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Layang Layang Island Resort

Layang Layang Island Resort

Explore the “Jewel of Borneo Banks” in total privacy while getting pampered with the resort’s outstanding service quality. As the only resort in the area, Layang Layang offers a truly unprecedented “One Island One Resort” exclusive experience.

On top of the coral-blessed atoll rising from the deep blue of 2,000m lies a modest but complete Layang Layang Island Resort. The resort is designed and built along with the concept of a traditional longhouse, the resort boasts of a unique local stay experience away from the crowds enveloped in modern comforts and convenience.

All 46 rooms are airconditioned with extra sized beds for comfort, ensuite toilets with hot showers, mini bar, telephone, cable TV, coffee and tea making facilities, and a private verandah. Your trip will include 5 meals a day, with the resort restaurant serving a spread of Asian and continental cuisines.

Like a mariner’s dream, the resort stands all alone, a striking haven in the wide ocean waiting to be discovered, a kaleidoscopic underwater world like no other. The marine life enjoys total isolation from human encroachment. It’s pristine walls with outstanding water visibility that averages at 40m year round bears testament to its heritage.

Layang Layang Island Resort is also the recipient of the 2019 “Best Marine Resort” by Asia Pacific Travel & Tourism Award (APTTF), the hallmark of industry excellence.


Dive Resort



Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin

Number of dive instructors


Number of divemasters


Able to cater to physically challenged

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Air conditioned rooms

With ensuite toilets, private verandah, coffee and tea making facilities


Included in deluxe rooms and suites

Cable TV

Available in all rooms


Stay connected, and it’s free!


Indulge in a variety of asian and western cuisine


Carbonated and alcoholic beverages to quench that thirst

Fish ID and training books

Reference materials available to identify that fish you spotted

Swimming pool

If the ocean isn’t enough 😉

Raba Raba House

Body massage and foot reflexology

First aid kit

Located at the dive center, resort reception and in all boats

Emergency oxygen

Located at the dive centre and all boats

VHF radio

Located at the dive centre and in all boats

Resident doctor

Resort’s own in-house medical practitioner

Diving type

Boat dive

Dive courses

Discover scuba • Scuba Diver • Open Water • Advanced Open Water • Rescue Diver • Divemaster

Instructor to student ratio (max)


Instructor to discover diver ratio (max)


Dive guide to scuba diver ratio (max)


Dive equipment rental

Available – BCD, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, dive computer

NITROX / Enriched Air


Equipment servicing

For light repairs, and do not extend to overhauls

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Packaged Rates

The prices below are for references only. We will quote you the best available rates

Packaged rates below are based on room sharing type, and are quoted per person per package

Price per personTwin RoomSingle Room


6D5N StandardRM 8100RM 9720
Extension nightRM 1154RM 1478


6D5N StandardRM 6100RM 7720
Extension nightRM 754RM 1078

** Special rates are available for Malaysian citizens and Malaysian Expatriates. Please enquire within **

Please note:

  • There is a 10% surcharge for peak season (April – May) – No surcharge for packages more than 9 nights.
  • All packages above include return BKI-LAC-BKI flights, lodging, full board meals (5 meals daily)
  • Flights include airport tax, 25kg baggage allowance
  • Rooms are allocated on Run-Of-House (ROH) basis (there will be no choosing of room numbers)
  • Diving excursions include dive guide services, tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Dive equipment rental is available at the resort
  • Dive packages include 3 daily guided boat dives except on arrival and day prior to departure day
  • Night dives (for certified divers) are priced at RM200/dive (min. 4 divers to go)
  • Price excludes mandatory tourism tax of RM10/room/night for non-Malaysians
  • Solo traveler? No problem. Just send us an enquiry, and we’ll get you the ideal single traveler packages.
CourseDurationPrice Per Pax
Discover scuba experience2 divesRM 300
PADI Open Water3-5 daysRM 1500
PADI Advanced Open Water2 daysRM 1200
PADI Rescue Diver7 daysRM 1500
PADI Divemaster3 weeksRM 3000

Please note:

  • Courses include course materials, instructor fees, dive equipment usage
  • Courses are an add-on to diving/leisure packages

RentalsPrice Per Item
RegulatorRM 50
Mask, Snorkel, FinsRM 40
Mask, SnorkelRM 20
FinsRM 20
Wetsuit (shorty)RM 40
Dive TorchRM 50
DIN AdapterFree
Compressed Air TanksRM 50
Boat Rental
• 2 hours: RM 250
• 4 hours: RM 800
• 8 hours: RM 1500

Please note:

  • The pricing acts as a guideline and is subject to change
  • Rental is available, and payable at the dive center
Check-In Time :
N/A. First flight from Kota Kinabalu typically between 0530hrs to 0630hrs
Check-Out Time :
N/A. First flight from Layang Layang to Kota Kinabalu typically between 0710hrs to 0810hrs
Seasonality :
The resort opens in Feb-August yearly
Diving Time :
• Arrival day: 2 guided dives
• Subsequent days: 3 guided dives
• Day before depature: 1 dive
Accepted Payment Methods Onsite :
• Cash
Booking & Payment Terms :
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for booking confirmation, balance must be paid 30 days before scheduled check-in date. There will be no refunds on unutilized dives/services included in the package.
Cancellation Policy :
Initial deposit of 50% is non-refundable.
There will be no refunds on cancellations made within 1 month of scheduled trip
Force Majure :
We will not be liable in whole or in part by any cause beyond our control due to fire, flood, weather, strikes or other labour disputes, shortage of materials, transportation difficulties, accident, war, riot, acts of God, or change of laws.
How To Get There :
By internal flight from Kota Kinabalu (provided with package)
Transfers :
• N/A
Important notice :
All dives are deep dives, therefore experienced divers with an advanced open water certification is highly recommended. Kindly be at the airport (Kota Kinabalu Terminal 1) at least 1.5 hours before departure time.
There will be no airline tickets issued but verification via Passport/ID wil be done. Boarding pass will be isused thereafter.
Baggage allowance is 25kg per person including hand carry items. Excess baggage is chargeable by the airlines at RM15/kg/way.
Don’t forget to bring :
Dive certification card, dive logbook, passport/ID, spare cash for personal spend, and a smile 🙂

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