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Layang Layang Island Resort

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Layang Layang Island Resort Sdn Bhd is an exclusive resort that dominates the Layang Layang island - an oceanic atoll of Spratly Islands situated approximately 300km northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. Fondly known as "The Jewel of the Borneo Banks", it is truly a diver's paradise. As many as 14 coral reefs have formed here, creating a breathtaking underwater scenery. The dive sites are well known for the intriguing hammerhead sharks and pygmy seahorses among other rare creatures. An hour's flight north of Kota Kinabalu, the island on which Layang Layang Island Resort Sdn Bhd nestled lies in 2,000m of ocean and due partly to the depth, this atoll has become famous for sightings of large pelagic species and for wall diving. Layang Layang Island Resort Sdn Bhd is the only resort on the island besides a Royal Malaysia Navy base. The resort, designed to look like the traditional Long House comprises 86 cosy rooms, restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool, Dive Center with certified diving instructors and a variety of diving courses among other facilities for modern comforts. Come for the exclusive and intriguing diving experience at this remote destination out of the world, where rare and uncommon underwater creature awaits you!
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Simon T wrote a review Mar 2019
Brest, France16 contributions2 helpful votes
The dive are average, the food is average, the rooms are average. It's too expensive for what it is. No hammerheads, no manta, no leopard shark... just normal dives but most of them are in the blue with nothing to see. 10 divers for 1 divemaster, you'll be à lot in the water everytime and it's not really safe. Beware with your electronic devices the power cuts destroyed my laptop battery.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Reservation T, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 28 Mar 2019
Dear Simon, Thank you for your feedback. Will definitely improve the areas you mentioned. sorry to hear that you didnt get to see much. well don't give up. drop me an email for your next visit. I am sure you will be lucky the next time round. Meanwhile happy and safe diving! Regards Lawrence
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DrifterTina wrote a review Jul 2018
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飯店經理及潛導非常專業,每天在水面上下身心靈都得到滿足,員工很細心體貼,在飲食住宿不時有驚喜,用心旅行,遵守飯店的規定,您一定能玩得愉快! The magic manager Mark not only fed us well with carefully designed menu of diversified food that met everyone's need, but also took good care of his fellow staff so they all served quickly with initiative. Each day we were given delightful surprises by either catering or housekeeping team. The diving was awesome! With "radar-geared" DM Oliver and lucky 7 Boatman Arif, we greedily explored as much as we can. Internet was not important anymore as we were greatly connected and entertained by the majestic nature. The following is dedicated to the creatures we met in the journey, as we were treated so well by the known and unknown, above and under water, mortal and indefinite: I LEFT MY HEART IN LAYANG
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Reservation T, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 25 Jul 2018
Dear Drifter Tina, Thank you for your review and poem. Glad you had an unforgettable experience and memories at Layang Layang. Hope to see you again soon. Happy and Safe Diving!
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Lena90 wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions6 helpful votes
It has been my lifelong dream to see hammerheads and was told to go to Layang-Layang. I’m glad I did as can now tick it off my bucket list. We saw hammerhead twice, once about 5 swirling around and another time a school of 9-10. Aside from the diving, the staffs at the resort make me feel like home. They are super friendly and helpful. Room is comfortable and cleaned daily with surprises each day (I won’t ruin it here :)). The even include a Malaysian style dinner and karaoke night. Othet days, the buffet meals serve great food too. There isn’t much to do on the island so do bring books, board games etc. A day after I left the group saw a school of 40 hammers so I am super jealous and will be back next year. Thanks to everyone at Layang- Layang resort! Hope to see you all again
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Date of stay: May 2018
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ackteo wrote a review May 2018
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions52 helpful votes
One on the bucket list checked off. Layang Layang didn’t disappoint with so much to see - mantas, schools of jacks, trevally, barracuda, bumpheads plus sharks- black tip, grey reef and the majestic hammerheads. Great diving and great dive operator. Shout out to Roy who found the hammers every morning. As mentioned in several other posts, its best to have abit more dive experience before you do Layang Layang. Past the drop off, its 2000ft of blue below you and with such good viz, its easy to to forget your depth and go into deco. So stay safe and listen to the divemaster! The resort itself was well run with good food including a Malaysian styled sit-down dinner on one of the nights - a lovely experience. Accommodation was 3-star with air conditioned, hot shower, good bed and
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Lizzie S wrote a review Apr 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
We flew all the way from the UK with just one plan- to dive with Hammerheads! The diving didn't disappoint over the ten days we were there. There were a few days where we didn't see any but that's because we were taken to dive sites where they weren't hanging around- however on those days, we did see a manta and other large things such as turtles and Napoleon Wrasse. We had several divemasters, of which Zoey and Roy were by far the best- full of enthusiasm and able to find us Hammers every time. On our very last dive, not only did we see a large school of maybe 30 or 40, we saw them extremely close-up and got incredible footage on our cameras. The resort itself could do with a lick of paint and some modernisation, but it was incredibly clean and the staff were all, without
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Date of stay: April 2018
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictLayang Layang
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