Tuesday, 19 July 2016 17:02

Luxury Asia

Not many hotels can boast a ten-million-year-old rainforest on their doorstep, a totally unique setting that The Datai - an idyllic natural retreat on the northwest tip of Langkawi - makes the most of.

Blending seamlessly into the surroundings, its freestanding, Malay-style villas - many featuring an elevated veranda and a private pool - are scattered throughout the forest for total privacy. Pool Suites are located in the rainforest too, near to the beach, with two guest suites sharing a living and dining area, linked by a covered walkway and having access to a private swimming pool. There's a lovely spa, whose four suites are located deep in the rainforest canopy, and around the peaceful main swimming pool, only the buzz of the jungle's indigenous animals breaks the silence. In addition, there are a number of activities to enjoy, including guided rainforest walks, mountain-biking and cookery courses and, for those enjoy playing golf, The Els Club Teluk Datai is a splendid eighteen-hole, par 72 course designed by four-times major winner, Ernie Els. The golf course, which is located a mere five-minute drive away from the hotel, has been honoured to receive 'The World's Best New Golf Course' award at the 2014 World Golf Awards.

All accommodation features air-conditioning, a mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, a safe, satellite/cable flat-screen television, DVD/CD player, telephone, iPod/iPhone docking station, wi-fi internet access and a twice daily maid service.

positioned a level up from the Deluxe Rooms, Premium Rooms have a king-size bed, spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower and a balcony with day-bed.

In addition to the dining opportunities available at The Datai's restaurants, speciality dining is a popular way of celebrating an extra-special occasion. Choose from romantic candlelit beach dining in a setting just for two, Champagne breakfasts on the beach or four-course lobster menus under a blanket of twinkling stars.