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The diverse area of Datai Bay is surrounded by a tropical rainforest, backing down onto exclusive resorts, pristine beaches, and the clear azure waters of the Andaman Sea. On a clear day, Thailand is visible in the distance.
The rainforest on the edge of Datai Beach is home to plenty of animal life. Monkeys can often be seen leaving their home to forage for crustaceans on the beach. Other native residents of the area include peacocks, hornbills, and iguanas.
Stay in one of Datai Bay’s five-star resorts. Many of the resorts have their own private beach and swimming pools, secluded from the area by the rainforest. The resorts also offer daily guided tours into the tropical jungle. Take a tour and photograph wildlife, birdwatch, explore the mangroves, or even learn about medicinal Malaysian plants.
If you’re only visiting Datai Bay on a day-trip, rent a car or motorbike from Kuah, Langkawi’s main settlement. Although the beach is reserved for patrons only, you can still book lunch, dinner, or a massage in a hut by the rainforest at one of the resorts. Visit Datai Bay Golf Course where the fairways weave been the forest, set against the stunning backdrop of the mountains and the Andaman Sea.
Go for a hike in the surrounding mountainside area of Mat Cicang, and relax in the waters beneath Temurun Waterfall, the tallest waterfall on the island.
For a more snappy natural experience, head to Langkawi Crocodile Farm. The farm harvests a wide variety of baby and adult alligators and crocodiles for their skin. Buy a stuffed baby crocodile or leather products from the farm’s gift shop.
Datai Beach is off the main road on the northwest coast of Langkawi. Once you’ve left the main road, you’ll need to walk along one of the rainforest trails to reach the beach.
We all know you don't go traveling to sit in a cramped plane seat and go to bed in a different place. Traveling is all about the adventures you have while you're there!
Ensure your trip to Datai Bay is one to remember with one or two of these awesome experiences:
Head to our Datai Bay things to do page for a comprehensive list.
Situated in Langkawi, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Datai Golf Club and Datai Bay. Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Air Terjun Temurun Waterfall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Langkawi, this luxury resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Datai Bay and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Datai Golf Club. Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Air Terjun Temurun Waterfall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Datai Bay and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Datai Golf Club. Air Terjun Temurun Waterfall and Pasir Tengkorak Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Langkawi, this guesthouse is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Datai Bay and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Datai Golf Club. Air Terjun Temurun Waterfall and Pasir Tengkorak Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Langkawi, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Langkawi Cable Car, Pantai Kok Beach, and Seven Wells Waterfall. Langkawi Sky Bridge and Langkawi Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Langkawi resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Burau Bay, Langkawi Cable Car, and Langkawi Sky Bridge. Pantai Kok Beach and Telaga Harbor are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Langkawi, this golf guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Langkawi Crocodile Farm and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bukit Sawak and Burau Bay. Langkawi Cable Car and Langkawi Sky Bridge are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Langkawi, this hotel is steps from Burau Bay and Langkawi Cable Car. Langkawi Sky Bridge is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.