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The Datai

Datai Bay, Malaysia

The Datai: Main Swimming Pool & The Dining Room

The Datai: Main Swimming Pool & The Dining Room

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The Datai: Private Beach Dinner The Datai: The Els Club Teluk Datai The Datai: Spa Suite The Datai: The Datai Suite The Datai: Beach Villa View


Not many hotels can boast a ten-million-year-old rainforest on their doorstep, a totally unique setting that The Datai - an idyllic natural retreat on the northwest tip of Langkawi - makes the most of. Blending seamlessly into the surroundings, its freestanding, Malay-style villas - many featuring an elevated veranda and a private pool - are scattered throughout the forest for total privacy. Pool Suites are located in the rainforest too, near to the beach, with two guest suites sharing a living and dining area, linked by a covered walkway and having access to a private swimming pool. There's a lovely spa, whose four suites are located deep in the rainforest canopy, and around the peaceful main swimming pool, only the buzz of the jungle's indigenous animals breaks the silence. In addition, there are a number of activities to enjoy, including guided rainforest walks, mountain-biking and cookery courses and, for those enjoy playing golf, The Els Club Teluk Datai is a splendid eighteen-hole, par 72 course designed by four-times major winner, Ernie Els. The golf course, which is located a mere five-minute drive away from the hotel, has been honoured to receive 'The World's Best New Golf Course' award at the 2014 World Golf Awards.*Please note that The Datai will be closing from 4 Sep 17 for an extensive renovation which is due to take approximately 10 months.

*Please note that the resort will close on the 4th September 2017 for an extensive restoration project.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Tucked away in an ancient rainforest by the Andaman Sea
  • Feature:Enjoy golf on a championship course in the rainforest
  • Rooms:124 rooms, villas & suites
  • Location:Datai Bay , Malaysia
  • Nearest airport:Langkawi Airport
The Datai
Location and transfer

30 minutes from Langkawi Airport by private car transfer.

Holiday Enquiry

All accommodation features air-conditioning, a mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, a safe, satellite/cable flat-screen television, DVD/CD player, telephone, iPod/iPhone docking station, wi-fi internet access and a twice daily maid service.

Deluxe Room:+
  • Rooms: 44
  • Size: 62.5m²
  • Room View: Rainforest views
  • Facilities: Each Deluxe Room features a combined bedroom with a king-size bed and living area, a writing desk, spacious bathroom with dressing area, twin sinks, a bath and shower and a balcony with a comfortable day-bed.
Premium Room :+
  • Rooms: 10
  • Size: 62.5m²
  • Room View: Rainforest, pool or sea views
  • Facilities: Positioned a level up from the Deluxe Rooms, Premium Rooms have a king-size bed, spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower and a balcony with day-bed.
Superior Villa:+
  • Rooms: 35
  • Size: 93m²
  • Room View: Rainforest views
  • Facilities: Located in the heart of the tropical rainforest and connected to the public facilities by a series of pathways, these elegantly designed villas offer an extremely spacious living and sleeping area, with a dining table for two, an oversize day-bed and a large bathroom boasting a rainfall shower, twin terrazzo vanity and 'his and hers' wardrobes.
Pool Villa:+
  • Rooms: 5
  • Size: 120m²
  • Room View: Rainforest views
  • Facilities: Located in the heart of the rainforest and offering easy access to the resort's facilities, the one-bedroom Pool Villas are designed in the same style as a Superior Villa, but come with their own plunge pool (with built-in Jacuzzi) and a day-bed.
Corner and End Suites:+
  • Rooms: 11
  • Size: 2 Corner Suites (109m²) 9 End Suites (125m²)
  • Room View: Rainforest and sea views
  • Facilities: Located in the main building, the Corner and End Suites comprise a bedroom with end suite bathroom, spacious living and dining areas and a private veranda overlooking the tropical forest and sea.
Pool Suite:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Room View: Views of the surrounding area
  • Facilities: Located close to the beachfront, Pool Suites comprise a bedroom with living area, a spacious bathroom, dressing area and a private deck. Each pair of guest suites are connected by sheltered linkways and they share a private fifteen-metre-long swimming pool, as well as a fitted kitchen, living and dining area. Because these suites must be booked in pairs, they are ideal for families or groups of friends.
Datai Suite:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 258m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: The Datai Suite comprises two bedrooms, an expansive living room with separate dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The suite's wraparound sandstone balcony ensures panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Beach Villa :+
  • Rooms: 14
  • Size: 218m²(one-bedroom villa x 13) 475m²(two-bedroom villa x 1)
  • Room View: Andaman Sea views
  • Facilities: Situated on Datai Bay Beach, surrounded by the natural rainforest and exotic foliage, Beach Villas are ideal for families, two couples or a larger group. Offering guests direct access to the beach, spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and unprecedented levels of privacy, these spacious villas come with separate living areas which open out onto private, fully enclosed gardens complete with rain showers and 12-metre-long pools. 

In addition to the dining opportunities available at The Datai's restaurants, speciality dining is a popular way of celebrating an extra-special occasion. Choose from romantic candlelit beach dining in a setting just for two, Champagne breakfasts on the beach or four-course lobster menus under a blanket of twinkling stars.

The Pavilion:+
  • Cuisine: Thai cuisine
  • Setting: A charming al fresco setting set beneath the canopy of the rainforest.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Dining Room:+
  • Cuisine: Western and Malaysian cuisine
  • Setting: The Dining Room offers an elegant setting for dining throughout the day and into the evening. It also boasts a dining terrace, perfect for al fresco meals.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Beach Club:+
  • Cuisine: International and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Setting: Wonderfully located, enjoy dining al fresco throughout the day and into the evening while taking in breathtakingly unobstructed views of the sea and beyond.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Lobby Lounge:+
  • Cuisine: Snacks and cocktails
  • Setting: Providing panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, refreshing cocktails and snacks are available in the Lobby Lounge throughout the day and evening, into the early hours.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
The Gulai House :+
  • Cuisine: Award-winning Malaysian and Indian cuisine
  • Setting: Situated in the heart of the rainforest, away from the resort’s main building, guests can dine on traditional Malaysian curries and Indian specialities in an open-air 'Kampung Style' setting.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No

The hotel's traditional Malaysian junk schooner, Naga Pelangi, and its crew, are available for a variety of sailing excursions. The ‘Discovery Tour’ sails to Teluk Dalo Dang and offers the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the sea before cruising the Selat Chinchin, the channel between Langkawi and Koh Tarutao. Or, take the ‘Day Cruise’ to the pretty island of Tarutao, a National Marine Park of Thailand where you will have the opportunity to go sea kayaking or swimming. On the return to Datai Bay you will also have the chance to learn how to handle the Chinese sail of the schooner and even try your hand at working the ropes and lines yourself. If you prefer, enjoy a leisurely evening, nibbling on canapés and sipping Champagne on the ‘Sunset Cocktail Cruise’ as you sail around Datai Bay and enjoy watching the sun set over Teluk Datai. Naga Pelangi is also available for private charter and an itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your interests.


The Ernie Els-designed, Els Club Teluk Datai is an award-winning, 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, enjoying an incredible setting amidst tropical rainforest and stretching to the edge of the Andaman Sea. In keeping with the setting, bunkers are replaced by patches of tropical vegetation and streams, whilst holes are named after native flora and fauna, and include Dusky Leaf and Hornbill. In this ancient jungle retreat, you can expect to the comforts of an international-class golf club, including state-of-the-art buggies fitted with GPS, a Clubhouse with modern locker rooms, a pro shop and refreshments facilities. There are also opportunities to take professional golf lessons.

Health & Fitness

The Datai Spa features individual spa pavilions nestled in the jungle, beside a stream. Open on three sides and sheltered by the forest canopy, each pavilion affords privacy and peace in which to enjoy therapies. The host of exotic spa treatments combines the spirit and traditions of Bali with the mysticism of Langkawi's ancient rainforests and includes the signature Spa Massage, which is an extraordinary fusion of Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai, Balinese and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi techniques, applied by two Therapists working in perfect harmony.

In Addition

Due to its unique position, built into surrounding ancient rainforest, The Datai is home to a wealth of wild animals and intriguing creatures. It's not unusual to find a wild pig sauntering past your door or the odd monkey tapping at the window. The Datai seamlessly blends into the natural environment, so the frogs and the lizards do as they wish, the monkeys make humorous fools of themselves and the insects carry on regardless. Expect to hear bird calls and monkey chatter throughout your stay, because this is a truly wild experience.

Weddings & Honeymoons

The Datai  boasts a gorgeous location in which to enjoy a romantic wedding for you and your guests. Choose from a divine beach setting, with the emerald-green sea and far-distant islands as your backdrop, or venture into the heart of the ancient rainforest to enjoy a traditional Malay (Bersanding) ceremony at The Gulai House, a traditional Kampung dwelling.

The hotel would be happy to tailor your wedding to your requirements and the dedicated Wedding Specialist will ensure that your wishes come true, whether you dream of a traditional Malay ceremony or a more modern version - traditional music, fireworks, delicious cuisine and flower arrangements are just some of the details that can be organised, just for you.

Of course, with such a spectacular, peaceful beachside setting, nestled into an impossibly lush rainforest, this stunning retreat is also the perfect place in which to enjoy a romantic honeymoon.

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