• an island in the middle of a body of water

The Datai Langkawi

Member of The Leading Hotels of the World®

Re-opening 1st November 2018 after a multi million dollar refurbishment.

Nestling in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the resort’s lush tropical rainforest embraces each room, suite and villa, from whose private verandas there are breathtaking views. This serene haven is where you can reconnect with nature and uplift your soul. The Datai Bay is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic and, together with the resort’s surrounding jungle, is host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which is endemic to the area. You may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda Colugos during your stay.

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Hotel highlights

  • Newly refurbished
  • Award-winning Spa
  • Ideal for honeymoons
  • Exquisite cuisine

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 124 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 30 minutes from Langkawi Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Hidden gem
  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Datai Langkawi

  • Beach
  • approx. 30 minutes from Langkawi Airport.
2780 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2388
  • Very Good 268
  • Average 69
  • Poor 29
  • Terrible 26

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Dec 15, 2019

Five amazing days in a beach villa

The hotel, our villa, the food and the setting were all fantastic but the wonderful staff made the holiday. They were all so friendly and helpful without being intrusive. All the meals were terrific but we did find the French restaurant to be a bit too formal and quite dark. We will be returning next year for a longer stay.
Dec 12, 2019

Hard to Beat This

Sydney, Australia

We had three days at the Datai and celebrated a wedding anniversary with family. We had an excellent room attached to the main lobby area, and this was spacious, modern and luxury. The only problem we had was trying t o find how to turn off lights! The hotel is beautifully appointed and has several excellent restaurants. We dined in the Malaysian and the beach side as well as the main restaurant. All our meals were excellent There are rooms/ cabins set in the rain forest and on the beach, but we were very happy with the room attached to the hotel. The spa is also excellent and offers a great massage service The pools are large and there were plenty of places to sit either around a pool or on the beach. The gym was well equipped and trainers were available. Breakfast was included in our package and offered a wide range form eggs any style to almost anything else one would want for breakfast. There is a limo service from the airport and as the hotel is about a 45 minute drive, it is wise to book this. Certainly a great holiday destination
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The ELS Golf Club

Nestled between primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, our award-winning,18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at the Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.

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The Spa

The Spa offers a comprehensive menu of treatments. Signature treatments include The Datai massage, Balinese massage, Warm Stone massage and Rainforest harmony.. Individual and couple spa sessions are available in 4 enchanting spa pavilions.

Two Swimming Pools

Restrictions: While The Datai Langkawi is an excellent holiday retreat for families, parents of children below the age of 16 years old are kindly requested to use the resorts beach pool located opposite the Beach Club restaurant at their convenience, as the main pool located opposite The Dining Room is reserved for adults only.

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The Holistic Pavilion

Daily classes, offering a selection of exercises, including yoga and Pilates, are conducted by our resident Naturopath focusing on the synthesis of natural healing methods, using medicinal plants, nutrition, movement, meditation and breathing exercises to elicit a sense of well-being.

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Room Types

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Rain forest Pool Villa

Pool Villas are similar to Superior Villas but also have a private plunge pool with built in jacuzzi®. Pool Villas are located in the heart of the rainforest.

Superior Villa

Superior Villa

Superior Villas are larger with an over-sized day bed. Superior Villas are located in the heart of the tropical rainforest and are connected to public facilities by a series of pathways.

Deluxe room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms have a combined bedroom and living room and a balcony with rainforest views.

Premium Room

Premium Rooms have a balcony with views of the rainforest, swimming pool or the Andaman sea.

  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • MP3 dock
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
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Food & Drink

The Beach Club

The Beach Club has panoramic views of the Andaman sea whilst offering a refreshing menu of Mediterranean and International cuisine.

Dining Room Terrace

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring Western specialities and local Malaysian delights.

The Gulai House

The Gulai House is is situated in the heart of the rainforest, the award-winning Gulai House serves traditional Malaysian curries and Indian specialities in an open-air setting.

The Pavillion Thai Restaurant

The Pavilion

The Pavilion serves authentic Thai cuisine in an alfresco setting in the canopy of the rainforest.

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge serves refreshing cocktails and snacks. Restrictions: This venue is open guests above the age of 12 years old, after 8.00pm.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast
Half Board
Full Board

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