The Datai is a highly acclaimed and award winning resort, with a superb location on the scenic north coast of Langkawi, just off the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula. Located just a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur and combined with a 40 minute scenic drive from the airport across the island. It enjoys a breathtaking setting, with dense tropical forest on three sides leading down to a mile of soft sand beachfront and highly recommended for those who are comfortable with nature.
The 110 rooms, villas and suites are all equally well designed, with king size beds, spacious bathrooms, satellite TV and DVD player. The Deluxe Rooms are located in the main building with views of the forest below and the islands of southern Thailand in the distance. In the same location you have a selection of one bedroom suites. All of the Villas have been recently enhanced with spacious bathrooms and all have a jungle location with links to the main facilities by a series of pathways. There is also the option of a few private pool villas with their own jacuzzi.
There is a choice of speciality restaurants with differing locations, offering superb rainforest views or a beach location. The spa is highly recommended, with treatments taking place in the jungle next to a meandering river. In addition there is the island’s only championship golf course, where reduced green fees can usually be arranged for Datai guests. A selection of eco-adventure tours can be arranged, with the night escorted jungle walks particularly suggested. There are over 100 steps linking the main facilities to the beach and jungle, so this resort is not necessarily suitable for those with difficulty walking; however there is a buggy service that is available on request.
Please Note The Golf Club Datai Bay has been closed for upgrade works since 01 October 2011. The new course is to be designed by Ernie Els and will reopen on 01 November 2013. It will be called the Els Club Teluk Datai and no longer the Datai Bay Golf Course. When opened it will be offering a 20% discount off rack rates for Datai hotel guests. Golfers looking for alternative courses are recommended Gunung Raya Golf Club. (Updated April 2013)
Langkawi (flights via Kuala Lumpur International Airport)
Langkawi, 12 hrs
From Langkawi airport, 40 mins