The Datai, Langkawi
For those who crave a destination with a real sense of place when travelling, yet still seek superb luxury and all the creature comforts it entails, The Datai is the place for you. Set on the pristine isle of Langkawi, this renowned resort, regarded as one of the world’s finest hideaway retreats, sets a benchmark for all things jungle-chic! Think ‘back to nature’ where the natural environment and stunning design complement each other perfectly.
Scattered through the deep emerald green of virgin rainforest, The Datai is a truly stunning place to be; pathways meander through the tangle of trees down to a sublime tropical beach. Accommodation here is divine; Deluxe Rooms are located in the main building, close to the main pool and bar. These rooms have a contemporary feel about them, partial ocean views and a fabulous jungle outlook. We love the villa accommodation, which is dotted along the pathways to the beach. These have plenty of space for being lazy and indulgent, super bathrooms and some have private plunge pools overlooking the rainforest as well – what more could you want?
Dining is a real experience here. For the perfect fusion of east-meetswest, the Dining Room is the place to be. The Pavilion is a beautiful Thai restaurant elevated in the treetops and famed for some of the best Thai dishes in the country. We particularly love the setting of Gulai House – rustic-luxe deep in the heart of the rainforest, serving up memorable Malay and Indian gastronomy. The romantics out there can indulge in a private candlelit dinner for two on the beach.
The incredible rainforest also hosts an excellent spa where treatments are inspired by ancient Malay Ramuan healing principles – this, combined with the location, makes for a unique and very special experience. Alongside the spa there is an Ernie Els designed golf course, an adults only pool, complimentary rainforest walks and plenty of non-motorised watersports. If you wish to explore the surrounding area, a mangrove cruise through the Langkawi Geopark is a fascinating experience, while the nightlife of Langkawi is just a short drive away.
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