In celebration of its 30th anniversary this year, The Datai Langkawi is pleased to announce the launch of Serenity – The Datai Well-being Series. The exciting new wellness programme brings the very best holistic practitioners from around the world to the heart of the Malaysian rainforest to host a series of residencies for resort guests.

Throughout 2023, Serenity – The Datai Well-Being Series will welcome a curated line-up of visiting practitioners, selected for their extensive experience, expertise, and holistic approach.  Ranging from consultations and one-on-one sessions to group workshops, the programme will embrace a diverse platform of specialisms, from ancient disciplines including acupuncture, yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and singing bowl sound healing therapy; alternative medical practices such as chiropody and podiatry; to contemporary therapies such as neuroscience.

The six practitioners who will take residence for the maiden edition of Serenity – The Datai Well-Being Series are confirmed as:

  • 14-18 March, Bastien Gonzalez, Podiatrist, France
  • 1-10 April, Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro, TCM/Acupuncture, Portugal
  • 14-25 June, Paul Emery, Creator: A Peaceful Mind, Thailand
  • 7-17 August, Roxanne De Guzman, Fitness Professional and Yoga Instructor, Canada
  • 7-14 October, Christina Shiu, Singing Bowl Sound Healing Practitioner, Singapore
  • 24-31 December, Dr Rafael Bagheri, Chiropractor, Canada

Recently awarded ‘Sustainable Spa of the Year’ at the World Spa & Wellness Awards, The Spa at The Datai Langkawi offers immersive treatments inspired by the beauty and generosity of the natural environment to induce a sensory journey of overall well-being. Surrounded by a 10 million-year-old rainforest, treatments are Ramuan-based, a traditional Malay healing therapy harnessing local and natural ingredients from the rainforest, mangroves and sea for their numerous health benefits. Uniquely Malaysian, Ramuan dates back over several millennia and draws from a myriad of cultures, echoing Malaysia’s own history. As well as respecting local healing traditions, The Datai Langkawi reflects Ramuan’s heritage of evolution by striving to continuously innovate and embrace relevant contemporary practices. In this spirit, Serenity aims to nurture guests with experiences that rejuvenate mind, body and spirit, and instil a sense of harmony.

The Datai Langkawi’s well-being experiences incorporate Ramuan in its different forms:

  • The Malay Wellness Journey. This award-winning wellness activity to restore and revitalise is based on the Ramuan practice of forest therapy. Consisting of a half day programme, it combines the ritual Mandi Embun (meaning bathing in the morning dew) with conscious movement, exercise and massage, using plant-based therapies.
  • The Spa – With 28 awards won to date including ‘Sustainable Spa of the Year’ at the World Spa & Wellness Awards in 2022. The Spa’s treatments are Ramuan-based and made from healing and invigorating botanicals.
  • The Akar product range. A 100% organic range of oils and scrubs, derived from the sea, mangrove and rainforest are based on the Ramuan system of using plant-based ingredients to detoxify, rejuvenate and regenerate.
  • Nature activities. A wide selection of nature excursions are paired with education on the rainforest’s floral and faunal inhabitants.
  • Nutrition. Flowers, herbs and spices, some containing medicinal properties, are hand-picked from the rainforest or cultivated in the permaculture garden for use in the resort’s cuisine.

Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of The Datai Langkawi, comments: “The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in advancements and technological innovations in wellness, whilst, at the same time, research continues to support the undisputed regenerative and nurturing power of nature. At The Datai Langkawi, we are blessed to be surrounded by the uniquely healing terrains of the primeval rainforest, the sea and the mangrove, with nature at the heart of our well-being offering. With Serenity, we aim to create an evolving well-being platform, distilling the very best practitioners in their chosen fields from around the world. It is a diverse programme that explores the innovative, the alternative and the enduring, all rooted in a natural, authentic core. We want to give our guests experiences that go beyond the moment and beyond their stay, instilling a profound sense of harmony, and changing the way they look at themselves and the world around them.

For more information on Serenity – The Datai Well-being Series and to make a booking during any of the residencies, please visit the dedicated website for The Well-being Series here , call +60.4.9500 500 or email

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