- This legendary hotel which is sublimely located deep within the emerald canopy of an rainforest – has emerged from a refresh to include updated guestrooms, spa, restaurants and a new nature centre that strives to highlight the hotel’s incredible surroundings.
- Set on the talcum-white sands of Datai Bay, the hotel is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility, surrounded by a centuries-old rainforest with a footpath leading to an idyllic white sandy beach.
- Visit the new tribal bamboo longhouse inspired Nature Center, take nature and beach walks with a resident naturalist and marine biologist.
- The perfect escape for guests looking to reconnect with nature, and to nurture the mind, body, and spirit in harmony with the resort’s unique natural surroundings for your overall well-being.
- Datai Bay is rated one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, along with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wide array of wildlife, like Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos, and Sunda Colugos, just a few of the area’s endemic species.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The cooking classes at The Datai Langkawi are bound to delight guests looking for delicious culinary experiences. Join our Malay, Thai and Indian resident chefs at The Dapur (Malay for ‘kitchen’). The hands-on cooking session begins with a walk to our new permaculture 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.
Nestled between the primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, our 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.With the marbled peaks of the mighty Machincang mountain range as a backdrop, the 47-hectare course has been developed to honour its natural surroundings. Typical bunkers have been replaced by less conventional golfing ‘hazards’, including tropical vegetation and streams, and even the holes’ names, such as Macaque Manor, are a subtle nod to the wildlife that can often be spotted around the course.
Discover the hidden beauty of Langkawi on board the Naga Pelangi. We have curated a selection of bespoke and exclusive cruises including discovery and sunset cruises from the months of December to April to explore Langkawi’s breath-taking landscapes.Malay sailing boats evoke a bygone era of pioneering discovery and fantastical adventure. The Naga Pelangi, a 30-metre, traditional wooden Malaysian junk schooner, has been crafted both for sailing pleasure and to preserve tradition. The Naga Pelangi is made from chengal wood, found only in the Malaysian Peninsula, and was built by Captain Christoph and a team of shipwrights in the famous boatyards of Duyong Island in Terengganu.
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.
Nestling 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.
Almost 25 years have passed since The Datai Langkawi first welcomed guests. A homage to the work of the visionary architect Kerry Hill, it all started with the discovery of the Datai Bay and a view so breathtaking that he fell instantly in love with the place on his first site visit with fellow designer Didier Lefort.The magic of Datai Bay is so inspiring that on entering this ancient wilderness, Hill secretly wondered whether moving one single stone would be sacrilegious but realised that the only way to build a resort in this mesmerising setting was by honouring its natural setting.His proposal to set the main building on a forest ridge 40 metres above sea level and 300 metres back from the beach was initially met with bewilderment. Surely, a seafront resort with direct Andaman Sea views would attract many more visitors? But Hill stood his ground, determined to preserve the pristine beauty of the coastline and unveil the hidden treasures of the rainforest.
Situated in the main buildings, the beautiful Canopy Collection rooms and suites are a delightful way to experience The Datai Langkawi and its stunning views and award-winning architecture. A good choice for guests who like to be near the spectacular Main Pool, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Two-bedroom beach villa
The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is a generous 750 square metres, 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/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, an IPTV screen, personal safe, tea and coffee-making facilities and a fully inclusive private bar which is replenished daily.
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.
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.
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.
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 ambiance 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.
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.Delicious light snacks are available throughout the day, a premium selection of teas is served during afternoon high tea as well as our signature drinks. And, in the evening there’s our splendid cocktail selection, wine and champagne. To round off a perfect Datai day, savour one of The Lobby Lounge’s selection of Single Malts and fine cigars.
You can choose to laze by the beautiful adult pool, walk along the soft sand of our long curving Datai Bay beach, tone your body, mind and soul in our The Health Club and then stroll up to our delightful The Boutique for some light shopping. And all with the most incredible array of plant life and wildlife on your doorstep.And for those guests who just like to have fun, The Datai Langkawi has a full range of non-motorised water sports from snorkelling to sail-boats, a family pool, a toddler wading pool, bicycles and the world-famous The Els Club Teluk Datai golf course. Tennis courts are also available at The Els Club Teluk Datai.
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.
The air-conditioned facility is just off the beach front 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.
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. Adult guests aged 16 and over are welcome to use this pool.
As unspoilt as the ancient rainforest that fringes its shore, the Datai Bay’s secluded pocket of paradise has earned it the title of one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Beaches in the world. The white-sand beach curves gently in a protective crescent moon around the bay to create a stretch of sand that is 1.5 kilometres long and 30 metres wide at normal tide.