The Datai Langkawi

Introduction: The Datai Langkawi is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a world-class resort in every aspect. I recently stayed in The Datai for 20 hours, and I loved every minute of it. Beautiful rooms with complimentary high-speed internet access, comfortable beds and separate rain-shower. Attention to details such as welcome amenities and bath salts in the bathroom is always something I appreciate. What makes Datai special is the extraordinary design by Kerry Hill that is similar to GHM, a chain The Datai previously belong to. Although The Datai has 124 rooms, the staff made me feel like I was the only guest. 20 hours are not much, but I did have time to experience their incredible beach, voted one of the ten bests in the world.

Conclusion: The Datai is the winner of Hotel Passion Hotel of the Year! Certainly the best resort I have stayed in a very long time and one of my new favourites.

Arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.

What I loved: Almost everything. The service, design and the beach in particular.

What about the food: Great breakfast and lunch. Food often disappoints me in remote locations, but The Datai got it right.

Number of rooms: 124 rooms.


Type of property: Resort.

Location: Langkawi.

Facilities: Spa, fitness and 18-hole golf course.

Complimentary internet: Yes.

Affiliations: The Leading Hotels of the World

My overall impression: Fantastic experience.