The Datai Langkawi

Prior to St. Regis Langkawi, The Datai Langkawi was probably the most luxurious resort on the Langkawi Island. Designed by the visionary architect Kerry Hill, The Datai Langkawi is a resort that was built around a 10 million year rainforest that teems with plenty of flora and fauna. Along with its stunning and luxurious accommodations and a tranquil beach, the Datai Langkawi kept attracting journalists from international prestigious magazines that focus on luxury, travel, leisure, and nature such as Vogue, Marie Claire, and National Geographic. One of The Datai Langkawi’s resident naturalists, Irshad Mobarak, was even featured on BBC World.

Since its first year of operations, The Datai Langkawi has also won plenty of awards and accolades. The resort was voted as the Travellers Choice 2014 award in Luxury, Romance, Top Hotels and Service on TripAdvisor and has a 4.7 stars rating on TrustYou, the world’s largest guest feedback platform. It is also the only resort in Malaysia that was listed in the ‘The Gold List’ of Conde Nast Traveller Middle East 2015 and was also voted the third best in Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in Malaysia. You can check out the full list of awards at The Datai Langkawi official website. In short, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings.


The Datai Langkawi Accommodation Options

Please see below for the list of accommodation options that are offered by The Datai Langkawi:


Canopy Collection:

  • Canopy Deluxe
  • Canopy Suite
  • Canopy Premium
  • The Datai Suite

The Canopy Collection accommodations offer convenient access to The Lobby Lounge, business center, The Dining Room, boutique, the main swimming pool, and gym.


Rainforest Collection:

  • Rainforest Villa
  • Rainforest Two Bedroom Villa
  • Rainforest Pool Villa

The Rainforest Collection accommodations offer easy access to the beach, main building, and public facilities in the resort.


Beach Collection:

  • One Bedroom Beach Villa
  • Two Bedroom Beach Villa


The Beach Collection accommodations offer easy access to the Beach Club restaurant and the Datai Spa. Guests who are staying here will also get to enjoy a complimentary beer in addition to the non-alcohol drinks from the minibar and they will get a butler service for the ultimate luxury experience.


The Datai Langkawi Facilities

There are a total of 5 different dining options in The Datai Langkawi resort and they are The Gulai House, The Pavilion, The Beach Club, The Dining Room, The Lobby Lounge, and Special Dining. Special dining refers to special occasions where The Datai Langkawi skilled team of culinary chefs will cater to your personalized needs and you can choose either private candlelit dinner by the beach, champagne breakfast on the beach or even a four-course lobster menu under the moonlight. Please contact the sales department at The Datai Langkawi to arrange for these special dining options. It is also important to note that all of the restaurants in the resort has a dress code that you have to follow.

Other than food, The Datai Langkawi is also well known for its international standard golf course. This 18 hole par 72 Championship Golf Course was bestowed as the World’s Best New Golf Course at the inaugural World Golf Awards that was held in Portugal back then in November 2014. Designed by a professional golf player and legend, Ernie Els, this 47 hectare golf course is nestled within the 10 million year old rainforest with a stunning backdrop of the Matchinchang Mountain and the view is something that you have to experience it by yourself. The Datai Langkawi offers Play & Stay package for golfers too. For more information on this package, check out The Datai Langkawi official website.

Besides golfing, you can rejuvenate yourself at The Datai Spa while being surrounded by Mother Nature and enjoying calming sounds from different wildlife or you can sign up for a morning and/or evening nature excursion walks by the world renowned resident naturalist, Irshad Mobarak. For more information on this, check out The Datai Langkawi’s Nature Guide Book at The Datai Langkawi official website.

Lastly, you can experience the Naga Pelangi Cruise, a cruise experience that is only exclusively available to the resort guests to explore the Langkawi sea and its captivating coastline and The Datai Langkawi is the only resort on the Langkawi Island to offer such a service. This Naga Pelangi Cruise experience will be available from only 1st of December 2016 up to 30th of April 2017.


The Datai Langkawi Special Offers

Check out below to enjoy some special offers at exceptional rates:

  • Simply Datai
  • Datai Retreat
  • Datai Els Golf Exclusive
  • Datai Family Escapade
  • Datai Romance
  • Bespoke Weddings

For more information on each of these special offers, visit The Datai Langkawi official website to learn more.


The Datai Langkawi Reviews

Read below for the list of pros and cons that The Datai Langkawi has to offer to you:



  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Excellent food
  • The resort is very clean and proper
  • You will be treated like a royalty
  • Airport transfer using a luxurious car
  • Impeccable service
  • Unforgettable experience
  • The resort has its own private beach
  • Truly a unique experience
  • Plenty of delicious dining options
  • All the non-alcohol drinks in the mini-bar are free of charge
  • Heaven on earth
  • You will get completely lost in nature and you will feel as if you are living in the jungle
  • Perfect for nature lovers
  • Magical and enchanting place
  • Plenty of returning resort guests after their first visit
  • Memorable stay
  • A truly amazing place
  • Absolute Bliss
  • Absolute privacy for resort guests because most areas in the resort are not accessible to non-resort guests




  • Some guests experienced payment issues
  • Some guests found the rooms to be damp and not very clean
  • All of these luxury experiences will not come cheap so expect to pay a hefty amount of money for them
  • As the resort was built more than 20 years ago, it can look a bit dated
  • If you are not a resort guest, expect to be treated very differently by all of the staffs working there