Sunday, 28 February 2010

Breakaway - The Datai – The Rainforest At Its Most Luxe

Madam loves The Datai! Even though its been over 10 years since I was last there, it’s the only luxe resort I have visited that literally sits in the midst of the rainforest, with all the luxe trappings that I need for basic survival too. How else can Auntie commune with nature? (Digging holes in the ground for basic functions is just not my thing!) It was the first - and only - place I saw a hornbill in the wild!

Anyway, was very glad to see that that the hotel’s Gulai House, an upmarket kampong style restaurant, recently won ‘Best Innovative Restaurant’ in the Malay category at the 16th Malaysia Tourism Awards. Look at the pics, and you can imagine how gorgeous it is to dine there at night. Nestled in the rainforest, it is a short stroll from the resort and serves traditional Malaysian curries and Indian specialties in an alfresco setting. Maybe you might see monkeys and other birds while you’re dining too.

It’s a beautiful property, and I’d go there again at the drop of a hat. Located on the north western tip of Langkawi, its surrounded by virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to a white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and nearby golf course, plus a host of other dining options. Its 40 villas, 16 suites and 54 rooms are all set within the rainforest with their own private veranda, with views of the forest, its creatures and the Andaman Sea!

Since the March hols are round the corner, take advantage of their current promo of a Deluxe room at RM925 nett per room per night. Available from now til 19 Dec 2010. BTW it’s a GHM hotel which also owns The Chedi hotels and The Nam Hai. So luxe you can’t go wrong.

The Datai, Langkawi
Tel: (60 4) 959 2500
Fax: (60 4) 959 2600


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