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Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba 180000, Vietnam
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I had heard great things about Cat Ba but to our great disappointment it turned out to be hell on Earth. It's beautiful but every person we ran into tried to cheat us. It started when we had to take an overpriced...More

5  Thank DavidReser
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Cat Ba island for some reason appears to be overlooked by the majority of backpackers and 'gap yah' travellers, who choose instead to visit the world famous Halong Bay. Whilst Halong bay is undoubtedly a remarkable place, the mass influx of tourists has caused over-development...More

1  Thank Mowen1994
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We really wanted to go here to go to hospital cave so we took a chance. We took the passenger ferry with plans to catch the public bus which didn't work out so we got very ripped off by taxi drivers. It's such a pity...More

Thank gettingoutaperth
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

If you've decided to give Cat Ba a miss, change your decision now. It's and incredibly beautiful place and well worth the time and money. The beaches aren't the stunning, but if you go at the right time you can avoid the mountains of locals....More

1  Thank von_pogge
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed on Cat Ba for 1 night prior to an 2 day / 1 night boat trip through Cat Ba Ventures and also stayed an extra night on our return, catching the 2.00pm hydrofoil the following day. Our family loved Cat Ba Island -...More

2  Thank Vicki M
Reviewed July 8, 2016

As a DIY traveler, I find Cat Ba Island worth my time and money. A lot of places to see and things to do. Nice affordable restaurants to dine in too.

Thank Coleccion_Fotografia
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Ha Long Bay tour organized by Cat Bar Ventures. This was good value. We visited the local market, had food in local restaurants Lovely little town with everyone having a good time.

1  Thank chrismC3787HK
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Come to Cat Ba if you love murky water, overpriced rubbish food, overpriced hotels, unclean rooms, ignorant service and muddy puddles. Maybe we had bad luck with the weather but can only review what I experienced. Good luck finding a nice place to eat. Just...More

Thank atimminsjones
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were a day tour which cost us only $25 per person, but really good. We took the halong get bay tour from cat ba, and everything was delayed by over 1 hour (supposed to be at 8 but it became 9 because of the...More

Thank worldTravelerUSA2009
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We would not hesitate to visit Cat Ba island again. We had read some mixed reviews however we were incredibly and pleasantly surprised. It should be noted that we visited the island with the intention of exploring the national park, lan ha bay and generally...More

2  Thank MegS456
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from Anastasia P | Reviewed this property |
They have shuttle service bus to the pier(pick up from hotel), boat and bus to hanoi. you can ask your hotel they know about that
January 21, 2017|
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Response from FloryFlory86 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took a bus from Hanoi (this is 2 hours), then the speed boat (around 30 min) then the other bus brings you from the arrival to the hotel side of the island and this takes around 40 min. The road is not a twisty one... More
Lê Phạm L
December 23, 2016|
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Response from Jellyontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Many hotels can arrange cruise trips. We just took a local ferry from Ben Beo to Halong City which was a day cruise in itself.