Datai Beach


Off the west coast of Malaysia, on the tropical island of Langkawi, the resort is set amongst ancient rainforest with the famous Datai beach only a short stroll away. The Langkawi International Airport is 40 minutes by car, with ferry transfers and car rental also available. After opening in 1993, a £46 million renovation has now transformed the resort into an eco-paradise, with a clear focus on the environment and sustainability.

The Resort

Nestled between jungle and beach, with Hanuman moneys and flying lemurs cruising between the trees, there are rainforest villas or beach houses to choose from, all designed with crisp white lines and warm timbers. Butterflies flutter alongside the communal areas as guests dine on massaman curries and children enjoy splashing in the pool. Naturalist are on hand for expert guided forest walks and the Holistic Pavilion is a serene space for yoga and wellbeing.


  • The Datai Pledge is a dedicated programme of sustainability initiatives central to the resort’s ethos
  • Founding member of Regenerative Travel and The Conscious Travel Foundation
  • Permaculture garden producing zero-waste organic food
  • Guests can join nature walks, gardening activities and beekeeping sessions
  • Wastewater management; in-house water bottling; banning the use of single-use plastics; transforming food waste into soil for cultivating plants and herbs; and upcycling materials like wax, plastic and glass. 
  • Coral regeneration and sustainable fishing programmes

Who’s this for?

Families with deep pockets, looking for the ultimate beach and rainforest adventure.

For further information visit Datai Langkawi

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