Layang Layang is a small atoll in the middle of the South China Sea belonging to Malaysia. It is situated 300km northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. On the artificially enlarged island is a bird sanctuary, a runway stretching across the entire island, a small naval base and the dive resort. There is no beach and no house reef on the island. Layang Layang Island Resort is the only resort and diving operator available on this small coral atoll.
How to get there
The resort is operating charter flights from Kota Kinabalu every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
You need to arrive at Kota Kinabalu the night before as flights are early: Kota Kinabalu to Layang Layang departs at 5.45am and arrives at 6.45am. Layang Layang to Kota Kinabalu departs at 7.15am and arrives at 8.15am. Note: Flight schedules are subject to change.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are 46 air-conditioned rooms with double or twin beds. Rooms are all constructed from tropical hardwoods. All rooms have a private terrace, air conditioning with individual controls, telephone, house video, fridge, cable TV and a bathroom. It is a quite comfortable resort with swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Complimentary coffee and tea making facilities are available in all rooms.
Five buffet meals are offered daily. The kitchen serves a good variety of dishes. In the evening you can go to the bar to end the dive day with music and drinks. There is also a large swimming pool and the opportunity for windsurfing and kayaking.
Mobile phones may work on the island under Celcom. Check with your phone provider back home if they have roaming capacity in Malaysia. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby area of the resort for those who bring their own laptops.