The Jewel of the Borneo Banks – Layang Layang Island

Layang Layang Island Dive Resort Sabah, Borneo

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The island of Layang Layang lies 300km nortwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah off the coast of Borneo.

Isolated where it lies on it’s own in the South China Sea, Layang Layang is perched on the edge of an atoll that rises from the depths 2,000m below.

The unique outcrop that is Layang Layang, consists of 13 corals reefs, offering mind boggling underwater scenery, and provides the staple of Layang Layang’s offerings; a diving holiday like no other.

Layang Layang Island Resort Accommodation

Layang Layang Island Resort Accommodation

Layang Layang island is home to Layang Layang Island Resort.

Built to reflect the architecture of Sabah’s traditional long houses, the modest-but-complete resort manages to wrap modern comforts with traditional styling.

The resort boasts 86 air-conditioned rooms, with a fridge, TV and private veranda each.

Layang Layang Island Resort Diving

Layang Layang Island Resort Dive CentreAs the island resort’s staple activity, the diving at the in-house PADI dive centre is conducted by experienced and qualified instructors who run a professional operation.

With thousands of dives at Layang Layang between them, the diving team is ready to lead you to the most stunning dive sites on the wall with the 2,000m drop where viz is usually between 30 and 60m.

With sites varying between wall, coral garden and deep water, you’re assured of life as diverse as pelagics and the spectrum of tropical fish, down to nudis and everything in between.

Layang Layang Island Resort Facilities

Layang Layang Island Resort Pool at Night

Other than diving, the lagoon is great for snorkeling or just a swim.

If you prefer your swimming water a little less lively, the resort’s infinity pool is perfect for a cool-down, reading a book or drinking a couple of tropical cocktails.

A massage centre with experienced masseurs provides a soothing distraction to help you relax or get rid of any tension that may have followed you to paradise.

The island resort’s facilities are big enough to host up to 200 people for seminars, meetings, banquets, conference or any kind of incentive group function.

Layang Layang Island Resort Bird SanctuaryFor a bit of distraction from all things fish, Bird Island turns your attention to the skies. Countless migratory birds use the lagoon’s surroundings as a perfectly predator free pit stop.

Crested terns, egrets, brown foot boobies, swallows and many other birds take a breather on Layang Layang after long journeys.

Here they nest and all sorts of interesting bird interactions can be observed, making the island a haven for birdwatchers too.

Layang Layang Island Resort Package

The resort is open from March to August every year and is closed September to February.

A typical package starts with 6 days 5 nights and extra nights can be added.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation at Layang Layang Island Resort;
  • 5 meals per day;
  • Use of tanks, weights & weight belts;
  • 3 boat dives per day;

Flights are excluded, but are about RM 1,100 (includes taxes) and flies Kota Kinabalu – Layang Layang (BKI – LAC) return on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Contact us or email us direct for pricing details and to book your dive & accommodation package at Layang Layang Island Resort, Sabah, Borneo.

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