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The Datai

From $356 Night Malaysia, Langkawi

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • among best hotel spa & restaurants in Malaysia

  • beautiful scenery

  • child friendly

Chic Treats Only when you book with Chic

Nature walk through jungle

Room upgrade

Early check-in/out



Save 10% on your stay from the 1st May- 31st August 2017 (excluding the 23rd- 27th June 2017).You will also receive 10% off food and beverages (not including alcohol) and 10% off spa treatments.


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 a Chic Retreat!

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.

The Datai will be closed for extensive renovations until July 2018.


Families with children who are early risers should definitely book the nature trail; watch out for the wild boars, 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 in 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 ambiance, 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 served by staff dressed in traditional Malay costumes. One of our favourites is The Pavilion, 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 remember 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!


air conditioning
child friendly
gym/fitness room
hammam/steam room
private beach
spa treatment room
swimming pool
tennis court
wheelchair access


Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi , Malaysia

Nearest airport:

Langkawi - 1 hour


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, spacious and have a balcony looking into the jungle. 

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The Datai Suite

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Payments policy

Dateline of payment will be provided

Cancellation policy

60 days cancellation policy

Check-in/check-out 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

Pets policy

No allowed

Why book with us?

Only the most chic

Each hotel selected for its unique charm and experience by Lulu the founder.

Chic Treats

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

Price Match Promise

If you find your stay cheaper elswhere we will price match and give you £50 towards your next stay with us.




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