The Datai, Langkawi

Searching for an untouched haven where you can get back to nature? On Langkawi island among the lush rainforest you’ll find Malaysia’s best kept secret, The Datai. Pristine white sands and the azure Andaman Sea are just moments from this jungle hideaway creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic escape or a peaceful spot to recharge your batteries.


Nestled amidst tropical landscapes The Datai is a 40 minute drive from Langkawi International Airport which is just a short hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. With Pulau Payar Marine Park nearby you’ll be able to explore the glistening waters that are teeming with colourful marine life. You can also uncover the hidden beauty of the island as you cycle through the forest using one of the hotel’s mountain bikes.

Your room

Encompassed by verdant rainforest each of the wooden villas blends seamlessly with the stunning natural surroundings. Getting back to nature doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on luxury and as you step inside your villa contemporary interiors, elegant furnishings and Bose sound systems greet you. If you want even more privacy then choose a Pool Villa where you’ll have your very own plunge pool to unwind in.

Why we like it

For us there’s no better place to tee off than at The Datai’s 18 hole golf course whose fairways overlook the breath-taking waters of the Andaman Sea. We love the cooking classes so that even when you head home you’ll be able to relive your memories through your new found Malay culinary skills. Add to that a spa where you’re pampered to perfection with only the sound of the stream below and you’ve discovered Malaysia’s crown jewel of rainforest retreats.