A bewitching welcome awaits you at The Datai – one of the premier resorts on this magical isle, which is swathed in legends of romance and mystery. Get close to nature as you tread footpaths through centuries-old rainforest or head for a white sand beach by the shimmering Andaman Sea. Perfection is all around and begins in your chosen accommodation – a Suite with an expansive private balcony or the new contemporary Beach Villas with generously sized private pools. The cuisine is as beguiling as the setting, with Malaysian and Western fare served at The Dining Room and authentic Thai cuisine at The Pavilion. Located in the heart of the rainforest, the award-winning Gulai House serves traditional Malaysian cuisine and Indian specialities in an open air setting. At The Datai Spa a host of relaxing treatments await, combining the spirit and ancient healing traditions of the East with the mysticism of Langkawi’s ancient rainforests. Recreational facilities include the Ernie Els designed Els Club Teluk Datai golf course, two swimming pools, an array of non-motorised watersports and nature walks with the resident naturalist; children's nature walks can also be arranged by request.
Meet Malaysia's answer to Sir David Attenborough at The Datai - nestled in lush rainforest on the shores of the Andaman Sea, all manner of wildlife is truly on your doorstep. Trek through centuries-old jungle on a nature walk with renowned naturalist Irshad Mobarak, whose illustrious career spans over 25 years. A guide's knowledge is paramount to any experience and Irshad does not disappoint, facilitating encounters with rare species, such as flying squirrels, colugos and indigenous monkeys and birds.
Malaysia's Els Club Teluk Data at The Datai Langkawi - redesigned by four-time major champion Ernie Els and his design team - was awarded the title of ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards held in November 2014 in Portugal. Billed as one of the world's finest redesigns, the course is in a truly unique setting with a 10 million year old rainforest as its backdrop and a mesmerizing view of the emerald green Andaman Sea.
Malaysia and Borneo are generally very hot and humid all year. The winter months from November to April are the most popular time to visit Langkawi, with the monsoon season occurring from July to October. Most rain in Kuala Lumpur falls from March to April and from September to November. Borneo experiences sunshine and rain year round, but the heaviest rainfall normally occurs between November and April.
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