After 25 years in an expansive site of more than 18 hectares, The Datai Langkawi is ready to reveal its newly refurbished interiors and facilities without compromising the Datai’s DNA, following a 12-month renovation program. The property is operating under a “soft opening” phase from now through until late January 2019.
Nestled in the heart of a 10 million-year-old rainforest – The Datai Langkawi’s main building being on a forest ridge 40 metres above sea level and 300 metres from the ocean – the refreshed resort will offer guests nature- and culture-based experiences, promote Malaysian hospitality to the world and reaffirm The Datai Langkawi as an unparalleled luxury destination.
“The vision was very clear from the start,” says Arnaud Girodon, GM. “We wanted to refresh the spaces while maintaining the signature Datai DNA. We made sure local materials and inspiration from the environment, surroundings and culture were used so our regular guests will still feel very much at home when they return. We have ensured to preserve what our guests have always loved about the resort and also created incredible new experiences for them to discover. We are ready to embark on a new chapter for The Datai Langkawi and are looking forward to the journey.”
The resort has 121 rooms, suites and villas, all with enchanting views of the lush tropical rainforest and some with a breathtaking vista of the Andaman Sea, with Tarutao Island on the horizon. Escape to a private sanctuary with the resort’s Canopy, Rainforest and Beach Collections.
Canopy Collection – Situated in the main buildings, the Canopy Deluxe and the Canopy Premium rooms are a delightful way to experience The Datai Langkawi’s stunning views and award-winning architecture. These are perfect for guests who prefer to be near the spectacular main pool, The Dining Room and The Lobby Lounge. The Canopy Suites offer rainforest views from spacious balconies, and feature a separate living room with dining area and a very large bedroom. At 378 square metres, The Datai Suite is bathed in natural light, boasting unobstructed views of the rainforest and the Andaman Sea from an outdoor private verandah. The spacious indoor living space is furnished with neutral tones and elevated amenities.
Rainforest Collection – Tucked deep inside the rainforest and vegetation that covers The Datai Langkawi terrain estate, the elegant Rainforest Collection villas, including some with 10-metre infinity pools, are architecturally designed to be naturally at one with Mother Nature. Standing proudly on stilts, The Rainforest Villas and Rainforest Pool Villas will either offer scenic views of dense jungle in abundance or a tropical stream flowing along a meandering course.
The Datai Estate Villa – The Datai Estate Villa deserves a prominent introduction as the resort’s newest addition, with its expansive five-bedroom facility spanning 3,500 square metres. The exclusive space features alluring neutral tones with modern furnishings, living rooms, game rooms, two 20-metre connected pools, 24-hour butler service and a private chef.
Beach Collection – Located directly on the pristine white-sand beach of Datai Bay, the One-Bedroom Beach Villas and the Two-Bedroom Beach Villa are fully enclosed with serene garden views and inviting private swimming pools. The Beach Villas appeal to guests seeking privacy with personalised service from their butler.
The Datai Langkawi offers six dining options, including the award winning Gulai House tucked deep in the rainforest; the signature Thai restaurant, The Pavilion; The Dining Room; The Beach Club; The Beach Bar; The Lobby Lounge; and, to mark special occasions, private dining is available.
For more information, visit www.thedatai.com