Whether you are looking for a place to stay during your business trip or just a family vacation in Halong City, here are the best Halong Bay Luxury Hotels that are highly recommended by other foreign visitors! Let’s check them out!
1. Muong Thanh Grand Ha Long Hotel
Savouring a dynamic panoramic view of Ha Long Bay from the 4 star international standard Mường Thanh Grand Ha Long hotel, you are assured of unique experience not only from majestic space of giant nature in Ha Long but also from their professional and dedicated service.
Whether you’re a tourist or traveling on business, Muong Thanh Ha Long Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Halong. The city center is merely 0.5 km away and the airport can be reached within 210 minutes. Also within easy reach are Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Bai Chay Beach, Tuan Chau International Tourist Island.
Like other Halong Bay Luxury Hotels, Muong Thanh Ha Long Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas to ensure guests the greatest comfort.
1.255.814 ₫ – 2.651.163 ₫(Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
3.5/5 stars (50 reviews)
Location: No 7, Block 20, Dong Hung Thang, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province
Located along the shores of Ha Long Bay, Paradise Suites Hotel offers accommodations with modern amenities on the scenic Tuan Chau Island. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, in-house restaurant, as well as spa center. Guests can enjoy free WiFi access in public areas, as well as free parking on site.
Halong Paradise Suites Hotel consists of 108 luxurious bedrooms with European furniture designed and made from natural wood, marble and leather. The light in the room is carefully chosen to create a very cozy and luxurious feel with linen, velvet, silk and feathers.
To meet the boutique hotel’s “excellent service” standards, Halong Paradise Suites Hotel has a dedicated customer service team to care for every single detail of customer needs. Customers will be advised to choose tours to Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island, Yen Tu relics and so on. They can help you book air tickets and then carefully arrange a limosine or private helicopters from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
1.302.326 ₫ – 1.930.233 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4.5/5 stars (617 reviews)
Location: Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Quang Ninh
Tel: + 84 2033 815 088
Fax: +84 203 3384 2366
Hotline: +84 986 567 545
3. Novotel Ha Long
Claiming entrance to Sun World Ha Long Park, Novotel Ha Long Bay offers unique comfort and top-notch service to every visitor. Only a 1.5-hour driving from Cat Bi International airport or 3 hours from Noi Bai International airport, this hotel comprises of 225 rooms, widely ranging from standard rooms to one-bedroom suites. Each room and suite is designed for utmost relaxation and easy living. With sweeping windows and oversized mirrors, the hotel captures panoramic views of Ha Long Bay and its spectacular Bai Chay beach at every turn. Merely 15 minutes riding from the port, this hotel is a sweet spot for its tranquility and amazing Infinity Pool to admire after a long day.
Retreat to inner peace here. Wake up with remarkable view of Ha Long Bay from your window, or enjoy the garden walk, or soak up the poolside sun. Whether you are here for work or exploring the bay, prepare to be amazed with their hospitality and international service standards of this hotel in Ha Long.
1.348.837 ₫ – 2.116.279 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4/5 stars (963 reviews)
Location: 160 Ha Long Road, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province
Tel: + 84 203 3848 108
Fax: +84 203 3848 018
4. Wyndham Legend Halong
Wyndham Legend Halong is the first hotel in Baichay claimed the international five-star standard by a global hotel chain (Wyndham Hotel Group). Located in the most beautiful coastline of Ha Long, the hotel boasts the incredible and panoramic views of the World’s Natural Heritage site Ha Long Bay, Bai Chay Bridge, Ha Long downtown and Sun Wheel.
Designed in modernity and ultra comfort, Wyndham Legend Halong offers expansive meeting space, a variety of dining options, exceptional service, and premier amenities. Along with 217 spacious luxury rooms and suites, the hotel delivers world-class standard to both business travelers and leisure guests.
Wyndham Legend Halong is only a few minutes away by walk from the biggest Asia themed park – Sun World Halong Complex.
1.860.465 ₫ – 2.930.233 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4.5/5 stars (211 reviews)
Location: No.12 Halong Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City
Situated within Halong Marina Urban Area, Royal Lotus Halong Resort and Villas inherits a golden spot at the heart of Halong’s busiest sections. Multiple tourist attractions including Little Vietnam culture town, Halong Marine Plaza, Tuan Chau recreation complex, SunWorld Halong Park, etc. are only few minutes away.
Inspired by global green living trend, Royal Lotus Halong Resort and Villas is a unique fusion between luxurious ambience and spectacularly beautiful nature.
Every room at this resort is air conditioned and includes a flat-screen cable TV and seating area. You will find a kettle in the room. Private bathroom is equipped with a shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Royal Lotus Ha Long Resort & Villas features free WiFi throughout the property.
1.418.605 ₫ – 2.186.047 ₫(Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long is the first and largest 5-star ocean resort in North Vietnam; on a private island by the white sands of Bai Chay, the closest beach to iconic Ha Long Bay with spectacular 360° views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bow-shaped design is reminiscent of the Opera House in the French city of Rennes, embracing the glorious ocean setting with an invitingly relaxing contemporary beachfront stay with extraordinary facilities.
The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport, which is 42 mi from Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long
Each spacious, air-conditioned room features a balcony, flat-screen cable TV, safe and mini-bar. Private bathroom includes a bathtub, shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Other amenities include a fitness center, children’s playground and on-site water sports facilities. Guests can go snorkeling and diving or enjoy a game of tennis. There is a currency exchange, concierge, business center and 24-hour front desk.
Bay View Restaurant offers a spread of international dishes, while Pavilion Restaurant focuses on authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can also enjoy Japanese cuisine at Akoya Restaurant.
2.744.186 ₫ – 5.139.535 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4/5 stars (506 Reviews)
Location: Reu Island, Bai Chay, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh
There are a huge number of Cat Ba hotels suggested on the Internet with glowing reviews. So which one should you choose? Check out this article and find out the answer!
Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba
Located in the breathtaking and peaceful area right at the entrance of Catba town, Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba is one of the familiar Cat Ba hotels. We guarantee that you won’t get bored while staying here. They have everything you need to make the most out of your trip, so you may remember it when you get back home. The best of all is that they keep their prices low for all of you traveling on a budget.
Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba offers dorms for those on a budget, private rooms and bungalows by the pool. It has a 24 hour reception, so if you are getting here early in the morning or late at night, you can still check in.
It also offers all the comfort you would expect such as comfortable beds, hot shower, clean rooms, A/C in every room, swimming pool, free breakfast, free wifi and so on.
In Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba you will find an amazing atmosphere and awesome people to meet in the common areas. Also its restaurant and bar serve up tasty comfort food, drinks and daily happy hours and different events each night. And once a week you can’t miss out on its BBQ night on Sunday.
418.605 ₫ – 558.140 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4/5 stars (60 reviews)
Location: 352 Ha Sen, Cat Ba, Hai Phong
Tel: + 84 225 6274 888
The hostel is quite far from the center of Cat Ba. It takes you about 20 minute walk
Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel
Ideally located in the centre of Cat Ba Island, Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel is loved by many foreign visitors for its location, friendly staff, delicious food and comfortable beds.
Rooms come complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and free toiletries, while some units at the hotel also offer a seating area.
A continental breakfast is served at the property. There’s an in-house restaurant, which specializes in American and Asian cuisine.
The area is popular for cycling, and bike rental is available at Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel.
255.814 ₫ – 720.930 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
2.5/5 stars (80 reviews)
Location: 243 Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba
Tel: + 84 225 388 8126
Hotline: +84 975151191
There is so much construction going on in Cat Ba including right behind the hotel which makes it noisy during the day. However, this is not a problem as you are out for the most part.
Little Cat Ba Hotel
If you’re looking for a quiet, lovely getaway from the bustling center of Cat Ba, Little Cat Ba Hotel is a good fit for you. Located a couple of kilometres away from the town center, this lovely Cat Ba accommodation makes it accessible for you get to the main hydrofoil, beaches, and tour boats, but still seem like a getaway.
The staff is really helpful. Little Cat Ba Hotel has scooters available to rent, which you will want. You will be very sweaty if you bike to sightsee on the island. (The hotel has free bicycles available for guests)
Further, it has a very cute dog and cat that hung around the hotel, which is a welcome touch. The breakfast is simple, but really all you need for the day. Don’t expect anything fancy. The pancakes are not bad as some of the other reviews might lead you to believe. They are just rice-based, so they are a little chewier than pancakes flipped in the west. And the hotel also offers food throughout the day if you don’t feel like motor biking into town.
651.163 ₫ – 5.744.186 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
4.5/5 stars (85 reviews)
Location: 350 Ha Sen, Cat Ba
Tel: + 84 225 6528 555
Hotline: + 84 986 836 838
Hung Long Harbour Hotel Cat Ba Island
Officially opened in 2010, with 89 luxurious rooms, Hung Long Harbour Hotel has impressed visitors with its unique architecture, which features a ship stretching out to the sea.
Hung Long Harbor Hotel Cat Ba is within a 10-minute walk of the Cat Co 2 and 3 beaches and the Cat Ba Main Harbor. It is a 5-minute drive from the lively local market and has free parking.
There are 89 rooms of gold quality including air conditioning, water heater, balcony facing the sea, safe box, refrigerator, 32 “LCD TV, wifi, cable TV, bathtub for deluxe room and suite, IDD telephone , laundry service, dryer, boiling water for tea and coffee in the room.
In front of Harbour Restaurant is the scenery of the whole bay of Lan Ha stretches to create a unique living space in this resort. With a capacity of over 300 guests, specializing in serving European and Asian dishes and all other requirements of customers. Buffet and BBQ parties are held every Saturday evening along with the magnificent live orchestra to create an atmosphere of great fun and impressive.
720.930 ₫ – 1.418.605 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
3.5/5 stars (181 reviews)
Location: No. 268, Road 1/4, Cat Ba
Tel: + 84 225 6269 269
Hotline: + 84 383.269.269
Fax: 0225.6 269 086
Catba Palace Hotel
Located on beautiful Cat Ba Island, Catba Palace Hotel sits along Lan Ha Bay and is just a 10-minute walk from Cat Ba Market and steps from the ferry terminal.
The hotel is located about 200 m from Hoang Long Bus Station and a 10-minute walk from the white sandy beaches of Cat Ba – Cat Co Beach 1, 2 and 3. Cat Ba National Park is a 30-minute drive away.
Modern rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV offering cable channels. A mini-bar and safety deposit box are provided. A bathrobe, slippers and toiletries are included.
Guests can make sightseeing arrangements to nearby fishing villages, organize shopping trips and hiking activities at the tour desk. Dry cleaning and laundry services are available. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk. Local Vietnamese cuisine and international dishes are served at the hotel’s restaurant.
395.349 ₫ – 790.698 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
3.5/5 stars (233 reviews)
Location: 180 Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba
Tel: + 84 225 3696 030
Hotline: + 84 (0) 943313975
Cat Ba Central Hostel
The sixth Catba hotel I would like to introduce is Catba Central Hostel. This Cat Ba accommodation has a garden and a terrace. It also provides a restaurant, in which you can enjoy mouth-watering Western and Asian food. The tour desk is available to assist guests in planning their days out.
Every room is equipped with air conditioning, and selected rooms include a patio.
An Asian breakfast is available each morning at the property.
The area is popular for cycling, and bike rental is available at the hostel.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can give tips on the area. The staff are friendly and helpful especially the amazing Mr James! James is a nice travel agent of the hostel. He will make whatever possible to get you the best solutions for your trip.
232.558 ₫ – 279.070 ₫ (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
All the Cat Ba hotels mentioned above are chosen carefully by AZ Local Trip to ensure an enjoyable and hassle-free vacation to Cat Ba island for you and your significant others. For further information, feel free to contact us!
Reu Island (also known as Monkey Island Halong Bay) has an area of 22ha located about 1km from Vung Duc port (Cam Dong ward, Cam Pha city). Unlike the busy day-to-day changing atmosphere of Cam Pha urban, the rustic Reu island is inhabited by semi-wildlife of more than a thousand monkeys.
The outstanding beauty of Monkey Island Halong Bay
Monkey Island Halong bay is a large island including nearly 400 islands belonging to Cat Ba island. With beautiful natural scenery, Cat Dua Island or Monkey Island Halong Bay has become a highlight of Cat Ba tourism.
This is also the first destination of the tour on Lan Ha Bay. Monkey Island Halong bay is about 1 km away from the Cat Ba town. To get to Monkey Island, tourists usually take a boat from Beo wharf about 10 minutes passing Cai Beo fishing village, some small islands and then proceeding to Monkey Island.
Monkey Island has a circumference of about 3 km. This is a mountainous, sandy island formed by millions of waves and winds bringing sand, rocks, coral, shellfish, shells, shrimps and crabs to the foot of the mountain. You can see sandy beach stretch for miles.
Most of the boats and cruises choose this place as their destination so that their passengers can be able to contemplate the beautiful nature of Cat Ba.
Millions of visitors go to Monkey Island Halong Bay each year as they are attracted by its stunning limestone mountains, which are created by the hands of Mother Nature in thousands of years.
Monkey Island Halong Bay is becoming one of the most tourist-attracted places in Cat Ba in general and in Hai Phong in particular, which is bringing a large number of tourists and huge profits to the province.
The island was formerly known as Cat Dua Island as there are a great number of luxurious high pandanus shading around. The fruits of pandanus here looks fairly tasty and fresh, yet they are not eatable. The fishermen here usually pick them up and dig them into water or dehydrate them for the purpose of producing medicines.
Cat Dua Island is also an ideal place for swimming with blue water and white sandy shores.The local residents call Cat Dua Island the Monkey Island Halong bay due to the presence of monkeys.
Almost all of the monkeys in Cat Dua are brought here by the wanderers. They are thus quite bold with the locals and tourists. They even seize food right from tourists’ hands and might bite if provoked. However, it is the untouched uniqueness that makes the island become famous, alluring a large number of tourists going to Cat Ba.
Discovering Monkey Island is definitely one of the most unforgettable experiences in Ha Long bay.
Cat Dua 1 and Cat Dua 2 (situtated on Monkey Island) are two typicial beaches which have an appearance resembling the arc. With the clear, blue and fresh water, Cat Ba 1 is a perfect destination for those who would love to swim and dip into the sea.
More interestingly, visitors can have a chance to contemplate the beauty of the sea in one-floor wooden houses here. Further, tourists are also provided with many kinds of services such as suit rental, buoys and so on.
During summer, the number of visitors going to Cat Ba is usually huge. This island is undoubtedly an ideal destination for a family or a group of friends to visit.
Cat Dua 2 Beach is situated behind the tiger-shaped ledge on the right. The beach has a hundred square meter garden with a large number of unique fauna and different types of birds.
Going to Monkey Island, most of tourists who are fond of experiencing new things can climb halfway up the mountain, even up to the top of the mountain to admire the stunning panorama of Lan Ha Bay with hundreds of multi-sized islands emerging from the blue water along with white sandy shores from afar.
At present, visitors can go to Monkey Island and stay at Monkey Island Resort on Cat Bai Beach 2.
The resort has 30 rooms built in the style of a roofed bungalow. Each house is equipped with air conditioners, hot shower, television, electric fan and internet, wifi – free internet. This is an ideal place for you to rest, bathe and enjoy the delicious food of the restaurant right next to the beach.
Activities While Cruising to Monkey Island Halong Bay
You can immerse yourself in a wide range of activities on your cruise and off it. From stunning deck views, cooking classes to chatting with fellow travelers.
Exploring Sung Sot Cave
After seeing the huge lines at the cave entrance. This beautifully lit up cave looks so charming and psychedelic that visitors may be drawn to it at first sight.
Kayaking Around Halong Bay
Even though it might be overcast and the water may be cold, kayaking along the bay is so much fun. It is incredible to be able to go right up to the karst formations or even inside caves
Love and motherhood of monkeys on Monkey Island Halong Bay
At present, there are more than 1,000 monkeys on the island, which are short-finned macaques, whose scientific name is Macaca Mulallata, giving birth to about 150 monkeys each year. Monkey usually live in a herd of about 30 – 50 children per flock.
Every Monkey King on the island usually owns 3 to 4 female monkeys, and most female monkeys like to have sexual intercourse with the Monkey King rather than other male monkeys.
Sometimes. there are fierce competitions among male monkeys. They fight with each other. The dominant winner takes charge of protecting the herd and it also has the right to have sexual intercourse with any female monkey that he likes.
Vice-captain Nguyen Huy Phuong said: “Monkey mother’s love is like maternity love of human beings. They are ready to die to protect their children”. Then he told us about a heart-wrenching story happening just last year on the island.
When the dog was sleeping, some little monkeys jumped down from the tree and teased him, making the dog angry. The monkeys quickly ran away. Inadvertently, there were two other little monkeys passing by, the dog thought they were the brats so he lunged towards them to bite. The Mother monkey immediately covered her children with her whole body, regardless of how violent the bites were.
When the officers of the island ran to the place where the dog was removed, the mother was bitten to death, but she had managed to protect her children. This brave mother monkey was buried by island officials. “If the unlucky monkey is sick and dead, the mother will still hug her body in her lap. Only when the monkey have become a white skeleton does the mother monkey bury her kid at some trees, “Phuong said.
The lives of those who are devoted to Monkey island Halong bay
At present, there are 14 employees in Monkey Island Halong Bay. There are also 4 married couples and children born on the island. Each couple is provided with a house. The staff on the island often take good care of the monkeys. Although the island is not far away from the mainland, they are rarely on land because it’s their duty to protect the monkeys.
Children at the age of five will leave the island to move in with their grandparents on the shore to go to school. Mr. Long laughs: “Fortunately all the children on the island are hard-working and perform well academically.”
So for almost a day wandering on the island, I returned to the mainland on the ship of the fisherman who transported fruit to Monkey island Halong bay. Only a glimpse of the ship docked Vung Duc, with the bustle of Cam Pha City. I looked back to the sea island Rều is only a dim blue but not mixed with the blue sea. There are people who are forgetting the noisy life on land, so that day and night protect the peace of the monkeys for the work of medical rescue.
If you want to know more about Monkey Island in Halong Bay or Tours that include this attraction, feel free to contact AZ Local Trip!
If you have a thirst for adrenaline-rush activities, then Halong bay climbing will please your knees.
Being one of the most majestic climbing areas of the world, Halong Bay is considered the paradise of adventurous rock climbing as it has a unique topography with thousands of high lime-stone mountains arising from the sea.
There are some bolted climbing routes out on some of the islands like Moody’s Beach, Tiger Beach, Saigon Wall, The Face, etc.