Langkawi’s Datai Bay Combines Pristine Beaches, Lush Rainforest and Top-class Golf
Datai Bay — or Teluk Datai, as it’s known locally — is situated on the northwest tip of Langkawi, just a 40-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. Identified National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World, the bay is an arc of flawless white sand, stretching a mile in length.
At its edge sits 500 hectares of dense rainforest — the base of Gunung Mat Cincang, one of Langkawi’s best- known attractions. Formed around 500 million years-ago, it’s the oldest mountain in Southeast Asia, and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Geo park. Its foothillss are home to exotic species such. as dusky leaf monkeys, colugos, hornbills and 530 species of butterfly.
Offering exclusive access to the bay. The Datai Langkawi resort offers a five-star’ experience and 122 rooms,villas and suites. Made from black shale and timber, the Canopy Collection rooms and suites are elevated so guests can ‘ enjoy eye-level bird-watching and partial views of the Andaman Sea.
Spread over 750 hectares, the Rainforest Collection features rustic villas surrounded by jungle for a true ‘at-one-with-nature’ experience. Meanwhile, The Beach Collection comes with butler service, private pool arid sun deck, with each villa veiled in coastal vegetation and offering direct access to the beach.
Nearby is The Els Club Teluk Datai, an 18-hole, awardwinning, par-72 championship golf course designed by Ernie Els — known for its spectacular vistas of marbled mountain peaks and emerald green sea,.