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The Datai

The Datai and Singapore

Visit Singapore, one of Southeast Asia's most important cities, before some serious relaxation on the beaches of Langkawi.

Whats Included:
3 nights Singapore, including breakfast; 7 nights The Datai, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

13 days from £3,905pp

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On the beach - 8 days

The Datai, Langkawi

Surrounded by ancient rainforest rolling down to a spectacular beach overlooking a shimmering bay, The Datai Langkawi enjoys a superb location. The beautiful setting, impeccable service and impressive facilities make it an ideal place to relax and unwind.

The Datai has been sympathetically built with its environment very much in mind, and it does a superb job of combining the luxury of a five star resort with its beautiful natural surroundings. The design of the rooms and hotel reflect this, with contemporary Malay style that is understated and refined.

The stunning setting between lush rainforest and a beautiful, long stretch of beach is one of the highlights of the resort, along with the wildlife spotting opportunities it affords.

Service is taken very seriously here, with a high ratio of friendly staff to guest. The resort is peaceful and quiet, with guests enjoying the natural environment and facilities. With 122 rooms, there are others to chat to about the day's activities, but it never feels busy.

After the beach - 4 days

Singapore

The cosmopolitan city of Singapore has grown from colonial trading post to one of the most important cities in Southeast Asia. Explore the boutiques, galleries and cafes of Chinatown, the impressive architecture and restaurants around the Colonial District, and unspoilt Little India – a dynamic cultural centre known for its inexpensive food, colourful shops and temples. Visit Gardens by the Bay, one of the city’s newest attractions, with its two conservatory domes, themed Heritage Gardens, and the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.

The iconic Raffles Hotel is the place to stay in Singapore. Set amidst immaculate gardens, the 103 elegant suites offer a blend of luxury, history and colonial ambiance. Don’t miss the opportunity to sink a legendary Singapore Sling in its birthplace, the Long Bar.

The Datai, Langkawi

122 rooms, 5 restaurants, 2 pools

Description

The Datai has been sympathetically built with its environment very much in mind, and it does a superb job of combining the luxury of a five star resort with its beautiful natural surroundings. The design of the rooms and hotel reflect this, with contemporary Malay style that is understated and refined.

The stunning setting between lush rainforest and a beautiful, long stretch of beach is one of the highlights of the resort, along with the wildlife spotting opportunities it affords.

Service is taken very seriously here, with a high ratio of friendly staff to guest. The resort is peaceful and quiet, with guests enjoying the natural environment and facilities. With 122 rooms, there are others to chat to about the day's activities, but it never feels busy.

For families

For families, it is worth noting that children under 12 are not permitted in the hotel lobby lounge after 8pm, and the main pool is for guests aged 16 and over. Children are welcome to use the beach pool, which is more suitable for younger swimmers.

The Datai is located on Langkawi, the largest island off the western coast of Malaysia. The hotel is surrounded by ancient primary rainforest, rolling down to a spectacular, long, white sand beach, with views of the tiny tropical islands that are dotted around the bay.

he hotel is approximately 40 minutes from the airport, and 60 minutes from the main town, Kuah. Its relative isolation means immaculate beaches and unspoilt rainforest, brimming with wildlife.

Our opinion

The Datai Langkawi is one of Audley's favourite hotels in Malaysia. it offers laid-back luxury, and its winning combination of rainforest and beach makes it a really magical hotel. This is a perfect choice for those wishing to enjoy refined, yet understated, five star luxury, ideal for a honeymoon or relaxing beach break.

Rooms

There are lots of room choices, so you can find the perfect room type. All rooms are designed in a blend of contemporary elegance and local Malay style, and have all the facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel, including air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and Wi-Fi. All rooms are spacious, en suite and have outdoor seating areas. Please note the plug sockets fit multiple plugs, including the UK standard three pin square plugs.

Please be aware that rooms and villas have balcony balustrades which are of a design that could present a hazard to young children. Families with children under 12 cannot be accommodated due to this.

Beach villa

Surrounded by tropical gardens, the luxurious Beach villas offer privacy and butler service as well as a 10 m private pool, surrounded by sundeck and gardens leading to the beach. They are available in either one-bedroom (218 sq m) or two-bedroom format (475 sq m) and guests in these villas can enjoy beers and soft drinks from the minibar, which is replenished daily.

Canopy Deluxe room

Set within the main building of the hotel these rooms are both comfortable and spacious. They come with a small private balcony overlooking the virgin rainforest. The bathroom and dressing room feature twin sinks, separate walk-in shower, bathtub and ample storage for luggage.

Canopy suite

These open-plan suites are set within the main building and offer a spacious bedroom and living area as well as a large balcony with views over the rainforest.

Datai suite

The Datai Suite is an enormous space of 258 sq m, with two bedrooms, and a large living and dining area. It has beautiful sea views, and a huge wraparound balcony from which to enjoy them.

Rainforest Pool villa

The Pool villas are 120 sq m, one-bedroom villas, similar to Rainforest Superior villas, but with the additional benefit of a private plunge pool. These luxurious villas are located in the heart of the rainforest, but are close to all of the facilities

Rainforest villa

These free standing villas offer tranquillity and privacy. They are built within the tropical rainforest, and connected to the public facilities by a series of pathways between the beach and the hotel. All the villas have an attractive veranda, equipped with sun loungers and private deck. They offer a much larger interior space than the rooms in the main building, and come equipped with a 37' LCD TV, Bose sound system and Lavazza coffee machine.

Pictures of the rooms

Activities, diving & excursions

The facilities of the hotel are located in two main areas, with most at the top of the resort where the adults' swimming pool is located. At the bottom of the resort, by the beach is another pool for families, and the watersports centre, where kayaking, windsurfing and sailing take place.

The hotel is also equipped with a gym and the there is an 18-hole championship course, designed by Ernie Els, five minutes' drive from the hotel. Onsite there is a 20 metre high canopy walk and nature trails are accessible for the more adventurous, the resident marine biologist and naturalist are located at the Nature Centre to share recent wildlife updates with guests. Cookery classes are also available covering Malay, Thai and Indian influences.

Food & drink

Five restaurants provide a good choice of dining options.

The Pavilion, elevated on a platform in the rainforest, serves authentic Thai cuisine in an open-air setting while fine dining is available in The Dining Room. The Beach Club and Beach Bar offer a lovely setting overlooking the water, while the Lobby Lounge offers cocktails and snacks with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea. The Gulai House is the hotel's signature restaurant and serves superb Malay and Indian curries and specialities.

Spa Facilities

The Datai Spa offers a unique blend of exotic treatments, and is a lovely place to enjoy some pampering in the rainforest.

Five open-air spa villas are available for guests to experience stimulating body polishes, nurturing envelopments, romantic bath ceremonies, rejuvenating beauty rituals and therapeutic massages.

Singapore

Location: Singapore

During the 14th century, Singapore flourished as a trading post with Chinese junks, Indian vessels, Arab dhows and Portuguese battleships frequenting its shores. Today Singapore is a predominantly Chinese society, with Malays, Indians and Europeans adding to the ethnic mix and the scene is one of shimmering skyscrapers and busy streets.

The influx of different cultures has made Singapore the culinary capital of Asia, with an incredible array of dishes and styles on offer. Sample the variety as you explore Chinatown and Little India, eating at hawker stalls or fine restaurants. After dark, take a dinner cruise, visit the theatre or stroll down to Robertson, Boat or Clarke Quay with its riverside restaurants, bars and clubs. New developments around the marina bay area are opening constantly and this has created a real buzz about Singapore.

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore's most graceful landmarks. More legend than hotel, this luxury Singapore property celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 120 years. Immortalised in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, the colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance.

Raffles Spa provides pampering relaxation while the boutiques of Raffles Arcade offer ample opportunities for retail therapy with a fine selection of elegant international brands including Tiffany and Co., Louis Vuitton and Armani Casa. 15 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Long Bar - home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of 'Afternoon Tea at Raffles & Bar and Billiard Room', well-known for its legend of "The Tiger under the Billiard Table."

Raffles lies in the heart of the city's colonial district while the Esplanade and Quays are easily reached by 20 minute walk or five minute taxi ride. The nearest MRT is City Hall, a five minute walk away.

Guests staying at Raffles are welcome to a complimentary 45 minute tour of the property with the Resident Historian who has been in his current role for 34 years and has a number of fascinating stories to share. Pre-booking is essential so please speak to your Specialist who can make the necessary arrangements.

Itinerary

Day by day

Day 1

This evening you will fly from London to Singapore with Singapore Airlines.

Day 2

On arrival you will be met by your driver and transferred to the legendary Raffles.

Day 3

You have today to explore the city at your leisure. Perhaps take a stroll through Chinatown with its cluster of shop-houses now converted into boutique shops and restaurants.

Day 4

Day at leisure in Singapore.

Day 5

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Langkawi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Datai. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 6

Day at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort.

Days 7 - 11

Day at leisure.

Day 12

Late afternoon you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Singapore. Connect to your onward flight to London Heathrow.

Day 14

Early morning arrival into the UK.

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