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Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 2, 2010-Five Stars for Datai Bay

By Febuary 2 we were ready to go sailing and departed Rebak Marina in a nice morning breeze. It was really good to get the sails up.

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Dropping the Anchor

Click here to see sailing pictures from this trip.

We stopped at Datai Bay on the northern side of Langkawi. It is a gorgeous spot with calm waters for anchoring a boat (in the right season, in settled weather) surrounded by high mountains carpeted in virgin timber and with a mile long beach of white sand for walking or sunbathing. Datai Bay is on the edge of a Malaysian National Forest.

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Andaman Hotel

There are two 5-star resorts at Datai Bay, the Datai and the Andaman. We went ashore and walked through both and thought it would be nice to stay there, but at $500 to $900 a night for the cheapest rooms, we decided not to make a booking.

But we did have a few meals ashore while at Datai Bay and drank some fine wine and we took a walk through the National Forest on which they border and on the beach. We saw tracks of wild boar, large otters, Monitor Lizards, and other wild life. From our boat we saw dolphins and many eagles but mostly what we saw in Datai Bay were pampered hotel guests enjoying some peace and quiet in a very nice location.

So we pampered ourselves and stayed three days. We liked it. We give the whole place 5 stars.

Click here for more photos from Datai Bay

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Langkawi

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