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Cat Ba Island

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Cat Ba is a =nice place, but out of the way. We researched and found the easiest way from Ha Noi was not to train down to Hai Phong and take the ferry, but to take the run offered by Hoang Long from Loung Yen...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 7, 2008

After reading a dozen reviews about avoiding Cat Ba Island, we decided that we were keen on organising our own trip to Halong Bay rather than going through a tour operator from Hanoi. We got to Cat Ba Island on the "Hoang Long" (branded) bus...More

20  Thank SayNoToSharkfinSoup
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Cat Ba is a great stay for a couple days. Awesome way to see the bay without going to overcrowded Ha Long Bay, with a lot of opportunities for adventure excursions. Clear beaches and a good touristy strip for food and drinks!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In my previous post I forgot to add the history of Vietnam and Ha Long Bay. My family is from Vietnam, but I was born in the States. But growing up we learned that Vietnam was birthed from a 1000 dragons and a thousand fairies....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did 3 days/ 2 nights package tour with Vietnam Tonkin travel in Hanoi & We loved this beautiful island. First night we stayed on private cruise, cruising, kayaking, swimming at the pristine places. Second night we stay in Hotel, Visit Cat Ba national park...More

1  Thank Asya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fresh air and people here are extremely friendly Fresh seafood is very attractive but the beaches here are not wide though the water here is very clear

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 full days at Cat Ba island late October. For us from Northern Europe the timing was perfect temperature wise. The island is really beautiful. Cat Ba city is very nice with the harbour and all the colourful fishing boats. The scenery is...More

1  Thank Harald K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in November, and the place was quiet yet still vibrant. There are some hipster places and local restaurants mingled in amongst one another. You can drink beer for next to nothing (10k VND for a draft lager) and eat reasonably cheap too.

1  Thank adimacster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing island with a big National park inside. Very chilled people. Definitely a place to stay if you want to visit Halong Bay

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

CatBa is a lovely place to visit. Great place to go to Halong Bay to kayak. The hotels are reasonable. There is a lot to do and see in CatBa. We stayed at Cannon Fort Hotel and found it more than adequate. Breakfast were included...More

1  Thank Namaste1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cat Ba is no place for adventures but we enjoyed just relaxing by the beach for a few days. We stayed at Cat Ba Sunrise Resort.

1  Thank Lara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After amazing trip in Bai Tu Long bay, we visited Cat Ba island & make sure that this is a very beautiful & peaceful island. From Tuan Chau island, we got on the Speed boat to get Gia Luan habour. That's amazing feeling, then got...More

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June 24, 2018|
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Response from Josh C | Reviewed this property |
Catba express is the best, most direct, and least expensive. They pick you up with a bus at your hotel, take you to a boat, and another bus, to your next hotel. Definitely the easiest.
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Response from MANUELODRIA | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see or heard about snakes , not even mosquitos lol lol . You will be fine !! In my 2 weeks in Vietnam I felt safe , people even with the lenguaje barrier are willing to help . You won’t see homeless people... More
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Response from Amadea Š | Reviewed this property |
A week on the island is perfect. We stayed for 5 days and would prolong our stay if we could. There are many things you could do: - rent a motorcycle and discover the island and its many attractions (caves, national park... More