Thank you for your email & we had a wonderful stay at The Datai. The staff were charming & very helpful and we could not have been more comfortable in the End Suite in the main hotel & then the Superior Villa where we spent the last three nights.
The beach is glorious & there are always cold towels & water on offer plus other delicious temptations such as ice cream! Breakfast at The Datai is one of the best we have had on our travels (we think it rivals The Chedi in Muscat & Kempinski in Istanbul) and of the four Datai restaurants The Pavilion Thai Restaurant is the best.
The setting of The Datai is second to none & we saw much wildlife during our stay. The Spa is excellent and very tranquil. There are always hotel buggies around to transport guests who would prefer a ride rather than walk in the heat!
We made two excursions from The Datai – one the geopark boat trip & the other a shopping trip (taking in the crocodile farm on the way back!). My husband played golf twice at the brand new Els golf course close to The Datai which he much enjoyed. The hotel’s morning & evening nature walks are superb & really worth doing – we did both.
We could have done more but the days passed all too quickly and in the end we decided to spend our last three days peacefully on the beach!
We would love to return to The Datai!
Thank you again for all your help with our memorable holiday. We have recommended Lightfoot Travel to everyone we met at The Datai & also to friends in London.
With kind regards
KW – March 2014