Summer is the most suitable time to go to the beach. This time of the year is perfect for visitors to go travel and one of the most ideal travelling places is Lan Ha Bay, where you can easily go to by taking the route from Cat Ba to Halong Bay. Summer in Lan Ha Bay is very attractive to visitors with the convinience of transport from Cat Ba to Halong Bay. The color of the blue sky shining down combines the beautiful blue in the picture as water painting. They all make Lan Ha Bay more beautiful virtually. However, you can also visit Lan Ha Bay in the autumn combined with the attractions in Halong Bay. This experience will bring you the fun of summer days.
1. Transportation to from Cat ba to Halong bay
From the center of Cat Ba island, visitors to Ben Beo to buy tickets to Lan Ha Bay. To go to Lan Ha Bay, visitors will often have a route from Cat Ba to Halong Bay. Then after finishing the Cat Ba to Halong Bay trip, visitors can rent a boat to visit the places in Lan Ha.
Guests can rent canoes of the locals if you just go around the bay. If you want to go travel by yourself in a large group actively, you should rent a boat and negotiate to have affordable price.
2. Introduction to Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay is now considered one of the most beautiful bays of Vietnam. Lan Ha Bay is newly occupied for the purpose of tourism so retains the wild mysterious here.
Lan Ha Bay is located in the east of Cat Ba Island, overlooking Cua Van, adjacent to Halong Bay so it is very convenient for the visitors to go from Cat Ba to Halong Bay to visit the place. The bay has an area of over 7,000ha, of which 5,400ha is the management area of Cat Ba National Park. Lan Ha is also attractive to tourists with more than 400 large islands with a rich vegetation.
Lan Ha Bay is also deeply impressed in the minds of tourists with the limestone cliffs as well as the solid walls surrounding the bay. There are hundreds of mountains with different shapes such as Guoc island, Doi island … The stalactite caves are also seen in Lan Ha, it is Ham Rong, Dau, Ca Ca caves…
3. Fun places on Lan Ha Bay (from Cat ba to Halong bay)
Nam Cat Island Tourist Area (Cat Ba National Park):
To get to this destination, visitors from Beo wharf towards Lan Ha Bay about 15 minutes to the island of Nam Cat. Nam Cat Island is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Lan Ha Bay. This place still retains the natural beauty of a calm sea after the lime mountains majestic. The beauty of Nam Cat Island is like a picture of autumn with beautiful blue sky.
Nam Cat Beach is a place where visitors will feel at ease in the sea. You will be comfortable bathing in the blue water, watching the pebbles or colorful coral reefs. At Nam Cat beach, in addition to bathing, guests can join Kayak (about 150,000 to 200,000 VND / hour), diving, fishing …
Monkey Island (Cat Cat Island): only about 1km from Cat Ba town. Traveling from Ben Beo takes about 10 minutes through Cai Beo fishing village, through several small islands that will arrive. Monkey Island now has about 20 monkeys living on the sea. They go down to the nearby beaches to take a bath and have fun with the tourists. They are very friendly, fun and cute. What would they eat like apples, candies or bananas?
Monkey Island has two beaches that are Cat Dua 1 and Cat Dua 2. Visitors can swim here because the sea is quite clear and green.
In addition, during the Lan Ha Bay trip, visitors can visit Van Boi beach, Turtle Island, Bell Island … to visit and experience.
4. Eat, stay on Lan Ha Bay
Firstly, the stop can be in the island of Nam Cat, dinner on the island, dinner in the bungalow on the island of Nam Cat. At present, there are 3 large wooden stilts and 6 bamboo bungalows, where you can relax and enjoy the nature and atmosphere of the sea. At night you can watch the sea breeze, enjoy the calm air with the sea waves and murmured wake up, watching sunrise on the beautiful island of Nam Cat. Night stay here about 300,000 VND to 500,000 VND.
Interesting activities in Lan Ha Bay
The second is Monkey Island. You can stay here for the same price as Nam Cat Island. The service here is the roof of the restaurant so guests can sit the sea breeze, buy drinks, ice cream … with some services for visitors such as bathing clothes, float, kayak …
5. Ticket price at Lan Ha Bay (from Cat Ba to Halong bay)
- The boat ride to Lan Ha bay usually costs about 100,000 VND / person.
- Tickets to visit Lan Ha Bay (Cat Ba): 30,000 VND / person (This fare does not include other attractions on Lan Ha Bay)
- Bathing Monkey Island: 10,000 VND / person
- Cat Ba National Forest: 40,000 VND / person.
The roof restaurant serves drinks and if you sit at the table you pay about 25 thousand per person.