The Datai Langkawi Retreat in the rainforest

The Resort

Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings. Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, each room, suite and villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest and offers stunning views from private verandas of the breathtaking Andaman Sea. Reconnect with nature, rekindle your spirit and reignite your soul in this serene natural haven.

The Datai Langkawi offers the perfect escape and allows you to fully nurture the well-being of your mind, body and spirit.

National Geographic has rated Datai Bay as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, while the resort’s jungle surrounds play host to a wealth of wildlife, some of which are endemic to the area. Bask in the tranquillity and reconnect with nature. You may well spot dusky leaf monkeys, tokay geckos or Sunda flying lemurs during your stay.



All the 125 rooms, suites and villas at The Datai Langkawi were designed to make the most of the striking natural surroundings and are renowned for their soothing ambience.


Canopy Deluxe Room, 62m²
The charming Canopy Deluxe Rooms have a combined bedroom and living room, an airy bathroom and a balcony. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child up to 11 years


Rainforest Villa, 93m²
Built on the stilts, the Rainforest Villas have a rustic charm and are equipped with a combined bedroom and living room as well as a spacious bathroom. Built along a rainforest stream, you can listen to the soothing sounds of running water and evening nature rides.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child up to 11 years


Food and Beverages

Each of The Datai’s dining experiences is exquisite forays into culinary traditions played out in unique settings that couple the serenity of the natural environment with spectacular, calming views.

Treat all five senses at this award-winning restaurant serving authentic Malaysian cuisine. Tucked deep in the rainforest, The Gulai House’s traditional Malay kampung house style of decor, with its floor seating area, rustic dining tables and subtle lighting, complements the natural environment and enhances any dining experience with its charming, magical atmosphere. Be enchanted by the captivating sounds of forest wildlife while savouring dishes from The Gulai House’s local authentic menu and enjoy pairing with an exclusive selection of wines. This is a true dining experience not to be missed. Open as of November 2018 only.

The beautiful Pavilion appears to float on the canopy of virgin rainforest thanks to its situation atop 30-metre stilts, which allows far-reaching views over the rainforest. The award-winning Pavilion restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine nightly in an open-air setting.

On the same level as The Main Pool, with indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the rainforest, The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When having breakfast during the fruiting season, catch the Great hornbill feeding on the Strangler fig tree’s bountiful fruits. The Dining Room is where you’ll find our lavish signature buffet breakfast, with a made-to-order juice bar, and is an ideal venue for a quiet lunch. The ambience and mood change subtly in the evening as the restaurant becomes a romantic fine-dining experience, with candles reflecting off the pool, and signature dishes influenced by local ingredients. 

The Beach Club is the place to enjoy a convivial and truly friendly atmosphere. It comprises a lounge bar by the beach and a casual-dining restaurant. You can have a drink and appreciate our freshly made, hand-tossed pizza or a catch of the day. It also features an outdoor show kitchen with fresh seafood cooked on the open grill.


The Beach Bar, with its shaded seating area under trees, overlooks the turquoise Andaman Sea with Tarutao island in the distance. Guests can spend the day here swimming in the pool or sea, and there are plenty of deckchairs for a read or a nap, allowing you to switch off or tune in to all that happens in this gorgeous beachfront spot. The Beach Bar is the perfect place to sip The Datai Langkawi’s signature cocktails and enjoy delicious light snacks before dinner while watching the beautiful sunset.



Set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, the pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest is home to a wealth of flora and fauna: you may well spot Dusky langurs, Great hornbills and Sunda colugos during your stay. 

The resort’s private footpath leads to dreamy Datai Bay’s idyllic white-sand beach, one of the Top 10 Beaches worldwide as awarded by National Geographic.

The Datai Langkawi’s setting, on the northwestern tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, is a place full of magic and mystery, and it has millions of years’ worth of stories to tell. Against a backdrop of Southeast Asia’s oldest mountain, Machincang, its 750-hectare rainforest ‘back garden’ is every nature lover’s dream and just waiting to be discovered.

We strongly recommend a jungle trekking or a sailing trip through the islands of Langkawi (Nov to May). Daily complimentary guided nature walks in the morning and evening. 

The Datai Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scent of the rainforest. Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Datai Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation.

Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, its signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.

In addition to 5 spa treatment villas offering Ramuan-based treatments, the philosophy of beauty through health is complemented by the international expertise of Bastien Gonzalez and Phyto5. Bastien Gonzalez is renowned for his exceptional virtuosity and approach to hand and foot care, and Phyto5’s innovative skincare delivers the ultimate holistic skincare experience, creating an equilibrium of inner wholeness and external radiance.

Client Reviews

average rating:
Ein hervorragendes Hotel mitten im Dschungel und mit allem Komfort. Daneben einer der schönsten Golfplätze. Die Lage des Hotels ist einzigartig, die Restaurants hervorragend, die Zimmer sehr schön ausgestattet. Die Poolareas und der Strand lassen keine Wünsche offen. Nicht zuletzt das sehr freundliche und hervorragend geschulte Personal.
Wir haben 8 Tage in diesem wunderschönen Hotel verbracht und werden es wieder buchen.

Karin Prasch / Lufthansa March 2020
Just fantastic. One of the most incredible hotel I have visited! Fantastic attentive staff, amazing food and a stunning location.
M.H. / Deutsche Lufthansa AG February 2020
Paradies auf Dschungel! Ein Traum! Wwunderschöne Hotelanlage, tolles Personal, dieses Hotel ist perfekt für Ruhesuchende! Nachhaltiges Hotel ohne Plastik - nur Glasflaschen, die aufgefüllt werden.
E. M. / Tuifly GmbH February 2019
Super Hotel im Regenwald mit verschiedenen Tier- u. Vogelarten, sehr guter Service, luxuriös, gute Restaurants und ein schöner Privatstrand. Leider wurden während unserem Aufenthalt sehr störende Renovierungsarbeiten durchgeführt.
(Anmerkung von morepep: Es gab keine Renovierung sondern einen unvorhersehbaren Rohrbruch, der natürlich sofort behoben werden musste. Der Kunde hat als Entschädigung ein kostenloses Upgrade in eine abgelegene Luxussuite erhalten.)
Rene Spillmann / Easy Jet December 2014

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