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“This well-established luxury hotel is a firm favourite of those visiting Langkawi, and a recent renovation has made it an even more covetable stay. Nestled deep into a 10-million-year-old rainforest, nature really takes centre stage here, and from the moment of arrival you're soothed into ultimate relaxation thanks to the sounds of tropical birds, bubbling streams and whispering trees. The refreshed rooms are immaculate with wooden accents, sustainable products and some of the best beds we've ever slept in, while outside there is so much to do, from kayaking in the mangrove forest, to heading on nature trails, to learning about wildlife at the new Nature Centre. The spa hidden away in the lush greenery is an ideal place to switch off and unwind.”
Surrounded by ancient rainforest next to a secluded powder-white beach, The Datai Langkawi is a tranquil retreat ranked as one of the Leading Hotels of the World. With its exclusive sands, abundant tropical wildlife and excellent reputation, it’s a haven for those looking to reconnect with nature and soothe mind, body and spirit.
The luxurious rooms, suites and villas are divided amongst the canopy, rainforest and beach. The canopy rooms are in the main building, while the rainforest villas are on stilts deep in the forest, some with private plunge pools. The beach villas have private pools and butler service, while the Datai Estate offers five bedrooms, two pools, butler service and a private chef. Recently renovated, the rooms are huge with woody accents and soothing tones to reflect the surrounding environment, and the resort works hard to support sustainable principles.
Dining here is a dream. Enjoy Malay dishes at the award-winning The Gulai House; dine on delectable Thai, international and seafood at The Pavilion, 30-metres above the rainforest canopy; or enjoy fine dining at The Dining Room. There's also a lovely beach club and beach bar on the sand.
Explore the rainforest with guided nature walks, enjoy water sports, try some local cooking, play a round on the neighbouring championship golf course, and be pampered in the spa.