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The Datai - Luxury holidays to Malaysia

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays recommends The Datai to couples seeking true luxury and solitude in an exquisite natural environment where the lush rainforest rolls into the Andaman Sea. The Datai is built from and works in harmony with the surrounding forest. The decor is a contemporary twist on Malay traditions, the service top notch and the magnificent outdoor pool seems to almost float above the rainforest. This is simply one of the most splendid places to hooneymoon in the Far East.  

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays include scheduled flights with Malaysia Airlines from London to Langkawi, a double room on room only basis and private car transfers.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £1575 to £2365 for 7 nights.

    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.
     

    Hotel code

    EXH61

    Our opinion

    Morning walks through the rainforest provide a truly memorable experience at The Datai.

    Hotel description

    An idyllic sanctuary amongst a 550-million year old virgin rainforest, The Datai is situated on the north-western tip of the beautiful Malay island of Langkawi. The resort has been largely crafted from local materials and blends into the rainforest backdrop marvellously. The interiors are contemporary yet undeniably Malay, making use of dark wood and rich colours to provide a warm and welcoming retreat. The resort faces the turquoise Andaman Sea and is positioned above a secluded cove and its own sandy beach. One of the two swimming pools enjoys a superb position elevated among the rainforest canopy, surrounded by a terrace from which you can revel in the breathtaking views. The Datai truly makes the most of its magnificent position, whether by offering guests ample for relaxation, or with excursions that allow you to better experience the vibrant natural surroundings. Morning walks are lead through the rainforest by Ishad, the resort’s resident naturalist, offering a fantastic opportunity to see some of its rich and diverse species of flora and fauna. A truly memorable and highly recommended experience is the Rainforest by Night walk, where you may see monkeys, flying squirrels, and hornbills. Mountain bikes can be borrowed to explore the island and the resort also has a water sports pavilion that enables guests to enjoy the clear waters that surround Langkawi. The Mandara Spa is a place of serenity and relaxation, tucked away under the rainforest canopy by a stream and made up of four pavilions. An extensive range of treatments are offered here, including the Datai Massage, a fusion of Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish, Balinese and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi techniques in which two massage therapists work in synchronisation. There are three restaurants at the resort, including The Pavilion, which serves authentic Thai food in an elevated, open-air setting, high up in the rainforest canopy. Guests can also dine al fresco by the sea at the Beach Club or enjoy local specialities throughout the day in the Dining Room. The guestrooms are located in the main building and in villas and are set amongst the verdant rainforest. The ample living and sleeping space is decorated in rich colours with wood furnishings that work in harmony with the environment. The Datai is a magnificent resort that has an enchanting position, tucked away amongst the rainforest.

    Location

    Langkawi, Malaysia

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    About 30 minutes by car.

    Closest airport

    Langkawi

    Room types

    106 rooms including villas and suites.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at The Datai Langkawi include: 3 restaurants, Lobby lounge, 2 swimming pools, Private beach, Watersports, 18-hole golf course, Spa, Complimentary bike use, Fitness, Tennis courts, Nature walks, Boutique.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Pamper yourself with a Datai Indulgence spa treatment, which includes a floral bath, a traditional scrub and a refresher facial. The Datai has an excellent range of rooms, villas and suites set amongst the rainforest. The new Superior Villas offer spacious and elegant accommodation, with extra windows creating a light and airy feel. A daybed in the living room and planter’s chairs on the sundeck provides ample space to relax.

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