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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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Ann Ann wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Never expecting there’ll be a luxury resort on an isolated island, but overall the room is within my expectation as it’s clean and spacious. Various selection of foods and desserts are provided. Friendly and helpful staffs are always at your services. I joinEd this dive trip arranged by Go Asia Diving to Layang-layang. The vis of the sea is superb clear and we spotted one hammerhead shark twice. Although not school of hammerhead shark spotted but i still enjoyed the diving with beautiful corals there and school of other marine life. Will come back again to hunt for the hammerhead sharks again 😊 And thanks a lot to the dive guide who tried his best to spot for the marine livings
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Coastal12556369013, Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 15 May 2019
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to provide us the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again at Layang Layang. Regards LLee
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Belcuzco wrote a review May 2019
Singapore15 contributions7 helpful votes
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
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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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Roy Chai wrote a review Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions3 helpful votes
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If there is one dive site in this world that I am to rate as the best, this is it! The well kept accommodation, delicious buffet spread, attentive staff and captivating dive sites just cements LLIR's reputation as a tropical paradise. Far away from encroaching humans, LLIR is free from pollution and noise that envelope our daily life in the city. You're going to miss Facebook and Instagram because the only satellite Internet connection is astonishing slow, but who needs the Internet when you're so engrossed exchanging photos and videos of the hammerhead shark school you've just captured with your newly made friends. The only way in and out of the atoll is via chartered flight. This is probably one of the few places in the world where you can lie down and gaze the stars, or
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Reservation T, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 28 Mar 2019
Hi! Thank you for your comments. Glad you had a good time at Layang Layang. Looking forward to have you back at Layang Layang. Dont forget to bring your friends too. Happy and Safe Diving! Regards Lawrence
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Jovanni Choi wrote a review Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China11 contributions2 helpful votes
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My best dive trip ever! I am so glad that I joined this dive trip arranged by Scuba Knights to Layang Layang last week. This island is such a unique place where we could see Hammerhead sharks, big fat white tip sharks, Jacks, Grand Travellies, Turtles and many more species at different dive spots just 5 mins away by boat from the resort. Beautiful coral reefs took my breath away. And we were so lucky to spot the schooling hammerheads twice in 9 dives! Scuba Knights and local dive guide were really professional, in their thoughtful route planning, they made sure we made the most out of each dive and took loads of great photos! Wonderful experience really, staff at this resort were also friendly and helpful. We were offered 5 meals a day, extra towels before dives, and they also
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Reservation T, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 28 Mar 2019
Dear Jovanni Choi, Thank you for your comments and glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Lawrence
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George L wrote a review Mar 2019
Singapore, null, Singapore3 contributions2 helpful votes
We came for Hammerheads but return with so much more, Scubaknights my dive school and some guest went over to Layang Layang via private charter on 21st March, and we were greeted by the entire hotel crew and dive centre, the organisation process was top notch, for delivering the luggage straight to the hotel room without even asking. Friendly crew and great food and comfortable stay, oh yea there's the hammerheads too
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Reservation T, General Manager at Layang Layang Island Resort
Responded 28 Mar 2019
HI! Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Please bring your friends. Happy and Safe Diving. Regards Lawrence
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MalaysiaSabahWest Coast DivisionKota Kinabalu DistrictLayang Layang
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