The Datai Langkawi is one of a kind. Conceived as a grand retreat, immersed in an ancient virgin rainforest, it is an icon of luxury. Its secluded villas are set on meandering paths leading down to a private bay and white sandy beaches, facing the Andaman Sea; the ultimate in peaceful perfection. The Datai is only 30 minutes by car from the island’s international airport, which is 20 kilometres west of Pulau Langkawi’s main town, Kuah. The Datai Langkawi has a series of 124 well-appointed rooms, villas, and suites with sizeable bedrooms, living areas, private verandas and amazing views of the natural landscape.
Each Deluxe Room is 62.5 square metres in size and the combined bedroom and living room contain a king-size bed, private bar with coffee and tea-making facilities, writing desk, LCD flat screen television, a daybed, and an outdoor balcony with a view of the rainforest. The spacious bathroom and dressing room feature twin vanities, shower cabin, toilet, bathtub, and ample luggage space. An additional guest can be accommodated on a daybed.
Superior Villas are located in the heart of the tropical rainforest and are connected to public facilities by a series of pathways. These elegantly designed villas, each 93 square metres in size, incorporate an oversized daybed, dining table for two, LCD flat screen television, Bose CD sound system, iPod, and private bar with coffee and tea making facilities. An equally spacious bathroom includes an 8” rainfall shower, bathtub, and twin terrazzo vanities with its own wardrobe. An additional guest can be accommodated on a daybed.
Each Pool Villa is a 120 square metres one-bedroom villa includes a private plunge pool with a built-in Jacuzzi. The luxurious Pool Villas are located in the heart of the rainforest, with easy access to the resort’s facilities. These elegantly designed villa’s incorporate an oversized daybed, dining table for two, LCD flat screen television, Bose CD sound system, iPod, and private bar with coffee and tea making facilities. An equally spacious bathroom includes an 8” rainfall shower, bathtub, and twin terrazzo vanities with its own wardrobe. An additional guest can be accommodated on a daybed.
Situated in the heart of a 10-million year old rainforest, The Gulai House enchants with the rustic atmosphere of a traditional Malay kampung house and the ever present symphony of the wildlife. The spacious restaurant is divided into various sections, providing open dining area, secluded nobats and alcoves shielded by airy organza drapes with traditional Malay low tables and cushion seats on hand-woven pandan mats for an intimate couples experience. Celebrating indigenous customs, the graceful wait-staff dressed in Malay costumes will greet you with a traditional hand-wash ritual prior to serving authentic Malay dishes and tantalizing Indian cuisine served on banana leaves and in traditional hand-crafted ceramic bowls.
Rising on a 30-meter high stilts, floating in the canopy of a virgin rainforest with a distant view of the Andaman Sea and the Thai Tarutao islands on the horizon, The Pavilion lures with mellow Thai music, exquisite permute table-tops and the flickering light of candles. Repeatedly awarded by Malaysian Tatler for out-of-this-world culinary delights, The Pavilion is known for its gourmet Thai cuisine. Each dish is prepared à la minute with freshly harvested Thai herbs. Served in ceramic bowls and on a hot plate, the cuisine is a feast for the eyes as much as for one’s taste buds.
Luring with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and the soothing sound of waves breaking against the shore, The Beach Club tempts during the day with light snacks and wood-fired oven pizza. A tantalizing cocktail at a sunset hour with the sky exploding in gold, orange and crimson hues is the perfect prelude to a themed buffet dinner or à la carte Mediterranean and international cuisine.
Playing in the mornings host to a buffet breakfast with sparkling wine, traditional Nasi Lemak and waffles drizzled with wild Datai Bay honey, The Dining Room is transformed in the evenings into a romantic venue with candle lights flickering against the dark and the sapphire blue pool reflecting the starry sky. Celebrating the art of fine-dining, the sophisticated menu features exquisite Malaysian and Continental cuisine, beautifully presented and served in style.
Offering a breathtaking panoramic view over the rainforest canopy and the emerald green Andaman Sea, the Lobby Lounge serves delicious light snacks during the day, while tempting in the evenings with live music, savory canapés, exquisite cocktails and a selection of fine cigars.
An enchanting rainforest sanctuary, The Datai Spa with four open-air villas set along a winding stream is designed to let you feel the spirit of the surrounding nature. The calming sound of a purling creek blends with the love song of a cicada and the joyful chirping of birds, the air is infused with an earthy jungle aroma, and while enjoying a hibiscus bath, you may spot a monitor lizard or a playful family of Dusky Leaf Monkeys peeking from a nearby bush. Featuring private changing facilities, indoor and outdoor shower and a spacious soak tub with a river view, the charming Spa villas provide an intimate atmosphere and are designed to accommodate couples.
Designed by the golf legend Ernie Els as a tribute to the surrounding nature, the 47 hectare course is nestled in a 10 million years old rainforest with a magnificent backdrop of Machinchang, a primordial mountain range with marbled peaks proudly reaching towards the sky. Stretching all the way to the coast, the course enchants with a mesmerizing view of the emerald green Andaman Sea. To honor the natural surroundings, the typical bunkers have been substituted by natural ‘hazards’ in form of tropical vegetation and streams, and inspired by the wildlife you are likely to spot during your game, the holes carry names such as Dusky Leaf, Hornbill or Macaque Manor. State-of-the-art club facilities, buggies equipped with GPS units, professional golf lessons provided by the Troon Golf instructors and bag tags personalized with engraved names avouch a truly sophisticated game experience.
(Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi)
Feel the fine white sand between your toes as you watch the setting sun cast its golden glow on the peaceful Andaman Sea at Langkawi, where the lush rainforest meets azure ocean lagoons.
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