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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The atoll, environment and diving is pristine and there is no argument that these are world class and offer a spectacular and unique diving experience. However, the resort, logistics and the little things does make one feel like they've been short changed in the value department. Firstly, the food lacks variety as the main ingredients are basically the same. Depending...

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7Thank Alex T
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I went there for a dive trip and the service of the resort is FANTASTIC, the room is very well kept and clean though some room facelift would have been a big plus. Housekeeping staff is amazing and the staff make very cute sea creature using towels on our beds everyday after we came back from diving, its very creative...

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1Thank Mcken888
Singapore
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is a resort for 2 types of travellers: divers and sun-worshipers. If you are looking for anything else, you can stop reading now. Still have your attention? Let's begin. If I can be honest, my group of divers arrived into Avillion with some trepidation. From past reviews and personal encounters from friends, we came prepared: instant noodles, instant oat,...

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5Thank jameskenglim
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Took a early morning flight from KK to Layang-Layang around 0730 hrs, flight was delayed for about 30 minutes prior to the schedule time. Only MasWings operates flight to Layang-Layang, we were told by the flight steward it was free seating although there is seat number printed on your ticket. An hour flight from Kota Kinabalu Airpot to Layang Layang,...

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2Thank Dkny_y2d
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 April 2013

My friends and I booked a 5D4N diving package with Avillion Resort at Palau Layang Layang for Easter weekend. I missed my connecting flight from Kota Kinabalu to the Resort due to adverse weather in Hong Kong. The next available flight was two days later. I was saddened by fact that I would miss half of my package. I couldn’t...

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3Thank nuttynaty
Misawa, Japan
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This place was awesome to go to, the staff was beyond friendly and went out of there way to make the stay enjoyable. The diving was beyond amazing from the first dive we saw hammerheads and every other day but one, we were up close and personal with them a few times, but, it is nature and a lot of...

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2Thank divebum_13
SEA
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This resort is mainly set up for divers, there is nothing else to do here. The diving is nice but it is obvious that the resort, dive site and the staff are not well maintained. As the only resort on the island there can be so much that can be done to maximise this exclusivity, these are the items that...

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4Thank Simpledreams
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

Lots of previously good press about Layang Layang...hammerheads, whale sharks, more hammerheads. Well in the years we have been going there (5 in total) all these magnificent creatures are becoming less evident despite all the cynical money-making hype the owners/employees pump out. "Ah but you should have been here last week/weekend/month... Well we HAVE been going every year at the...

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10Thank Zardoz59
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Layang Layang is an island off the coast of Borneo Island - the Malaysian owned part. It is accessible for plane or by LoB. Its primary activity is scuba diving. You will get to see sharks, manta rays, dolphins, plenty of small coral fish, and coral reefs. Its got a pleasant house reef with its own resident moray Eels. I...

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Thank Yauming
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I loved layang layang for the ease and standard of the beautiful wall dives one after the other. 10 mins to most dive sites in seaworthy craft with ample room and good guides. I never expect western style accommodation before I go to any remote dive destination, and that saves disappointment, however, I make that part of the adventure, the...

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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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 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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