Just when you thought the luxe factor couldn’t get any higher, along comes The Datai resort on Langkawi Island. With its warm emerald seas on a private beach and dense carpets of virgin tropical rainforest, mylifestylenews traveled to the northern part of the legendary isle of Langkawi that hides a treasure trove of adventures to experience the joy of luxury indulgence ……
Our check-in was seamless and a welcome drinks menu helped us to get into the resort mood, so a glass of French champagne was in order. While soaking up the first impressions, a pair of majestic life-size wooden horses guarding the lobby entrance; a beautiful reflecting pool full of water lilies; rainforest views within touching distance; the resorts largest swimming pool that has the superb views overlooking the rainforest and to the nearby Thai island only 1.5 across the water.
Perhaps, you may want to ask yourself where else can you find a luxury experience that has a private beach as well as an ancient rainforest with the accompanying flora and fauna. Every day you get to see dusky leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, horn bills, eagles, iguanas and various other wildlife as you walk to and from your room and the restaurants.
Mind you for not leaving your windows or doors open for uninvited guests (The Macaque) to go through your mini bar while you are away from the room. Even so, this one of a kind extraordinary experience is all under one roof without leaving the boundaries of the resort. Being of one of the members of The Leading Hotels of the world, The Datai Langkawi Resort has it all.
It has a deck overlooking the rainforest that was surrounding us, the superior villa enchant with a rustic charm, set along a rainforest, some of them lure with the soothing sound of flowing water and evening frog serenades. It is just so beautiful to be at one with nature.
The rainforest experience Superior Villa's interior
The villa could be right out of the pages of one of those luxe design magazines as the modern contemporary design makes a major contrast to the rainforest.The bedroom was superb and well placed by overlooking the villa pool, with sliding doors in front of the bed that allowed you to step straight into the pool.
The 10 meter length long private villa pool and the view looking out from the bedroom to the Andaman sea is rather something everyone who loves to have especially in a luxury resort like this.
Wall glass brings in sufficient natural lights during the day with high walls built surrounding the beach villa with great privacy assured.
There was not one day when we vied for the sun lounges at any one time, a lot of guests favoured the second swimming pool adjacent to the Beach Club and the resort’s private beach.
This perspective also gives you a superb view of the main accommodation wings which are quite majestic in their architectural elements without being too imposing, not to mention the stunning mountain peaks behind to add depth to the surrounding experience.
Roti Jala is a must try, it looks like a spider web or a fishing net when it is on the buffet since the menu changes daily. With accompanying chicken curry which is very delicate and delicious in flavor.
There are homemade jams, a great variety of Asian dishes, European style breads, a nice selection of cheeses and a French sparkling for those of you that fancy a glamorous touch to start your day.The fresh detox fruit juices are superb too and it is difficult not to over-indulge with such a spread!
There are other activities that take you further out from the main buildings. The beach is quite beautiful and private and has some other activities to try, plus you can charter the resort schooner for the day and visit the nearby Thai islands just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach.
The Beach House
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 5/5
Tropical Rainforest/ The Beach Villa