Datai Hotel – Langkawi

One of Malaysia’s finest resorts the Datai, situated on one of the Langkawi Islands in Malaysia is an exquisite luxury hotel surrounded by a breathtaking tropical rainforest and served with its own private beach onto the Andaman Sea.

The resort consists of a range of deluxe bedrooms, private villas and pool suites so there is plenty of accommodation options to suit most guests from those wanting luxurious hotel suites to secluded peaceful private villas with scenic rainforest views. Rooms are accessorised with TV, DVD Player, mini bar, free wifi and stocked with Molten Brown toiletries, as you can see even the finer details are paid the utmost attention and no stone is left unturned.

The Datai has four restaurants on offer. Authentic Thai Cuisine can be enjoyed at the Pavilion restaurant which can be found on stilts in the middle of the rainforest letting you enjoy your meals in fabulous tranquil surroundings. The Dining Room located at the hotel serves a mixture of western and Malaysian food. The Beach Club restaurant offers a range of buffet style food catering for all tastes both whilst enjoying the beach views. Finally for an authentic Malaysian outdoor dining experience The Gulai House is a traditional a la carte restaurant serving Malay and Indian food. To get into the true spirit of Malaysian meal times you can eat sitting on the floor, or if you prefer, normal tables.

The Lobby lounge is the destination for cocktails and snacks throughout the day and becomes adult only in the evening.

There are activities to suit most interests; nature lovers and explorers at heart can take a guided nature walk or go mountain biking through the natural rainforest and see some of Malaysia’s famous plants and creatures. For the more reserved the nearby championship golf course offers an enjoyable game of golf with a rare 19th hole! A health club is available to guests of the hotel along with several water sporting activities, tennis courts and more.

The Datai is home to an award winning spa which offers a variety of treatments either individually or as a couple. Located in rainforest pavilions these treatments include hot stone massages, eye treatments and facials made ever so more relaxing thanks to the tranquillity of the rainforest. Treatment packages can last from 15 minutes for an eye or hand treatment to 3 hours for an indulgent package of treatments including facials, massages and body polishes – these would be a perfect honeymoon gift for the newly wedded bride.

There are two pools available at the Datai Hotel. The first being adult only is situated looking down on the hillside for wonderful views and the second pool nearer to the beach is family and child orientated.

Although this hotel is more suited to adults, couples and honeymooners children are more than catered for in all aspects of the hotel as under 12’s get to stay for free! The restaurant has a special children’s menu and a babysitting service is available.

The Datai is a luxurious spa resort which is ideal for a self indulgent glamorous holiday or romantic honeymoon.

Langkawi Beaches

Cenang Beach

Cenang Beach

Cenang Beach

The 2km long Cenang beach has the largest offer of restaurants, bars and watersports. Since the beach is located on the west coast this is a great place to enjoy the sunset from. There is everything from luxury hotels to popular Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Casa del Mar in Spanish colonial style. Underwater World with its shopping centre is also located on Pantai Cenang.

Tengah Beach

Tengah Beach

Tengah Beach


South of Cenang is calmer Tengah Beach popular with families and couples. There are nice restaurants here. Frangipani is a hotel right on the beach which is popular with many Europeans. As is the simple Aseania which has a large pool and is close to both Cenang and Tengah.

Tanjung Rhu Beach

At this beautiful beach, 23KM from Kuah you’ll find a swimming haven a calm bay with warm, blue water and palm fringed beach. This beach lends it’s name to the luxurious Tanjung Rhu Resort.

Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi

Holidays at Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi

A bit of a hidden gem on Langkawi’s North Coast. Beautifully nestled in tropical gardens with ponds, canals, spectacular limestone cliff, waterfall, small streams and the beautiful sandy beach are all a delight on the eye at this five star luxury resort. The Hotel restaurant serves food from all corners of the world including Italy, France, as well as local specialities.

Book a holiday to The Tanjung Rhu Resort

To book a holiday to The Tanjung Resort, Langkawi we are pleased to recommend :

  • Kuoni – see a video of the resort and book online for a discount at their award winning website.
  • Holidays Please – If you prefer the personal touch or want something more complicated such as Twin Centre please fill in the enquiry form to your right.

Most of the resort is geared up to relaxation and well being and has an excellent spa. Anyone who wants a more active holiday can focus on excursions in the archipelago, water sports, tennis, or take the opportunity to rent a bicycle. If you play golf, we recommend Datai Golf Course, for a unique jungle setting.

At the Tanjung Rhu Resort the service seems effortless as it is attentive but not obtrusive.
The rooms are all cool and nicely decorated in soft Asian yet vaguely Scandic style.

Peaceful Langkawi

Relaxing Holidays in Langkawi

No loud bars, visible prostitution or obtrusive vendors.
Not a building higher than the palm trees on the beach.
It is hardly what one might expects of the largest sand and sea destination in Malaysia but it’s true.

Get there: Check our Malaysia Flights & Malaysia Deals guides.
Eating: nasi goreng with a soft drink, £1.50. 33 cl  beer, £1, Main courses at decent restaurant from £3
Get around: Taxi, rental car or moped. Moped hire costs £5 for one day. Local buses with poor frequency. Ferry to Penang and Satun in Thailand (e.g. for flight to Phuket).
When? Malaysia’s west coast in Langkawi can be visited all year round – driest November to March.
East Coast should be avoided from November to February when rainfall is heavy and tourist resorts will be closed.

The feeling after landing on Langkawi is significant: On Langkawi calm reigns and there is a friendly old island charm.
Langkawi, the main island of the northwestern Malaysia islands does not follow the rule book for exploitation. A comparison with Thailand’s largest seaside resorts such as Phuket or Kuta Beach in Bali seems laughable.
It seems just about everything – from shopping to fine roads and luxury hotels – have come under careful consideration. Tourism is highly developed (and more focused on the affluent than the backpack travelers), but it has not gone out of control and become vulgar which means Langkawi lends itself to honeymoons in particular.

Book a holiday to Langkawi

If you are looking for a tailor made holiday to Langkawi for a luxury holiday or honeymoon your best bet is Holidays Please who have a large team of travel experts that will work with you on an individual basis to tailor the perfact holiday for you. If you’re the independent type you can also look for flight + hotel deals at ebookers.com. The airport code for Langkawi is LGK.

What’s a holiday in Langkawi like?

Most days on Langkawi are lazy days on the water with good food and drink in the evening or a few beers when the sun has gone down. With a moped rental you can do a tour around the island on the beautiful asphalt roads. Check out the crowds in the town of Kuah with lots of hotels, department stores full of shoppers, fast food restaurants and ferry terminal. Drive inland on low trafficked roads surrounded by jungle-covered mountains. Here, life is rural and traditional with water buffalo and rice paddies.