layang layang avillion, island resort, luxury, dream dive destination, south china sea, world class scuba diving,
Location: South China Sea, Sabah, Borneo
Price: From MYR 1,512.00
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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.

Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Layang Layang (LAC) 0630hrs 0730hrs
Layang Layang (LAC) Kota Kinabalu (BKI) 0800hrs 0900hrs


    • Travelling from Kuala Lumpur requires a transit in KK, so it’s advised to stay 1 night in KK before flying the next morning on the flight details above.
    • Subject to confirmation – flights only depart every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
    • All return connecting flights should be after 1230 noon arrival from Layang Layang.

Ex-Kota Kinabalu 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 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

As 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

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.

For 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.

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

Tour Highlights

  • Layang Layang Island Resort
  • Bird Island
  • Stunning Ocean Sunsets
  • World Class Scuba Diving



Day 1 – Arrival Day

Dives: 2
05:30 Meet rep at the airport
06:30 Fly to Layang Layang
07:30 Arrive Layang Layang Resort orientation
09:30 Breakfast
11:00 1st Dive
13:00 Lunch
15:00 2nd Dive
17:00 Tea break
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Video in the bar

Day 2

Dives: 3
07:00 Light breakfast
08:00 1st Dive
09:30 Main breakfast
11:00 2nd Dive
13:00 Lunch
15:00 3rd Dive
17:00 Tea break
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Video in the bar

Day 3

Dives: 1
07:00 Light breakfast
08:00 1st Dive
09:30 Main breakfast
13:00 Lunch
17:00 Tea break
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Video in the bar

Day 4 – Departure Day

Dives: None
07:00 Light breakfast
08:00 Fly to KK
09:00 Arrive KK

  • Accommodation at Avillion Layang Layang, 5 meals a day, Use of tanks, weights and weightbelts, 3 boat dives a day.
  • Flights, other items not explicitly stated.
  • Certification Card, Log Book – if you have one, Personal toiletries, swimwear, sun cream, tropical beach wear, insect repellent, binocular and torch light.


Important Information

      • a. Please contact us on arrival in Kota Kinabalu to reconfirm your flight to Layang – Layang.
      • b. Kindly report to KKIA Terminal 1 for check in at least 90 minutes before flight’s departure time.
      • c. Flights are eTicketed (no paper), but our airport rep will help you check in with your passport/I.C. to get your boarding pass.
      • d. The baggage allowance is 25kg per person inclusive of hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged by the airline at RM 15 per kg per way (subject to 6% GST), which is payable at the resort. Otherwise, storage rental is available at the airport.
    2. Please refer to our Booking Confirmation for the flight schedule of Layang Layang.
    3. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures Sdn. Bhd shall not be liable or responsible for any changes in scheduled flights, or missed connections due to whatsoever reason. Hence, travel insurance is necessary.
    4. All return connecting flight should be at least 4hours upon arrival from Layang Layang.
    5. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventure Sdn Bhd. assumes no liability for lost or stolen personal belongings during the length of the trip.
    6. All other expenses or charges incurred at Layang Layang Island Resort will incur a 6% Goods and Services Tax.

Note: *From 1st April – 7th May, there will be a 10% high season surcharge applies to the package prices.

Equipment Rental at the Resort*
*Although we do our best to keep the resort’s prices current, they are subject to change without notice.
*Equipment Rental Rates are subject to 6% Goods & Services Tax.

BC Jacket RM50/day
Regulator RM50/day
Dive Torch RM50/dive
Mask, snorkel, fins RM40/dive
Mask & Snorkel Only RM20/day
Fins RM20/day
Wetsuit (shorty only) RM40/day
Dive Computer RM50/day (limited unit)