Nature at The Datai Langkawi

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.

The Datai Langkawi’s setting, on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, is a place full of magic and mystery, and it has millions of years’ worth of stories to tell. Against a backdrop of Southeast Asia’s oldest mountain, Machincang, its 750-hectare rainforest ‘back garden’ is every nature lover’s dream and just waiting to be discovered.

The Datai Langkawi is blessed with an abundance of plants and wildlife. The lush foliage around the resort is home to some of the most fascinating animals, including the Long-tailed macaque, Black giant squirrel, Oriental-pied hornbill, and more. If you are lucky you will see The Datai Langkawi’s resident Great hornbill pair flying over the rainforest canopy as you sip an evening drink on The Lobby Lounge terrace. Every guest is entranced by the nightly chorus of tiny Green paddy field and Common tree frogs in the lily pond in The Lobby.

There are many stories to tell about the natural heritage surrounding The Datai Langkawi. Our world-renowned Resident Naturalist and author of 'Discovering Langkawi with Irshad Mobarak', Irshad Mobarak leads a team of passionate naturalists and marine biologists who will take you on a journey of learning, exploration and discovery in and around the resort on complimentary and paid excursions. You will be able to reconnect with nature and find a deeper appreciation of the biodiversity that completes The Datai Langkawi.