With a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, the 10 million-year-old rainforest surrounding The Datai Langkawi is home to a wealth of flora and fauna. It is a place full of magic and mystery, set against Machincang, Southeast Asia’s oldest mountain and the island’s second-highest peak, and overlooking Datai Bay (one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Beaches worldwide) towards Tarutao island on the horizon.
The lush foliage around the resort is home to some of the world’s most fascinating animals including the Long-tailed macaque, Dusky langur, Sunda Colugo, flying lizard, Tokay gecko and more. There are plentiful butterfly species to see if you take a stroll in our Butterfly Garden, and if you are lucky you will spot The Datai Langkawi’s Great hornbill pair flying over the rainforest canopy.
The resort’s nature-centric walks and activities are led by the world-renowned Resident Naturalist Irshad Mobarak, and his team of passionate naturalists and marine biologists, and begin from The Nature Centre, near the beach. This unique open-air building is inspired by a tribal bamboo longhouse and houses a Laboratory. When not in the field, Irshad and his team talk about birds, biogeography, conservation and other elements of island natural history. This is where guests will be inspired by the delicate, symbiotic relationship between animals, plants and man.
For further information regarding our nature activities please reach out to The Nature Centre team.