A luxury resort in Langkawi where the rain forest meets the ocean

The Datai Langkawi first opened doors to the public in 1993. Even then the resort was touted as one of the most enchanting eco-friendly havens to ever exist. In maintaining its established charm while adding a new touch of luxury, the resort has recently been refurbished into a grandeur that is sure to have you mesmerized.

Post a 12-month renovation costing a whopping $60 million, the renewed Datai Langkawi is designed to include 121 rooms in total, each matched by stunning interiors inside and out. Architect Didier Lefort, who assisted the late Kerry Hill are the men behind the ultimate makeover that seamlessly strips away dated details and brings in an ushered sense of ‘green’ to the resort.

Some of the rooms form part of the Canopy collection, an exclusive cluster that overlooks lush treetops. There are also the Rainforest villas with infinity pools located deep inside the jungle along with the Beach Villas that come with a personal pool and butler and are perched right next to the pristine white sands.

The highlight of the accommodation though is the magnanimous Datai estate that spans a length of 3500 meters and comes replete with three-reception rooms, five-bedrooms, a personal butler and chef and access to two interlinked pools.

Other offerings include wine n dine facilities such as The Dining Room, The Beach Club and The Beach Bar and the Lobby Lounge: an open-air space overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea. The resort also boasts of an all-service spa as well as a Nature Centre that offers guided night walks and other adventures to those interested.

Tariffs at the Datai Langkawi start from US$1,810 and can go up to $22,000 plus for a night in The Datai Estate. For staying in a plush wonderland with 46 acres of lush rainforest surrounding it though, that’s hardly a price to pay!


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