More than two decades after the luxury resort was built, The Datai Langkawi closed for refurbishment and is now reopened after a US$60 million, 10-month-long renovation. Situated on the northwest tip of the island of Langkawi, within the lush greenery of a 10 million-year-old rainforest rich in wildlife, The Datai’s renovation has been undertaken by Didier Lefort of DL2A, who also worked on the original design alongside Australian architect Kerry Hill.

The renovation included remodelling of the interiors of the guest rooms, suites and villas, all of which offer views of the surrounding nature, along with brand new amenities. New pool villas have been added as well as The Datai Estate, a 3,500 square-metre, five-bedroom villa that is one of the largest of its kind in Asia. The resort is home to two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and expanded spa and wellness facilities. Golf lovers will enjoy the Els Club Teluk Datai, Southeast Asia’s most scenic golf course designed by legend Ernie Els.

Watch this space! The Datai is scheduled to open in September 2018.