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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The diving here is all about Hammerhead Sharks and as with all things nature based you take your chances, we were there for 8 days early May and for the first 4 days we saw little but for the second 4, oh man was it good, we observed a number of individual sightings and two huge schools on separate days,...

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7Thank James O
Zürich
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Hotel: Very friendly staff, but rooms are old and you can hear every little noise from your neighbors. The pool didn't seem very clean and the pool area was simply equiped with plastic chairs and not very pleasent to relax. Food: buffet style and a bit repetitive. My feeling was the buffet is geared to please the predominantly Chinese clients....

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2Thank Onestar81
Bright, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We were there in June and after reading reviews decided to go to Layang Layang rather than Sipadan. The diving was fantastic (we used to own a diving business so have plenty to compare with). The briefings were excellent with the divemaster and skipper being conscious of our extra needs - after my partners back operation we needed a slower...

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11Thank Peter H
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 18 August 2015

80's style resort, looking a bit ragged around the edges, but who cares? the pool's fine, food's good enough, rooms have splits and anyway, as long as I got to see the hammerheads, I'd've been happy sleeping in a tent. sure, its a bit pricey especially when you're paying for a family of 5 and they're all divers. but the...

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2Thank guy n
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Layang Layang Island = School of hammerhead sharks!, I'm very sure that's what attract all divers from all over the world come to this tiny island. As most of the reviewers/divers have mentioned pretty much everything in detail, I couldn't have agree with them more except that I still have to give credit to the resort have keeping the place...

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2Thank Doris C
Bright, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Read all the reviews before going so were well prepared for standard of rooms and facilities. No complaints from us as we went for the diving and comfortable beds and tasty food were the bonus. Beautiful diving. The only negative was the pushiness of the divers with cameras. It would be great if the dive brief included some strong emphasis...

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4Thank 60helene2015
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We were looking forward to diving with Avillion at Layang Layang at the beginning of March, 2015, to see what diving off an atoll in the South China Sea was like. Just two days before we were to arrive at the atoll, however, Avillion notified us through our travel agent that the trip was canceled because their runway couldn’t be...

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1Thank David S
Lawrence L, Manager at Avillion Layang Layang, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We were being notify late too on the certification of the runway by the authorities hence we had no choice but to cancelled or postponed few departures. The runway is all good now and all flights are back to normal. We apologised for the inconvenienced caused due...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Ok I don't really want to write this review as I don't want Layang Layang to get overdone like Sipadan. But if you want to have great diving this is the place. I have dived in 30 countries and with Tofo, Mozambique and Beqa, Fiji shark dive - this is the best. Every dive of the 10 we saw sharks...

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3Thank Dikiwi
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Tired and so-so resort and staff. Dive masters were good, but they had to be: more divers than sharks. Not our best experience. A bit like staying on a land-based liveaboard in terms of facilities, food and drink and privacy.

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4Thank Ronald M
Lawrence L, Manager at Avillion Layang Layang, responded to this review

HI! Ronald, Thank you for your feedback. We are currently refurbishing our rooms and we hope you can visit us again to experience some changes by next season. Happy and Safe Diving! Regards Avillion Layang Layang Team

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 25 May 2015

For the diving, I think one divemaster vs 9 divers is not enough; should be at least two DM. The current is sometimes quite strong and changing direction; the water would become murky with low visibility. It is better for you to have at least advance open water cert and 80+ diving experience before coming to this place. Usually the...

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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: €215 (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
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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”
peterhM57RE, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You are here for the diving - enjoy it.”
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“choose those rooms near the diving centre”
Tanamishu, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are great rooms but remember the rooms on the kitchen side do have compressor noise”
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.”
60helene2015, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
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