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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K N wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution8 helpful votes
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It has been a nightmare for almost four years. I paid USD 4100 for two divers in January 2020, but then COVID came. LLIR kept rejecting refund claims, instead persuading us to save the travel credits for the following years. In 2021, they said they could not open the resort due to international border closure. In 2022, they even advertised to recruit new customers, but again disappointed us with the news of airport closure due to maintenance. In 2023, they failed us once again by throwing us a letter saying they could not secure the permit to operate on the island anymore. LLIR said it wasn't their fault, and everything was non-refundable. Sadly, my dive buddy passed away earlier, and I asked for a 'compassionate refund' with the death certificate, which LLIR simply ignored. I wonder if there are any channels in Malaysia where tourists can file formal complaints against the malpractice of the hotel operator. It really gives Malaysia tourism a bad name.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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AndyPerkins007 wrote a review Jun 2011
London, United Kingdom2 contributions10 helpful votes
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On arriving at Layang Layang on 5th June 2011 my wife - Ruth - and I had high hopes. Great diving, lots of big fish and, of course, schooling hammerheads – even out of season! We have combined dive experience of 1,700+ recreational dives. Rooms were clean and large but not luxurious, beds were fine and the shower was warm. Diving was well organised to the point of being regimented – 8.00, 11.00 and then 15.00. The dive boats were well run – max of 12 divers - and the boat man – Arif was ours – was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was adequate and plentiful and the resort staff were friendly and always trying to help.................so here’s is the BUT..... although please read the whole review as there is another but........The diving is very packaged and our dive guide came across as bit joyless. The dive briefings were so brief there was little sense of excitement or anticipation. The diving was very good – excellent vis, very warm – 28°/29° but our expectations were also very high. The morning dives always involved 15 to 20 mins hanging in the blue searching for the hammerheads and then back onto the reef wall. This takes some getting used to and by day 3 I was bored. However as we slowly got into the rhythm of the place and the dive boat group began to gel things did improve.

Wrasse Reef is spectacular............ And then on our very very last dive – dive 15 after 20mins in the blue – they majestically appeared – 30+ hammerheads purposefully cruised by - very close to our group – 5- 10 metres – and so an extra ordinary minute of wonder................ and a lump in my throat!

So our advice is to manage your own expectations. Accept the style of the briefings and the apparent lack of empathy from the dive guide as it is not intentional. Our dive guide worked very hard to find us that breath taking moment in his quiet and gentle manner.
Would we go back???? – definitely.
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Date of stay: June 2011
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Scuba lover wrote a review May 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom19 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled from the UK to Layang Layang to experience the world class diving I’d read and heard about. Well what a massive disappointment!

I’m going to do this review in 2 parts focussing firstly on the diving then the resort itself.

DIVING

After arriving on island and expecting 2 dives in the afternoon we were told there was no fuel to dive! Seriously?? We were given a ropey story about how the fuel boat had gone missing at sea but no one seemed that bothered about it. The resort managed to borrow some fuel from the military base so we could have 1 dive. We were also offered free jetty dives (although the coral is dead in the lagoon and there is nothing to see).

On the second day where we were supposed to have 3 dives, no diving all day! Still no fuel.
The boat finally turned up at the end of the day but the lack of communication from management was very disappointing.

The next day we were all told we would be going 4 dives with one of them obviously very shallow.

When you go to layang layang you are paying to do the deep dives to hopefully see the hammerhead sharks migrating. We saw not a single one.

In terms of the quality of the diving.. the tanks were in terrible condition, o-rings missing. Just before we left for an afternoon dive all divers on the boat reported leaking tanks - some of them serious leaks. Not what you want when you are going to deep depths!

The lack of marine life was disturbing for a remote atoll. DO NOT believe the write ups on layang layang website. We only saw 2 sharks one white tip and one grey reef.

As we understand it now from locals in kota kinabalu, the military and other fishing vessels have dynamite bombed areas killing a lot of the marine life.

It is virtually impossible to see the hammerheads as they are at such deep depths (50-60 meters). There is no fish for them to feed off because of the over fishing.

Our dive master was lacking in terms of safety in the water. She failed to tell us about the strong currents around the atoll. There should have been a briefing about the up and down currents as well as the strong currents pulling you away from the reef.

Also whilst on the dives our DM paid no attention to us in the water. Sat down at 40 m just looking for the sharks. Given the strong currents and deep depths I found this astounding. Don’t get me wrong, we were all experienced competent divers and didn’t need baby sitting but it’s not the point. Things can go wrong at any time.

This is supposed to be a full service resort and our dive gear was not washed down each day. As we all know, kit can stick when sat out without being washed - another safety issue. The crew refused to wash the kit down when asked saying it wasn’t there job.

After the DM saying you’ve have a diving ban if you went into deco, on one dive we all came up to the surface and our DM wasn’t there. We all got our kit off before realising and then asked the boatman if she was ok and he said “don’t worry, she’s in deco”. Pretty hypocritical. I appreciate that she was trying to find the sharks for us, but safety should always come first.

All of this plus the extra we paid for ‘hammerhead season’ was a joke.

THE RESORT

Ok, we were on a remote atoll and not expecting luxury BUT the pool was dirty and green and not useable. So when we couldn’t dive we couldn’t use it.

There was no water coming out of the shower every night we were there so we were given a cold bucket of water and a shovel to pour it over us to shower. Great!!

On the first day the toilet wouldn’t flush either due to lack of water so we had to chuck water down to get rid of our own ‘waste’.

The food was pretty average at the resort.

The drinking water they provided tasted disgusting. Full of chlorine and undrinkable.

When the dive times changed there was a lack of
communication between the dive team and
the kitchen meaning food wasn’t ready at the right time.

The rooms are extremely tired/dated and it’s only a matter of time before the floor boards give way.

I could forgive some of the issues with the resort had the diving been safe and good but it was poor at best.

There is a distinct lack of care and safety on island.

I came away very very upset with what was supposed to be a trip of a life time. It’s a very long way to come from the UK for such poor diving and a poor resort.

Do not waste your time or money. The resort and diving has clearly gone down hill.

I should add that the resort have promised 50% refund on the non diving days plus a discount on a future trip but this is not enough compensation.

Firstly I will never go to layang layang again, secondly 50% on the non diving days if half of what should be refunded. Thirdly it doesn’t compensate the massive cost of international flights that I had to pay to get there.

Fingers crossed the resort comes good and I actually get some money back otherwise I will have to take legal action.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Coastal12556369013, Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 19 May 2019
Dear Marie, Thank you for your feedback. Our sincere apologies for your poor experience when staying us. The delayed in arrival of fuel was really unexpected as our first boat via the authorities boat was delayed resulting in a delay thereafter we arrange a second boat on the 8 May. Unfortunately the boat broke down and got drifted resulted in arriving on the 11 May afternoon. We however manage to provide 8 boat dives however noted on the breakdown of communication on the island. We will study this matter and make improvements on the standards and procedures. Meanwhile your agent will arrange your refund. It is indeed very unfortunate and we regretted the poor experience you had at the resort. Once again i apologize. Regards LLee
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Amos T wrote a review May 2018
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 basic bath amenities. The staff were what makes the resort great - they are friendly, attentive and a fun bunch. Wifi isn’t good but I opine its a good digital detox and just focus on the diving!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Steve L wrote a review Jul 2016
Sydney, Australia62 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lets get the negative stuff out of the way first:
1) The island & the resort are remote - Don't expect a 5 Star resort experience.
2) The only reason you should be here is to dive (or be with someone who dives) - don't expect anything more than the diving!
3) The island is small - and I mean small! Don't expect lots of scenery & things to do other than diving.
4) Yes the rooms might be noisy, but they are comfortable & have everything you need - the housekeeping staff do a great job.
5) Some of the facilities might be ageing - but you are 300 kilometres from everywhere & you are here for the diving.
6) Yes the Wi-Fi is slow, but see points above - you are hundreds of kilometres from anywhere - not in a major urban environment.

Thanks all at Layang Layang for a great stay - As other reviewers have said, the staff are terrific!!
The GOOD STUFF -
1) Resort staff are fantastic. My partner & I are Vegan & we had some issues with communicating our requirements for the first day or so, but after we found common ground with the kitchen staff we were treated like royalty - THANK YOU!
2) Dive staff & boat crew are terrific. We had Ching Ching & Cyril, different but both excellent. I'm sure Cyril has ultra good eyesight - spots sharks in the blue & then is finding cray feelers on the reef wall. Alsham & Azuzul gave us great service on the boat, were always there when you needed them.
3) Diving was excellent. Apart from the never ending search for hammerheads the walls & reef were rich with healthy corals & vibrant aquatic life. Every dive had something different, even when the visibility was down a bit because of big swell the reef had something to capture your attention.
4) We were too late in the season to see schooling hammerheads, but found Mantas on few dives & schools of Jacks & Trevally. Would definitely comeback again, but next time earlier in the season to catch the hammerheads
3) The divin
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Jinooi wrote a review Jun 2013
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Heard a lot about Layang Layang and finally got the opportunity (and the leave) to make a trip to this world-renown location in the middle of nowhere.

The trip to Layang Layang was uneventful. It's not as convenient as hopping on a plane - had to spend a night in Kota Kinabalu, before taking the early morning connecting flight to the island. By the time we reached KK, it was already late, so we only had time time for a late dinner/supper before heading back to the hotel to rest.

After reading the reviews in tripadvisor, we were a little apprehensive - didn't expect much of the resort and advised my group to bring their own food to supplement their meals.

We got a pleasant surprise after we arrived - everything was not as bad as we expected. Other than the resort showing the signs of age (the usual wear and tear), we were well satisfied with what we got. Service was excellent, the staff were attentive and helpful, and they did everything to make us feel at home. Almost everyday, we got 'towel sculptures' of mantas and hammerheads and lots of flowers on our beds after the staff tidied up our rooms.

We also read that the food was below par, and that the menu was the same day-in day-out. We were glad to find out that this was not true. Food was great and there was variety over the course of our stay - perhaps they made an effort to change the menu after the reviews. The highlight was the BBQ dinner where everyone of us pigged out. Suffice to say, some of us were worried we couldn't fit into our wetsuits the next day...

Will not provide much feedback on the diving. It is one of the best places I've dived (and I've been to many places). If you want to see big stuff - pelagics like mantas, sharks, tuna, jacks, travelly, eagle rays, etc. this is the place to be. There are small critters too like the pigmy seahorse and lots of nudis, but we were overwhelmed by the variety and abundance of life. Visibility was one of the best I've come across - at the depth of 35m I could still see the dive boat on the surface.

And dolphins accompanied us to and from the dive sites almost everyday!

Bottomline - I guess we had very little or no expectations, and we got pleasantly surprised. If one expects the kind of resorts similar to the Maldives or the Caribbean, then get ready to be disappointed. Trust me, this place is loads better than some of the so-called 'dive resorts' I've been to in the region.

I'll definitely be back. Enough said...
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Date of stay: May 2013
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Alex T wrote a review Jun 2013
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia10 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The atoll, environment and diving is pristine and there is no argument that these are world class and offer a spectacular and unique diving experience. However, the resort, logistics and the little things does make one feel like they've been short changed in the value department.

Firstly, the food lacks variety as the main ingredients are basically the same. Depending on how regular guests check in, supplies are of course limited and mostly frozen. Definitely not for those with very discerning palates.

Convenience isn't always at the top of the list when they build and designed this place. A very low overhang in the ceiling when using the ramps at the room blocks is definitely a hazard. No warning signs and at low light, the dark wood is pretty much imperceptible. A solid knock to the head, crumpling to the floor and a dull ache for the rest of the night illicit almost no concern or worry from the staff either, surprisingly. This resort is definitely not built for anybody taller than 5 feet 10.

The arrangements were not always clearly stated to guests. They requested for our check in baggage to be brought to the reception the night before the flight but did not alert us of this earlier (either when we booked or when we checked in). Quite a few things which I would've like to dump in my check in bag when leaving my room for good could not be done until I reached KK airport. A minor inconvenience depending on the way you pack your luggage for sure and not all would be affected but it does cheese me off that no prior warning was provided.

The diving was good though we did not see the schooling hammerheads. There were plenty of other things to be fascinated with though they were not our #1 priority. The guides and boatmen were knowledgeable and there was concern for safety as well.

The rooms were clean but do need maintenance.Water leaks from the bathroom seep into the carpets in some rooms and the upholstery of the room chairs could use a do over. The air conditioning was also not cool when the day was at it's hottest. The housekeeping crew did a great job of not messing our stuff even though our gear and tools took up a lot of space throughout the room and they did some amazing sea creatures with the towels (turtles, manta rays, devil rays, etc) to surprise us after our dives.

Would I return? Yes, the schooling hammerheads still are the main attraction. Though I would not say it is value for money, considering the other resorts in the Celebes Sea (also accessible via Sabah) are more accesible logistically, with better service, rooms and more varied diving at similar or lower prices.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Belcuzco wrote a review May 2019
Singapore15 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I shall not write about the tired-looking resort or the food, since these have been covered by other reviews and are pretty trivial considering that most people who come here are divers and would be more concern about the dive operations and safety issues.

On the afternoon of 24th April, all 50 divers with 5 dive guides from the resort were dropped at a popular dive site despite rough conditions at sea. 4mins into the dive, we experienced one of the worst ferocious down currents that swept us from 14m to 40m in a matter of a few secs. I got hit by narcosis, hung on to corals for dear life at 40m, with bubbles blowing downwards & my mask threatening to blow off. Divers were pulled down to 50m and then shot back up to surface without safety stops because of freak up-currents at 10m. A diver said she was swept down to 52m & her dive guide went down after her to grab her. Another was pushed down to 48m and had to fin strenuously upwards with his BCD fully inflated. In the confusion, he lost his wife in the down currents and surfaced alone. Some divers were swept out 100 meters away and amidst the swells and choppy waters, there was MASS confusion, panic and chaos. Many lost their dive group and buddies and feared for their lives.

2 divers out of the 50 divers were unaccounted for, and they were only spotted later when the dive boats were on the way back to land. They were swept out to the protruding craggy rocks in the open ocean with waves pounding on them. One of them had cuts and blood all over his legs. These 2 divers were newly certified divers with only 20 dives under them. On that day, they were diving by themselves at 20m, while their group was at 40m looking for the hammerheads. How could the dive operator allow that knowing that this is a dangerous site?!

Our DM also left all her divers below and was the 3rd diver to surface on the boat, despite knowing that there were 7 more divers down below in trouble and unaccounted for. While on the dive boat, I also started to feel unwell and requested for oxygen, and found out that only 1 out of the 5 dive boats was carrying it. WT???

Dive briefings were insufficient – nothing on what would be the contingency dive plan in the event that we encountered any unpredictable currents, or how to handle it or get out of it. In fact, our DM did not go into the choppy sea to check the currents that day, instead she relied on the information from the DMs on the other boats & informed us that there will be ‘light to strong currents, and split currents’ and we will just ‘go with the flow’.

Despite knowing that there were split currents, DANGEROUS up & down currents, the DMs took ALL 50 divers into an extremely treacherous condition which could potentially be fatal. THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO ACCESS THE DIVE CONDITIONS HAVE RESULTED IN PUTTING ALL THE DIVERS IN GRAVE DANGER THAT DAY. Upon questioning the DMs, they said they were unaware and did not know the currents would be so deadly, even though this was a dive site that they bring divers to almost on a daily basis. Their answer was that they have never encountered such currents in the last 10 years, and were unable to tell from the surface of the sea. Again, a serious lack of experience & situational awareness of the local dive sites. If they were unsure then they have no business leading these dives.

Both my husband and I are very experienced and careful divers. I have been an avid diver for over 20yrs, with over 500 dives in some challenging dive conditions to know that the treacherous down current we encountered would have been fatal had not all the divers been very experienced. Fortunately most only suffered lacerations and cuts from the corals and rocks. However due to the negligence of the DMs, both my husband and myself suffered mild DCS and were unable to dive for the rest of the time we were there.

Since diving in Layang Layang often requires long deep dives in challenging and sometimes unpredictable conditions in the open ocean; and with no medical facilities available, we are shocked that the dive operator is hiring insufficient AND inexperienced dive guides to lead these challenging dives in a remote location. We are not looking for DMs to babysit the divers, but with 1 DM to 10 divers, the DMs were stretched to their limits and they were so focused on searching for the hammerhead sharks that there were serious lapses in ensuring the safety of all divers. While they were at 40m deep hunting for the hammerheads in the open blue for 30mins, divers were above anywhere from 30m - 38m by themselves as they were unable to stay deep for long. With 10 divers at various depths between 30m to 40m, it was hard to keep a group together or managed divers who encountered problems. And as proven, anything could happen while diving at that depth.

We had many divers feedback on these safety issues with real problems encountered while on the dives, and the bottom line is that the dive operator should be providing more resources especially at full capacity during the peak season where divers were charged extra for being there.

FYI – your chances of spotting a hammerhead shark is 10% even at peak season as many of the guides were too inexperienced and did not know where to spot them. 70% of the divers at the resort during the time we were there in April left feeling extremely disappointed (their stay was anywhere from 7-10days and they have seen nothing but the blue). My husband were just thankful we left without any serious injuries, forget about seeing the sharks and the high cost we’ve paid to be there for this activity. This experience was the worse diving experience we have ever encountered, ever.

We recognised that most of the DMs and resort staff are doing their best for the guests, and the key problem lies in the management. I think divers should be aware of this serious safety issue and stay away from diving with this dive resort and putting their own lives at stake until something is done to improve the dive operations there. We learnt that there was a change of management in the past years and the dive standard has dropped drastically. Spend your money elsewhere where the operator is not trying to cut cost at the expense of your safety. Absolutely not worth your time and money!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Coastal12556369013, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 8 May 2019
Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback. We regret that you had an unpleasant experience at your recent trip at Layang Layang. We at Layang Layang Island Resort always will do our best to ensure the safety, comfort and a memorable experience for all of our guest. We have taken note of your comments and will discuss with the team to improve our standards and procedures. At the same time to look into issues you have raised. The management has not changed and remains the same. We will not compromise safety with cost as we take such matters seriously. We have been operating this resort for the past 20 over years. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and will definitely make improvements. Thank you. Regards Lawrence L
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Prashant Singh Bararia wrote a review Aug 2017
Hyderabad, India175 contributions16 helpful votes
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So with 10 dive buddies we did this dive trip to Layang Layang. This is also called the Swallow Reef and is located an hours flight time from Kota Kinabalu, in the state of Sabah, Malaysia.

Layang Layang is a Malaysian Navy Base reclaimed from a small island. It has a small airstrip used by both and Navy and also MAS wings , subsidiary of Malaysian Airlines to fly their ATR 72-500 twice a week to this small island. It has now become the divers Mecca to see the Hammer head Sharks.
The resort is open I think 6/7 months a year. The peak season to dive is March - June. Though some web sites tell you till Sept also but the probability of seeing the Hammerhead Sharks is max in March - June only.
There is only one small quaint resort there 'Avillion Island Resort'. He resort is adjacent to the 7233 feet long airstrip. The resort doubles up as the Airport too.
The Resort has a nice Bar 'Hammerhead' Bar, the drinks are quite reasonably priced considering everything has to be flown in to the resort twice a week only.
It's has a nice pool, spa.

The island is home to a small fantastic Bird reserve island nearby where you can see the nesting Back Naped Terns, Great Crested Terns, Sooty Terns , Lesser Frigate Birds, Pacific Golden Plover and the Brown Booby to name a few.
This place is called the swallows Reef also because of the abundance of the Migratory Barn Swallows you see on the island. They are very tame and adapt to humans well.

The dive centre is well equipped and during season goes full and offers the full range of dive certification courses along with gear rental.
The dive instructors are very friendly and double up as Dive masters to take you out diving.
There is a jetty from which the dive masters take out the diving groups for dives on boats.
Night dives are not part of the package and you need to pay 150 MYR and a minimum of 4 divers fir the night dives.

The one issue to watch out for is internet and mobile connectivity.
The internet wifi at the resort (only way) is terrible to say the least and the only cell network that works there is 'celcom'. Nothing else.
This issue has made me give this place 4 stars but others may give it 5 stars also because of this. :).

All in all a fantastic place to go diving in season to see the Hammerheads and host of other marine life and to really unwind with nice walks and seeing amazing sunsets.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Ronald M wrote a review Jun 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Tired and so-so resort and staff. Dive masters were good, but they had to be: more divers than sharks. Not our best experience. A bit like staying on a land-based liveaboard in terms of facilities, food and drink and privacy.
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Date of stay: May 2015
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Response from Lawrence L, Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 28 Jun 2015
HI! Ronald, Thank you for your feedback. We are currently refurbishing our rooms and we hope you can visit us again to experience some changes by next season. Happy and Safe Diving! Regards Avillion Layang Layang Team
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sim0na75 asked a question Feb 2024
Marmore, Italy343 contributions40 helpful votes
Siete sempre aperti?
Lodicat asked a question May 2018
Edwards21 contributions13 helpful votes
Great review! Thanks for taking the time to write it up.
Answer from Lizzie S
Brighton, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
Delighted to help!
Answer from LLIR KLSO
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dear Zeal, For convenience please email us and we will get back to your enquiry via your direct email. Thank you.
Answer from LLIR KLSO
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hi! Usually it is from 25-45 meters and basically it is when you find thermoclines as like to be at such temperature. Please do email us at our reservation email and my reservation team will revert back to you on the rates and information. Thank you.
willyhay asked a question Dec 2014
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you have free wi-fi ?
Answer from LLIR KLSO
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dear Sir, Yes we do have free Wi-Fi at the lounge area only. Thank you. From, Avillion Layang Layang
Belcuzco wrote a tip May 2019
Singapore15 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"In serious need of a renovation. Rooms are old & dated, 1 star."
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Roy Chai wrote a tip Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for rooms overlooking the pool for the best sunset view"
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Lizzie S wrote a tip Apr 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for Deluxe room if you want a bit more comfort and quiet."
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deblee wrote a tip Apr 2018
Sunshine Coast, Australia105 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All very close to the pool, dining and diving."
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Fruchle wrote a tip Apr 2018
Perth, Australia41 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1102 and 1101 were very close to the diveshop and pool!"
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ALSO KNOWN AS
avillion layang layang island hotel layang layang, layang island hotel
LOCATION
MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictLayang Layang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
86
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