Location: The hotel is located in an ancient virgin rainforest on the tropical island of Langkawi, which is known as the Jewel of Kedah, denoting its incredible beauty.
History: The island began to see an influx of tourism starting around the end of the 80s, when the island was granted tax-free status.
Service: Many guests to the Datai highlight is as the most memorable part of their trip, describing the service as sublime.
Perhaps the most luxurious resort on Langkawi, the Datai is surrounded by dense rainforest, its sleek architecture blending seamlessly into its surroundings. Each of the Datai’s 124 rooms, villas, and suites features satellite television, DVD player, hairdryers, telephones, air-conditioning, and in-room safes. All accommodations are decorated in rich colors, with deep brown timber, cream-colored walls and plenty of windows for views of the verdant surroundings.
The Datai’s restaurants include the Pavilion, which serves authentic Thai cuisine in the canopy of the rainforest; the Dining Room, which offers western specialties and Malaysian dishes; the Beach Club, which offers a dining venue with unobstructed views of the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea. There are a wealth of amenities available, including a world-class spa in an open-air pavilion, two swimming pools, two tennis courts, mountain biking facilities, water sports facilities, a well-equipped fitness center and an 18-hole championship golf course. There is no business center, although Internet access is available in the hotel’s library. The Datai is 30 minutes from Langkawi International Airport (LGK).
The Datai Langkawi features 106 well-appointed and spacious rooms, villas, and suites. All rooms feature air-condition, ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD players, and personal safes.
The Datai's Deluxe Rooms feature a separate bedroom and living room area, with the addition of a balcony. An extra, comfortable day-bed is provided, in addition to a king-size bed, private bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, dual bathroom vanities, an LCD flat screen TV, an iPod docking station, and more.
These 205-square-foot rooms feature large windows that let in streams of natural light, while also providing guests with stunning views of the rainforest and Andaman sea, as well as the swimming pool. Interior features include a king-size bed, private bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, an LCD flat screen TV, an iPod docking station, and more.
These impressively spacious rooms feature a separate bedroom and living room area, with the addition of a balcony. An extra, comfortable oversized day-bed is provided, as well as a dining table for two, in addition to a king-size bed, private bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, dual bathroom vanities, an LCD flat screen TV, an iPod docking station, Bose sound system and more.
The hotel provides guests with two tennis courts, two well-appointed outdoor swimming pools, and a fitness center. Guests will also find a wide selection of watersports activity equipment available for their use.
The hotel provides meeting facilities for up to 64 guests, featuring high-tech equipment including audio-visual facilities among others. Guests may choose from a board room, a classroom, a theatre, and more.
Set amongst the rainforest surroundings, The Datai's spa offers signature massages, and other treatments that can help guests feel at one with nature and the rainforest. Guests may choose from four beautifully-appointed spa pavilions.
This award-winning restaurant is the place to sample authentic Malaysian curries, as well as Indian specialties. The venue is nestled amongst the mystical tropical rainforest.
This social hub is the ideal place to meet friends and family for post-dinner cocktails, as well as light snacks. It opens at 8pm nightly.
This spacious all-day dining restaurant features Asian and Western favorites, opening at the crack of dawn, and staying open well into the evening.
This alfresco restaurant serves authentic Thai food set amidst the lush rainforest. Its opening hours are 6:30 to 11pm nightly.