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Cat Ba island is a magnificent natural area located in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Recently, this rugged, primitive island has experienced a tourism surge. Visiting this beautiful site must be on the bucket list of almost every traveler to Vietnam. Cat Ba island has a reputation for its gorgeous and untouched charm as well as its diverse culture. Visiting Cat Ba island, you will be fascinated by the beauty of the sea, the limestone mountains with many interesting caves alternating with smooth white sand beaches. Surely, you will want to set off your journey immediately.
If you’re having no idea about worth visiting places or still not getting enough information about this island , you are at the right place now. This article will give you the full details of everything you need before visiting Cat Ba island. Let’s make a trip plan to Cat Ba island with us!

I. OVERVIEW OF CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

Cat Ba island is located in Cat Hai district, which is about 30 km away from the center of Hai Phong city and about 10 km away from Halong Baya. It is the largest island of 367 ones lying in unique and beautiful Cat Ba archipelago.
Cat Ba Island is a huge green carpet containing a lot of mystery and attractiveness. Also, Cat Ba is considered to be the third biosphere reserve in Vietnam and now recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve. The total area of Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve is over 26,000 ha with two core zones (strict conservation and no human impact), two buffer zones (allowing economic limited development but in combination with conservation) and two transitional areas (economic development). Cat Ba biosphere reserve is a convergence of tropical rainforests on limestone islands, mangrove forests, coral reefs and especially cave systems. Besides its incredible natural beauty, Cat Ba island is home to great numbers of species, which leads to an unbelievable biodiversity. It is recorded to have 1,561 species of flora and 279 species of fauna. Also, there are 160 bird species, 276 species of insects and more than 1000 of aquatic species. Especially, Cat Ba island national park is habitat to the golden head langurs– the most seriously threatened primates in the world.

II. WHEN TO TRAVEL TO CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. Weather in Cat Ba Island

As a coastal area, Cat Ba island has a tropical marine climate which makes this island hot along with great deal of rain from April to September and cool, or even chilly from October to March. There are four seasons in Cat Ba Island, however, there are only summer and winter has the most different characteristics. The average annual temperature here is 23,8 °C, while the average annual rainfall is 2061 mm. In Cat Ba Island, it rains most in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. If you don’t like too much rain, you should avoid September because it is the wettest month. In contrast, the driest month in Cat Ba is January.

2. Best time to visit Cat Ba island

Cat Ba Island has a cool and mild climate around the year so you can travel to in Cat Ba at any time. However, the island is visited and busy most – or its peak time is in June and July when the weather is hottest and people tend to spend time enjoying the cooler weather on the beach.
While domestic tourists often travel to Cat Ba from April to October, international visitors often cruise to Cat Ba from November to March. Therefore, you should consider which time of the year in Cat Ba matches your interests. Cat Ba has a different beauty in each season. If you like the hustling and busy and want to join in the street crowds, visit it in the summer and autumn. If not, you can go there in winter and spring to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and have your own space.

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III. HOW TO GET TO/AROUND CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. How to get to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi

There has been not any direct road to Cat Ba island up to now, so tourists have to follow two main routes to get to the island: From Hanoi to Quang Ninh/Hai Phong and from Quang Ninh/Hai Phong to Cat Ba. However, you don’t have to worry about the inconvenience because there are a lot of travel companies providing an economical combo of the shuttle bus or train and boat to take you to Cat Ba Island.

a. Getting to Cat Ba Island by shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service is the best choice to get to Cat Ba from Hanoi because of its proper price and the definite safety for tourists.

Some shuttle bus firms
Hoang Long Express Bus

  • Phone: +84 225 392 0920
  • Price: VND 220,000/person/one way
  • Departure: 7:20, 11:20 from Hanoi
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Service cost includes: 

        – Pick up at 28 Tran Nhat Duat Street, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi.
        – Bus and speed boat.
Cat Ba Express

  • Phone: +84 1248 244 999
  • Price: VND 240,000/person/one way
  • Departs at 7:30, 10:45 and 14:00 from Hanoi
  • Duration: 3 – 3,5 hours
  • Service cost includes:

        – Pick up at Hanoi Old Quarter and drop off at your hotel in Cat Ba Town.
        – Bus and speedboat.
        – A tour guide from Hanoi.
        – Wifi, tissue, water, and snack available.
Good Morning Cat Ba

  • Phone: +84 243 237 3186
  • Price: VND 360,000/person/one way
  • Departs at 8:00, 11:00 and 14:00 from Hanoi
  • Duration: 3 – 3,5 hours
  • Service cost includes:

        – Pick up at Hanoi Old Quarter and drop off at your hotel in Cat Ba Island.
        – Bus and speedboat.
        – Tour guide during the trip.
        – Wifi, tissue, water, and snack available.


b. Getting to Cat Ba Island by train

The railway system in Vietnam was first built by the French Colonial in the 19th century in order to transfer the natural resources to France. Now, the railway is becoming an experience worth trying for both local and international travelers.
Route: Train (Long Bien Railway Station, Hanoi – Hai Phong Train Station) – Taxi (Hai Phong Train Station – Ben Binh pier) – Hydrofoil (Ben Binh pier – Cat Ba Island).

  • Price:

          – Train: VND 340,000/person/one way
          – Hydrofoil: VND 220,000/person/one way

2. How to get around Cat Ba Island

a. Getting around Cat Ba on foot

Almost every tourist destination in Cat Ba is easily accessible on foot, even the beach. Therefore, if you love to enjoy each and every moment exploring the town, or you just don’t want to rent local vehicles, you can always walk to any location in Cat Ba.

b. Getting around Cat Ba by bike

Cat Ba has various bike rental service, so you can effortlessly find a bike and get around the town at any time. It is an economical way to go around, and maybe you will get fitter when you are back home. Almost every hotel along the street in Cat Ba Town can provide you with the rental bike so that you can easily choose one to start your exploration.
Where to hire: any rental store on 1/4 street. It should cost you around VND 20,000 per hour and VND 100,000 per day.

c. Get around Cat Ba island by scooter

Like the bike, you can always find a scooter in Cat Ba with the hiring price less than VND 100,000 per day. Buy gasoline at a petrol station so you only have to pay the listed price, or you can get gasoline in bottles in the streets but it will cost a lot more.

Where to hire scooter
 
Mr. Ngoc

  • Address: 197 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
  • Phone: +84 983 580 288

Mr. Toan

  • Address: 228 1/4 Street,Cat Ba Island
  • Phone : +84 974 986107

IV. WHERE TO STAY IN CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

There are many hotels or resorts in Cat Ba for you to choose. Room prices in vary from time to time, especially on holidays or weekends. Therefore, you should book rooms in advance at least two weeks to get the best price. If you are in hurry, you can book a room through a travel agent and don’t worry because the price does not change much. Here are some most loved hotels and resorts you may want to stay while visiting Cat Ba island, from splurge to mid-range ones.

1. Resorts in Cat Ba Island

a. Sunrise Resort – The famous resort with peaceful atmosphere

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Sunrise is a beautiful and famous resort located very close to Cat Co 3 Beach, which is very convenient for you to relax and enjoy the stunning beach view. Each room is nicely furnished and very clean with a large private bathroom. Outside the resort is a big swimming pool looking out to the beach. However busy and crowded the beach is, you can always enjoy the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the resort. Staff are well-trained and always available to help the guests.

Source Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 4/5 8.3/10 8.4/10 7.8/10
  • Address: Cat Co 3 Beach, Cat Ba Island
  • Phone: (+84) 225 388 7360
  • Email: info@catbasunriseresort.com
  • Price: VND 2,000,000 – VND 5,000,000

b. Cat Ba Island Resort – A luxurious experience for tourists

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If you are looking for a full-service and luxurious hotel experience, Cat Ba Island Resort is the best choice. This 4 star lies on the Cat Co 1 Beach, and is ranked as one of the best hotels in Cat Ba. 165 rooms in the resort are designed with the combination of Western as well as Asia architecture. Moreover, hotel guests can relax with a variety of spa treatments or take a dip in the jacuzzi at the spa. Other facilities consist of a tennis court, a games room, and a children’s playground. The attentive staff can assist with bicycle and car rental requests and arrange shuttle services. Besides, Sea Shore Restaurant serves a range of Asian delicacies and Vietnamese specialties. Guests can relax at the Pirate Bar with a selection of cocktails and refreshing beverages.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 3/5 7.3/10 6.7/10 7.0/10
  • Address: Cat Co 1 beach, Cat Ba town
  • Phone: +84 225 368 8686
  • Fax: +84 225 368 8989
  • Booking office: G Floor, Golden Westlake, 151 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Ha Noi.
  • Phone: +84 243 728 1409; +84 243 537 9375; +84 243 537 9376
  • Fax: +84 243 728 1412
  • Email: sales@catbaislandresort-spa.com
  • Price: VND 1,900,000 – VND 4,000,000

c. Monkey Island Resort – A unique resort by the beach

Source: Asiabooking.com.vn

Sitting right on a private beach of Monkey Island (also called Cat Dua Island) in Lan Ha bay, we Monkey Island Resort has 39 bungalows built with natural materials such as wood, bamboo, leaves… The rooms are comfortably furnished with air-conditioned, TV and have a spacious bathroom equipped which has a hot shower. In particular, all rooms have the balcony so that you can sit to enjoy the cool breeze blowing from the sea, watch the waves are softly patting the white sand.
Come to the resort, you will have a memorable time staying in bungalows, enjoy the fresh air in the ocean, swim at the private beach, do kayaking in the bay, swimming, playing sports….or you can also climb up the mountain for watching the spectacular scenery of Lan Ha bay.
There is a 2-floor building located in the heart of the resort. The first floor of the restaurant is for entertainment with bar, billiard, modern karaoke rooms. The second floor of the restaurant is the dining area can have enough rooms for hundreds of guests. Especially, the restaurant is built close to the beach so that you can both enjoy the delicious food and the gorgeous landscape of Lan Ha Bay.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 3.5/5 6.9/10 6.7/10 5.6/10
  • Address: Monkey Island, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island
  • Booking office: 25 Lac Trung Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
  • Phone : +84 981 222 029
  • Email: sales@monkeyislandresort.com
  • Price: VND 900,000 – VND 2,000,000

2. Hotels in Cat Ba Island

a. Hung Long Harbour Hotel – Convenient and famous place

Source: hotel-r.net

Located very near to the center Cat Ba town, this 3-star hotel is highly appreciated by tourist. Rooms are very spacious and most of them have a view towards the sea so that you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the ocean from the balcony. It also has karaoke room and wi-fi is always available.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 3.5/10 6.9/10 7.0/10 5.6/10

b. Draco Cat Ba QK3 Hotel – Good location and beautiful view

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It takes a 6-minute walk from the beach. Conveniently located in Cat Ba Town, Draco Cat Ba QK3 Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Cat Ba National Park. Also, it offers a restaurant, gym and free Wi-Fi. Each room at the hotel has a bay or forest view, a mini fridge, a safe and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. Red Sail Restaurant overlooks the sea and has a menu of traditional Vietnamese, Western and Chinese dishes. Guests can enjoy a variety of drinks on the outdoor terrace of the restaurant.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 3.5/5 5.9/10 5.7/10 6.0/10
  • Address: 251, 1/4 street, Cat Ba Island
  • Phone: +84 2253 887 200
  • Price: VND 900,000 – VND 1,500,000
  • Email: smm@dracocatbaqk3.vn


c. Bien Phong Hostel – A lovely hotel with affordable price

Situated 10 km from Cat Ba Island, Bien Phong Hotel is also a reasonable accommodation for tourists. Sung Sot Cave and Soi Sim are all within 14 km from this hotel. The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, 35 km away. Bien Phong hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Some rooms offer sea or mountain views. They have a private bathroom with a bidet, slippers and free toiletries. A flat-screen cable TV is also provided. Also, there is a 24-hour reception desk.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 4/5 8.3/10 8.5/10 7.0/10
  • Address: 217 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
  • Phonel: +84 97 648 07 63
  • Price: VND 300,000 – VND 400,000


d. Nam Phuong Hotel – Beloved hotel of many tourists

This small lovely hotel is one of the most loved hotels in Cat Ba. Besides its size – there are only 10 rooms in the hotel, it still attracts guests by the convenient location, friendly and helpful staff and owner as well as the beautiful view you can have from the window. With a very moderate price, you can have a fully furnished room that is always clean.

Sources Tripadvisor.com Agoda.com Booking.com Hotels.com
Rate 4/5 7.6/10 7.8/10 8.2/10
  • Address: 188 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Island
  • Phone: +84 225 3688 496
  • Price: Around VND 250,000

V. WHAT TO EAT IN CAI BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. Salt Roasted Sea Crab – Cua Rang Muoi

Source: Nhahangphudong.net

Sea crabs can be found at any coast religion; however, each region has their own ways to cook the crabs. There are various ways to cook crab like crab hot pot, crab soup, steamed crab with sauce, etc. If you visit Cat Ba or Hai Phong city, you will have a chance to enjoy roasted crab with salt. It is the combination of sweetness and salt sweetness and salty taste, which makes a brand new experience for those who try it.
Address:

  • 250 1 thang 4 street
  • 232 1 thang 4 street

Price: VND 80,000

2. Cat Ba Rice Vermicelli with Shrimp – Bun Tom

Source: dulichhaiphong.gov.vn

This noodle dish is made with fresh shrimps, some fishcakes, tomatoes, green onion, a little lemon juice and bone broth. This Bun Tom is an elegant combination of the sweetness of the broth and the sour taste of lemon juice, along with the juicy shrimp. Try it with some salad and a punch of chili and I’m certain you will never forget this incredible taste.
Address: 185 1 thang 4 street
Price: VND 30,000

3. Seahorse Crab: Limunoid – Sam

Source: baoquangninh.com.vn

This kind of crab is probably the most popular dish here which has the sea flavor: strong, fresh, delicious and unique. They are skillfully cooked in many ways to create different flavors such as, salad, sweet and sour stir-fried limuloid legs (chân sam xào chua ngọt), limuloid stir-fried with lemongrass and chili (sam xào xả ớt), fried limuloid eggs (trứng sam chiên giòn), steamed limuloid (sam hấp), fried limuloid (sam bao bột rán), limuloid stir-fried with vermicelli (sam xào miến)
Address:

  • 250 1 thang 4 street
  • 232 1 thang 4 street

Price: VND 90,000

4. Pacific Geoduck – Tu Hai

Source: dulichcatba365.com

Pacific Geoduck is a species of very large and edible clam living in the saltwater environment. It has a considerably nutritional value and special taste. Although this dish is not as popular as other seafood, its fresh flavor will still amaze you. The locals in Cat Ba cook this special seafood in many ways such as making the salad, cooking porridge, grilling with fat, onions, pepper, garlic, nasal nose, but the most delicious is steamed geoduck, which keeps the sweet taste of food.
Address:

  • 250 1 thang 4 street
  • Tung Dinh street
  • 184 1 thang 4 street

Price: VND 100,000

5. Squids – Muc Ong

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You can easily find this dish in almost every restaurant of Cat Ba. Squids are one of the most favorite and famous food here because of its tenderness and sweetness. The most popular way to cook this kind of seafood is to steam.
Address:

  • 250 1 thang 4 street
  • 232 1 thang 4 street

Price: VND 70,000

6. Mantis Shrimp – Be Be

Source: Dulichhanoi.vn

As a pretty typical seafood in Cat Ba island, this kind of shrimp is very attractive and delicious because of its tenderness and unique flavor. Mantis shrimp or Be Be can be cook into various dishes such as Mantis shrimps fried with butter and garlic, Mantis shrimps steamed with beer, Mantis shrimp vermicelli. All of them are really must-try dishes and believe me, they will not disappoint you.
Address:

  • 250 1 thang 4 street
  • 184 1 thang 4 street

Price: VND 100,000

VI. WHERE TO GO IN CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. Canon Fort – Phao Than Cong

Source: dulichdaocatba.com

Located at the height of 177 meters, this is a historic site built by the Vietnamese army in the 40’s of the 20th century, and now there are still two well-preserved guns, each weighs up to tens of tons. What is more, besides visiting the fort, visitors can also enjoy the astonishing panorama of Cat Ba – the two gorgeous beaches: Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2; various islands with different size: Long Chau, Cat Ong, Ang Tham. Also, from this height, Lan Ha bay looks so lively and hustling with hundreds of fishing boats in the harbor.
It takes about 10 minutes to get to Cannon Fort from the center of Cat Ba town, so you can rent a bike, motorbike or have a walk to the destination.

2. Lan Ha Bay – Vinh Lan Ha

Source: zing.vn

Geologically, Lan Ha is a part of Ha Long Bay but lies in a different province of Vietnam. The ecosystem here is also great, around 200 fish species, 400 species of arthropod and numerous types of coral live in the water, while larger marine animals in the area including seals and three species of dolphin. Besides, Lan Ha Bay has 139 small sandy beaches, as many islands have a sandy beach lie between two limestone mountains. Many tourists come to these beaches for kayaking, sunbathing, swimming or have a picnic on the beach.
Since it’s quite far from Ha Long Bay, there are not many tourist boats here, which makes Lan Ha a quite remote and primitive place. You can rent a boat or join a tour to come to visit Lan Ha bay. Some resorts like Monkey Island resort provide small boat for a small group of 2 – 3 people and the price is very reasonable. Most of the tourists visiting Lan Ha bay say they really enjoy this place because it is not so crowded and nature here is so stunning with lovely sandy beaches and thousands of islets around. Visiting Lan Ha in 3 to 4 hours is a reasonable time.

3. Cat Ba National Park

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Cat Ba National Park is about 20 km from Cat Ba town. This dense tropical jungle covers half of the whole island and among many other animals and birds is home to the endangered Cat Ba Langurs. Cat Ba National Park is an attractive eco-tourism destination and is particularly attractive to adventure lovers. To get to this national park, you can rent a car, a motorbike or a bike if you love biking. Besides, you have to buy an entrance ticket, which costs VND 40,000 with adult and VND 20,000 with children. A guide is not compulsory but is highly recommended to help you understand clearly about the jungle with various kinds of trees, animals, insects. Moreover, there are different routes so you can choose the most suitable one for your interests and your health condition as well. The most popular, most proper for hiking ones are Ao Ech (Frog Lake) – Viet Hai route; May Bau – Hang Quan Y (Hospital Cave) route; Kim Giao – Me Con – Tung Di route, Kim Giao Forest – Ngu Lam Peak route.
It will take about 4 to 6 hours for each trekking trail, so remember to take proper trainers and bring some necessary things with you like water, mosquito repellent, a raincoat and flashlight in case you visit Trung Trang cave on the hiking trip. You can buy some basic snack in small shops in Viet Hai, a small village outside the park.

Note

The park opens at 7 am and close at 5 pm, so if you want to join a long and difficult trekking trail, you should start your trip as soon as possible.

4. Hospital Cave – Hang Quan Y

Source: dulichtietkiem.org

Hospital Cave is a famous stop off for visitors on Cat Ba Island. Set at Tran Chau – the road that links Cat Ba town to the National Park, but is difficult to reach without private transport. The easiest way for you is to rent a motorbike in one of many rental stores in Cat Ba(the price is from 100,000 to 150,000VND), then drive 10km North until you see the signs for the cave. If a motorbike is not suitable for you, getting a taxi could help. Located in the high mountain so the road to the cave could be rough and steep.
This strategically important concrete bombproof cave is a 17 room underground hospital as well as the safe house for Viet Cong leaders which was used during the war in Vietnam until 1975. It contains rooms for various specific purposes: recovery rooms, doctors’ office, a giant natural cavern used as a cinema room, and even escape tunnels for soldiers in an emergency. With a very cheap entrance fee of 15,000VND, you can rent a guide so that you will have a chance to learn a bit more about the cave.

5. Cat Co Beach

Source: dulichdaocatba.com.vn

Traveling to Cat Ba island, don’t forget to visit the most beautiful and famous Cat Co beach. You can get there to chill, lounge around, sunbath or go swimming. Cat Co beach is separated into 3 parts by the limestone mountains. The first one, Cat Co 1 beach which is about 1 km from the center of Cat Ba city, is the most well-known so if you want a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, this beach is not really suitable, especially in summer months when a lot of tourists come here. Cat Co 2 is less popular one, however, it is still a stunning and attractive beach with such a lovely swath of white sand and suitable for those who want to enjoy the peace. The nearest one to Cat Ba town is Cat Co 3. It is also a pretty beach with white sand and bright sunshine. There is a new 700-meter wooden seaside walkway around the mountain, so you can easily move from one beach to another.

6. Viet Hai Village

Source: dulichdaocatba.com.vn

Viet Hai belongs to Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City, and is about 10km from the center of Cat Ba Town. Considered as ‘isolated heaven’, it is located between the valley and surrounded by huge mountains and jungles. Despite the rapid development of the modern world, Viet Hai people still remain ‘primitive’ of the ancient. Despite the fast development of Cat Ba town, Viet Hai still remains unspoiled natural primitive landscape. Additionally, the hospitality and warm welcome of the locals in the village will make you want to stay here longer. Despite the quite poor living condition as a remote area, people here seem to be satisfied and enjoy their life. Besides, you can also enjoy the food grown by the locals in some restaurants opened here, especially after you have a trek through the national park.

VII. WHAT TO BUY IN CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. Cat Ba dried squid

Source: khodatmui.com

Cat Ba dried squid has long been a well-known specialty food for tourists coming to Hai Phong. After fishing, the locals dry fresh and cleaned squids under the sunshine in 2-3 months to make them dried. This could be a perfect snack when you drink beer. The price of this food is about VND 500,000 – 600,000 per kilogram including 5-6 dried squids

2. Cat Hai fish sauce



It is one of the most famous fish sauce in Vietnam, along with Phu Quoc fish sauce. Cat Hai fish sauce, or Van Can fish sauce has been produced for a very long time. With 65 years of development, this fish sauce brand is always welcomed and preferred by customers and tourists. The price for a bottle of Cat Hai fish sauce is about VND 110,000 – VND 130,000

3. Cat Ba honey

Source: minafood.com.vn

Unlike typical honey which is sold in supermarkets or stores, this kind of honey is from Cat Ba National park where there are various kinds of different flowers. Therefore, the flavor of honey here is much sweeter than normal honeybee. Try it and you’ll see the difference. A bottle of Cat Ba honeybee costs about VND 100,000 – VND 120,000

VIII. THINGS TO DO IN CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

1. Explore the beautiful caves

Source: dulichkhatvongviet.com

There are some famous caves in Cat Ba like Trung Trang cave, Thien Long cave, Da Hoa cave. All of them are famous for the gorgeous landscape with spectacular limestone formation and they still all remain the primitive charm although they become the tourist attraction. Tourists will be amazed by this gift of nature, so give it a try!

2. Contemplate the sea in the evening

Source: cinet.vn

In nice weather day, don’t miss the chance to see this stunning scenery. You can join a tour to get to the sea at night. You will never forget a scenery of the endless ocean with starry night, and the breeze blowing so gently.

3. Visit Cai Beo Floating Village

Source: baolaocai.vn

This floating village is thought to be the residence of ancient fishermen until now and is about 2 km from Cat Ba town. You can get there by taxi or motorbike and then enjoy the attractive scenery of hundreds of floating house on the sea. Also, you can buy fresh seafood here.

IX. TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM

  • Bring some items to avoid sunlight such as hat, sunscreen… etc to protect the skin from the harsh sunshine.
  • Also, bring warm clothes, tents, mosquito repellents if you plan to go camping on the beach.
  • You should visit Cat Ba with a large group of friends to save money.
  • The service prices on holidays in Cat Ba are very costly and the island is crowded with people as well. Therefore, you should think thoroughly and choose the perfect time to visit Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island is a tourist destination which cannot be missed when traveling to Vietnam. The above is the complete Cat Ba travel guidebook we share with you. Wish that you will have an interesting and memorable trip to Cat Ba Island. 


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