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The Datai Langkawi

Jalan Teluk Datai, Datai, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Datai Langkawi
Updated 04/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Datai
Travelers' Choice
The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It's 54 rooms, 40 villas, 12 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavours and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Golf course
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 1 more
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shutt3rbug wrote a review Feb 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
No surprise that The Datai gets so many enthusiastic reviews, it really is a paradise where you can escape the noise and pollution of the city and just immerse yourself into an amazing Malaysian nature experience while being pampered by the first class service and facilities of this famous resort. We enjoyed beginning the day with breakfast by the pool, watching the hornbills flying though the surrounding jungle along with the regular dusky leaf monkey visits. The attentive and professional service of Saifulbahri and the rest of the team made for a great start to the day. Of note is the high standard of the beach facilities, the quality of the SUP boards and especially the windsurfing gear is excellent. Staff overseeing the beach and gym activities are always helpful and enthusiastic. Despite the resort being quite busy when we stayed it wasn't too difficult to book equipment almost immediately and wandering down to the beach early in the morning to paddle in the bay was a real highlight. This is easily the best activity centre I've experienced anywhere in the world. We sampled all the restaurants but our favourite was the Gulai House where Edy always welcomed us and served up delicious Indian and Malaysian fare. Sitting here in KL and writing this short review I really wish I could transport myself back right now. A big thanks to everyone at The Datai for spoiling us with such an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded Feb 14, 2021
Dear shutt3rbug, It is truly gratifying to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the rainforest experience and we are truly blessed to be the custodian of this magnificent paradise. Glad that you could escape the city and immerse yourself in the rich nature that surrounds our resort. I am pleased to hear that our services made such a positive impression, contributing to the great experience and I will pass your kind words of appreciation to the team who I am sure will be pleased to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one, especially Shaiful and Edy. On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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patwkchan wrote a review Jan 2021
Ampang, Malaysia
We had an enjoyable return visit to Datai just before the recommencement of MCO; and the resort did not disappoint with the service and the attention to detail; meeting yet again our expectations set from our previous encounters. It is not easy for a resort of such calibre to be consistent each time we visit and pander to each guests’ expectation, or in some instances as illustrated on trip advisor, their idiosyncrasies. It is however not a resort for everyone, it is far from the madding crowd, a distance from the night life of Langkawi and therefore more suitable for couples and families who enjoy nature, a privately beautiful beach and who are happy to spend their precious holiday being pampered and bask in a less hectic and chill atmosphere; it certainly provided the perfect resort for what we enjoy. A standout feature of the resort is the Nature Center with numerous activities, handled by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of guides and facilitators. The surrounding flora and fauna is amazing and is the most attractive distraction from the luxuries of the resort. Like any other luxury resort in Langkawi, the accommodation, concierge services, food/beverage and spa services were excellent as always. We did notice that there were a lot more families with young children compared to last year but being a rather large resort, there will be so many areas one can retreat to for peace and quiet. The Datai is a resort that we would definite return to. Those who appreciate a service that is attentive but not intrusive in comfortable luxury; will never tire of Datai.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded Jan 18, 2021
Dear patwkchan, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we deeply appreciate your loyalty to us. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Indeed, peace and tranquillity are exactly what we are all about and glad to hear that you appreciate the nature that surrounds our resort and enjoyed the Nature Centre and the nature excursions. I am delighted to see that the team provided you with impeccable service creating another memorable stay for you. On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to return to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Sergey P wrote a review Jan 2021
Magnitogorsk, Russia
We came there after Ritz Carlton and felt the difference in approach instantly. Unlike Ritz where every step you are making you need to pay for it, here they offer a lot of things as included, and it makes a lot of difference. Kids up to 12 are foc when they eat with you, you get the full minibar except mini alcohol bottles set free of charge and only pay for restocking, you can use beach equipment for free (I windsurfed), they bring you water, complimentary drinks and shots in the beach area. All that you expect from a hotel of this kind. Villa is amazing, you live like in paradise, highly recommended. A champagne at the breakfast is also a very pleasant note. Some minor things to fix from my experience : fancy light controls in the villa are really confusing and at certain combinations stop working. There's so many of them and it takes a lot of time to figure out which one to use. Also some of the ked lights in the ceiling burnt out, you need to replace them. Wifi in the villa was not working well and was inaccessible if you lay in the balcony. I was staying in villa 24.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear Sergey P, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to learn of your enjoyable stay at The Datai Langkawi and glad that you enjoyed all the facilities and the littles gestures provided by the team. Thank you for sharing your challenges experience in your villa and we will look into these matters accordingly. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Yatie A wrote a review Jan 2021
We have plan for about a month to stay at The Datai and it came true in Jan 4th 2021 after the CMCO was uplifted. We booked 7 rooms and stayed the from 4th Jan till 10th Jan. It was fun and full enjoyment for the whole family, we spend time at the beach kayaking, board pedalling, sail on hobie catamaran golfing at the near by golf course and playing tennis too. The beach activities are free of charge. The food was great and the staff was helpful and friendly. Not to mentioned the room are spacious and nicely laid out with big bathroom. On the 10th Jan during departure at the lobby a lady staff approached my wife asking her whether the beach bag she is carrying is from the room as tho my wife took the bag without informing the hotel. My wife got annoyed, as she bought the beach bag form the The Datai boutique a day earlier and beach bag bought from there comes with a tag and in the room it doesn’t as this is to differentiate between the two. This incident actually spoils the whole week experience that we had, if the staff know about their product such an embarrassing experience won’t had happened. Even tho she apologised my wife feel humiliated.. Zulkefli Awang
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear Mr Zulkefli, Thank you for selecting The Datai Langkawi to spend your vacation with your family and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay especially the water sport activities and golf. I am also pleased to hear that you also enjoyed the culinary offerings and liked the rooms, it is indeed quite spacious. I am however very sorry to hear of your experience upon departure and please accept our sincerest apologies on the way your wife was approached on the issue. It was not our intention to cause any embarrassment and ruin the vacation and for this, we are truly sorry. I will certainly look into this matter and ensure proper training is conducted to ensure that this issue is not repeated. Mr Zulkefli, once again my sincerest apologies and I hope this incident will not deter you and your family from returning to your home in the rainforest. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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camuche123 wrote a review Jan 2021
Brussels, Belgium
You can't go wrong with this well established property in Asia since years. Well maintained, great staff. Special thanks to Edo for stretching session at the fitness and the Lebanese Bakery Chef for his delicious bakeries every morning. A luxurious staycation away from the city.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear camuche123, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent staycation at The Datai Langkawi. I am delighted to hear that the team looked after you well especially Edo and Chef Saiid will be thrilled that they helped to make your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Datai Langkawi
Which popular attractions are close to The Datai Langkawi?
Nearby attractions include Langkawi Sky Bridge (2.6 miles), Art In Paradise (3.5 miles), and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Datai Langkawi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Datai Langkawi?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Verandah, The Planter's at The Danna, and German Food Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Datai Langkawi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Datai Langkawi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Datai Langkawi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Datai Langkawi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, and Malay.