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“Peaceful retreat”
Review of Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island
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Ranked #4 of 9 things to do in Cat Ba
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Although it was a bit overcast and chilly, the island was a lovely and peaceful retreat for a few days. It's quiet, especially compared to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, there's great seafood on offer in the restaurant, the island is beautiful and has some cool attractions (Cat Ba National Park, Cannon Fort and Hospital Cave, to name a few), and Lan Ha Bay is definitely worth coming to the island to take a boat tour around. You can take tours of Ha Long Bay out of Hanoi, but Lan Ha is less touristy and still stunning.

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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Cat Ba island is s very economical place to visit. Great accommodation, lots of activities, amazing scenery. Prices for food, accommodation, beer and pearls are the cheapest we found in Vietnam. Great for motorcycle touring, kayaking, climbing, swimming and site seeing. We will definitely be back!!!!

1  Thank Jane H
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Loved this place. Locals were very kind and not at all pushiy. They let you get on with your business without trying to sell you things all the time. Great spot to relax in Vietnam.

Thank PinkSkippy
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Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been to Cat Ba several times, but i always found a new Cat Ba each time i am there. From the moment I start my trip at the boat pier i start feeling special. I admire the magnificent of the sceneries, i enjoyed the variety of activities from beach, bay cruising, canoeing, kayaking, trekking, biking, mountain climbing... I feel like home at the friendliness of the local. The local food is so fresh and delicious... I love this attrition.

1  Thank tuananhhoang
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Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Me and my sister decided to go to Cat Ba island for 3 days in stead of an expensive Halong Bay tour. We loved it! Its a very beautiful island! Hire a motorbike and drive around one day, spend a day at the beach or book a tour to Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay (much cheaper and just as good as the tours from Hanoi). The boulevard has an amazing view! Lots of things to do on the island so just go! At the end of november, its not touristic at all, so perfect for a few relaxing days!

3  Thank lvdsteen
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