I have never cried leaving a hotel before I came to the Datai! This is without question the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Heaven on earth.
The highlight here is the amazing staff. They are second to none. They are the friendliest people, nothing is too much trouble and you're always greeted with a smile. On my the day of my birthday, they delivered a towel shaped as an elephant to our door! Every day they knock on your door to give you chocolate truffles and all staff know you by name as soon as you arrive and take the time to ask you questions. They make the whole experience really special.
The beach at the Datai is incredible. A huge stretch of white sand all for the guests of the hotel. We used the kayaks which was a real bonus! The beach is a little way from the main lobby building and rooms but there's always someone waiting to give you a ride on a golf buggy through the rainforest - a fun experience.
The location is remote, but that's a good thing as you never have to leave the hotel. The restaurants are lovely! Especially the Pavilion which sits on a treehouse like structure and serves really good Thai food. The restaurant manager will come and have a chat with you, so friendly.
One things we loved was going on Irshad's wildlife tours of the rainforest. He was amazing. Malaysia's answer to David Attenborough. We learnt so much from him. And it was all free!
Cannot recommend this place enough. But leaving is not easy :) We will definitely be coming back.
- Also Known As:
- The Datai Langkawi Hotel
- The Datai Langkawi Hotel Langkawi
- Datai Langkawi
- The Datai Hotel Langkawi
- 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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