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Jalan Teluk Datai, Datai, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It's 54 rooms, 40 villas, 12 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavours and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Golf course
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Additional bathroom
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Dining area
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
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mocskay wrote a review Nov 2022
Pfaeffikon, Switzerland31 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed in a beautiful rainforest villa and enjoyed overall great service and a fantastic infrastructure. Personnel very friendly. Why not perfect? Depending on your villa, you need a buggy to go to breakfast or the beach and sometimes it will take take a bit of time. More importantly, we felt the breakfast service to be a bit slow. It took up to 15 minutes to get the beverage and the food ordered. The restaurants are very good (would encourage the Beach Club to have more choices for a second visit). Nonetheless, we really enjoyed our time here and appreciated the small things like the complimentary ice-cream at the beach etc. Certainly made it into our top 10 hotels of this world.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear mocskay, Many thanks for your kind review and for staying at The Datai Langkawi. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest villa and glad that the team looked after you well during your stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed The Beach Club restaurant and thank you for your feedback on the buggy and breakfast services which we will look into. On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Clairek K wrote a review Nov 2022
Brooklyn, New York151 contributions106 helpful votes
Very special. Feels like on the other side of the island from everything else, tucked in the middle of the jungle. A really perfect beach with nothing else on it except one other abandoned (burnt-out) resort. The villas are very spacious and well-appointed, with really lovely private pool under the jungle. Dining options are all quite good - a Thai resto, a Malaysian resto, a beach bar/resto, and a "fancy" one. Beach is great for hanging in the day, really nice bar area for lunch and drinks.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear Claire, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our beach as well as our pool villas. Delighted that you also enjoyed all the culinary offerings. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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William Hua Tran wrote a review Nov 2022
George Town, Malaysia1 contribution3 helpful votes
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We visited on our honeymoon and had an amazing experience. The staff all provide exceptional service, the amenities are clean, the food was delicious and the jungle was incredible. They have a buggy service to drive you around the resort should you feel tired, otherwise most spots are easily accessible by foot. A visit to their lab and garden is a great way to learn about sustainable practice at the resort and the various herbs and veggies grown on site. Complimentary tours are interesting and educational. You will have different experiences going on the awakening walk vs the after dark walk, seeing completely different wildlife in resort. The paid tours are run by biologists or naturalists who know a great deal of interesting facts about the local flora and fauna. The crystal creek walk was worth the extra ringgit to be able to swim peacefully under a peaceful waterfall that is only accessible for datai visitors. Simply hanging out by the private beach you’re spoilt with staff providing food service, drinks and the occasional ice cream! They have all water sports equipments free for hire. No need to pack your own gear if you were thinking about kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, bodyboarding or paddle boarding. Around the resort, you’ll be sure to have the occasional monkey, possum or bird visits. The breakfast buffet is a great way to start your day, the fruit and drinks bar got a vast array of juices and they have their own in-house bakery for bread. Pandan cake was amazing! Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A Grab ride from airport to the resort is about RM70 and a taxi service from Datai to the airport...
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Dear William, Thank you for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your preferred resort to celebrate your honeymoon. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience and all the facilities the resort has to offer, especially the nature excursions and watersports facilities. I am also glad that you appreciate our sustainable practices and the activities at The Lab and The Garden. We do look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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geraldine r wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom12 contributions21 helpful votes
The Datai was truly an amazing place to stay it was 5 days of heaven. We stayed in a Rain forest villa which did not disappoint, it was immaculate. Every member of staff were so friendly and polite they made you feel so welcome. The setting of the Datai is incredible you felt at one with nature and were able to just relax in beautiful scenery. The food was excellent with a vast choice. Being up close with nature with several monkey visits made our stay perfect
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Geraldine, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent perfect stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience at The Datai Langkawi. I will pass your comments back to our team, they will be happy to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to your home in the rainforest in the near future. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Alison A wrote a review Nov 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wow, Wow, Wow - The Datai did not disappoint. What an amazing resort in the most beautiful setting. My first trip to Malaysia & the rain forest. The staff are all wonderful, so accommodating. We were part of a group of 8 and wherever we went the staff looked after us, moving tables and chairs, sunbeds and umbrellas. Nothing was too much trouble. The Beach Bar and Restaurant is a must. Great food cooked to your own taste. The beach is beautiful , watersports available and the wildlife is something else! Plenty of experiences on offer, from spa treatments to cooking lessons. The cookery is a must! Can't wait to return. Looking for the negatives?? ... I can't really find any. Unless you want to go out to see local life, The Datai is in the middle of no-where (perfect for me).
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear Alison, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. We do look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Alaksander wrote a review Nov 2022
Singapore, Singapore142 contributions133 helpful votes
Our stay here at Datai Langkawi has been the best stay at a resort or holiday I ever had. They bring hospitality to the next level. staying here is an experience not to be missed. From the welcome at the gate to the entrance of the lobby to the welcome drinks at the verandah, we are greeted with a pleasant experience. Kudos to Mr. Pang who made our welcome even more informative and warm. They first surprised us with a honeymoon surprise with a beautifully decorated bed and a cake. The attention to details on all aspects of our stay is immaculate. The sumptuous and delicious breakfast. The chill times by the pool and the beach. The nature walks are fantastic. The must try place is the Gulai House for dinner. This is an experience I will never forget and will definitely make a trip back here again someday. Kudos to all the hardworking people who made our stay the best one ever.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear Alaksander, Many thanks for your kind review and for staying at The Datai Langkawi. I am very happy to hear that our services made such a positive impression, delivering to a great resort experience throughout your stay. We will share your review with Pang who will be very happy to hear that he made your stay very welcoming. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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635nadi22 wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia22 contributions23 helpful votes
We got a full board package of the rainforest villa and wow! Everything was thought of, and staff was excellent. The rooms were extremely comfortable with every amenity you want. The rainforest villa had a lovely little outdoor area, and they offer you buggy rides from place to place although it’s nice to just walk. In hindsight, the full board may have been too much food, but we weren’t planning on leaving the resort so it worked for us. Highly recommend the Thai restaurant where we went twice. If you want to splurge on a beach getaway in Malaysia, this is the place
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear 635nadi22, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent with at The Datai Langkawi. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest villa as well as the full board package. Glad that you also enjoyed your culinary experience at The Pavilion. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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badfly wrote a review Nov 2022
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom44 contributions20 helpful votes
Stayed here in 1996 which I think was around 3yrs after it opened, it was simply a fabulous experience. Came back in 2022 and I am pleased to say it is still as fabulous today as when we last visited. Mix of virgin rain forest and secluded beach with all the comforts you need mixed with the opportunity to see some unique flora, fauna and wild life, you really are amongst the best that Malaysia can offer. Simply stunning from beginning to end. Views, staff, amenities, food at the 4 restaurants, all the little treats throughout the day. It takes a lot of effort for everything to be this perfect and pristine 24hrs a day Only a few things have changed over the 26yr gap. 1. View from reception lobby- the rainforest canopy is higher than back then, but still an outstanding view. 2. More professional tarmac pathways and roads than the dirt tracks of earlier days. 3. They now have beach villas. 4. A second resort was built in the bay, but it burnt down as Covid hit, so The Datai is still the only and also the best location for access to the secluded Datai bay. 5. Free water sports at the beach - not a thing back in 1996.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear guest, It's was a pleasure to have you back after 26 years and delighted to hear that you still had a fabulous experience with us, then and now, and enjoyed all the facilities the resort has to offer. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful nature and wildlife that surrounds the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back but we hope it will be sooner rather than 26 years later :-) Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Olga wrote a review Nov 2022
Moscow, Russia3 contributions2 helpful votes
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From the very beginning, starting from the booking directly to the hotel- everything was very pleasant and smooth) The hotel offered us complimentary transfer from ( and to)the airport, the car was great, and able to get 3 huge suitcases and 3 small ones, and us as well) We were staying at beach villa- if you can afford it- choose this variant! Villa consists of 2 independent buildings- one is a bedroom with a bathroom- very big and cosy. And separately was a living room with huge TV and sofa, free mini- bar ( free alcohol 🤪🤪🤪, very dangerous thing- there is a chance , that you will not find out , that you are having beach🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 The beach, by the way, is very clean with soft white sand))) And you will see monkeys on the beach and many other wild creatures 👍 StYing at villa you are having personal butler, who is helping you with all wishes! The afternoon tea with different delights was so pleasant!! Our butler Fatin was extremely good! Breakfast was really great , the a- la- card menu , which is included- worth to try👌👌👌 We were most liking Mediterranean Beach restaurant and Thai- very tasty and of course, with excellent service. The whole our staying we were feeling perfect attitude and care, so personal we met only at Maldives🤗🤗🤗 And when we had an accident, I felt and break hand- we were having personal help of Ronald, who bring us to hospital, helped the whole way with organisations of ex- rays and visit to doctor) And so charming it was to get a card from butler team and a bottle of champagne 🍾 wishing the soonest recovery) The overall experience - we were enchanted by Datai, we will definitely be back to this place! Many small details which make wonders- perfect place with perfect service and perfect atmosphere!!! PS: We were staying at 2 most expensive hotels of Langkawi during this trip , but this one is much much better, than the second ( you will easily guess)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Olga, It is truly gratifying to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am very happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your Beach Villa and the services you have experienced while staying with us. I am also delighted to know that the team looked after you well especially after you had your fall, I hope you have fully recovered from the fall. I will pass your kind words of appreciation to the rest of the team who I am sure will be pleased to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one, especially Ronald and Fatin particularly will be happy to see their names personally mentioned. On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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KayH wrote a review Nov 2022
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
Datai is hands down the best luxury resort in Malaysia, and is a truly unique and magical experience. Nestled in the rainforests of Langkawi, you get both jungle and beach at this special location. The beach is sandy soft, calm, beautiful, and perfect for daily swims. We’ve been here twice in 2022 already, and both times stayed at the beach villa which is wonderful if you can get a booking (they’re extremely popular and tend to get booked up). The food is exquisite - every meal was wonderful. We’ve stayed at Amans and numerous other luxury properties all around the world and Datai certainly delivers its own brand of unforgettable magic.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear KayH, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we appreciate your support and for returning to visit us again. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Beach Villa as well as the rainforest and beach experience. Glad that you also enjoyed the culinary offerings. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Datai Langkawi
Which popular attractions are close to The Datai Langkawi?
Nearby attractions include Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi (5.1 km), Art In Paradise (5.6 km), and Langkawi Sky Bridge (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Datai Langkawi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Datai Langkawi?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach Grill, Langkawi Kitchen, and Horizon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Datai Langkawi have airport transportation?
Yes, The Datai Langkawi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Datai Langkawi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Datai Langkawi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, and Malay.