The Beach Club and Beach Bar

Yoga pavilion

The Boutique

The Lobby Lounge

Toddler wading pool

Tennis courts

1.5 kilometres long and 30 metres wide at normal tide white-sand beach

Meeting room

Spa: Sauna, Steam Room

Water Sports: Snorkeling, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing

Airport transfers

Babysitting services

Bicycles

Car rental and tour desk

Clinic with resident nurse

Pillow menu

Valet and butler services

Inclusions

Breakfast

Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas

Location
Set on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is truly an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by ancient, virgin rainforest. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, The Datai Langkawi offers guests an idyllic retreat to nature.
Distance from Langkawi International Airport

30 km / 40 minutes drive to the resort

Distance from Kuah Jetty, Kuah Town

45 km / 60 minutes drive to the resort

Flight to Langkawi from:

Kuala Lumpur: 60 minutes
Penang: 30 minutes
Singapore: 90 minutes

Ferry to Langkawi from:

Kuala Perlis: 45 minutes
Kuala Kedah: 90 minutes
Penang: 180 minutes
Visitors from Thailand may also depart via ferry from Satun or Koh Lipe.

Luxury Asia Collection

The Datai Langkawi

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, with private verandas and breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul.

The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture to the full the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in after 3pm. Check-out before 12pm.
Family Friendly
The Best Hotels And Resorts In The World: The 2020 Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, US
121 Rooms / 12 Suites
3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. At approximately 3,500 square metres, it comprises two spacious living and dining rooms, five bedrooms including a master bedroom, two pools and a pool table. There is also 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas are raised on stilts and are situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest. They are connected to the public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, every 123 square metres in size, have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk, vanity table and a spacious bathroom. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

One-Bedroom Beach Villa

The One-Bedroom villas are a generous 350 square metres with a spacious en suite bathroom, a designer stand-alone bathtub, twin vanity, walk-in wardrobes and dressing areas. The bedroom opens out on to a gorgeous private sun deck and a 10-metre pool. There is a separate open-plan living/dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable sofa seating and a dining table and chairs for four. The outdoor lounge area leads directly to the beach. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). There are complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

The Datai Suite

The 378 square-metre Datai Suite is located in the main building and has panoramic rainforest and Andaman Sea views that are best enjoyed on the large outdoor private veranda that fringes the suite. It has two large luxurious bedrooms, with a king-size bed and twin beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a big living and dining area with executive writing desks, a daybed, dining table and chairs for six and a butler pantry. There are two spacious en suite bathrooms, a dressing area and a guest bathroom. There are complimentary airport transfers, complimentary minibar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), complimentary daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

The Datai Suite

The 11 Canopy Suites, located in the main building, are sized between 109 to 125 square metres and have spacious verandas looking out into the rainforest. The Canopy Suites feature a large bedroom, with a king-size bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a spacious, separate living and dining area. Each has an oversized daybed, writing desk, vanity table, complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. There is also a guest bathroom.

Canopy Premium

Each of the 14 Canopy Premium rooms is 63 square metres in size with balconies that afford delightful views of the rainforest, the main swimming pool and the Andaman Sea. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. A set of binoculars for looking at flora and fauna is a special addition. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Canopy Deluxe

Each of the 40 Canopy Deluxe rooms is 63 square metres in size and offer luxury accommodation with an outdoor balcony overlooking the rainforest. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room features a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub, and luxury tailor-made amenities. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Accommodation

The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. At approximately 3,500 square metres, it comprises two spacious living and dining rooms, five bedrooms including a master bedroom, two pools and a pool table. There is also 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas are raised on stilts and are situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest. They are connected to the public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, every 123 square metres in size, have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk, vanity table and a spacious bathroom. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

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The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. At approximately 3,500 square metres, it comprises two spacious living and dining rooms, five bedrooms including a master bedroom, two pools and a pool table. There is also 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.
Rainforest Pool Villa
Rainforest Villa

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas are raised on stilts and are situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest. They are connected to the public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, every 123 square metres in size, have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk, vanity table and a spacious bathroom. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.
Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
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Activities
01
GOLF

Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-winning, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at The Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.

02
SAILING

Discover the hidden beauty of Langkawi on board the Naga Pelangi. The Datai has curated a selection of bespoke and exclusive cruises including discovery and sunset cruises from the end of November to early May 2020 to explore Langkawi’s breath-taking landscapes.

03
COOKING CLASS

The cooking classes at The Datai Langkawi are bound to delight guests looking for delicious culinary experiences. Join Datai's Malay, Thai and Indian resident chefs at The Dapur (Malay for 'kitchen'). The hands-on cooking session begins with a walk to The Garden to select fresh ingredients, followed by the cooking session and ends with lunch (including your sumptuous new creation) accompanied with a specially paired glass of wine. You will also be presented with a personalised certificate of accomplishment.

04
NATURE CENTRE

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 The Datai's team of resident naturalists and marine biologists led by Irshad Mobarak.

05
WATER SPORTS

The Datai Langkawi’s pristine beach, azure waters and tranquil atmosphere affords the perfect opportunity to connect with nature. The warm waters of the Andaman sea invite you to explore its intricate marine life by snorkeling in the shallows or, for the more adventurous, try kayaking, windsurfing or sailing out to the farther reaches of the bay while surrounded by the most breathtaking views of the rainforest and islands.

06
NATURE WALKS AND TREKS

Set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, the pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest is home to a wealth of flora and fauna: you may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay. The resort’s private footpath leads to dreamy Datai Bay’s idyllic white-sand beach, one of the Top 10 Beaches worldwide as awarded by National Geographic. Rainforest and Beach walks take place daily. Guests can participate in conservation and scientific research activities. An outdoor pavilion leads to the nature trail, beach, mangroves and 20-metre-high canopy walk.

Dining
THE GULAI HOUSE

THE GULAI HOUSE

Treat all five senses at this award-winning restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Tucked deep in the rainforest, The Gulai House’s traditional ...

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THE GULAI HOUSE

THE PAVILION

The beautiful Pavilion appears to float on the canopy of virgin rainforest thanks to its situation atop 30-metre stilts, which allows far-reaching views over...

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THE GULAI HOUSE

THE DINING ROOM

On the same level as the Main Pool, with indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the rainforest, The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and ...

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THE BEACH CLUB AND THE BEACH BAR

The Beach Club is the place to enjoy a convivial and truly friendly atmosphere. It comprises a lounge bar by the beach and a casual-dining restaurant...

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THE LOBBY LOUNGE

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and the rainforest, this open-air lounge is the ideal place to relax and take in the panoramic view of Tarutao island on ...

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THE GULAI HOUSE

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Spa & Wellness
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm

The Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scent of the rainforest. Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation. Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, The Spa's signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.

Spa Treatments

In addition to 5 spa treatment villas offering Ramuan-based treatments, Phyto5’s innovative skincare delivers the ultimate holistic skincare experience, creating an equilibrium of inner wholeness and external radiance. Manicures and pedicures using specialist Bastien Gonzalez treatment range that focuses on the health and natural beauty of nails, hands and feet is also available.

Wellness

There are several facilities and experiences within the resort that cater to guests’ overall wellbeing. The Holistic Pavilion is the perfect place to unwind and free your mind. Daily classes, offering a selection of exercises, including yoga and Pilates, focusing on the synthesis of natural healing methods, movement, and breathing exercises to elicit a sense of well-being.

The Heath Club

Located just off the beachfront near to The Beach Club with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea. It features a range of the latest equipment for strength and cardio, flexibility and resistance training together with outdoor sports equipment for tennis and cycling. Sauna and steam room facilities complement your quest for optimal health.

Pools

The Datai Langkawi has three pools. The Adult Pool is situated at the main building with a spectacular view of the rainforest canopy, the Andaman Sea and Tarutao island beyond on the horizon. Its loungers under the iconic white umbrellas are in an ideal spot for relaxing with refreshments throughout the day. The Family Pool is just a few steps from the beach and also has a Toddler Pool and wading area.

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Adult Pool

The Health Club

The Els Club Teluk Datai golf course

Family pool

The Gulai House Restaurant

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Breakfast

Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Set on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is truly an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by ancient, virgin rainforest. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, The Datai Langkawi offers guests an idyllic retreat to nature.
Distance from Langkawi International Airport

30 km / 40 minutes drive to the resort

Distance from Kuah Jetty, Kuah Town

45 km / 60 minutes drive to the resort

Flight to Langkawi from:

Kuala Lumpur: 60 minutes
Penang: 30 minutes
Singapore: 90 minutes

Ferry to Langkawi from:

Kuala Perlis: 45 minutes
Kuala Kedah: 90 minutes
Penang: 180 minutes
Visitors from Thailand may also depart via ferry from Satun or Koh Lipe.

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The Datai Langkawi

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Langkawi Archipelago / Malaysia

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, with private verandas and breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul.

The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture to the full the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay.

Check-in after 3pm. Check-out before 12pm.
3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
121 Rooms / 12 Suites
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Breakfast

Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Adult Pool

The Health Club

The Els Club Teluk Datai golf course

Family pool

The Gulai House Restaurant

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Restaurants

The Datai Langkawi offers a diverse choice of dining experiences inspired by culinary traditions from around the world. These are played out in unique settings, many with spectacular views that enhance the serenity of the natural environment.

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Activities

Whether you’re planning a romantic escape or a family holiday, The Datai Langkawi encourages guests to enjoy a range of experiences from exploring the rainforest right outside your room door to cooking classes and golfing at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

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Location
Distance from Langkawi International Airport

30 km / 40 minutes drive to the resort

Distance from Kuah Jetty, Kuah Town

45 km / 60 minutes drive to the resort

Flight to Langkawi from:

Kuala Lumpur: 60 minutes
Penang: 30 minutes
Singapore: 90 minutes

Ferry to Langkawi from:

Kuala Perlis: 45 minutes
Kuala Kedah: 90 minutes
Penang: 180 minutes
Visitors from Thailand may also depart via ferry from Satun or Koh Lipe.

Set on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is truly an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by ancient, virgin rainforest. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, The Datai Langkawi offers guests an idyllic retreat to nature.

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The Datai Langkawi

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.
Luxury Asia Collection
The Datai Langkawi

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, with private verandas and breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul.

The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to nurture to the full the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay.

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Accommodation

The Datai Estate Villa

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. At approximately 3,500 square metres, it comprises two spacious living and dining rooms, five bedrooms including a master bedroom, two pools and a pool table. There is also 24-hour butler service and a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

Rainforest Pool Villa

Each of the eight Rainforest Pool Villas is located in the heart of the tropical rainforest alongside the stream and are connected to public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, 175 square metres in size, have a 10-metre pool by an extended deck and outdoor living area with sun loungers. They have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk and vanity table. The spacious bathroom includes its own wardrobe. Each Villa has a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Rainforest Villa

The 32 Rainforest Villas are raised on stilts and are situated in the heart of the tropical rainforest. They are connected to the public areas by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, every 123 square metres in size, have either a king-size bed or a twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, a generous daybed, writing desk, vanity table and a spacious bathroom. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is 750 square metres in size, with a lounge area, spacious deck and outdoor dining area. It appeals to guests seeking private and secluded accommodation with full butler service. Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms that include a designer stand-alone bathtub and twin vanities. There is a separate, open-plan living and dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sofa seating. The outdoor dining area seats eight. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

One-Bedroom Beach Villa

The One-Bedroom villas are a generous 350 square metres with a spacious en suite bathroom, a designer stand-alone bathtub, twin vanity, walk-in wardrobes and dressing areas. The bedroom opens out on to a gorgeous private sun deck and a 10-metre pool. There is a separate open-plan living/dining room with high timber ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable sofa seating and a dining table and chairs for four. The outdoor lounge area leads directly to the beach. All rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, a TV, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and bar (excluding wines from wine cooler). There are complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

The Datai Suite

The 378 square-metre Datai Suite is located in the main building and has panoramic rainforest and Andaman Sea views that are best enjoyed on the large outdoor private veranda that fringes the suite. It has two large luxurious bedrooms, with a king-size bed and twin beds dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a big living and dining area with executive writing desks, a daybed, dining table and chairs for six and a butler pantry. There are two spacious en suite bathrooms, a dressing area and a guest bathroom. There are complimentary airport transfers, complimentary minibar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), complimentary daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

The Datai Suite

The 11 Canopy Suites, located in the main building, are sized between 109 to 125 square metres and have spacious verandas looking out into the rainforest. The Canopy Suites feature a large bedroom, with a king-size bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, and a spacious, separate living and dining area. Each has an oversized daybed, writing desk, vanity table, complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. There is also a guest bathroom.

Canopy Premium

Each of the 14 Canopy Premium rooms is 63 square metres in size with balconies that afford delightful views of the rainforest, the main swimming pool and the Andaman Sea. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin wardrobes, a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub and luxury tailor-made amenities in keeping with overall resort sustainability. A set of binoculars for looking at flora and fauna is a special addition. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Canopy Deluxe

Each of the 40 Canopy Deluxe rooms is 63 square metres in size and offer luxury accommodation with an outdoor balcony overlooking the rainforest. They have a combined bedroom and living room with a king-size or twin bed dressed in Egyptian cotton linen, writing desk, vanity table, and cosy day-beds. There is a complimentary minibar (excluding spirits), tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal safe, Wi-Fi, multi-purpose charging ports, and an IPTV. The spacious bathroom and dressing room features a separate shower and WC area, twin-basin vanity, bathtub, and luxury tailor-made amenities. These rooms are located in the main building and provide easy access to The Lobby.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
Check-in after 3pm. Check-out before 12pm.
121 Rooms / 12 Suites
The Best Hotels And Resorts In The World: The 2020 Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler, US
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Dining

THE GULAI HOUSE

Treat all five senses at this award-winning restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Tucked deep in the rainforest, The Gulai House’s traditional Malay kampung house style of decor, with its floor seating (bersila) area, rustic dining tables and subtle lighting, complements the natural environment and enhances any dining experience with its charming, magical atmosphere. Be enchanted by the captivating sounds of forest wildlife while savouring dishes from The Gulai House’s local authentic menu and enjoy pairing with an exclusive selection of wines. This is a true dining experience not to be missed.

THE PAVILION

The beautiful Pavilion appears to float on the canopy of virgin rainforest thanks to its situation atop 30-metre stilts, which allows far-reaching views over the rainforest. The award-winning Pavilion restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine nightly in an open-air setting. Created by our passionate, Thai chef, the menu celebrates exquisite Thai cuisine cooked with the natural flavour of freshly harvested exotic herbs. An experience not to be missed, especially if you are lucky enough to catch sight of one of the elusive Colugo (Flying lemur) and enigmatic Giant flying squirrel in the surrounding treetops.

THE DINING ROOM

On the same level as the Main Pool, with indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the rainforest, The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When having breakfast during fruiting season, catch the Great hornbill feeding on the Strangling fig tree’s bountiful fruits. The Dining Room is where you’ll find our lavish signature buffet breakfast, with a made-to-order juice bar, and is an ideal venue for a quiet lunch. The ambience and mood changes subtly in the evening as the restaurant becomes a romantic fine-dining experience, with candles reflecting off the pool, and signature dishes influenced by local ingredients. The menu is complemented by our exclusive hand-picked wine selection from our walk-in wine cellar.

THE BEACH CLUB AND THE BEACH BAR

The Beach Club is the place to enjoy a convivial and truly friendly atmosphere. It comprises a lounge bar by the beach and a casual-dining restaurant. You can have a drink and appreciate our freshly made, hand-tossed pizza or a catch of the day. It also features an outdoor show kitchen with fresh seafood cooked on the open grill. The Beach Bar, with its shaded seating area under trees, overlooks the turquoise Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island in the distance. Guests can spend the day here swimming in the pool or sea, and there are plenty of deckchairs for a read or a nap, allowing you to switch off or tune in to all that happens in this gorgeous beachfront spot. The Beach Bar is the perfect place to sip The Datai Langkawi’s signature cocktails and enjoy delicious light snacks before dinner while watching the beautiful sunset.

Activities

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GOLF

Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-winning, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at The Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.

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