Diver's DelightLayang Layang Island, Malaysia
Love the idea of a remote liveaboard dive adventure where you can truly get away from it all, but don’t quite have the sea legs? Avillion Layang Layang is an isolated diver’s paradise unlike any other. Laying Layang Island was used by the Malaysian military as a naval base back in the 1980s and has since been transformed into a dive resort, spectacularly positioned on 13 coral reefs that rise two kilometres from the floor of the South China Sea.
The 20-metre-deep lagoon – 300 kilometres northwest of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah – is teeming with seahorses, dolphins, hammerheads and manta rays, and even attracts the occasional whale shark and orca. The airstrip dominates the island and the time you're on it is the only period during which you're likely to be dry (aside from when you're sleeping).
There are regular return flights to Layang Layang from Kota Kinabalu.
- Twin beds
- Ensuite with rain shower
- Air conditioning
- Private veranda
- Writing desk
- IDD telephone
- Coffee and tea-making facilities
Five-night all-inclusive packages cost from about US$985 for non-divers and US$1485 for divers, including three daily boat dives, tanks and weights.