The Datai Langkawi
Location: Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia.
In harmony with the resort’s unique natural surroundings, wellbeing at The Datai Langkawi embraces the ever-expanding healing found in the rainforest with its age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.
in harmony with the resort’s unique natural surroundings, wellbeing at the datai langkawi embraces the ever-expanding healing found in the rainforest with its age-old traditions and philosophies of the malay culture known as ramuan.
Situated on the peaceful north-western tip of the island of Langkawi, off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, The Datai Langkawi is where you can nurture your well-being amidst the island’s vibrant blend of local cultures, mesmerising waterfalls, idyllic paddy fields and mangroves, and a labyrinth of secret waterways.
Steeped in ancient legends and primordial jungle, Pulau Langkawi (Pulau is Malay and translates to “island”) is the largest island in a 99-strong archipelago. Nestled between Peninsular Malaysia to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west, the island is famous for both its outstanding natural beauty and unique flora and fauna.
Known affectionately as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi is covered with a variety of picturesque landscapes and ecosystems, including lush virgin rainforests, marbled mountain ranges and verdant paddy fields. Out in the sea, limestone karsts rise majestically from the emerald waters that gently lap the islands’ white-sand beaches. In 2007, the 10,000 hectares covering Pulau Langkawi and its smaller, uninhabited neighbouring islands were declared a Geopark by UNESCO.
The name Langkawi is said to derive from ‘helang’, eagle in Malay and ‘Kawi’, marble in Sanskrit, and some of its greatest landmarks, including Machincang mountain, are rooted in the island’s mythology. Legend tells a tale that the main town was created after a fight broke out at a giant’s wedding, during which pots and pans were hurled. A steaming pot of gravy spilled, and where they fell became known as Kuah, which means gravy in Malay. Another piece of folklore, Mahsuri’s Curse, tells of the unjust execution of a beautiful maiden and the seven generations of bad luck endured by Langkawi after her death, including invasions, floods and droughts. The end of the curse, with the birth of her seventh-generation descendant in the late 20th century, coincided with the return of good fortune to Langkawi.
The Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scent of the rainforest. Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation.
Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, The Spa’s signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.
In addition to 5 spa treatment villas offering Ramuan-based treatments, VOYA’s innovative skincare delivers the ultimate holistic skincare experience, creating an equilibrium of inner wholeness and external radiance.
Manicures and pedicures using specialist Bastien Gonzalez treatment range that focuses on the health and natural beauty of nails, hands and feet is also available.
The resort has 121 rooms, suites and villas, all with enchanting views of the lush tropical rainforest, some with the breathtaking vista of the Andaman Sea and Tarutao Island on the horizon.
The Datai Langkawi offers a diverse choice of dining experiences inspired by culinary traditions from around the world. These are played out in unique settings, with spectacular views, enhancing the serenity of the natural environment.
Set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, the pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest is home to a wealth of flora and fauna: you may well spot Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos and Sunda colugos during your stay. The resort’s private footpath leads to dreamy Datai Bay’s idyllic white-sand beach, one of the Top 10 Beaches worldwide as awarded by National Geographic.
serenity – the datai well-being series
In celebration of our 30th anniversary this year, we are pleased to announce the premiere of Serenity – The Datai Well-being Series. This exciting new annual wellness programme brings the very best holistic practitioners from around the world to the heart of the Malaysian rainforest to host a series of residencies for guests.
To learn more visit: www.thedatai.com
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