The Datai Langkawi

Location: Malaysian Islands | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The tropical island of Langkawi is dotted with white sand beaches and engulfed by glistening azure waters, and in the depths of its ancient rainforest, gazing out over the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, you’ll find the beautiful Datai Langkawi. With stylish villas, a superb spa and stunning restaurants, this resort delivers the utmost luxury, jungle style - don’t be too surprised to see families of monkeys lingering in the treetops...

Perfect forLuxury solitude in the heart of the rainforest.
In the knowDatai Bay has been named one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic. 

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Datai Langkawi has a beautiful tropical setting on the idyllic island of Langkawi, nestled in lush rainforest and fringing a beautiful white-sand beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea.

Rooms at The Datai Langkawi

This award-winning hotel is eco-friendly without stinting on style, and takes inspiration from Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage, using local woods. The rooms, villas and suites are like little pockets of luxury in the heart of the jungle, and from bed to bathtub, you can enjoy unspoilt views of the spectacular natural surroundings. 

The Canopy rooms are in the main house, built of black shale rocks, with balconies looking out over the treetops and the exotic birds. The gorgeous Datai suite has plenty of space and premium views, and is ideal for families. The standalone Rainforest villas are raised on stilts in the heart of the rainforest, some alongside a stream, where you can watch monkeys leaping from tree to tree.

The Beach suites are right on the secluded beach, surrounded by tropical gardens and overlooking the Andaman Sea. Decked out in stone, wood and glass, they have private pools and sundecks and direct access to the white sands. Relax by the pool and order a drink from your butler - who is on hand 24 hours a day.

Food & Drink

The resort’s many restaurants serve an enormous range of Malay, Thai, Indian and Western fare, and the magnificent accompanying views add the Datai touch of perfection.

Try authentic Malaysian fare at the Gulai House, which is modelled on a traditional Malay kampung house, where you sit on hand-woven pandan mats. Enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast in the elegant Dining Room, while the Lobby Lounge, which gazes over the rainforest and the sea, offers drinks and live music in the evening.

Savour exquisite Thai dishes by candlelight at the Pavilion restaurant, elevated high up in the rainforest canopy, and at the exclusive Beach Club, you can dine down on the shore, under the stars - including wood-fired pizzas and Mediterranean specialities, with sunset cocktails a must.


The state-of-the-art fitness centre, two tennis courts, award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, beautiful pool and wide range of water sports will keep even the most active busy, and while they’re happily rushed off their feet, there’s plenty of ways to put yours up. Relax by the nearby waterfalls or on the private beach, or, under the rainforest canopy, sample the spa’s impressive repertoire of massages, scrubs and facials, inspired by ancient Malay healing rituals, as the river trickles by.

Activities at The Datai Langkawi

A 750-hectare ancient rainforest and a beautiful beach form a rather impressive back garden. Swim in the streams or snorkel in the sea, or walk the numerous trails that snake their way through the rainforest, and keep an eye out for dusky leaf monkeys, Sunda flying lemurs and tokay geckos. Head to the Datai's Nature Centre to find out more about the local environment and its colourful inhabitants.

You can also charter the Datai's exclusive yacht, the Naga Pelangi, which is inspired by traditional wooden schooners, for a scenic sailing trip around Langkawi's coastline.

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Hotel location

The Datai Langkawi is 45 minutes from Langkawi International Airport.

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