The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi

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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.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

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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
Location Highlights

The Datai Langkawi

  • Beach
  • approx. 30 minutes from Langkawi Airport.
2649 Reviews 93% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2269
  • Very Good 262
  • Average 68
  • Poor 28
  • Terrible 22

What to Expect

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


Jun 14, 2019

Fabulous escapism - an 'adult friendly' hotel with real class!

Arnhem, The Netherlands

The Datai is a beautiful hotel - in both the resort setting and the people whom welcome you and look after you during your stay. I would highly recommend visiting and would definitely visit again. The ambience at the adult only pool was a highlight for my friend and I - we needed a holiday to escape the busyness of life and our 4 days at this hotel brought just that.
Jun 14, 2019

What an amazing Hotel in the middle of the jungle with all the luxury one can imagine

This Hotel is simply amazing. It not just offers everything one would expect at a resort. Since it is located in the jungle it offers much more than all the other 5 star Island resort. I know the Island well and also all the other Luxury resorts and by stating that the Datai ist the best Hotel I mean it so. Since the renovation it plays on a differen level and makes your holidays special in any way. The beach ist private without any motor noise and on Langkawi you won´t find a better beach. All the restaurants are worth a visit and since there are 4 different ones, you actually don´t wane leave the resort at all. Important to state is also the enviromental friendly way the hotel is managed, the way forward! Enjoy it yourself,
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The Datai Langkawi


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.

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.

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.

The Datai Langkawi

Room Types

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
The Datai Langkawi

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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