Explore the nature and local life on Cat Ba Island, the largest island of the Cat Ba Archipelago and home to a diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystem. A national park covers half of the island's surface, where tropical limestone forests, karsts, mangroves, coral reefs, emerald lagoons, and hidden caves harbor indigenous animal and plant life. Visit the small communities living on floating fishing villages to learn about their way of life, traditions, customs, and cuisine. Besides discovering the island by land, you can take a ferryboat or rent a kayak to discover secluded areas and look for adventures. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Hai Phong holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cat Ba Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Cat Ba Island
BOOK WITH VIATOR Cruising LIKE A BOSS-2d/1n All inclusive at CRUISES in Halong Bay
Tours from $145 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Breathless> HALONG -LAN HA -ALL Inclusive 3 days /2 nights cruise
Tours from $299 ›
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Tours from $229 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Experiencing 3 days - 2 nights at balcony cabins on Premium boats all inclusions
Tours from $300 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Overnight at GREAT BALCONY Cruises - All inclusions - unique experience
Tours from $50 ›
Cat Ba Island reviews
Spend a few days here if you're travelling to Vietnam. There's various attractions like sea cruise, caves, hike areas, military sites, beach resorts.
Spend a few days here if you're travelling to Vietnam. There's various attractions like sea cruise, caves, hike areas, military sites, beach resorts. more »
I stayed at the Flamingo Beach Hotel for 4 nights on Cat Ba Island. The hotel and the island really direct their interests towards large quantities of chinese tourists who show up in the thousands...
I stayed at the Flamingo Beach Hotel for 4 nights on Cat Ba Island. The hotel and the island really direct their interests towards large quantities of chinese tourists who show up in the thousands... more »
A must visit destination if coming to the north region Situated a few hours from the capital, Cat Ba Island is an amazing place with a number of activities to do and sightseeing including a ever-green national park ( NP ) having very good views and treks, an amazing promenade giving the city view, a few beaches, i.a. The most popular ( and the cheapest and feasible ) way to reach here is by a bus ( and then a boat, and then again by a bus ) which comes as a whole package, which run regularly from Hanoi. However, I took a way which can be called a long-cut but it allowed me to explore both the cities more and get a experience of the Vietnamese trains. It took me about 2.5 hrs to reach Haiphong, and then a mile-walk to the ferry station, only to come to know that ferries weren't working on that day. However, taking a ferry means more requirement of transfers and extra walk, as they won't go as close the boats go and take long time. Boat transfers by private agencies are about three per day, and it took me around 12.00 pm to reach the Cat Ba town. Ideally two to three days are recommend to explore here, one whole day for Cat Ba national park and the two caves, one day for the rock climbing and other sea activities, the beaches and local village sightseeing, and one for Lan Ha Bay tour. I did former and latter including a visit to just 1 beach. The slopes are sharp at most of the places in the city centre although the main road is wide and good to ride on. A night walk along the long promenade is recommended, and it allows one to immerse in fresh air and take a good view of the city. The island has something for all the budgets including good hostels and hotels from as low as c $5 and c $12 respectively, and from street food to decent to fancy restaurants and bars all along the main road. Public transport is very limited, however getting a bicycle or motorbike on rent is easy and at very good rates. The plush hotels are situated a bit away from the city centre and have private beaches. Overall, its a refreshing and affordable destination.
If you're planning for retirement,please reconsider to this island everything was affordable inclusive of property. People are friendly quiet environment,beaches and mountain surrounding this wonderfull paradise.
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