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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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deblee wrote a review Apr 2018
Sunshine Coast, Australia114 contributions36 helpful votes
We had a great week here. We went in search of hammerheads and, after seeing a few during the week, on our last dive we swam with 25 graceful hammerheads. The dive operation is very well organised, the dive boats are great diving platforms, and the resort is very scenic - surrounded by ocean in all directions. A week is probably enough - the island is small and there is not a lot of variety in the diving, but the water temp was great and there was plenty of sea life - schools of trevally, barracuda and snapper, mantas, turtles, and grey and whitetip sharks as well as the hammerhead sightings.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Lawrence L, Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 16 Apr 2018
Dear Debbie, Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay at Layang Layang Island Resort. Hope you will visit us again next year.
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Fruchle wrote a review Apr 2018
Perth, Australia49 contributions52 helpful votes
It might have been great. It is good. The food is decent. Average, but decent. Nothing to get excited about. Some of the desserts were great! The staff are lovely and attentive. The captains are great, the guides skilled, the wait staff VERY attentive on removing empty plates. They claim to be a 3-star resort, and I won't disagree with that. The internet is known to be poor, and that's just how it is. I'm not going to 'mark them down' for it, but it is something to be aware of. To the guests: please turn off updating and everything on your laptops and phones. The diving was good, in so far as it had nothing to do with the resort. Vis was great, corals were healthy, lots of life on the reef... Got very unlucky with hammerheads (no schools), but that's how the dice roll. NOTE:
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Date of stay: March 2018
4 Helpful votes
MrHanns wrote a review Sep 2017
55 contributions24 helpful votes
I join a group of divers in Layang Layang. Not the peak season, but it was OK. The vis was truely amazing. The deep blue dive was priceless. So marvelous and serene, and always rewarded with beautiful coral towards the end of dives. The dive centre staff was friendly and accommodative. The resort staff were all smiley faces!
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Date of stay: August 2017
1 Helpful vote
Prashant Singh Bararia wrote a review Aug 2017
Hyderabad, India164 contributions16 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: August 2017
2 Helpful votes
Tomng900 wrote a review Jul 2017
Kudat, Malaysia40 contributions6 helpful votes
Too much love this island this is my return since 2012-2017 every single year Spot hammerhead and wonderful coral marine life here Very peaceful and quiet island meal was awesome come with 5meal per day 🏝
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Date of stay: July 2017
1 Helpful vote
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