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DATAI BAY

This bay is host to The Datai and Andaman resorts, two of Langkawi’s most exclusive luxurious 5-star hotels.

Anchor in 3-7 metres on the west side of the bay in the southwest season. In the northeast it is better to anchor in the east side of the bay near the Andaman Hotel but beware of the shallow reef in front and go ashore in the centre of the bay.

Use the dinghy to explore or swim in this spectacular bay, backed by an all-tide sandy beach and lush tropical rain forest. There is a strict smart-casual dress code in the hotels; management are happy for you to use their facilities as long as you pay.

The stunning architecture of these world-famous resort hideaways nestled in the dense jungle is definitely worth a visit, although all food and beverage outlets are expensive.

Air Terjun Temurun waterfall is only two miles west of this anchorage and can be enjoyed after a two-kilometre road walk or by day-anchoring directly off the beach in 6-9 metres at 6° 26.161N, 9° 42.557E. Dinghy directly ashore cross the road and walk the few hundred metres to the first pools for a refreshing swim. Take your camera.

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