A GUIDE TO NATURE AT THE DATAI
A GUIDE TO NATURE AT THE DATAI
Langkawi, Malaysia (7th January 2011) - Langkawi is a mystical island of jungle-covered mountains, lakes, caves and waterfalls, swathed with legends of romance and mystery. Located on the northwestern tip of the island, The Datai Langkawi is surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest with its entire natural flora and fauna abound.
As part of the hotel’s contribution to the environment and its eco-surrounding, The Datai Langkawi offers morning and evening nature walks to resident guests in an effort to educate guests of the flora and fauna surrounding the hotel and island. This easy walk which takes about one and half hours from the hotel lobby is provided almost daily on complimentary basis by a team of resident naturalists.
The rainforest surrounding The Datai is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Within this unique habitat, a fragile world of interdependence has evolved. Our resident naturalist will guide guests on a morning walk as he unfolds the secrets of the forest. Morning nature walk is available daily except Mondays at 8.00 am.
The mystery of the unseen and unknown can hardly be greater than at night in virgin tropical rainforest. No forest journey can be judged completely without an experience by night. The forest around The Datai is home to monkeys, hornbills, frogs, owls, cicadas, crickets and also flyer squirrels. For rainforest by night experience, our resident naturalist also offers evening walks every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7.00pm.
Leader of resident naturalists, Irshad Mobarak, who is a native of Langkawi considers himself as a conservationist first. ”I pass the message of nature in an educational and fun way. It’s great to see the reaction people get from understanding nature,” he states.
For those who wish to be more adventurous, the resort also offers more nature activities such as the mangrove tour – an amazing boat ride tour to the forgotten forest between land and sea, jungle trekking – several jungle trails around the hotel are available for those that are keen on hiking and for different fitness levels, hiking for families with small children, bird watching, biking and many more. The Datai provides mountain bikes and non-motorized water sports equipment such as sea kayaks, boogie boards, windsurfing and snorkeling gear for resident guests to use also on complimentary basis.
About The Datai
The Datai Langkawi is a luxury destination resort located on the north-western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi, off the coast of West Malaysia. Known for being an oasis of relaxation and tranquility, The Datai is surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and nearby championship golf course. The Datai’s 40 villas, 16 suites and 54 rooms are all set within the rainforest with their own private veranda and stunning views of the lush tropical landscape and breathtaking Andaman Sea beyond. All guestrooms are spacious, ranging from the elegant 62.5m2 deluxe room to the lavish and luxurious 258m2 two-bedroom Datai Suite. After a relaxing stay and being closer to nature, you can be assured that your guests leave feeling rejuvenated for home.
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