See more: Halong Bay Tours
See more: Halong Bay Tours
Though Ha Long Bay is a top tourist destination of Vietnam, most of its islands are still well-preserved. To fully explore its majestic attractions, you should spend several days here.
We highly recommend two attractions for you to add to your bucket list.
It is an ideal location for diving and swimming. You will be impressed by its deep grottoes and abundant coral, along with three island lakes. And if you want to reach the caves here, you will need to take a boat trip.
This island is famous for its huge colorful cave that houses a lot of stalagmites as well as stalactites. Notably, some of them are over 20 meters high.
Additionally, you can visit Bo Hon Island with famous Sung Sot Cave and Pelican Cave, or fish farms and floating villages in the bay.
You will have a chance to explore a lot of kinds of seafood in Ha Long Bay. The bay offers a bunch of fish, oysters, and shrimps.
All of them are fresh as they are bought from fishing boats daily in the early morning.
Besides, there are many wonderful restaurants available in Bai Chay Town with seafront views. Here, you can taste different types of foods from local to Chinese ones.
Here are some excellent restaurants for your consideration:
After a day exploring the bay, if you are still want to go around and enjoy life here instead of staying on a cruise, other choices are still available for you.
Though it does not offer a variety of choices of nightlife, there are still exciting places for you to visit.
It is a famous bar that also offers Karaoke service. They provide a list of yummy drinks and open until late.
It is another popular venue among tourists. Coming here, you will not be able to take the eyes off a spectacular harbor view. Additionally, it is also an excellent spot to get info about the Ha Long Bay travel and book tours.
Coming to this lovely bar, you will definitely have a great night with various interesting activities here, such as board games and pool tables.
There are not too many shopping options in Ha Long Bay. So if you want to buy something as souvenirs, food specialties and so on, you can go to a night market at Bai Chay. This market has a bunch of small stalls with a wide range of goods from silk ao dai, chopsticks, lacquerware, dolls, tea sets, to name a few. One important thing that you should remember is that you should bargain half of offered prices.
Additionally, you can try shopping at floating shops. People here usually row their boats around selling various goods like alcohol, chips, cookies, and others.
Ha Long Bay belongs to Northern Vietnam so the weather here is similar to that of Hanoi. The climate features humid and tropical monsoon weather. It has four seasons clearly with the own features of weather.
October – December is the best time for you to visit the bay as the weather is quite pleasant. The temperature is just about 13°C-21°C, and the humidity level is also much lower, which is ideal for you to move around and explore the beauty of the bay.
Notably, there are various special programs and deals on this occasion. However, as it is a peak tourism season, Ha Long Bay will be more crowded.
So if you are not comfortable with this, you can consider another time to visit the bay.
If you plan to visit Ha Long, we have two best itineraries for you.
After arriving in Ha Long Bay at around 11:00 – 12:00 AM from Hanoi, you check in cabin and enjoy Vietnamese food. Then you should explore pearl farm villages here, and try kayaking.
Before the evening, you come back to your ship and enjoy the sunset view as well as play some games or go squid fishing.
You can start your trip by doing Tai Chi exercise and feel the fresh air here. Then enjoy your breakfast with tea or coffee.
The next destinations on this day are Sung Sot, Thien Cung caves.
Additionally, you can participate in cooking shows with cruise chefs and enjoy yummy dishes before returning to the harbor.