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, 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.