It’s sun, sea, sand and surf in Labuan, so it was no surprise that my delegation spent a lot of time participating in beach and water activities during our one week’s stay on the island.
One of the islands that we hopped to was Pulau Layang-Layangan, off Kampung Layang-Layangan. This island, similar to the village, is also named after the Layang-Layangan species of bird.
I only noted one operator at the beach who offered beach/water activities. It was this same operator who was responsible in transferring us from the beach to Pulau Layang-Layangan, via a Banana Boat from beach to boat, and from boat to the island, about ten minutes away.
Pulau Layang-Layangan, not to be confused with Pulau Layang-Layang, is a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea – it is actually not an island. Therefore, do not expect amenities. In fact, there is hardly any shade, so just resign yourself to a good tan after your visit.
What can visitors do at Pulau Layang-Layangan? There’s photo shooting, sun tanning, fishing, swimming, snorkelling or simply, lazing around. The list is endless, actually.
By the way, Pulau Layang-Layangan is also known as Pulau Ular or Snake Island, to the locals. They say that the island is infested with snakes. Thank god none reared its head when I was there.
After looking at these photos, are you tempted to make a personal visit?
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