Embraced by an ancient rainforest on the northwestern tip of the island of Langkawi, lies The Datai. An exclusive, romantic hideaway that is bordered by a perfect white-powered sandy beach on the shores of the Andaman Sea. The Datai has a loyal following - guests never tire of this grande dame with its superlative service, relaxed intimate atmosphere and facilities that cater for romantic couples just as well as family travellers.
The Datai’s 121 rooms, suites and villas, all with enchanting views of the lush tropical rainforest, some with the breathtaking vista of the Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island on the horizon, are all spacious with a soothing design that is a perfect blend of local materials and contemporary clean designs. The rooms all have large bedrooms, living areas and private verandas featuring exposed beams, dark teak floors and bamboo screens. Food is delectable, served in a choice of four restaurants, offering dishes from across the globe. The Dining Room serves perfectly pitched Malaysian and Western cuisine, whereas the Pavilion cooks up authentic Thai treats. At the rustic-chic restaurant the Gulai House, Malay and Indian dishes are served whilst for romantic alfresco dinners, opt for a private candlelit dinner on the beach. There are killer cocktails served in the lobby bar, which is adult-only after 8 pm.
There is a great variety of activities on offer at The Datai: all sorts of watersports - motorised and non-motorised, plus tennis courts and a championship golf course. Despite having every modern amenity available to you, you are never far away from the wilds of the jungle and centuries-old pristine rainforest. There are lakes, caves and waterfalls on your doorstep, and a master guide and Naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, will fill you to the brim with knowledge on this incredible landscape. There is also a Spa with expertly-trained therapists offering a vast array of treatments and programmes, including Lembut massages and a Ramuan ritual.
Please note: The Datai will re-open its doors after the extensive renovation on the 1st of November 2018.