The Datai Experience

The Datai Langkawi truly embraces its surroundings, just as its surroundings seem to embrace it right back. Its architecture is sympathetic to its environment, its spa uses rare rainforest ingredients in its traditional therapeutic remedies, and its spectacular 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course, has won numerous awards. As a guest, your experience at The Datai can be focussed on just one of its areas of expertise, or it can be all-encompassing. How you choose to spend your time will be one of the most challenging decisions you will have to make during your stay here.


Wellness at The Datai

Escape the stresses and strains of every-day life as you make the most of this tranquil location. The Datai Spa is an enchanting rainforest sanctuary, with four peaceful villas set along a winding stream. Relax to the sounds of trickling water, chirping cicadas and birdsong, and breathe in the aroma of the jungle as you enjoy your chosen treatment. Select one of a number of Ramuan massages; or their signature Tungku Batu - a treatment that works with the body's pressure points using a heated river stone fastened in a pouch with selected rainforest herbs; relax in a hibiscus bath; or while away the hours in a spacious soak tub with a view of the water.

Golfing at The Datai

If being more active is your thing, then a game, or two, of golf around the 47-hectare, the award-winning golf course may be just what you are looking for. Designed by golfing legend Ernie Els, it is nestled in the rainforest, backed by the towering Matchinchang Mountains, and offering breath-taking views of the Andaman Sea. It is certainly a golf course with a difference, as instead of the usual bunkers and rough it makes use of the natural landscape in the form of tropical vegetation and streams. Take lessons from Troon Golf instructors, or take advantage of the state of the art facilities and buggies equipped with GPS.  You will find this a truly sophisticated game experience.  Plus, Datai guests exclusively enjoy up to 30% lower rates and a variety of added benefits.


Nature Walks with Irshad Mobarak

While staying in a location such as Datai Bay, you cannot escape your incredibly unspoilt surroundings, and nor would you want to. At some point during your visit, you should treat yourself to a nature walk that will enable you to discover an abundance of flora and fauna like you will never have seen before.  Walking through the rainforest, which is believed to be at least 10-million years old, you might just spot lizards, geckos, hornbill or if you are lucky a dusky leaf monkey or two. Guests at The Datai can enjoy complimentary morning and evening nature walks, during which you will be regaled with stories and knowledge from our world-renowned guide, Irshad Mobarak, also known as Junglewalla, or the Jungle Man of Langkawi.  These walks are an utter treat, and with 26 years of knowledge and experience, Irshad has even been known to impress prominent naturalists including David Bellamy.


All of these options just serve to enhance the already luxurious stay you will have in one of the resorts 125 villas, suites, or rooms, set in a canopy, rainforest, beach or hillside location, each with its own charm and distinct atmosphere.  The cuisine will also offer you a taste sensation with six restaurant or lounge options, offering international cuisine, Malay, Indian and Thai, as well as cocktails, canapés and fine cigars.

Many guests have enjoyed their experience at The Datai so much that they wish we would keep it a secret, but we just couldn’t do that as we feel it is only right that all of our clients are given the chance to immerse themselves in everything that The Datai, and its surroundings, have to offer. Visit our Malaysia page to combine this incredible adventure with other life-changing experiences in this stunningly vibrant country.



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