Things to do in Cat Ba

Things to do in Cat ba island

Top things to do in Cat ba island, Lan ha bay, Cat ba national park … Among those wonderful places in Cat Ba Island is definitely on the top list of must-visit attractions

There are a lot of places to go in Cat Ba Island. And here are some most popular ones.

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is near to Ha Long Bay and in the eastern side of Cat Ba Island. This bay is new to tourists so it is quiet peaceful compared to other tourist attractions. Coming to Lan Ha Bay, you will enjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches as well as the various creatures here. There are around 200 species of fish, 500 species of molluscs, 400 species of arthropod, and numerous hard and soft coral live in the waters here. Besides, Lan Ha Bay also has larger marine animals in the area include seals and three species of dolphin. Moreover, you can visit the floating villages of Lan Ha Bay – which is a traditional part of Vietnam.

Cat Ba National Park

How to get to Cat ba island ? Cat Ba National Park has some unique creatures that you hardly see in anywhere else such as Langur Cat Ba,… And to discover Cat Ba National Park, you can should to go hiking. By following a local guide through the mountain rain forest and valley to Frog lake, climbing up to the top of the mountain, you will enjoy such a great view that you have never seen before. On the journey, you will see a lot of creatures like squirrels, snakes, frogs, thousands of birds and butterflies. The 18km hiking trail usually takes 6 hours, however you can choose a shorter trip you want.

Cat ba restaurant

What to eat in Cat ba Island ? Seafood is the best one in Cat Ba that you have to try. Among various kinds of seafood, you should taste these top ones:

  • Geoduck
  • Horseshoe crab
  • Squid Cat Ba
  • The most favorite food made from squid is Squid rolls
  • Grouper

Here are the places you can enjoy these

  • Vien Duong (12 Ngoc Mountain): about 100k/dish
  • Phương Nhung restaurant (184-185 ¼ street)
  • Yummy restaurant Cat Ba (180 Ngoc Mountain)

Where to stay in Cat ba

If you don’t know where to stay in Cat Ba Town, here are some recommendations:

Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba

This hostel has good reviews from the previous visitors. It is beautiful with good accommodations such as nice rooms, swimming pool, free parking area, free wifi,… The food here is very delicious and diverse. Moreover, the staffs are so friendly and kind. In general, this is a quite suitable place to stay with the reasonable cost however it is quite far from the central area. Hence, you have to hike a motorbike to travel around.

The price for a room of two is about 150,000 VND.

Cannon Fort Cat Ba Hotel

This is one of the most famous hotels in Cat Ba. The accommodations and service are all good. The food is nice and the staff is kind. The price is a little higher compared to Central Backpackers Hostel – Catba however you will get a larger and more beautiful room. This hotel is specially suitable for anyone who would like to enjoy a honeymoon in Cat Ba. The price for a room of two is about 200,000 VND including breakfast.

How can you get to Cat Ba Island ?

The some way to get to Cat ba Island by Bus – Speed boat or Ferry – Bus. Now there are some daily bus from Hanoi to Cat ba Island, Hai Phong city and Ha Long Bay. The fee is between 220,000 to 320,000 VND based on your departmental destination and low or hight season.