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Layang Layang Island Resort

Layang Layang 88005 Malaysia
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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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Dive Lover wrote a review Jun 2009
Los Angeles18 contributions31 helpful votes
If you're a diver, this is a great place to visit. Since we already went to Sipadan in 2006, we decided to visit Layang Layang because we like to see large pelagics. We came in April since April-May is the high season for seeing hammerheads. Did we see them - well, yes, but they were very deep. I stoppped descending at 135 feet, but some of the other divers went down to about 150 ft. to see the school of hammerheads up close. I saw "shadows" of them below me. The coral and variety of fish are amazing and we saw several white tip and grey reef shrks as well as schools of jacks, barracuda, and several dogtooth tuna. "The Point" is the best dive site and the boats go there every morning looking for the hammerheads. The resort is basic and comfortable. Certainly not
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Date of stay: April 2009
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Saiwong wrote a review May 2009
HK1 contribution1 helpful vote
Layang Layang, or ’Swallow’s Reef’ in English translation, has some of the most beautiful reefs in the Indo-Pacific area. Layang Layang has breathtaking corals and towering Barrel Sponges. This is due to the dive operator’s “diver-no-touching” strict rules. In additional to its big pelagic mecca (school hammerhead sharks, manta ray and mobula ray galore - I took a picture of 18# in one frame), Fish guru, Dr. Gerald Allen, recorded over 450 species of fishes in a week of diving there. With his additional research work, Dr. Allen has estimated that Layang Layang has over 650 species fish fauna. This is an astonishingly number for a relatively compact area!! The resort and service are top-notched and complementing with great food and beautiful sunsets provide its uniqueness.
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Date of stay: July 2008
Zeus697 wrote a review Sep 2008
London36 contributions28 helpful votes
Booked a diving holiday for 4 (all of us are divers) to Malaysia and split between Layang Layang and Sipadan. I have to say that despite being a basic resort, everything was fantastic and well run. Great spread of food, diving totally amazing ( I am planning to return with more in tow!) The whole set up of the place is as such that everyone is able to mingle around. Very relaxed and chilled out atmosphere. For those who don't dive, this might just not be the place but for divers, this is heaven! Definately comes highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2006
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