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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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Maria João B wrote a review Jun 2017
2 contributions3 helpful votes
I've been in Layaag Layang last May, during hammerhead sensor. It's a simple and honest 3 star resort with friendly staff and plenty of food, often with too much coconut milk and lemongrass for my european palate but who needs Michelin stars with this exquisite diving? Great reefs with lovely corals, plenty of fish, mantas, white-tips, grey reef Sharks and the jewell in the crown, those astounding hammaerhead schools, one in a lifetime experience! Every dive was amazing and I'm rather demanding as I've been diving for almost 20 years all around the world. A special thanks to our excellent divemaster, Ciryl, for making this experience even better. Worth every one of the 36 hours travelling to get there!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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James O wrote a review May 2017
Cork, Ireland563 contributions244 helpful votes
I was a return visitor to Layang Layang having been last year and giving the resort a five star rave review but am certainly unable to repeat such a positive review this year So let's start with the positives The Staff are absolutely fantastic and will greet you every morning with a smile, however if you don't find out there names and tell them yours then you can't fell hard done by for the relationship never to exceed " Good morning Sir " take the time to get to know them and it'll greatly enhance your experience. The food and it's presentation I thought was excellent and varied with something for every one. The diving was hit and miss this year and certainly wouldn't stand up to my experiences last year but then you roll the dice and take your chances, I was there solely for
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Lawrence L, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 31 May 2017
Dear James, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for running out of beer as there was a delay in our supply. I have taken note of your comments and regret that the ineptitude behaviour towards guest by our manager. We value your support for returning to Layang Layang and will address this matter immediately to avoid such recurrence. We will constantly improve ourselves to better enhance the experience of our guest and once again please accept our sincere apologies. Thank you.
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Janti T wrote a review May 2017
Singapore, Singapore46 contributions17 helpful votes
This is the best diving trip i have been on. Our instructors, Roy and Amanda, are very attentive and friendly. The resort is very clean and spacious. The food quality and services are quite high. Most of the dive sites are unique. You will seldom find it bored. Thumbs up for Avillion Layang Layang and its staff.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Lawrence L, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 22 May 2017
Thank you for your feedback and i am glad to hear you have enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again. Regards LLee
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Charlene Chew wrote a review May 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia88 contributions41 helpful votes
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The remote & unique resort is an absolute paradise for divers. Though a bit old but has all the basic things for a comfy stay -- clean & comfy bed, fully functioning bathroom, nice F&B, and superb staff . DMs & boatman are very experienced with safety in mind, helpful in every aspect. It's reef are so amazingly beautiful and full of life, from pelagic to macro. Truly an unique get away.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Steve N wrote a review May 2017
Esperance, Australia12 contributions7 helpful votes
The accommodation, food, diving and staff are very, very good. Spent 7 days on the island during April 2017 which translated into 19 dives, 5 of those with close encounters with large schools of hammerheads. Another couple of dives we saw large schools from a distance. Also saw huge tuna, large schools of jacks, turtles, mantas, reef sharks and even a thresher! Only complaint being that our boat had to be nursed along for 17 of those dives (good job all sites are close to the island) and was taken out of the water for the last two. Arrangements were made to stagger dive times so that two groups of divers could share the same boat but far from ideal on a diving holiday where boats are imperative to get to the sites. Internet almost non-existent - not a problem for me for the
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Date of stay: April 2017
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictLayang Layang
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