Out of the sight after two years, Malaysia’s iconic resort The Datai Langkawi is delighted to welcome its international guests with an excellent experience in meaningful nature interaction. Till today, Datai’s signature “The Chef Series” remains in its essence to showcase the best eclectic Malaysian dining experience from the 22nd-23rd April 2022 headed by Chef Azli Ahmad.
Throughout this time, Datai’s renowned service standards and exceptional guest experience have been enhanced by expanded nature programs and new amenities, which in turn reflect the resort’s commitment to sustainability, conservation, and eco-tourism.
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“Welcome back to The Datai Langkawi! We are all looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at our rainforest resort after more than two years. We have taken the opportunity during this time to enrich our services, maintain the property, and improve our offerings. As with everything we do, a key focus has been working further towards our sustainability goals with our programme, The Datai Pledge, and adding even more inspirational as well as educational activities to our nature experiences. We are very excited to show you what we have done when we welcome you back to our little piece of paradise!” said Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of The Datai Langkawi.
Nestled within the Northwest of Langkawi Island, in the heart of the ancient rainforest – The Datai Langkawi is one of the most beautiful secluded hotels in the world. The resort offers every guest the opportunity to get in touch with nature at The Nature Centre and fully experience its wonders. Visitors can now participate in coral conservation activities at the centre’s new Coral Nursery, learn about the resort’s reforestation efforts at the Native Tree Nursery, or discover how to harvest the unique Trigona itama honey from the resort’s stingless beehives with the new “Beekeeper” program. The resort’s sustainable crafting centre, The Lab – built from more than 9,000 used wine, champagne, and liquor bottles – has also expanded into an open-air annex for upcycling workshops or reading circle, and the resort’s inspiring Poet’s Trail was relaunched with a stunning array of flora and fauna by team resident naturalists and marine biologists.
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Many of these new nature events are linked to the ‘Datai Pledge’ where the resort’s ambitious conservation plan to preserve its natural attraction, focuses on the resort’s operations, wildlife, marine environment, and Langkawi community. Soon, several unexpected activities will be launched including hornbill viewing at the local Gunung Raya, dolphin watching boat trips, and educational talks.
Two newly opened rooms surround the resort: The Canopy Garden and the Rainforest Premium Villa. The five new Canopy Garden rooms are ideal for families with direct access to a private outdoor patio and seating area, while the Rainforest Premium Villas are equipped with pump-heated pools. The roomsd offer more privacy and tranquil views of the Anak Datai River and Sungai Datai.
Special Occasions at The Datai
The Chef Series has long been a traditional dining experience at The Datai Langkawi – An intimate menu is offered to resort guests that fully reflect The Datai’s unique culinary style and philosophy. The specially crafted menu spotlights hand-pick local ingredients such as turmeric, chilli peppers, lemongrass, dandelions, and many other ingredients vital to authentic Malaysian cuisine.
Fresh fish and seafood are sourced primarily from Langkawi fishermen, while organic chicken comes from farms in the kampung (local village). A unique gourmet feast prepared by the chefs-in-residence accompanied by cooking demonstrations and cooking classes where guests are able to enjoy a unique hands-on culinary experience, creating and enjoying their own culinary creations under the guidance of the chef.
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The newly appointed Senior Chef of The Dining Room, Chef Chai is bringing the guests a unique nine-course meal inspired by the rich offerings of Langkawi’s natural resources. A selection of premium wines and champagnes from the resort’s walk-in cellar, for instance, the Sociando-Mallet estate wine from the Haut Médoc – paired with 48- hours slow cooked oyster blade with parmesan cream, charred aubergine pegaga shade, and Andaman aromatic juice, whose leathery, deep notes definitely accentuate the meat.
Head over to The Datai Langkawi to experience a relaxing holiday within an ancient rainforest. Visit their website for exclusive offers valid until 30th November 2022. For more information and reservations, visit The Datai Langkawi.