The Datai Langkawi is perhaps a little larger than our normal boutique hotel, but Lulu loves this luxury beach hotel in Malaysia so much (she has stayed 3 times) that it had to be on Chic Retreats! Situated right on the beach with 2 swimming pools, several restaurants and one of the best spas in Malaysia The Datai is the perfect hotel for families but also for romance. If you visit one hotel in Malaysia it has to be The Datai, it has everything you need from a holiday wrapped up in a beautiful package.
Families with children who are early risers should definitely book the nature trail; watch out for the wild boards, monkeys flying through the trees and other wonderful wildlife in the surrounding jungle. Collect shells along the beautiful beach and take a dip in the large child-friendly pool by the beach. Adults might prefer the adults-only pool on the higher level near the main hotel building. The spa at The Datai is one of the best in Malaysia and can be found within the rainforest in 4 open-air villas. Two person treatments can be booked and whilst not the cheapest really are worth the price and leave you totally relaxed - a great way to start your holiday and recover from jetlag. The therapists are brilliantly trained and have magic hands, which, combined with the sound of the trickling creek and the chirping of the birds will leave you de-stressed in minutes. Traditional Malay treatments and rituals used for thousands of years are used to re-balance your body, mind and soul. Fitness fanatics will be pleased to know there is an air-conditioned gym and Yoga and personal training is also available. If you plan to play tennis on one of the courts, make sure you book them for early morning or early evening as it is too hot to really play at any other time, unless it is a cloudy day. Golf is easily accessible from The Datai as well and you go round the course in buggies so any time of the day is fine!
There is no shortage of restaurants at The Datai. The Gulai House, with its rustic ambience is hidden away in the ancient jungle filled with crickets, wild birds and frogs. The open dining room serves authentic Malay and Indian dishes and is serve by staff dressed in traditional Malay costumes. One of our favourites is The Paviliion, which looks across the rainforest and has open sides and an outdoor eating terrace. Fragrant Thai food, using authentic Thai herbs is freshly made and served in delightful ceramic bowls, add some fresh chili for an extra kick, but rememer not to rub your eyes before washing your hands! There is a great wine list with a selection of international wines. During the day head to The Beach Club which is right next to the beach swimming pool. Thin and crispy pizza, pasta, chicken ginger noodles are just some of the international dishes served throughout the day and it is the perfect place to enjoy an evening cocktail and watch the sunset. The more formal Dining Room is where breakfast is served and in the evenings it transforms into a romantic dining experience for adults. The Lobby Lounge serves light snacks throughout the day and has far reaching views across the rainforest to the Andaman Sea. Children will love watching the frogs jump from leap pad to leap pad in the ponds between the seating areas. Live music, fine cigars and virtually every drink under the sun can be found here!
The Datai has a few different room types to choose from. If you are travelling as a family then we recommend you book one of the rooms or suites (very spacious) in the main hotel, whereas if you are travelling as a couple one of the villas under the canopy of the rainforest would be our first choice as they are very private, spacioues and have a balcony looking into the jungle. Depending which villa you choose you may need a buggy to bring you backwards and forwards to and from the main restaurant where breakfast is served, although it is rather a nice walk through the rain forest and some are nearer the spa and the beach and beach restaurant. The newest additions to The Datai are the Beach Villas which are situated right on the award-winning beach of Datai Bay. Featuring a private living room that opens out onto a deck with swimming pool these villas offer the utmost in privacy and romance and come with their own butler, complimentary mini bar and direct beach access.
Langkawi - 1 hour
Dateline of payment will be provided
Dateline of payment will be provided
60 days cancellation policy
3 pm - 12 noon. Early check in and late check out can be requested subject to availability
Early check-in: no
Late check-out: no