Cat Ba Island
As can be seen Cat Ba island is one of the most renowned attraction of Ha Long for it can be matched in every tour and full of services are available here (scenario, bars, hotels). Amazingly, Cat Ba local community still remain their ancestor’s career – fishing.
Floating Villages and Fish Farms
You want to approach a really cool Ha Long’s local life, don’t you?
As one of the most impressive attraction, wonderfully, floating villages are on the sea including lots of houses here. There is a market of fresh seafood here as the local residents are major in fishing. Your cruise captain nay sometimes take a stop here to buy seafood so don’t be surprise.
Dau Be Island
As known as a popular spot for swimming and diving, Dau Be island is rich of coral and grottoes with three inland lakes. It has majority of large and colorful caves which possesses many stalactites and stalagmites, and especially, these ones can only be possibly touched by rowing boat at low tide level. Some of these caves are 20 m high.
Sung Sot Cave at Bo Hon Island
Being on the same location of Virgin Cave, Sung Sot cave is standing on a prone road with vast of shady trees. Sung Sot’s interior height is about 30 m having a couple of square-shaped chamber making this cave look more attractive. There are moving light reflected from the water surface symboling as they brings these life establishments of a general and his troops.
1. Floating Restaurant
If you long to feel a nature world besides your hearty meal, visiting some floating restaurants on Cat Ba island is a wonderful choice. You probably feel the sea waves while enjoying your fancy dishes made from fresh seafood of Ha Long’s sea.
2. Noble House Bar & Restaurant
Made by Australian, Noble house restaurant does not only serve European food but it also have the special local dishes.
* Note: Credit cards are not accepted.
3. Huu Dung Restaurant
To whom love to witness all sexy view of the Bay, Huu Dung restaurant can completely provide you that with bunches of fresh and impressive seafood dish, specifically, it includes: spring rolls, fried cuttlefish, battered shrimp and one of the most specialty of this house is the entire steamed fish condimented with some garlic branches and soy sauce.
4. Green Mango
As long as you are looking for a well- being and trendy restaurant on Cat Ba island, Green Mango will be a great choice. Full of menu set are served here at this restaurant from vietnamese appetizers to Spanish desserts. Ti is not only provoke a comfortable harmony from their service but Greaan Mango also served their guests lots of enjoyable food
January – March
June – early September
July – September (low season)
October – December (best time to visit)
Bai Tu Long Bay
Located in the northeast of Ha Long bay, Bai Tu Long is also a well- known Vietnamese heritage that attract bunches of visits every single year. Bai Tu Long bay easily challenges Ha Long bay because of its breathtaking seascapes as well as spectacular view of the bay and any other impressive highlights such as: Thien Canh Son Cave, the magical Ban Chan Beach, and Cong Do area.
Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha bay has a more peaceful atmosphere that there are comparatively less visitors here than the Bai Tu Long. Lan ha bay, moreover, has around 400 limestone karsts and staggering 139 beaches scattered throughout. If you would love to explore it yourself (I think this way is more ideal), you can use kayak and sail boat, both of which can be rented on Cat Ba island.
As known as one of the most must- see attraction in Ha Long, Titop island is surrounded with caves and friendly beaches. Arriving in the morning will be the best choice since it is less crowded for you to explore 400 odd step to the spot where you can witness all the magical view of this small island.
Tuan Chau Island
Tuan chau is only covered with 2.2 kilometers, though, it still appeals to majority of tourists. This is probably because there are lots of recreational activities on this island in any special occasion such as circus of sea mammals and the list goes on. Besides, there are impressive highlights on Tuan chau island such as: beach resorts or historical Ho Chi MInh mausoleum for every tourist to relax your holiday here.
Ban Chan Beach
Unlike other beaches in Ha Long, Ban Chan beach has a special solitude included in its beauty. White sand and Crystal clear seaside will help you out of Halong’s crowd.Swimming, snorkeling and volleyball is available here, yet we highly recommended you to have a cruise trip along the coastline to enjoy this serene paradise.
Co To Island
“After the giant storms, Co To reappears with a brand new outlook: a horizon which is as crystal clear as a Quartz”- Nguyen Tuan (20th century Vietnamese Vriter)
If you would love to find out Ha Long’s potential side, take a trip to Co To island, where you will find warm and welcoming people living with slow pace, the fascinating dusk and dawn and extremely fresh seafood. Besides its charm, Co To island also provides visitors every service for vast of activities such as snorkeling, swimming and things like that.
As one of the most excited city in Vietnam, Ha Long bay obviously is having a bustling nighlife, well then, are you ready to ‘surf’ on it?
Enjoy Halong Night Food Street
Covering with 11,000 m2 with around 90 booths, this night food street of Halong is going to give you a paradise of local dishes from 5 am to 12 am.This night market with various of choices will bring a paradise of Vietnamese cuisines in most of time as you like.
Nonetheless, you ought to be careful with these booths. This is probably because Ha Long tourism is concentrating on expand this kind of F&B market in order to provide an enough capacity for tourists. Environmental problems, hygiene problem, parking place, food safety, and security are these issues you have to care.
Blue Note Bar
A well-known bar which consists of Karaoke
Good list of drinks and stay open until very late.
Flightless Bird Cafe
Flightless Bird Cafe is popular place among travelers. Choosing balcony’s seat on the second floor, you will find yourself not dare to take your eyes off the beautiful harbour scene.
Noble House’s outstanding restaurant, which is popular among tourists, is on the first floor. A pool table and board games are included in the second- floor bar of Noble House hotel. Both of them will definitely provide you a happy evening.