The most worth-seeing places in Lan Ha Bay

When coming to Lan Ha Bay, do you know what to see in Lan Ha Bay? To help you admire the full beauty of Lan Ha Bay, here are the must-see destinations.

Nam Cat beach

Located about 5 kilometers from the Beo wharf of Cat Ba town, Nam Cat island is one of the beautiful Lan Ha Bay islands with its beach about 500 meters long. The pristine beauty of Nam Cat beach with four surfaces covered with marine and forest has brought a charming, poetic and peaceful space here. With many small sandy beaches, Nam Cat beach will be a must-try place for swimming and underwater activities.

On Nam Cat island, there are 3 stilted houses which are made from natural wood and bamboo with the best services. This is really an ideal spot to enjoy the tranquil space and the interesting activities such as boating, kayaking, swimming, diving to watch the coral reefs. The sea waves here are very quiet and the sea is so peaceful. Therefore, travelers can immerse to admire the sea beauty and the view of the coral reefs. Tourist can also take the beautiful photos with the gorgeous landscape here.

Nam Cat island
Nam Cat island

Van Boi beach

In your Lan Ha bay trip, you can visit Van Boi beach on a small island. The sea water here is quite shallow. However, the natural landscape of Van Boi beach with mountains and forests is extremely wild and beautiful. Van Boi beach follows the protruding area of a mountain and has white sand, clear blue sea water and it is extremely remote.

Van Boi is also a great beach for diving to admire the colorful coral reefs. In addition, there are many other destinations to admire the coral such as Van Ha beach, or the calm sea water areas such as Sen island and Cu island.

Moreover, tourists should not ignore kayaking when visiting Van Boi beach. You can kayak to explore Luon Cave, then turn round to Van Boi beach with the cool blue water and beautiful space in the middle of the quiet bay.

Van Boi beach
Van Boi beach

Luon cave

Luon Cave located on Bo Hon Island is about 14 km far from the south of Bai Chay. In front of Luon cave is Tortoise Island and on the right is Heaven Gate. These are the steep cliffs with the crystal blue sea water as a mirror all year around.

Passing through the stunning gate, visitors will see a calm round lake surrounded by many green trees and cliffs. There are a lot of monkeys jumping naughtily, the ancient tree’s shadow, the wind with the scent of orchids and the vibrant life of marine species such as fishes, shrimps, crabs, squids under the crystal sea water.

Cat Dua Beach

What to see in Lan Ha Bay? Continuing on Lan Ha Bay cruise ship, tourists will visit Cat Dua Beach located on Monkey Island with the silky white sand in the sunshine. Cat Dua Beach is about 1 kilometer long and is considered as an interesting destination to enjoy the feeling of swimming in the sea with the crystal blue water in the natural space of Lan Ha bay.

In particular, there are many monkeys on Monkey Island. They are very smart, friendly, and lovely. They are willing to play with tourists who tease them. However, to meet these monkeys, visitors should come to this island in the morning or in the late afternoon when there is no sunlight because the monkeys will escape into the cave if it is very sunny here.

Cat Dua Beach
Cat Dua Beach

Viet Hai fishing village

Viet Hai fishing village is located in Cat Hai island district, Hai Phong city. Visiting Viet Hai fishing village, tourists will feel the quiet and tranquil atmosphere, the charming landscape of the northern village. The local people here are extremely friendly, honest and hospitable. When immersing yourself in the peaceful life of the local people here, visitors will surely have a very enjoyable experience.

Previously, this fishing village in Lan Ha Bay was almost separated from the outside world by wild mountains and forests, pristine landscape like the life of ancient Vietnamese people. It is also a unique attraction for domestic and foreign tourists to take part in the Lan Ha – Cat Ba tour to the floating villages in Lan Ha Bay.

Cua Van fishing village

Cua Van Fishing village
Cua Van Fishing village

Cua Van is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Lan Ha Bay. Cua Van fishing village was voted as one of the top 16 beautiful ancient floating villages in the world by the website Journeyetc.com in 2012. This is the reason why Cua Van will be the place tourists should not miss. There are more than 300 households living by fishing. The people here take the whole life to live with the sea and know well about the sea as well as the occupation. Coming to Cua Van fishing village, visitors will have a chance to relax and visit the life of fishermen here.

Spending your weekends visiting all of the attractive tourist locations will be the best choice in this summer. If you want to know more information about Lan Ha Bay, feel free to contact us via our website. Share this article if it is useful to you. Have a nice trip!

Image Halong Cruise

Overview

Offering a luxurious cruise experience in Halong Bay, Image Halong Cruise will take you for a tremendous discovery, offering the best program for visiting and enjoying the bay’s natural wonders.

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Offering a luxurious cruise experience in Halong Bay, Image Halong Cruise will take you for a tremendous discovery, offering the best program for visiting and enjoying the bay’s natural wonders.
Offering a luxurious cruise experience in Halong Bay, Image Halong Cruise will take you for a tremendous discovery, offering the best program for visiting and enjoying the bay’s natural wonders.

With five different boats providing 9 to 11 double cabins, ranging from 12m2 to wider spaces, our fleet’s luxurious settings will be yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly and well trained crew will answer each of your requests to make your stay on board a warm experience. Our restaurant is opened to serve you from breakfast to lunch and dinner, in a mix of Western and Vietnamese fine cooking, while the wide upper sundeck allows you to contemplate sunset while sipping an aperitif. State-of-the art security conditions are our guaranty for an unforgettable journey.

Spa & wellness

Vietnam has a long tradition of massage that took its roots out of local religious beliefs and ancient traditional medicine. The Vietnamese believe that health is in harmony with the body, mind and spirit. The concept of balance as expressed through Yin and Yang is part of a Vietnamese treatment, mixed with traditional techniques such as mud bath or facials.

massage-spa in Image Cruise
massage-spa in Image Cruise

Image Halong thrives providing an impeccable combination of traditional Vietnamese herbal remedies and all the present natural beauty products, to bring you a pleasant experience of peacefulness and happiness.

Tai Chi

An ultimate experience you may always have dreamt of: waking up early amidst Halong Bay and practicing a Tai Chi session on the sun deck at dawn, while the Natural Wonder around you is slowly waking up! Ideal for your body balance and rejuvenation, and a proven technique to reduce stress and enhance your psychological health.

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Red Dragon Cruise in Halong

Overview

Launched on 23rd March, Red Dragon Cruise is one of the most deluxe traditional cruises in Halong Bay – a world heritage site. With the harmony of its style, decoration, set – up and impressive itineraries, Red dragon junk shows you the way relax should be. The well – trained and enthusiastic crew in traditional fishing costume always bring you a trustful and closer feeling. Based on the Ancient Halong Sail-Boat Style, Red Dragon Junk are designed perfectly by wood, stone and bronze in harmony between tradition and luxury with a fully-equipped dinning room, a deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom, sunbathing and relaxing area, a professional kitchen, a captain cabin and a separate Staff ‘area.

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Launched on 23rd March, Red Dragon Cruise is one of the most deluxe traditional cruises in Halong Bay - a world heritage site.
Launched on 23rd March, Red Dragon Cruise is one of the most deluxe traditional cruises in Halong Bay – a world heritage site.

The carbins

Accommodation
  • Deluxe Double: 3 (9.8 sqm) with sea view
  • Deluxe Twin ( can be changed to double): 1 (10.3 sqm) with sea view – Connecting door is available
  • Deluxe Triple: 1 (14.8 sqm) with sea view  – Connecting door & extra bed are available
In the carbin
In the carbin
Room amenities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Separate bathroom cabin with glass-standing-shower
  • Bathroom amenities
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bottle of water on available
  • Hair dryer
Staff on boat: 08
  • 1 Captain
  • 1 Supervisor
  • 2 Waiters
  • 2 Chefs
  • 1 Tour guide
  • 1 Mechanic

Food and dinng

A fine dining restaurant & bar, an outdoor lounge that perfectly match a group or family party who expect an alfresco dining experience while enjoying all the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay.
– Two upper luxury Dinning Areas: Inside and outdoor
– Vietnamese Seafood set and a-la-carte menus

Bhaya Legend Cruise

Overview

The Bhaya Legend Cruise charter vessel feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.
Bhaya Legend 2 charters are perfect for family, friends wishing for an exclusive, private, customized charter cruise on Halong Bay.

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The Bhaya Legend Cruise charter vessel feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.
The Bhaya Legend Cruise charter vessel feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.

Overnight cruises aboard a Bhaya Legend include free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea, lunch, dinner and brunch. The crew of four: captain, hostess, chef and deckhand, are at your service to deliver the most enjoyable private Halong Bay cruise experience possible.

The carbins

Bhaya Legend 2 vessel has two grand Bhaya Suites offering luxury fit for Imperial Royalty. A ttentive, personalized service and a maximum four passengers guarantee intimate privacy.
02 Suites have double beds and are highlighted in traditional Vietnamese hardwood, creating a luxuriant warmth. Cream trim and large picture windows offering 180° views ensure a bright and lively ambience. Hand-crafted hardwood furniture, gold and white fittings, and delicate upholstery further enhance the warmth and light in each suite.

The Bhaya Legend Cruise charter vessel feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.
The Bhaya Legend Cruise charter vessel feature a single deck design with a semi-covered dining area offering panoramic views.

Amenities

  • Hair-dryer
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Shower cabin
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Umbrella / Raincoat at reception
  • Luggage shelf
  • Wall mounted fan
  • Mineral water
  • Mini bar
  • Candies on bed
  • Slippers
  • Wardrobe
  • Life vests
  • Fire extinguishers

Food and Dining

The dining / bar area and covered relaxation area offering 320° private views of the spectacular surrounding scenery. With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh ocean breezes and dazzling views, the Sundeck is the perfect place to lie back and relax in tranquil privacy.

Dinning room
Concept: Vietnames see food & international dishes
Brunch: 09.00 – 10.30
Lunch: 13.00 – 14.30
Dinner: 19.00 – 21.00
Bhaya legend Bar: Mocktails, cocktails and wine list sourced from around the world. Free-flow of soft drinks, coffee and tea

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Theme party on request
  • Excursion to caves, grottoes, beaches & fishing village
  • kayaking
  • Spa & massage

Lagoon Explorer Cruise

Overview

The Lagoon Explorer Cruise is designed with sophistication and the utmost attention to detail of a Traditional Sailing Boat. Whether you are dining in the restaurant, lounging on the sun deck or relaxing in the comfort of your cabin, you will be surrounded by the handcrafted woodworld of Teak and Oak which make the Lagoon Explorer Junk a true masterpiece. The Junk with 3 deluxe rooms & 1 Studio room, a fine dining restaurant & bar, a outdoor lounge, a swim platform, a well-trained Crew, 24-hour electricity supply and a host of activities to make your stay memorable.

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The Lagoon Explorer Cruise is designed with sophistication and the utmost attention to detail of a Traditional Sailing Boat.
The Lagoon Explorer Cruise is designed with sophistication and the utmost attention to detail of a Traditional Sailing Boat.

The carbins

Lagoon Explorer Junk  is pride of it’s stylest & the first Junk which is able to run by sails, to go fishing at night time and to bring you to any beauty sites of Halong Bay and run the tour as your choice. Travel with your own new, personalized itineraries.
The Lagoon Explorer Cruise is designed with sophistication and the utmost attention to detail of a Traditional Sailing Boat.
The Lagoon Explorer Cruise is designed with sophistication and the utmost attention to detail of a Traditional Sailing Boat.

Deluxe  room: 01    
Spacious 10m2 and Queen- sized bed room, fully equipped with air conditioning, bath room with shower & hot water
Studio room: 01
Including 2 double cabin of 6,7m2/cabin & 1 single cabin of 4,2m2, fully equipped with air conditioning, one sharing bath room with shower & hot water. It is lovely for one small family enjoying Halong

Room amenities

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Slippers, hair dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bottle of water on available

White Dolphin Cruise

Overview

White Dolphin Cruise providing an intimate small-junk experience with refined luxury, the two petit white dolphins are the ultimate way to cruise the Halong Bay’s over 10 000 islets and islands. The sun deck is comprised of a bar with ample outdoor seating, an observation area for watching the bay’s sublime beauty. There are 2 twin junks of this kind whose names are White Dolphin 94 and White Dolphin 95.

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White Dolphin Cruise providing an intimate small-junk experience with refined luxury, the two petit white dolphins are the ultimate way to cruise the Halong Bay’s over 10 000 islets and islands.
White Dolphin Cruise providing an intimate small-junk experience with refined luxury, the two petit white dolphins are the ultimate way to cruise the Halong Bay’s over 10 000 islets and islands.

The carbins

Suite room

Number of rooms :04- Average room size: 21sqm
Number of beds: 04 Queen – size bed of 160cm * 205cm
Capacity: 02 adults & 1 child under 12
Panoramic window: 03
Balcony :Private balcony

In the carbin
In the carbin

Deluxe room

Number of rooms: 06- Average room size :18 sqm
Number of beds: 06 twin – size bed of 85cm * 205cm each
Capacity: 02 adults & 1 child under 12
Panoramic window: 02
Number of rooms: 06

Room amenities

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Hot water & Shower
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Glass standing shower
  • Toilet
  • Life vests
  • Fire extingisher/Smoke detector
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Restaurant & Bar:

All dishes are well prepared and serve in Vietnamese Styles or  Special BBQ dinner are served on sundeck upon a request. Opening hours: 06:30 – 23:00

Syrena Cruises

Overview

Built in accordance with traditional Vietnamese style and modern-day luxury, Syrena Cruises have maintained the original standards of luxury cruising in Halong Bay with the current Syrena Cruises boat entering service in autumn 2010. The Halong Syrena Cruise fleet of 2 boats offers a total of 34 luxury cabins & suites accommodating a total of 68 passengers for Halong Bay cruises or hosted events (weddings, corporate retreats, incentives, meetings, conferences…
Syrena Cruises have maintained the original standards of luxury cruising in Halong Bay with the current Syrena Cruises boat entering service in autumn 2010.
Syrena Cruises have maintained the original standards of luxury cruising in Halong Bay with the current Syrena Cruises boat entering service in autumn 2010.

The carbins

All our deluxe cabins and Suites are well appointed, with traditional Vietnamese hardwood creating lavish warmth. Light materials and clear windows ensure that each cabin is bright and airy. Hand-crafted furniture and delicate upholstery further enhance the warmth and light in each cabin.
All our deluxe cabins and Suites are well appointed, with traditional Vietnamese hardwood creating lavish warmth.
All our deluxe cabins and Suites are well appointed, with traditional Vietnamese hardwood creating lavish warmth.

Syrena Suites
The two spacious Suites (21m²) are located in the forward section of the lower accommodation deck. Each Suite offers all the standard amenities of the Deluxe Cabins, plus a larger ensuite bathroom with bathtub, picture windows and a 32” LCD television.

Deluxe Cabins
Our Deluxe cabin (15m²) offers all the amenities necessary for you to feel comfortable: twin beds or a queen-size bed, air-conditioner, en-suite bathroom with shower. Each features a picture window, providing added light and memorable views.

Restaurant and bar

Lotus Restaurant
Reflecting the modern & traditional cultural influence of Vietnam, the menu in this restaurant offers our guests Vietnamese to International cuisine.  Feasting in this restaurant enables one an aromatic & exceptional opportunity to taste and experience the cultural and food traditions of both worlds.  Aside from these exquisite offerings and an elegant atmosphere, the Lotus Restaurant also hosted many presentations or meetings, parties or weddings, etc.

Sunset Bar
It’s located at the sun deck offering un-parallel enjoyment to those who love the effect of the sun & sea by reclining on our expansive deck.  An impressive variety of beverages and snacks will be available throughout the day.  It is also the place for watching the sun set as well staring into the starry nights wondering about Science.

Activities

On board Activities
Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Ha Long Bay are favored activities for the energetic while morning Tai Chi on the sundeck offers a meditative and uplifting start of the day. Adventure outings, tour excursions and cooking classes are also available on board.

Foot Reflexology and Massage
Our tailor-made services are designed to rejuvenate energies and ultimately provide the comfort to our guests.

Pelican Luxury Cruise

Overview

Pelican Cruise – A new cruising art in Halong Bay. Founded 2011, Pelican Luxury Cruise, branch of Image Halong Cruise LTD offers a pioneering new generation of vessels with both uncompromising quality and safety standards. Offering a 5-stars cruise experience in Halong Bay, Our fleet’s outstanding settings will be yours for the whole length of your stay on board, and our friendly and well trained crew will answer each of your requests to make your stay on board a warm experience. State-of-the art security conditions are our guaranty for an unforgettable journey.
Pelican Cruise – A new cruising art in Halong Bay.
Pelican Cruise – A new cruising art in Halong Bay.

3 similar luxury Pelican boats, each of 22 cabins: 20 Deluxe cabins and 02 Royal suite will provide a 5-stars experience. The first Pelican boat is operating on 2012, while the two others will be launched later during the  year following.

The carbins

As for the luxury standards, Pelican Luxury Cruise will provide guests luxurious and 5-star experiences
As for the luxury standards, Pelican Luxury Cruise will provide guests luxurious and 5-star experiences
As for the luxury standards, Pelican Luxury Cruise will provide guests luxurious and 5-star experiences
Wide 02 Royal double cabins, 20 Deluxe cabin  will accommodate passengers in perfect settings:
All with a wide bow-window and a private balcony, wooden floor and hand-made furniture, private air-conditioning and in-house telephone, safety box, and well appointed private bathroom with deluxe amenities too.
Equipment:
  • Private bathroom with hot water, hair-dryer, and all 5-stars amenities
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • State-of-the-art security devices, including in-room oxygen tubs

Bien Ngoc Junk

Overview

Bien Ngoc Junk is one of the best Junk Boat in Halong bay. This Vietnamese built style Junks are very well equipped, well trained with friendly crews. Futhermore, we are willing to bring you not only the memories about marvellous beauty of HaLong Bay-A World Heritage but also the satisfaction with all the luxurius and comfortable services we have made.

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Bien Ngoc Junk is one of the best Junk Boat in Halong bay.
Bien Ngoc Junk is one of the best Junk Boat in Halong bay.

The carbins

The Bien Ngoc Cruise Liner offers a vast number of amenities to its travelers while on a cruise. The deluxe cabins have shower bathroom with hot and cold water, A/C, wall painting, walk-in closets and fruit baskets. The ships also have sunbathing chair on the top yard where the guests can have tanning themselves.

Food and Dining

The cuisine offered on board is simply fantastic.
The cuisine offered on board is simply fantastic.
The cuisine offered on board is simply fantastic. You get to choose from a wide array of breads, salads and Vietnamese food. Desserts and wines served are of the best quality.

Activities

The ship organizes a number of activities for its guests. You can have kayaking on boat, music, dancing in the lounge or relaxing on top of the ships.

Calypso Cruiser

Overview

The myth of Calypso has been inspirited into the Calypso Cruiser. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize Calypso. The cruiser features 12 luxury cabins, all finely equipped, and exposed to the widest view of the Bay; a restaurant features a feast for the senses; and a panoramic sundeck allowing different activities with the beauty of Halong Bay as backdrop.
The myth of Calypso has been inspirited into the Calypso Cruiser. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize Calypso.
The myth of Calypso has been inspirited into the Calypso Cruiser. “Glamour” and “Grandeur” are best to characterize Calypso.

The carbins

In a bedroom
In a bedroom

Description

  • Built: 2009
  • Design concept: traditional wooden style
  • Length: 33m / Width: 8m / Height: 9m
  • Deck 1: 8 cabins and kitchen
  • Deck 2: 4 cabins + Bar and restaurant
  • Connecting door is available
  • Average cabin size: 12.5 sqm
  • Sundeck: Tanning chairs, wooden bar
  • Cabins Facilities: comfort bedding, Air-con, Private Bath, bar, and rustic rattan furnishings
  • Generator: 4.500KVA / Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour
  • Crew: 12

Sized from 12.5sqm, all Calypso cabins are selectively equipped to confine fine bedding, and are well recognized with expansive windows to be exposed to the widest views of the bay. Acknowledging the views are constantly changing, the bathroom is also widely exposed to the views to ensure every moment of yours counts.

  • Total number of Cabins: 12
  • Total Passenger Capacity: 24

Cabin Amenities

  • Individually controlled Air-Conditioning Wardrobe
  • Hot and Cold Shower Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Toilet Slippers
  • Toiletries Fire Extinguisher

Dining Room

Dinning room
Dinning room
  • Cuisine Vietnamese Seafood & Various International Dishes
  • Breakfast 08:00 – 8:30 daily
  • Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 daily
  • Dinner 19:00 – 20:00 daily
  • Seating capacity 24 passengers

Activities

  • Cooking demonstration
  • Taichi class
  • Internet access
  • Massage service
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Night fishing