Amazing Datai

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Lovely Things | 2 Comments

As I have previously mentioned – I recently went on holiday to Langkawi in Malaysia. The hotel that I stayed in was called the Datai and is incredible. The Datai has a truly unique location in the middle of a rainforest and so you are surrounded by wildlife and constantly meet various cute animals throughout your day. One of our highlights were the morning and evening walks which were lead by resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak. He also runs all of the tours on the island through his company JungleWalla and we managed to fit in going on the bird watching and Mangrove tours which were fab.

I just loved every second of being there and can’t wait to return sometime soon!  Here are some of the photos I took of the hotel and also some of the fantastic creatures I was lucky enough to bump in to!

The hotel sign

The hotel sign

The Datai hotel pool

The Datai hotel pool

A Dusky Leaf monkey - these were all around the hotel

A Dusky Leaf monkey

A monitor lizard

A monitor lizard

A tarantula

A tarantula

A mousedeer - cute!

A mouse deer - I was so pleased to have spotted this little guy

A Colugo

A Colugo- these are amazing to watch fly

A Pied eyed Hornbill

An Oriental Pied eyed Hornbill

A Paradise 'flying' tree snake

A Paradise 'flying' tree snake

A cute baby Dusky Leaf monkey

A cute baby Dusky Leaf monkey

A giant gecko

A giant gecko

A macaque monkey

A macaque monkey

A fruit bat

A fruit bat

A Great hornbill

A Great Hornbill

A spider

A Golden orb weaver spider

A Giant Red 'flying' squirrel

A Black Giant squirrel

A little insect I met

A little insect I met

A wierd spider

A colourful little spider

A hermit crab

A hermit crab

Another strange unidentified spider!

A strange unidentified spider!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

The hotel lobby

The hotel lobby

The beautiful lily pond full of singing frogs in the lobby

The beautiful lily pond full of singing frogs in the lobby

The hotel pool

The hotel pool

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2 Comments

  1. Carrie
    November 25, 2009

    Thanks Irshad! I have amended my description of the squirrel – thanks for the correct info.

  2. Irshad (junglewalla)
    November 24, 2009

    Wow! Love those pic, you are one of those lucky one to have seen all those lovely creatures. Thanks for the pic of the mouse deer. The giant squirrel is not the Red Giant Flying squirrel but instead the Black Giant squirrel (Ratufa Bicolor), and it does not fly. The Red Giant FS is nocturnal. Nature loves you, great vibs.

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