About The Location
Swallow Reef, known as Pulau Layang-Layang in Malaysia, 燕子島 in China, an oceanic atoll of the Spratly Islands administered by Malaysia, which is situated approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) northwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The atoll is about 7km long and 2km wide with a central lagoon. The part of the atoll above sea level is a reef on the south-east rim which had an original land area of approximately 6.2 hectares (15 acres), but with reclaimed land now covers 35 hectares (86 acres), measuring over 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long and 200 m (656 ft) wide.
The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has maintained a presence on the reef since 1983, but as with all of the Spratly Islands, the ownership is disputed, and it is also claimed by the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Vietnam.
The island has gained recognition as a destination for scuba divers. The average visibility of the dive sites surrounding the island is more than 30m.
About The Dive Sites
Dive in great visibility (more than 30m) and have amazing pelagic encounters (like sharks, rays, dolphins, jacks, barracudas and more!). The reefs and walls of the atolls are also filled with pristine corals, habitats to many critters as well. This ensure that macro lovers will enjoy their dives here too!
Offering a kaleidoscopic underwater world like no other, the island is dubbed as one of the world’s best dive destinations with its breathtaking underwater scenery of vibrant coral walls and the pristine, large sea animals in the crystal clear water where visibility is between 30 and 60 metres year-round. Hammerhead sharks, pigmy seahorses, Jacks and Barracudas as well as rare manta rays are among the unique marine lives here.
About Layang Layang Island Resort
There is only one resort in Layang Layang, and it is call Layang Layang Island Resort. The resort’s tropical hardwood structures and the likeness of a traditional longhouse exude an unparalleled sense of hospitality and warmth.
While the resort may be basic, all the rooms are fully air-conditioned and furnished with the best of basic facilities. Each room come with 2 double beds, and the en-suite bathroom has hot showers. As you venture further, you'll be greeted by a swimming pool. Its clear waters seem to blend straight into the blue lagoon. Just take a break and let the gentle breeze caress your cares away.
The resort’s tropical hardwood structures and the likeness of a traditional longhouse exude an unparalleled sense of hospitality and warmth. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and furnished with the best of basic facilities. As you venture further, you'll be greeted by a swimming pool in its full glory. Its clear waters seem to blend straight into the blue lagoon. Just take a break and let the gentle breeze caress your cares away.
Guests would also be impressed by the extensive variety of east meets west cuisine that was spread out every meal at the in-house restaurant. Each day will present a new exciting array of dishes to ensuring you will never get bored with the food here. Fresh water for the resort comes from a desalination plant which offers crystal clear waters.
Right next to the resort, is the Royal Malaysian Navy Base. The Malaysian government built a Navy based right beside the resort to ensure that all visitors are always safe. There is also a 1.3km long runway for the flights to land. When the flights are not landing and taking off, the runway is a really beautiful place to hang out and take photos.