The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi

Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, Kedah 07000, Malaysia

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“Back to nature”

After a massive renovation that revamped the entire property but left the essence of The Datai intact, this tropical resort again takes its place amongst the lush rainforest on the edge of a private bay. The 10-million-year rainforest is home to eagles, hornbills, langurs, and other animals that might feature on your canopy walk. You can also meet other humans (if you wish), many of them return guests multiple times over. With gorgeous accommodation in a stunning natural setting, it won’t be long until you’re one of them too.

Best time to visit : November to April

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What we love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • Wild natural settings and a choice of canopy, rainforest, or beach for your restful stay
  • The private bay has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the shallow clear waters a pleasure to swim in
  • The attached Ernie Els-designed golf course showcases its natural surroundings
  • The new Nature Center, run by naturalists and marine biologists, provides guests the chance to learn about and participate in conservation and scientific research activities

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

121 Rooms, Suites and Villas

The resort has 121 rooms, suites and villas, all with enchanting views of the lush tropical rainforest, some with the breathtaking vista of the Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island on the horizon.

Room Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary mini-bar (excluding spirits)
  • Personal safe
  • Tea-coffee making facilities
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Tailor-made bath products
  • Bathtub
  • Separate shower
  • Writing desk
  • Vanity table
  • IPTV
  • Twin-basin vanity
  • Cosy day beds
  • Dressing room

Need to know

Check-in 15.00 / Check-out 12.00
Each room includes complimentary breakfast for two

Canopy Deluxe
Canopy Deluxe
  • 2 Adults 1 Child
  • 63 sq. m.
  • King or twin beds
  • Rainforest / Sea

Situated in the main buildings, the Canopy Deluxe (40 units) are a delightful way to experience The Datai Langkawi and its stunning views and award-winning architecture, perfect for guests who prefer to be near the spectacular main pool, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge.

Canopy Premium
Canopy Premium
  • 2 Adults 1 Child
  • 63 sq. m.
  • King or twin beds
  • Rainforest / Sea

Situated in the main buildings, the Canopy Premium rooms (14 units) are a delightful way to experience The Datai Langkawi and its stunning views and award-winning architecture, perfect for guests who prefer to be near the spectacular main pool, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge.

Canopy Suite
Canopy Suite
  • 2 Adults 1 Child
  • 109 - 125 sq. m.
  • King bed
  • Rainforest / Sea

The Canopy Suites (11 units) offer rare rainforest views from their spacious balconies, and also feature a separate living room with dining area and a large bedroom.

The Datai Suite
The Datai Suite
  • 2 Adults, 1 Child
  • 378 sq. m.
  • King and twin beds
  • Rainforest / Sea

The Datai Suite (1 unit) is bathed in natural light, boasting unobstructed views of the rainforest and the Andaman Sea from an outdoor private veranda. The spacious indoor living space is furnished in neutral tones and elevated amenities.

Rainforest Villa
Rainforest Villa
  • 2 Adults, 1 Child
  • 123 sq. m.
  • Twin Bed / King Bed
  • Rainforest

Tucked deep inside the lush tropical rainforest and vegetation that covers The Datai Langkawi, the elegant Rainforest Collection villas stand proudly on stilts above and near a stream that runs through the property. A true escape into nature. The Rainforest Villas (32 units) will offer scenic views of dense jungle or a tropical stream flowing along a meandering course.

Rainforest Pool Villa
Rainforest Pool Villa
  • 2 Adults, 1 Child
  • 123 sq. m.
  • Twin Bed / King Bed
  • Rainforest

Tucked deep inside the lush tropical rainforest and vegetation that covers The Datai Langkawi, the elegant Rainforest Collection villas stand proudly on stilts above and near a stream that runs through the property. A true escape into nature. The Rainforest Pool Villas (8 units) will offer scenic views of dense jungle or a tropical stream flowing along a meandering course.

The Datai Estate Villa
The Datai Estate Villa
  • 14 Adults OR 10 Adults and 8 Children
  • 3,500 sq. m.
  • Twin Bed / King Bed
  • Rainforest

The Datai Estate Villa is unique. It is the ultimate luxury experience, situated in the rainforest near the beach and within walking distance of The Beach Club. The Datai Estate Villa deserves a prominent introduction as the resort’s newest addition. With its expansive five-bedroom facility spanning 3,500 sq.m., the exclusive space features alluring neutral tones with modern furnishings, living rooms, game rooms, two 20-meter connected pools, 24-hour butler service, as well as a private chef. Room is inclusive of complimentary airport transfers and bar (excluding wines from the wine cooler), daily afternoon tea and signature breakfast.

One-Bedroom Beach Villa
One-Bedroom Beach Villa
  • 2 Adults, 1 Child
  • 350 sq. m.
  • Twin Bed / King Bed
  • Beach

Set directly on the white-sand beach of Datai Bay with the ancient rainforest as a backdrop, each of the 13 One-Bedroom Beach Villas are fully enclosed within individual lush gardens that open on to a pristine white-sand beach and appeal to guests seeking private accommodation with full butler service.

Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
Two-Bedroom Beach Villa
  • 4 Adults, or 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • 750 sq. m.
  • Twin Bed / King Bed
  • Beach

Set directly on the white-sand beach of Datai Bay with the ancient rainforest as a backdrop, the Two-Bedroom Beach Villa is fully enclosed within individual lush gardens that open on to a pristine white-sand beach and appeal to guests seeking private accommodation with full butler service.

The Gulai House
The Gulai House
Serving authentic Malaysian cuisine, The Gulai House is an award-winning restaurant tucked deep in the rainforest. The restaurant is reminiscent of a traditional Malay kampung (village) house where diners are welcome to bersila (sit on the floor) or at the rustic dining table to enjoy a Malaysian feast. A traditional hand-washing ritual is performed at the start of every meal.
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
A lavish spread for breakfast awaits diners, complete with a juice bar, freshly made pastries and breakfast specials. Lunch is served à la carte. The restaurant transitions into a romantic venue in the evening, serving French fine dining. Wine aficionados will delight in the restaurant’s exclusive wine collection from its walk-in wine cellar.
The Beach Club and The Beach Bar
The Beach Club and The Beach Bar
A casual venue to enjoy convivial gatherings. Spend the day sipping signature cocktails and savouring fresh seafood, served from an outdoor show kitchen and an open grill, while sunset lights up the horizon with red and orange. At dinner, The Beach Club restaurant transforms into an elevated seafood grill restaurant with tables set on the various decks where guests can listen to the soothing sounds of the waves.
The Pavilion
The Pavilion
The signature Thai restaurant overlooks the serene tropical surroundings. Situated atop 30-metre stilts with far reaching views of the rainforest, Thai cuisine is celebrated with freshly harvested exotic herbs. The sight of the elusive flying colugo, a gliding mammal, will enhance any dining experience.
The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge
Overlooking the Andaman Sea and the rainforest, this open-air lounge is the ideal place to relax and take in the panoramic views. Delicious light snacks are available throughout the day and a premium selection of teas is served during the afternoon high tea. A splendid selection of cocktails, refined spirits and champagne is available in the evenings accompanied by a tapas menu and live jazz.
Adult Pool
Adult Pool
Situated at the main building with a spectacular view of the rainforest canopy, the Andaman Sea and Tarutao island beyond on the horizon. Its loungers under the iconic white umbrellas are in an ideal spot for relaxing with refreshments throughout the day. Adult guests aged 16 and over are welcome to use this pool.
Family Pool and Toddler Pool
Family Pool and Toddler Pool
The newly renovated Family Pool is just a few steps from the beach and also has a Toddler Pool and wading area. Its deck loungers are popular with both couples and families. Delicious local seafood and international specialties are served at The Beach Club throughout the day.
The Health Club
The Health Club
The Health Club
Located just off the beachfront near to The Beach Club with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea. It features a range of the latest equipment for strength and cardio, flexibility and resistance training together with outdoor sports equipment for tennis and cycling. Sauna and steam room facilities complement your quest for optimal health.
Spa
Spa
Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation. Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, The Spa's signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.
Beach
Beach
The Datai Bay’s secluded pocket of paradise has earned it the title of one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Beaches in the world. The white-sand beach curves gently in a protective crescent moon around the bay to create a stretch of sand that is 1.5 kilometers long and 30 meters wide at normal tide. 
Nature Center
Nature Center
The design of this unique open-air building is inspired by a tribal bamboo longhouse. There is a library full of references to the natural world of Langkawi and Malaysia, a lounge for guests to sit and listen to stories from the wild by Resident Naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, and team. There is also a Tea Corner serving specially concocted by the nature team with ingredients uniquely curated by the late Dr Ghani, Langkawi's well known traditional Malay medicine guru. An outdoor pavilion leads to a nature trail taking you on a journey through three different habitats, which culminates at the top of an emerging Strangling fig tree. The team of resident naturalists and marine biologists have curated experiences and activities to allow you to discover the unique flora and fauna of the resort. 
Water Sports
Water Sports
The Datai Langkawi’s pristine beach, azure waters and tranquil atmosphere affords the perfect opportunity to connect with nature. The warm waters of the Andaman sea invite you to explore its intricate marine life by snorkeling in the shallows or, for the more adventurous, try kayaking, windsurfing or sailing out to the farther reaches of the bay while surrounded by the most breathtaking views of the rainforest and islands.
The Boutique
The Boutique
At the lobby level of the main building, The Boutique provides discerning guests with the ultimate boutique shopping experience. It stocks an extensive collection of high-quality, locally- and regionally-inspired merchandise crafted by talented artisans and designers. They have used carefully sourced materials to create bespoke designs especially for The Datai Langkawi. It is the ideal place to discover gifts for friends and family, holiday souvenirs, and is the perfect excuse for a spot of retail indulgence from the comfort of the hotel. 

The Datai Langkawi

Set on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is truly an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by ancient, virgin rainforest. Just 40 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport, The Datai Langkawi offers guests an idyllic retreat to nature.

Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, Kedah 07000, Malaysia

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Arnoud Girodon
Arnoud Girodon
General Manager

A French national who speaks his native French, English as well as Spanish, Arnaud graduated from the Hotel and Catering University of St. Quentin en Yvelines in Paris and began his Food & Beverage career in the United Kingdom. He Subsequently spent seven years in Dubai as Food & Beverage Director at the Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort and was part of the opening team for the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suited as its Hotel Manager. 

His four years of leadership at The Datai Langkawi have resulted in tremendous success. When he first took over, the resort ranked at number four on the island in terms of performance. Within two years, he turned things around positively, bringing the resort up to number one in Langkawi. 

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