Datai Bay

Datai Bay is a long, scenic strip of land in the north-west corner of Langkawi’s main island. Tropical rainforest meets pristine white sand, facing out towards the glimmering Andaman Sea. For those who dream of luxurious accommodation, this is the place for you, boasting two of Langkawi’s most exclusive resorts. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to that level of elegance, Datai Bay can also be easily reached for a day trip from anywhere on the main island.

The beach here is picturesque and tranquil and is accessed by lush rainforest trails. It is reserved for patrons of the resorts, however, if you’re not a guest you can book an exquisite meal or a relaxing massage in a beachside hut. The resorts also arrange exciting beach and water activities. The area is proud to be the home of one of the best golf courses in the country: Datai Bay Golf Course. Set against a mountainous backdrop with manicured lawns and a serene atmosphere, the course is adored by novices and pros alike.

The resorts arrange daily guided tours into the majestic mountains and spectacular rainforest that surround Datai Bay, and those who are not staying here can easily arrange their own hikes. Look out for a range of native wildlife including monkeys, peacocks, hornbills, and iguanas, and make your way to Temurun Waterfall, Langkawi’s largest waterfall.

Crocodile Adventureland and the Ibrahim Hussein Museum & Cultural Foundation art gallery are also close enough to visit on your trip to Datai Bay.