The Datai Langkawi
Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, each room, suite and villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest and offers stunning views from private verandas of the breathtaking Andaman Sea. Reconnect with nature, rekindle your spirit and reignite your soul in this serene natural haven.
The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to fully nurture the well-being of your mind, body and spirit. National Geographic has rated Datai Bay as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, while the resort’s jungle surrounds plays host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which are endemic to the area. Bask in the tranquility and reconnect with nature. You may well spot dusky leaf monkeys, tokay geckos or Sunda flying lemurs during your stay.
DON’T TELL ANYONE!
Guest from United Kingdom
I would really like to keep this place a secret but that would be too mean! We’ve just had ten nights at this most wonderful hotel, our 13th visit and we are already planning our return. So what is it that makes us travel half way round the world again and again?! The setting is stunning, nestled in ancient rainforest with hornbills, flying squirrels and monkeys and when you couple that with a hotel that offers outstanding quality, then wow! It is the most amazing of experiences that I have never matched anywhere else. A top quality service in a magical environment! As you can tell, the Datai is our favorite place in the world!
THE HOTEL TO STAY AT!
Guest from UK
Having visited over 200 places in the World, the Datai is without doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed at! Their minute attention to detail is incomparable! Like most good hotels the staff are brilliant, but again just seem to be that little bit extra special. The restaurants serve almost Michelin Star quality food and as big foodies, my hobby and I had a great time at the Malaysian cookery class run by the head chef in the Gulai House restaurant. If you stay at the Datai, you must join the morning and evening nature walks run by the passionate naturalist Irshad Mobarak – a bit like Sir David Attenborough. We look forward to returning here again next spring.
SILVER SPOON RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
Guest from Dubai
My goodness, this place is amazing! As you check in and check out the gob smacking view over the rainforest canopy with a glass of champagne in hand, you instantly feel the stress of travelling melt away. We stayed in one of the luxurious pool villas and it was incredibly atmospheric. There are lots of places to explore and see the local wildlife in action, and when you want to relax, there’s nothing like a posh snack and a crisp glass of wine down by the pool. If you like a bit of adventure but don’t want to scrimp on the luxury, the Datai is perfect.
Guest from Malaysia
Surrounded by the most ancient rainforest and steps to the beach, we couldn’t have had a better weekend getaway. Initially drawn to this resort’s architecture (very Bawa like), the service proved an even better attraction for us to come back some day!
THE BEST HOTEL IN MALAYSIA – WE LOVE IT HERE!
Guest from UK
We have been coming to Datai every year for some time. It is the best hotel in this part of the word to our knowledge, from perfect sand beach to superb and personal service and fantastic food. The wildlife and monkeys hopping on the balconies are just to die for! My girls (now 5 and 8 years old) love coming here! Since they were born, the staff treats them with love. Even above our Corner Suite where we always stay – they have put our family name to make us feel at home! Lovely touches like this make it even more special. Our most looked forward holidays of the year!
Fantastic service! Beautiful secluded beach, lovely villa but overall it is the warmth of the welcome that stays with you. The staff clearly love what they do and it shows. If you want fantastic food, a relaxed holiday and somewhere that you feel looked after and welcome you cannot go past the Datai Langkawi.
Guest from Sweden
This is paradise – the only thing you hear is the rainforest, the only thing you smell is the rainforest – it’s so peaceful, quiet and relaxing.
Guest from Australia
My husband and I just stayed at the Datai for four nights. It was heaven. We aren’t honeymooners – been married twelve years but even we got caught up in the romance of the place!
Guest from UK
An idyllic and very romantic location! We had a lovely time here on our 10th anniversary. The staff are a credit to the hotel, they really make you feel welcome and address you personally each time…How do you remember all our names?! The food was of a very high standard and soooo delicious. I’ve never rated a hotel but felt that I had to for The Datai as it was just AMAZING! Paradise on earth…
The Datai Langkawi was voted the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 award in the following categories: Luxury, Romance, Top Hotels, Service
- Design by the visionary architect Kerry Hill, a mesmerizing setting in a 10 million year rainforest that teems with wildlife, a tranquil beach awarded one of the top 10 worldwide, stunning luxury accommodation… It doesn’t come as a surprise that The Datai Langkawi keeps attracting journalists from prestigious international luxury, travel, leisure and nature magazines such as, Vogue, Marie Claire or National Geographic. Read some of the most captivating stories featured below.
15 December 2014
- PRESS RELEASE : THE DATAI WINS BEST LUXURY HIDEAWAY RESORT IN ASIA. Read more..
26 August 2015
- IN THE NEWS : THE DATAI’S RESIDENT NATURALIST FEATURED ON BBC WORLD NEWS.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Celebrated in the leisure industry as the pinnacle of hospitality and lifestyle, The Datai Langkawi received up to the present day more than 80 accolades while being repeatedly awarded by CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER and the TATLER’S TRAVEL GUIDE for enduring excellence!
World Luxury Hotel Award 2014
The Datai was voted Global Winner – Best Luxury Hideaway Resort
Seven Star Global Luxury Award
The Datai Langkawi – recipient of the Signum Virtutis, and Ordained Country Winner of the 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Award for The Pinnacle in Hospitality and Lifestyle
- HAPA General Manager of The Year – The Ambassador of Hospitality’ award.
- HAPA Resort of the Year – Best Discovery
- HAPA Indulging Spa of the Year – Tempting Experience (Hotels/Resorts) – The Spa At The Datai
- HAPA 5-Star Resort – Exceptional Experience
- HAPA Masterchef (Asian) – Master of Authenticity – Chef Rihazul Othman of The Gulai House