One of the treasures of Malaysia, the Datai Langkawi is set in awesome, private and natural surroundings which attract native wildlife to your doorstep.

There is a rare serenity to this property, attributed partly to the rural situation and partly to the effortless yet impeccable service of the staff. There are rooms, suites and villas here of all sizes except small! Even the most modest room is ultra-spacious with a huge bathroom and expansive bedroom; there are several pool villas and a vast five bedroom residence of epic proportions which would be perfect for a wedding party or family gathering. Dining at Datai Langkawi can only be described as a delight, with an elegant selection of gourmet and beach club options all of which provide outstanding service. 


In February 2016, this illustrious resort offers something completely unique to Malaysia; a visit from the legendary chef Michel Roux. In his first trip to Malaysia, Monsieur Roux will bring a taste of his highly acclaimed three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Waterside Inn to The Datai Langkawi. Accompanied by chef Simone Tricarico, pâtissier Stephanie Aubriot and Jordi Fumado from his team, Roux will host three five-course dinners and a masterclass at The Datai from 18 to 20 February 2016. These exclusive showcase events will enable guests to meet and learn from one of the world’s most celebrated chefs and indulge in the very best food and wine in one Southeast Asia’s most exotic locations.

Along with the members of his accomplished team who will work with him at The Datai, Michel Roux will be accompanied by the master sommelier, Pierre Bat, of Bordeaux’s Maison Veyret La Tour. Michel Roux and Pierre Bat will both meet and greet guests during the dinners, which will start with a Champagne and canapé reception, where Michel Roux’s own label Champagne will be served. Pierre will assist guests with wine suggestions and pairings. The dinners will be held in The Datai’s stylish poolside restaurant The Dining Room.


For guests wanting to gain even more from their time with Michel Roux, he will host a masterclass in which he and his team will show participants how to prepare with finesse an inspired three-course lunch, which they will all then share and enjoy. Participants will take away recipes, a Michel Roux apron, a copy of Michel Roux’s latest book The Essence of French Cooking and a signed certificate.

Looking ahead to his residency, Michel Roux said: “This will be an incredible partnership; I am overjoyed at the prospect of cooking at this iconic hotel in such a magical location.  I cannot wait to work with Arnaud Girodon, who is such an inspired General Manager, and to spoil and inspire his guests at The Datai”.


The Datai Langkawi is already renowned for its food and drink offering, with five world-class restaurants on site, offering local delicacies and international cuisine. Speaking about the hotel’s new partnership with Michel Roux, General Manager Arnaud Girodon said: “It is an honour to welcome one of the world’s greatest chefs to Malaysia’s leading resort. We pride ourselves on the cuisine we offer at The Datai and always strive to give our guests unique experiences, so working with Michel and his team couldn’t be more appropriate – or exciting!”


The Datai Langkawi is the standard bearer for luxury hotels in Malaysia. An iconic resort with an international following, don’t miss this treasure during your travels in 2016 to Asia. Please contact us here at Destinology to arrange your visit to this incredible Malaysia resort, and to experience this unique Michelin star culinary experience. 


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