Luxury hotel holiday The Datai Langkawi

The Datai is an exclusive island resort, surrounded by rainforest on Langkawi island. With access to a pristine sandy beach, this resort is as much a haven for its guests as it is for the flora and fauna who share the island. Interiors are furnished in the traditional Malay style and there are plenty of spaces for guests to relax and absorb the peaceful ambience. Facilities include restaurants, pools, water sports and spa. We recommend the Datai for long, luxurious island getaways.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Kuala Lumpur and onward flights to Langkawi
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Datai, Langkawi

The Datai is a serene 5-star resort nestled between paradise beaches and lush rainforest. Luxury accommodation, fine dining and a wide array of activities make this hotel ideal for a couples' holiday or honeymoon.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located on the coast, on the island of Langkawi

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Langkawi Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Langkawi Airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, Lobby Lounge, 2 Swimming Pools, Private Beach, Watersports, 18-hole Golf Course, Spa, Complimentary Bike Use, Fitness Centre, Tennis Courts, Nature Walks, Boutique.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,575

Holiday Code EXH61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Datai, Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is an idyllic sanctuary amongst a 550 million year old virgin rainforest situated on the north-western tip of the beautiful Malay island of Langkawi. The resort has been largely crafted from local materials and blends into the rainforest backdrop marvellously. The interiors are contemporary yet undeniably Malay, making use of dark wood and rich colours to provide a warm and welcoming retreat. The Datai Langkawi faces the turquoise Andaman Sea and is positioned above a secluded cove and its own sandy beach. One of the two swimming pools enjoys a superb position elevated among the rainforest canopy, surrounded by a terrace from which to revel in the breathtaking views. The Datai has extensive facilities including nature walks with the resident naturalist, mountain bikes for exploring the island and a watersports pavilion. The Mandara Spa is made up of four pavilions offering a range of treatments including the Datai Massage in which two massage therapists work in synchronisation. The Pavilion is one of the resort's three restaurants, serving authentic Thai food in an elevated, open air setting high up in the forest canopy. Set amongst the verdant rainforest, The Datai Langkawi's guestrooms are located in the main building and in villas. The ample living and sleeping space is decorated in rich colours with wood furnishings that work harmoniously with the environment. The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia is perfect for couples.

Room descriptions

The Datai has 106 rooms including villas and suites.

Canopy Deluxe
Canopy Premium
Canopy Suite
The Datai Suite
Rainforest Villa
Rainforest Pool Villa
The Datai Estate Villa
One Bedroom Beach Villa
Two Bedroom Beach Villa

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,575

Holiday Code EXH61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Datai, Langkawi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Datai we include flights to Kuala Lumpur with British Airways and other airlines such as Malaysia Airlines or Emirates, depending on where you are coming from in the UK and the overall holiday route you want to take, and then onward flights to Langkawi. Upon arrival in Langkawi we include a private car transfer. The hotel is about 40 minutes from the airport.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,575

Holiday Code EXH61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Datai, Langkawi

About Malaysia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Malaysia is an experience of a fusion of cultures, replete with enticing sights and sounds. Conjuring up images of jungles brimming with exotic life, clippers cutting through the South China Sea and sultans sitting in opulent palaces, colonial Malaysia has thrown of its topi, and is today sprinting hot on the heels on neighbour Singapore, fast becoming a place of thrusting, modern self-confidence. Two countries for the price of one, Malaysia is cleaved in half by the South China Sea, dividing the country into two distinctive worlds. The peninsula is a multicultural buffet of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours, while Borneo hosts a wild jungle of orang-utans, granite peaks and remote tribes. Within and throughout these two very different regions lie extraordinary extremes: from the space-age high-rises of Kuala Lumpur to the smiling longhouse villages of Sarawak and the calm, powdery beaches of the Perhentian Islands. Offering abundant riches for inquisitive explorers, Malaysia is also blessed with one of the most delicious cuisines in the world – and again, the influence from different, and differing cultures is key, with Chinese-Malay ‘nonya’ dishes appearing on the same table as Indian banana leaf curries, and Chinese buffets standing alongside spicy Malay food stalls. And despite all the pockets of ethnicities, religions, landscapes and the sometimes-great distances between them, the beauty of Malaysia is that it has somehow successfully fused all its influences, creating a country that is one of the safest, most stable, and easiest to explore in Asia. Malaysia is a highly recommended holiday destination.

Highlights of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, with the 1,483ft Petronus Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world, dominating the skyline, and a veritable smorgasbord of international cuisine; Pulau Langkawi, a quite stunning collection of beach-fringed islands with luxury resorts to match; the colonial delights of Penang’s Georgetown; the night market at Kota Bharu, with traditional kite and shadow puppet stalls and displays; Cameron Highlands, where you can step back in time wandering the tea plantations amid leafy, verdant, cool surrounds; the bone-white beaches of Pulau Perhentian; exploring the jungle and river systems of Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park; Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia’s last remaining lowland jungle; the historic city of Melaka, famed for its Baba-Nonya cuisine and heritage architecture; Kuching, Sarawak’s most historic and attractive town; sail along the Rejang river in the heart of Borneo; walk to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, or go rafting and jungle walking from its base at Kota Kinabalu; explore the extraordinary cave systems of Gunung Mulu National Park, trekking the famous head-hunter’s trail; visit Sepilok orang-utan sanctuary; look for wildlife in the upland rainforest trails of the Kelabit Highlands; dive the world-class dive sites of Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

Travel around Malaysia

Roads on the peninsula are generally high quality; road rules are basically the same as in Britain, with right-hand drive vehicles, and cars driving on the right. This makes car-hire in Malaysia a breeze compared with most other Asian countries, although roads can be rough on Borneo, where 4x4 jeeps are essential. Buses are an excellent and cheap option, as are boats and ferries which sail between the peninsula and offshore islands. As for trains, Peninsular Malaysia has a modern, comfortable and economical railway service that has basically two lines. One runs from Singapore to KL, then to Butterworth and on into Thailand. The other line, known as the Jungle Railway, cuts through the interior of Malaysia linking Gemas, Taman Negara with Kota Bharu, a transit town for Pulau Perhentian.

Facts in brief

Capital Kuala Lumpur
Airport Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Penang and Johor Bahru all have international airports
Size 127,000 sq. miles
Population 31 million
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