If you’re heading to Langkawi, don’t forget to check out the amazing Datai Bay Beach! Considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as one of the best tourist attractions in Malaysia, Datai Bay Beach is the true symbol of what life on the Langkawi Archipelago is like: gorgeous, relaxed, tranquil and most of all, heavenly!
While all the beaches in Langkawi are generally considered amazing and fun, there’s something quite different about the ambiance of Datai Bay Beach! This ambiance is what makes it one of the prime things to do in Langkawi. The silence, the nature, the sound of birds calling and waves crashing against the shore, the peace, the tranquility: This is what makes Datai Bay Beach different from the other Langkawi Beaches and one of the interesting places in Malaysia: its heavenly silence where the sounds of nature dominate!
Set in the Datai Area at the north-western tip of Langkawi, Datai Bay Beach is a majestic, curved shoreline measuring 1.5kms from one half-moon tip to the other. This beach is used by the ultra-swanky Datai Langkawi and the Andaman resorts, who offer their guests complete beach privacy.
To enjoy the beach, you either have to be a guest of these resorts or someone with prior permission. However, if you wish to view the beach, you can opt to go along Jalan Datai after the Andaman Resort and use a narrow road which goes through the forest up to the beach! Beach access is restricted, but you can come here to take magnificent photos of the beach, even if you can’t enjoy it without permission.
Datai Bay Beach is the perfect place to take that sweaty-cold drink, lie down on a sun-lounger and while the day away with your long-awaited-to-be-read novel. The glorious white sands, emerald waters and gentle sun-rays giving you a golden tan: it’s all out of a fantasy, right? This is what the Datai Bay Beach promises: a day out of the pages of perfection!
The entrance of the Datai Bay Beach is quite concealed, with a Datai Resort beach café and bar for folks who want to chill on the beach all day. The Datai Resort will arrange for your transport to the beach in a battery-operated cart which picks you from the reception and takes you down to the beach café (an adventure on its own!)
The beach itself is quite remote and far from popular beaches such as Pantai Cenang, which aids in giving it that remote, back-to-nature feel! The closest places to visit in Langkawi which are a stone’s throw from Datai Bay Beach are the Langkawi Crocodile Farm and the Ibrahim Hussein Foundation.
One of the main point that makes Datai Bay Beach one of the favored things to do in Malaysia is its amazing panorama. The beach curves just like a horseshoe, ending into a lush, forested area on the left, whilst curving towards the right up to the foothills of Mat Cincang! Gaze over the aquamarine waters and you’ll find Pulai Anak Datai right ahead; a mystic sight indeed!
The Datai Bay Beach is an exquisite nature destination in Langkawi, and is linked to both the Ocean and the Rainforests of Langkawi. Please avoid damage to the trees, polluting the beach with litter which could cause harm to the natural ecosystems of both flora and fauna on and around the beach! Let’s practice eco-tourism principles, which will help preserve Langkawi’s natural beauty for the centuries to come.