Set in a remote corner of Langkawi, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and bordered by a pristine crescent bay, The Datai Langkawi is the quintessential hideaway resort.
Welcomed by a lotus flower pond in the open-air reception and bar area, the resort extends through the jungle down to a picture perfect beach. The accommodation is luxurious and spacious and no matter where you choose to stay you will be greeted with views of Datai Bay. The whole resort has an extremely exotic feel, so don’t be surprised to be greeted by inquisitive monkeys.
Activities are aplenty, and you can choose to relax poolside as the attentive staff fill your glass and offer cooling towels, or kayak out to one of the nearby islands. The resort’s back garden is a 750-hectare rainforest where it is possible to hike to dramatic waterfalls and swim in nearby streams. After returning to the resort, The Datai Spa beckons with its extensive treatment menu and highlyqualified staff.
The resort is remote and the dining scene is truly indulgent, so be sure to head into the 10 million-year-old jungle to try the delights of The Gulai House, which serves traditional Malay and Indian dishes in a rustic rainforest setting. You can also discover award-winning Thai cuisine at The Pavilion, which is set on stilts and floats in a canopy of virgin rainforest with views of the Andaman Sea.