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 found the staff to be friendly, helpful - the food was also pretty good considering everything has to be flown in. They served a royal feast for us at the end of the trip.
If you love tropical blue clear waters you will love this place. I went in Mid May 2012 and luckily I got to swim with a 3m long Marlin fish. What I wish for is for the resort to provide a dolphin exclusive snorkeling trip where you get to ride in the water on a zodiac while it follows the dolphin school. I guess one problem with this resort is that the walls are a bit thin and you can hear your neighbors next door - esp if they are the noisy loud mouthed variety.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Avillion Layang Layang Island Hotel Layang Layang
- Layang Island Hotel