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Celebrate the Vibrant Local Culture of Malaysia With The Datai Langkawi
“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
(Ibn Battuta, Traveller/Explorer)
Nestled on Langkawi Island's serene northwestern edge along Malaysia's western coast, The Datai Langkawi extends its warm welcome to you to enjoy a luxurious stay. In this idyllic setting, the island's diverse local cultures, enchanting waterfalls, rice fields, meandering mangroves and hidden waterways come together to create an immersive and profound sense of well-being. Seamlessly integrated into the natural world, this tranquil beach resort invites you to experience the outstanding natural beauty of Malaysia.
The Story Behind The Datai Langkawi
It's been over 25 years since The Datai Langkawi first opened its doors to visitors. The story began when architect Kerry Hill, alongside fellow designer Didier Lefort, stumbled upon the captivating Datai Bay. Struck by the breathtaking view during their first site visit, their connection to the place was instant and enduring.
Kerry Hill soon understood that the only way to create a resort in this mesmerising location was to pay homage to its inherent natural beauty. He remained committed to preserving the untouched coastal beauty and unveiling the hidden marvels of the rainforest.
As a responsible traveller, you’ll be proud to know that instead of relying on heavy machinery, trees were thoughtfully felled, and their wood was sustainably repurposed in the construction process of this resort. Being a guest, you’ll appreciate this pioneering approach that was truly ahead of its time, considering that environmental consciousness and sustainability were not common concepts 25 years ago.
Staying here is an opportunity for you to revitalise your senses. The moment you reach the resort, you cannot stop yourself from heading to the luxurious rooms.
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Relax in Mindful Luxury Surrounded by Nature
The Datai Langkawi provides you with nature-based and culture-centric encounters, extending warm Malaysian hospitality. As Malaysia's pre-eminent luxury destination, it’s distinguished by its unparalleled and one-of-a-kind offerings.
Located within the primary structures, the Canopy Collection rooms and suites will provide you with a charming way to immerse yourself in The Datai Langkawi, with its stunning views and award-winning architecture. If you prefer the convenience of being near the spectacular Main Pool, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge, then this is an ideal choice for you.
Nestled deep within the abundant tropical rainforest surrounding the resort, the elegant Rainforest Collection villas proudly stand on stilts alongside a gentle stream that winds through the resort's grounds. You can stay in a Rainforest Pool Villa or The Datai Estate Villa — the choice is yours! And if you’re a beach lover, you can choose your luxury stay from the Beach Collection. There’s something for everyone here, but having a relaxing experience at the spa is a highlight.
Gift Yourself a Healing and Rejuvenating Spa Session
The Spa at The Datai Langkawi is a retreat resonating with the natural sounds of the rainforest. It offers you spa treatments that focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, with nature as the guiding force. Rooted in the Malay culture's age-old traditions and philosophies known as Ramuan, the signature treatments are crafted from the healing plants and herbs of the rainforest.
With five spa treatment villas dedicated to Ramuan-based treatments, you’ll enjoy a holistic approach to beauty, bridging inner wellness with external radiance. And if you’re seeking manicures and pedicures, specialist Bastien Gonzalez treatments are available, focusing on the health and natural beauty of hands and feet.
After a relaxing self-care session, you can walk towards the dining area to satisfy your cravings for authentic dining experiences in Malaysia.
Culinary Traditions from Malaysia and Around the World
At The Datai Langkawi, you’ll enjoy a diverse array of dining experiences inspired by culinary traditions spanning Malaysia and beyond. The Gulai House's traditional Malay kampung house beautifully aligns with the natural environment. With floor seating (bersila), rustic dining tables and soft lighting, it elevates your dining experience within a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
You can also enjoy meals at The Pavilion, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge. At The Beach Club, you can savour a beverage while enjoying freshly prepared, hand-tossed pizza or a daily catch. Amidst the awe-inspiring views and lush greenery, this exquisitely adorned restaurant creates a captivating ambience. The flavours of the food become even more enriched and intensified in such a soothing environment.
If you have a passion for cooking and some magic in your hands, then you can take cooking classes from the Malay, Thai and Indian resident chefs.
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The Datai Langkawi is a whispered invitation to slow down, immerse oneself in the wisdom of the ancient jungle and relish the harmonious melodies of the birds. Take a moment to pause, inhale deeply and allow the serenity of your surroundings to awaken your inspiration.
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