First another of our group did all our organisation so I can't comment on the efficiency of the booking process from "their side". For me it was exqusitely simle. Thank you Louise.
The Layang Layang experience begins in a light aircraft at Kota Kinabalu airport climbing over the sea and heading out for 300K to an astonishing atol.
On landing the "transit" to the resort is a one minute stroll to reception.
The rooms are comfortable and minutes from the dive centre and pool / restaurant.
...but to the diving. The briefings are good, divemasters friendly and boatmen experienced.
You dive out into crystal clear waters out into the Blue where you meet Hammerheads Silky sharks, oceanic white tip etc. etc. heading back onto beautiful coral gardens to "decompress" while watching Tuna, Jack, Bump Head Parrot Fish Unicorn Fish and a plethora of reef life.
If you're an inexperienced diver or uncomfortable in the blue - don't go. If you're uncomfortable at depth .. stay shallow.
The staff are friendly, attentive and professional but if you want Club Med, a night club or a "brand" experience this is not for you.
If you love diving you should go at least once in your life.
- 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