Restaurants Datai Bay
THE GULAI HOUSE
THE DATAI LANGKAWI
+60 4 959 2500
Opening Hours: 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Seating Capacity: 100 guests
Unless you dined at The Gulai House, you did not really experience Langkawi! Situated in the heart of the rainforest, the atmosphere is simply breathtaking! The Malay-style building with a thatched-roof and the rustic feel of a traditional Kampung house has an open concept, with lush green foliage reaching into the windows, and sounds of wild birds and frogs providing spectacular background music. The spacious restaurant is divided into various sections, providing open dining area as well as secluded nobat that offers privacy for families.
Celebrating indigenous local customs, you will be welcomed with a hand-written place card on a leaf from a timber tree, and the attentive waiting staff, dressed in traditional costumes, will hold out a ceramic bowl with pure water for you to wash your hands. Serving a unique blend of authentic Malay and Indian dishes from spicy starters and fragrant soups, through scrumptious wok stir fries, traditional curries, and tandoori baked dishes to locally-inspired desserts, the cuisine is poetry for all of your senses! Begin your evening with the Gulai House sampler platter that includes grilled fish and prawns wrapped in banana leaves, chicken & beef satays prepared on charcoal grill, and pakoras with cucumber raita and tamarind chutney. After indulging in a crab - lemon grass soup, choose grilled garoupa in banana leaf, with fresh coconut and Langkawi spices, fried lobster with spicy curry gravy or beef rending with blue ginger, lemon grass and grated coconut. Dals with black and yellow lentils or home-made deep fried Indian cheese with saffron sauce are an excellent choice if you are a vegetarian. The perfect finale? Pandan crepe with sweet coconut filling and vanilla ice cream, or black rice porridge with coconut milk. Whether you are hoping to spend a truly memorable evening while in Langkawi, or looking for a venue for your wedding, the iconic Gulai House is the most beautiful place you can possibly find!
THE DATAI LANGKAWI
+60 4 959 2500
OpeningHours: 6.30pm -11pm
Seating Capacity: 80 guests
Floating above the green foliage of the rainforest, with shy Dusky Leaf Monkeys peeking from the canopy of the surrounding trees, The Pavilion at The Datai has a truly spectacular setting. And with soft Thai music in the background, permute tabletops, white orchids and the flickering light of candles, the atmosphere is just dreamlike.
Repeatedly awarded by Malaysian Tatler for out-of-this-world culinary creations, The Pavilion is famous for its traditional Thai cuisine. The passionate Thai Chef, Donny Hemna, prepares each meal a la minute,
using fresh Thai herbs, partially grown in his own garden. An advocate of healthy cuisine, he likes to keep salt, sugar and oil to a minimum, allowing the natural flavor of the ingredients to take central stage. The service is outstanding, and all dishes beautifully presented - whether in a gorgeous ceramic bowl on tiny legs, or on a hot plate covered with a cupper lid adorned with a carved wooden fish.
Begin your evening with a crispy soft shell crab in Thai chili oil, or spring rolls with prawns and lemon grass. Popular main course is the stir-fried hand chopped beef sirloin with hot basil. Or if you are a fish lover, choose the delicious steamed snapper with garlic, lime, chili and lemon grass. Accompanied by rice with cashew nuts served in a pineapple, and Chardonnay from Barossa Valley available exclusively at The Datai - it is a symphony for your taste buds! The perfect finale? Juicy mango with coconut sticky rice sprinkled with sesame seeds or the famous water chestnut dumplings with shredded jackfruit and coconut syrup. If you don’t consider yourself a gourmet already, one visit to The Pavilion will change it.
+6 04 - 959 2700
Opening Hours: 7 am - 8pm
Planning to visit the spectacular Temurun Waterfall or to enjoy a scenic ride along the winding road that leads through the pristine Machinchang Geoforest Park in the
northwest of Langkawi? If so, the ‘Hornbill Café’ is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or dinner break!
While part of the award-winning ‘Els Club Teluk Datai’ which has many believe that access is exclusive to elite club members and avid golf players - the café is open to public. So a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal and great service in a truly amazing setting!
With a magnificent backdrop of the marbled limestone peaks of the Gunung Machinchang mountain, the café is facing
READ MOREInhabiting the seafloor around Langkawi, the marine creatures called Sea Cucumber (or in local slang 'Gamat') are believed to have great medicinal value which was discovered some three hundred years ago in a rather unusual way: Heading to the shores to bring home the day's catch, a fisherman brushed with his leg against the slimy elongated body of a Sea Cucumber. As a natural defense, the creature released a milky fluid so sticky it can compete with the most advanced underwater adhesives utilized today! Realizing that he will have to shave his leg to get rid of the gummed up hair, the fisherman took his rusty old axe, hacking in fury any sea cucumber around into pieces. The surprise came on the following day. Instead of finding a shore full of lifeless Sea Cucumber bodies, the fisherman discovered that his victims miraculously recovered over night. Superficial wounds were completely healed and while looking a little sore, those sea cucumbers that were cut right through somehow managed to re-join their detached body parts. A finding that got the fisherman thinking: If capable of healing itself, could a Sea Cucumber extract assist with wound healing?! The thriving Sea Cucumber industry of today proves him right. Producing granules of insoluble proteins that stick together, Sea Cucumber has the ability to accelerate regeneration and trigger the growth of new cells which makes it one of the most effective natural wound healing agents. Boosting additionally the production of collagen, Sea Cucumber extract has also the reputation to reduce fine lines and counter-act the development of deep wrinkles, enhancing the appearance of aging skin. While an amazing ingredient, it does make a difference how is it further processed. Which is where Pisang's skin care production comes into play. Obtaining the gamat extract from selected fishermen that adhere to sustainable practices, the manufacturing process is strictly regulated in terms of hygiene and the fresh goat milk and fine coconut powder added to create the hand-made soaps are of highest quality. Infused with pure essential oils for an added Aromatherapy benefit, you can choose a calming lavender, invigorating peppermint or a soap with the sensual scent of pink plumeria. Ideally complemented by a matching lotion or cream. Recently added to the assortment is a range of wonderful product from a virgin coconut oil with a scent so rich and divine you will not only love to pamper your skin with it but also tempted to drizzle it over an exotic tropical salad. Which is absolutely an option!! While at it, purchase also a few bars of coconut soap. You can choose between a refreshing Lemongrass aroma, a sensual Sandalwood or the invigorating Peppermint scent. But even the unscented bar of a coconut soap is so fragrant, you may happily stick to the pure version. Intrigued? Wait until you see the beautiful packaging! Wrapped in colorful fabrics, the skin care products make the perfect gift while giving away another specialty of Pisang: Wonderful batik accessories! Crafted by the local artisan Azira in the art studio on the first floor, they range from tiny coin purses, bags, scarves and pareos to beautiful large paintings that can be rolled up for a convenient travel arrangement. Whether you like a modern pattern or traditional art with heliconia, hibiscus or lotus flower motives, the selection is large and you can even have a made-to-order piece! Curious how the batik art is made? Join a workshop and experience first-hand the overall process from drawing a pattern with a canting dipped into a hot wax and subsequent coloring with the wax-lines building a natural barrier that prevents the colors from spilling, making sure you end up with the stunning piece you envisioned! Still in a shopping mood? Take your time walking around the spacious store and discover some hidden treasures such as unique jewelry made of semi-precious stones, original beats and the famous freshwater pearls from Borneo! Whatever your taste - a visit to the Pisang Handicraft & Art Village is a must when looking for lovely gifts to bring back from your holidays in Langkawi.
perfectly manicured lawns flanked by a 10 million years old rainforest that stretches all the way to the turquoise Andaman Sea. So while you wait for your meal to be served, you may catch sight of hornbills, spot a family of dusky leaf monkeys and with some luck, you may even get to see an eagle returning to his nest in the canopy of a nearby tree.