The Datai Langkawi has reopened for business following a 12-month renovation programme. After 25 years occupying a site of more than 46 acres, the resort’s newly refurbished interiors and facilities have been crafted to make the most of its natural surroundings, whilst maintaining the resort’s original DNA.
Situated in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rainforest, The Datai Langkawi’s main building sits on a forest ridge 40m above sea level and 300m back from the ocean. The resort features a total of 121 rooms, suites and villas, providing guests with views of the lush tropical rainforest, the adjacent beach and the Andaman Sea with Tarutao Island on the horizon. The resort’s Canopy Suites offer spacious balconies, featuring a separate living room with dining area and a large bedroom. Tucked deep inside the lush tropical rainforest, these villas have been designed to connect guests with nature.
“The vision was very clear from the start,” says Arnaud Girodon, General Manager. “We wanted to refresh the spaces whilst maintaining the signature Datai DNA. We made sure local materials and inspiration from the environment, surroundings and culture were used so our regular guests will still feel very much at home when they return. We have ensured to preserve what our guests have always loved about the resort but also to create incredible new experiences for them to discover. We are ready to embark on a new chapter for The Datai Langkawi and are looking forward to the journey.”
Interior designer Didier Lefort adds, “It was important to maintain a deep connection to the original vision of a luxurious retreat seamlessly integrated into the 10-million-year-old virgin rainforest. The approach marries simplicity, modernity and creativity with inspirations from the local environment, culture and materials. Accommodation is refreshed with lighting enhancements and a warm, sophisticated colour palette; the addition of the latest technology ensures the ultimate in contemporary comfort, with the signature ‘Datai DNA’ still evident throughout.”