The Datai


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 around on the neighboring championship golf course, and be pampered in the spa.

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Location & Getting There

Immersed in an ancient virgin rainforest that leads to a secluded bay, The Datai is a 40-minute road transfer from Langkawi Airport.


The property comprises 121 secluded villas, suites, and rooms. There are three atmospheres from which to choose from canopy, jungle, and beach. Deluxe and Premium rooms feature a combined bedroom and living room, together with a spacious airy balcony. End and Corner suites boast a separate living and dining area on top of the private balcony. The Datai suite boasts an expansive living and dining area and a fully equipped kitchen together with a large balcony. Superior villas rise on stilts from the rainforest stream, featuring a combined bedroom and living space. Pool villas have a plunge pool with a built-in Jacuzzi. Pool suites are built around a private swimming pool with a spacious sundeck, with an expansive living and dining area with a fitted kitchen. Beach villas come with 1 or 2 bedrooms, complete with a lush outdoor garden with a private rain shower, as well as a 10-meter private pool and sun deck. Villa Hutan Datai experience: the secluded Villa Hutan Datai is perched on a hillside with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, comprising of a living pavilion, dining area, alfresco bar, and a swimming pool with a spacious sundeck.


Join the complimentary morning and evening rainforest walks guided by an internationally known naturalist, or embark on a trekking tour with a local medicine man to learn about the potent jungle plants. For water lovers, the Beach Activities Center offers snorkeling gear on a complimentary basis, windsurfs, sea kayaks, and sailboats. Malay and Thai culinary classes and batik workshops are also available for those in quest of more quiet activities.


Children are welcome and very well catered for. Children’s activities on offer include movie nights, kite flying, sandcastle building, and swimming.

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Why we recommend The Datai

“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.”


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