The Datai Langkawi is located on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, Malaysia, a 40-minute drive from the airport.
Nestled in a 10-million-year-old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Gulf of Datai, this iconic property is a magical natural and The 54 rooms, 40 villas, 12 suites, and 14 beach villas overlook the surrounding nature.
The reservation was made through The Datai official website at the rate of RM1380. The Datai is a member of the LHW group and you can earn points if you book through LHW website, but the rate was RM2000, so I booked through The Datai official website.
By the way, if you become a member of LHW
- Priority upgrade upon check-in
- Daily complimentary continental breakfast for two
- Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
- Free WiFi
- Leaders Club points
- Pre-arrival upgrade
- Members-only rate
These benefits are free of charge!!
We were proceed to the Lobby Lounge for check-in.
While waiting to check in, we get a welcome drink and relax while enjoying the view.
2nd welcome drink also are free of charge.
I had booked a Canopy Deluxe, but luckily I was upgraded to a Canopy Garden upon check-in. Maybe because I booked through the official website? Not sure but I like it!!
The room is 63 square meters, the same size as the Canopy Deluxe, but this room has direct access to the garden.
There is no seaview from the canopy garden, but Private Patio to enjoy nature more!
I just saw giant squirrel in our canopy garden!!
Actually, the beds were not king size, but single size beds next to each other. Still, I was able to sleep comfortably!
In the drawer, a sugar set, a capsule coffee and tea(Ronnefeld) set were provided.
Complimentary juice and beer in the minibar except spirits and snacks.
The bathroom is spacious and has two basins.
The bathtub is large and has a flat rim, so it will be pleasant to soak in the tub with a cup of coffee or tea. In addition, candles will add to the atmosphere.
A toothbrush, shower cap, sanitary bag, nail file, loofahs and vanity kit are provided.
The resort has two pools. The larger pool is for adults only and is located right in front of The Room Dining and has a wonderful view of the forest canopy with the ocean and islands.
The family pool is right in front of the beach and has an adjacent toddler pool. There are plenty of beach chairs around the pool and overlooking the beach.
From the beach, the islands could be seen in the distance and the sand was soft and white.
Water activities such as kayaking and SUP boarding are available at the beach.
Nature adventures such as mangrove cruises and jungle trekking can also be organized at this nature center!
Fully equipped fitness center with cardio machines and free weights overlooking the Gulf of Datai.
A butterfly walk is located on the walkway from the stairs to the spa. The plantings are especially designed to attract butterflies and animals to live in the garden.
Dinner at the Pavilion
There are four restaurants at The Datai that offer impressive dining experiences. The Gulai House offers a traditional open-walled house nestled in the forest, serving Malaysian cuisine. The Beach Club offers casual dining by the sea, sometimes with a buffet. The Dining Room offers upscale European cuisine. Finally, The Pavilion offers Thai cuisine in a beautiful treehouse in the rainforest canopy.
All the restaurants were crowded and we had to wait until 9pm because we did not have reservations. I would definitely recommend making reservations in advance!
Every main dish come with appetiser, which was chicken taste and crispy.
The tom yum soup was authentic thai taste and I like it!
They adjusted the spiciness of the Gapao rice and I could order steamed rice as many as I wanted.
Pad thai full of wok fried flavour with mild spicy taste! Tasty!
Breakfast is served in The Dining Room.
The best place for breakfast is on the patio right in front of the pool. Many people prefer the patio, so I recommend coming early in the morning.
In addition to the a la carte menu, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with a choice of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western cuisine.
It’s not a bad idea to enjoy nature while sipping champagne or vodka on the patio.
|Value for Money||9/10|