A Date with Datai

Get up close and personal with nature and the incomparable Nigel Marven only at The Datai Langkawi.

One of the world’s most stunning hideaways, The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of Malaysia’s Langkawi island. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest teeming with wildlife, the iconic resort overlooks tranquil Datai Bay – one of the ‘Top 10 Beaches in the World’ as selected by National Geographic.

The aerial view of The Datai Langkawi.
The aerial view of The Datai Langkawi.

Equally synonymous with Datai’s mesmerising nature, visionary architecture and immaculate service is its commitment to preserve the historical and exotic environment of the private resort. In keeping to that promise, The Datai Langkawi is proud to host British naturalist and TV adventurer Nigel Marven from 16th to the 23rd November 2016, for week of unbridled appreciation for nature and its wonders.

 

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Environmentalist extraordinaire Nigel Marven.

Accompanied by the resort’s resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak, Nigel will host a series of educational and enjoyable talks and nature excursions in the resort’s rainforest, offering guests an unbeatable opportunity to engage with the two experts and explore the resort’s rural splendour.

The lobby lounge.
The lobby lounge.

Nigel’s talks will cover a range of topics in depth, including his filming adventures for shows that have been popular around the world, especially in Asia such as Time Travelling with Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Park, tracking Pandas in Untamed China and handling Cobras and kraits in his current series 10 Deadliest Snakes. In addition to sharing his experiences as a host and producer, Nigel will give tips on filmmaking, how to have a career with wildlife as well as how to get up close and personal with all sorts of creatures from spiders to squirrels.

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The private beach of The Datai Langkawi.

Fortunately, the much-coveted once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on an excursion with two of the world’s leading natural experts consists of two different sessions during each day of Nigel’s residency. Both the 8am ‘Forest Awakening’ and 7pm ‘Rainforest After Dark’ nature walks will enable attendees to see the rainforest in two very different lights and learn all about its wealth of wildlife.

Main pool.
Main pool.

The Datai Langkawi is a marvel of architecture, unassumingly blending in with the nature surrounding it to become as one. And yet, the island resort is still able to boast of 54 well-appointed rooms, 42 rainforest villas, 12 suites and 14 beach villas that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding nature.

Beach villa bedroom.
Beach villa bedroom.
Beach villa bathroom.
Beach villa bathroom.

Meanwhile, either elevated among treetops, set in the very heart of the rainforest or located directly on the coastline, the resort’s award-winning dining venues pay homage to the exotic flavours and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai – the most scenic golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend, Ernie Els.

The Datai Langkawi’s website at www.thedatai.com is just as charming as the resort. Please visit for more information.

Vimal Palasekaran

Vimal Palasekaran

Loud laugher. TV buff. Hispanophone.
Vimal Palasekaran

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