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Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 22 April 2015

if you are reading this review then you are a diver and your main interest will be in the quality of the diving. As has been stated elsewhere, diving in the Blue is not like visiting a zoo. You may get to see Hammerheads and you may not. We were lucky and we did and it was an amazing experience....

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 13 April 2015

As background, Layang Layang is an atoll 300 km from anywhere, it's an airstrip with a very well run dive centre attached. The staff act as one team to ensure that you have the best experience possible, nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is comfortable (deluxe rooms) the food a very simple and well executed Asian Buffet, and the...

2Thank Mike K
Hong kong
Reviewed 12 April 2015

The resort only open from march till Aug 31 . Good weather is mid March till end of may . The diving still good in July and August but the sea might be more wave . The staffs work in the resort is well train, 100 percent passions to make sure the guest have enjoyable stay . The room is...

2Thank Josco W
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Stayed 4 nights and just came back yesterday. Excellent service. Jane and her team at the reception, staffs at the restaurant, housekeeping, dive master and the boat captain. Great team. Food and the room - good !. Wifi available only at the reception and restaurant. About the diving experience - a big disappointment. Didn't get to see a single shark...

2Thank whycb
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I just got back from spending 6 days at Layang Layang. The diving was amazing, and by far the most exciting experience I have had in over 20 yrs of diving all over. Although they told us we had a 30% chance of seeing Hammerhead sharks during our stay, we were the lucky ones, having two close encounters with these...

2Thank Brandon W
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Some time since Ive been but got a hankering to come back. This is for divers only as not much else to do other than dive, which really is spectacular. The big draw is Hammer Heads but many other variety of sharks. Would of liked to see some form of interaction with the dolphins as we had these every day....

1Thank MacAttack720
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Location: LAYANG LAYANG ISLAND MALAYSIA Staff: I don't know how many agent this Avillion Layang Layang use. The one I used confirmed wifi service was no problem and provide free at the public area of this resort. But wasn't true and the local staff said wifi was suspend for at least 6 months before my stay at Jul-2014. Local staff...

2Thank devilcoach
Frederikshavn, Denmark
Reviewed 12 September 2014

First our booking was change, because they had to repair the runway and we were told from other guest, that they use that reason many times over the year - but the runway wasn't repaired.. then they had no wi-fi but was working on it - the net had been down for over 2 months.. we had no contact with...

1Thank FamilyJensen
Lawrence L, Manager at Avillion Layang Layang, responded to this review

Dear Frederikshavn, Thank you for taking the time to post a review in trip advisor. Your feedback is valuable to us for our continuous improvement and positive changes to serve you better. The unavoidable change of booking was very much regretted and it is due to safety issues arising from the runway, of which also resulted in an early closure...

Reviewed 24 August 2014

There is only one reason to come to this resort, diving to spot hammerhead sharks. The season here is from April to October, the rest of the year being the monsoon season. The resort sits at one end of an atoll, sharing it with a small Malaysian naval base, in South China Sea not to far from the Sabah coast...

Thank tants_bsac
Lawrence L, General Manager at Avillion Layang Layang, responded to this review

Dear Tan, Thank you for your comments and feedback. Yes we have taken note of your valuable feedback and will ensure to improve our food menu. As for the transit time at KK airport, a minimum of 4 hours is sufficient. We hope to see you again next season. Regards The Avillion Layang Layang Team

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Loved my trip here. The diving is world class and the staff are excellent. Perhaps I'm being unfair, but I would probably have given a 5 if we'd seen hammerheads. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would say it's well worth it. The higher cost and long travel to and from the island are the only things that let...

1Thank MrBadExample_VN
Lawrence L, Manager at Avillion Layang Layang, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for the comments and review. Well some would say Layang Layang Island is a teaser and makes you come back for more. I am sure you may encounter the hammerheads in your next trip. Hope to see you again next season. Regards The Avillion Layang Layang Team

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 nestles lies in 2,000 m 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 creatures await you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avillion Layang Layang

Address: Layang Layang 88005, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > West Coast Division > Kota Kinabalu District > Layang Layang
Price Range: RM1,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avillion Layang Layang 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Also Known As:
Avillion Layang Layang Island Hotel Layang Layang
Layang Island Hotel
Avillion Layang Layang Sabah
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“The deluxe room is worth the extra money. Good internet by sitting on the table closest to the main reception desk”
 of 5 bubbles peterhM57RE, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You are here for the diving - enjoy it.”
 of 5 bubbles 429stevel429, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“choose those rooms near the diving centre”
 of 5 bubbles Tanamishu, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are great rooms but remember the rooms on the kitchen side do have compressor noise”
 of 5 bubbles peterhM57RE, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Tired enough to cope with room being directly in line with kitchen fridge motor noise but couldn't sit on balcony because of it.”
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