The three of us stayed for five nights between 11 and 16 May in an End Suite. From the moment you book the resort over the internet you can feel the finest service. We asked for an extra bed at the time of booking, the resort confirmed everything the day before we arrived. Upon arrival in Langkawi we were greeted by one of their staff who then led us to an already-waiting Mercedes. They put our bags in and took us on this very pleasant ride to the hotel. There were cold towels and bottled water for each of the passengers.
Upon arrival at the resort we were greeted by one of their staff who led us to the Pool Bar/Lounge (I think they call it that) and were asked for our passports. They then gave us drinks and five minutes later asked for a credit card to be put on file and for us to sign a few papers. No hassle at all and after that to the suite we go and what a view that is! The suite is cozy and large, there is EVERYTHING in the suite, literally EVERYTHING you can think of - music, movies, table games, fresh fruit (renewed daily), some chef-made snacks brought daily as well, a private balcony, everything everything everything you may need or want.
The resort has two bars and four restaurants (although one of the restaurants was only being used for breakfast at the time). The food as amazing, the service very courteous and pleasant. The buggies take you whenever and wherever you need to go. The food at the Gulai House is something else! There are plenty of relaxing activities on the resort as well as many others the resort can book for you (scuba diving, mangrove tours, etc). The staff understand English fine and can communicate with you freely (i.e. no language barrier)
The overall setting of the resort is in the middle of a jungle with plenty of wildlife (both big and small) wandering around, the view and feeling of the resort is incredibly tranquil and natural.
Oh and last but not least - The Spa. I have never had a spa treatment in an open-plan room, and I've gotta say the setup really brings you closer to nature. During my treatment I honestly thought I was gonna pass out, the masseuses are very well-trained and are incredible professional and thorough.
Generally, I would rank this resort the best I have ever been to, and I have been to some very nice places like Four Seasons Langkawi - The Datai Langkawi just sets the mark for the rest of them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in October 1993, The Datai Langkawi sets a new standard of luxury and Asian-inspired design, and quickly became one of the world’s most sought-after and award-winning hideaway resorts. Located on the north western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai is truly an oasis of relaxation and tranquility surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and nearby golf course. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Datai Langkawi Hotel Langkawi
- Datai Langkawi
- The Datai Hotel Langkawi