The Datai Langkawi - 550 million years in the making

About 550 million years ago the ice that blanketed Slush Ball Earth began to recede exposing two large landmasses. The much larger of the two so called super continent was named Gondwanaland while the other was known as Laurentia.

Gondwanaland was a lifeless continent made up of deserts, lakes, mountains and rivers. The only life on Earth at that time was found in the oceans, made up of soft jelly like organism that did not leave a strong fossilized record.

On one of Gondwanaland’s many rivers, sand and silt are transported downstream and when the river finally reached the ocean, they were sedimentary laid to the bottom of the ocean to create a very shallow marine environment known as a delta. About 205 million years ago that ancient delta was tectonically pushed out of the earth to form what now stands as the Matcincang Formation.

Today this imposing sandstone formation rise majestically and is the backdrop of many beautiful bays and secluded coves. Here where the rainforest cresses the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, on a crescent shaped bay with soft slightly golden hue sand stands The Datai, on the most beautiful beach on the island

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COVID-19 'CONDITIONAL MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER' IN MALAYSIA

Since 18 Mar 2020, Malaysia has been under the Conditional Movement Control Order which has since been extended until 9 June 2020. Initiated to curb the spread of COVID-19, specific businesses and gatherings in the country will be suspended until further notice. In light of this new ruling, we regretfully inform you that we will not be able to honour or accept any reservations until 12 June 2020. We thank you for your patience and understanding during these trying times and will keep you updated of changes as they unfold. Please also note that once we are able to reopen, some of our activities and outlets may be closed or be limited due to new health and safety regulations. For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at reservations@dataihotels.com. Thank you and stay safe.

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