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    The Datai

    Jane's verdict:

    One of the original design hotels in a spectacular jungle setting, The Datai Langkawi has always stayed ahead of the in-crowd. Pool villas have private plunge pools with built-in Jacuzzi and day bed for intimate lounging. The Beach Club bar has dreamy Andaman Sea views or you can explore the surrounding rainforest by mountain bike.

    Recommended tour operator: Carrier

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    Carrier says

    If your idea of the perfect honeymoon includes tropical rainforest, a white sand beach fringing calm and balmy ocean, a dreamy room (perhaps even one with a private pool), gourmet cuisine and the sort of place where you can laze the days away or pack it all in, then The Datai is a perfect choice.

    Located on the Malay island paradise of Langkawi, this low-key resort is one of the finest in south east Asia.

    Accommodation choices include rooms, suites and free-standing villas crafted from local materials and scattered throughout the forest or on the beach. Each is connected to the resort’s central areas by a series of pathways and offers tremendous privacy.

    Superb restaurants are dotted around the beach and forest, each specialising in a different cuisine including Malay, Thai, Western and Indian specialities.

    There are two swimming pools, one of them spectacularly located above the forest canopy, unique Datai Spa in the heart of the rainforest and a wide range of watersports. The resort’s own spectacular 18-hole golf course was recently re-designed by Ernie Els to international acclaim.

    Nature walks around the tropical rainforest and mountain bikes are available for you to explore the area’s rich flora and fauna.

    We can arrange for you to combine your stay at The Datai with a few nights in Kuala Lumpur or elsewhere in the region. Find more information and offers for The Datai.

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