Lan Ha Bay
Located to the south of Halong Bay and east of Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay has long been famed for its unspoiled and magnificent natural beauty and its intense concentration of pristine limestone mountains, which partition the open sea into smaller bays and gulfs.
Lan Ha Bay is located in the south of Ha Long Bay and east of Cat Ba Island. It belongs to Cat Ba islands area, Hai Phong city. Many people think that it is Halong bay area because it also has hundreds of islands like Halong bay. However, Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches, this is paradise for tourists to go swimming, go kayaking or staying overnight in a bungalow…
Lan Ha Bay has about 400 islets. Going by boat to cruise Lan Ha bay, you will see alot of islets with small beaches. The Bay is home to hundreds of mounts with different form depending on travelers’ imagination like Hòn Guốc (Wooden Shoe islet), Hòn Dơi ( Bat grotto), etc.
Lan Ha bay has about 139 beautiful, small sandy beaches, many island has sandy beach lie between two stone mountains. Many tourists come to these beaches for swimming, kayaking, having sunbath or have a picnic lunch on the beach. Especially, in some big beaches, local people has invested to build some bungalows where you can come to stay overnight such as Monkey Island Resort, Sandy Beach Resort, Castaway bungalow, Cove Beach bungalow…
We had chance to stay overnight at Monkey Island Resort in Lan Ha bay. Seeing the sunset here is so beautiful and especially we really enjoy the romantic evening walking on the beach or lying on a long chair to see the moon on the sea. Breath in cool air from the ocean also give us a good health.
Monkey island resort
Best time to visit Lan Ha Bay
Summer is best time to go to Lan Ha Bay because the weather is hot, suitable for swimming and kayaking on bay. If you want to combine the tour to visit Cat Ba, you can choose autumn to visit, however the weather may have storm and the weather is not good for swimming.
Means of transport to Lan Ha Bay
From the centre of Cat Ba, travelling to Ben Beo, you can buy the sightseeing ticket then hiring boat to the place you want. If you just want to visit the surrounding places of bay ( near the coastline),you can hire motorboat from the locals for convenience. With the large group, you can hire boat at pier.
Things to do in Lan Ha Bay
Adjacent to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay has unique different beauty. If you like, you can take both Lan Ha Bay Tours and Halong Bay tours.
Cua Van Fishing village: 12 km far from Ben Beo, this is stop place for boat to play kayaking because it has fascinating caves.
Nam Cat Island ( Cat Ba National Park) attracts tourists because of pristine beauty surrounded by nature, forests and seas. The interaction of humans to this island is limited to keep its natural value. With 3 stilt houses made of wood and 6 hotels made of bamboo, relaxing here helps you to integrate with nature and atmosphere of sea.
Monkey island: Monkey Island is 1km far from Cat Ba Town. To Monkey Island, tourists goes by boat from Ben Beo for 10 minutes, passing by Cai Beo fishing village and some small islands. Now, the island has over 20 monkeys. They often go to beach to play with tourists, eating foods of tourists such as banana, apple, orange, cake or candy.
Halong Bay Cruises