The Datai Langkawi
Travel Blogs from Langkawi
Ok, maybe not lions, tigers, and bears... more like wild boar, snakes and monkeys.
Langkawi (The Jewel of Kedah) is an island off the north-western coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman sea... a 45 minute ferry ride from Thailand.
The island to me, is the definition of serenity, romance, and beauty. Not only in it's physical form, …
Langkawi, one of Malaysia's most popular tropical islands, is a destination that encompasses mystical legends, scenic jungle covered hills, alluring beaches, fantastic resorts and is marked by a comfortable easy pace.
This enchanting resort presents the nature in its natural unspoilt form in combination with rugged …
Wh flew via kala lumpa only took 4.5 hours so not long to travel. And now were are staying in the Datai hotel. This place is incredible!!!!!! It is the first propper shower, bed, toilet, wash and laundry we have had in nearly 8 weeks it is awesome.... Last night we went out for tampanyaki with pedro, maria, debbie, and martin the food was so nice …
... an 'all you can eat' vegetarian breakfast before boarding the 10:10 train back to Kuala Lumpur. I had spent more time in the restaurant than I had in the caves. After picking up my bags from the hostel I made my way to KL Sentral where I would take the direct train to the airport from. One really good thing about getting this train is that Malaysia Airlines have some check-in desks within the KL Sentral train station. Taking advantage of this ...
So we arrived in Malaysia this afternoon and already the difference between here and Thailand is immediately noticeable! Thank the lord the people are finally actually happy to say hello with a smile on their faces!!! No more 'smacked *****' or 'bashed crabs'...meaning the vibe here is good and we liiiike ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Datai Langkawi
Everything about the Datai is exceptional. The place itself is fabulous. We stayed in the most basic room (Deluxe) and it was large, well designed and 5 star. The resturants are all excellent and provide a decent range of food (we stayed 7 nights and had ample variety). Considering the quality of the food and the resort the prices are reasonable (think UK mid priced eating out prices). The thing that takes Datai up a notch above the best in the world is the service. Personal yet non intrusive, friendly, helpful etc etc. I would even consider going back for a week (despite a 12 hour flight) as its close to Langkawi airport and is just incredible when you are there. We also stayed for 3 nights at Pangkor Laut Resort and although thats clearly a great resort its light years behind the Datai. Brilliant.
Amazing, 5 star luxury. We stayed here on our honeymoon and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We stayed in a jungle villa which are detached rooms and beautifully decorated. They are connected by small pathways down towards the beach, don't worry about walking in the rain to the restaurants - the staff come and pick you up on a golf buggy. Three restaurants (one near the beach) all great food. I definitely recommend this hotel. The datai bay beach is just paradise. Quite quiet, away from it all, you'll need to hire a car if you want to get out and about.
I cannot begin to say how amazed I was by the Datai. We had booked a deal in the rainy season and managed to get upgraded to a Jungle villa as we had booked 7 nights. We arrived and were welcomed with fruit juice and cold towels. We sat and overlooked the pool down towards the sea as we filled in out forms - all very civilised! We were there taken to the villa which was deep in the jungle and very wonderful. The only drawback of the jungle villas is that they are quite dark - surrounded by jungle and all! But if you don't mind that the luxury of looking out over a river in flood with monkeys swinging from tree to tree and your very own villa gecko more than makes up for it in my book.
The service at this hotel is fantastic and the facilities are excellent.
We stayed at the Datai in December 2001. The hotel and its location are beautiful. The service and food were excellent. The hotel is very quiet and relaxing but I would say it's geared towards an adult market. It is not a family resort. The walk down to the beach is not far but it is steep, although you can always wait for a buggy ride.
Myself and my wife have travelled extensively around the World staying in over a good 1000+ hotels. This was by far the best so far!
We have visited The Datai twice, May 2002 & Dec 2003 and would return again in a heartbeat.
The setting is truly amazing, food fantastic and the staff great, they can never do enough for you.
The resort is very quiet and peaceful and not really suited to children. If you like nothing better than resting by the pool reading a book listening to the sound of nature followed by great meal in the evening then it's the place for you.
You must also try the spa, it has a fantastic setting.
You can't fault the setting of the Datai, it's beautiful. I was interested to read the other reviews particularly the comments on the villa's and food. Our villa was very dark because the windows were surrounded by jungle, and we moved to a room in the main hotel after a few days because it was beginning to make us feel depressed ! Our new room was light and had good views of the bay, which the villa's don't have.
Datai one of the best in the world
where do you start? Location, weather, fantastic friendly, courteous staff (how do they remember every guest's name?), excellent food. This hotel lived up to and exceeded expectations. One week here is worth months anywhere else. Deluxe rooms are beautifully furnished and have great views. Suites are the size of Belgium! Villas are tucked away in the rainforest - fantastic for wildlife - monkeys, hornbills, etc. etc.
we'l be back again and again
Set among the rainforest, an absolute delight. If you can afford it go for a villa rather than a deluxe room - it will be worth every penny.
Good choice of restaurants and staff who can't do enough for you.
Not ideal for kids, more adult orientated.
One of the best beaches I've ever seen, shared with just one other hotel (The Andaman) which is further along the bay.
Do as much or as little as you like it's all good.