A short wander down a jungle track on Langkawi’s northwest tip brings visitors to Datai Beach, voted by the Discovery Channel as one of the world’s top ten beaches. The gently curving bay embraces sands so pure and waters so clear, that visitors can see the tropical fish swimming between their feet. On a clear day the coast of Thailand shimmers across the Andaman Sea’s azure waters.
The jungles that fringe the beach are alive with monkeys, iguanas, hornbills and peacocks, and would-be crocodile hunters can get up close and personal with these amazing animals at the nearby crocodile farm. A popular haven for Asia’s rich and famous, Datai beach is home to two of Langkawi’s most exclusive and opulent resorts. The Datai Bay Gold Resort features an extraordinarily 19 hole golf course that winds in perfect harmony through the emerald forest.
Visitors to Datai Beach can snorkel, scuba dive, fish, and sail, or just do as the pirates did for here for centuries – simply hideaway!