Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay is located between Halong bay and Cat Ba Island with an expanse of calm water and belongs to the Gulf of Tonkin. Lan ha bay gets an area of 45 square miles which includes the part of Gulf of Tonkin and Cat Ba national Park.
There are over 400 islands and islets which are toweled by an ever-green tropical forest. Many islands and islets of Lan Ha bay are so attractive to tourists such as Guoc Islet (Wooden Shoe Islet), Doi Islet (Bat Islet), Sen Island, Cu Island, and Khi Island (Monkey Island). The Lan Ha Bay is divided in to small beautiful bays by the limestone islands which have not been discovered yet. The limestone islands of Lan ha bay bring the tourists not only many spectacular caves such as Ham Rong Cave, Do Tung Cave, and Ca Cave and also many unspoiled beaches ( over 139 beautiful beaches in Lan Ha bay)
What to do in Lan Ha Bay ?
The kayaking or sampan are the first recommendation for all of tourists who would like to discover the beauty of caves and small bays in Lan ha bay
If you would like to relax, 139 beautiful beaches in Lan ha bay can meet your demands. You can feel very relaxing on the private white sand beaches.
Lan Ha Bay also give you the best chance to see the underwater world with plenty of colorful coral reefs. If you would like to see the coral reefs , the services of snorkeling or scuba-diving are available in Cat Ba Town.
Seafood of Lan Ha bay is amazing ! snout otter clam, abalone, fish and mussels are very fresh and served by the local fishermen and fish farms.
The famous Viet Hai traditional fishing village is also great choice for you to see the normal lives of the fishermen and their own culture. You can take one day tour to trek through the Cat Ba National Park to reach Viet Hai fishing village and then take boat back to Cat Ba Town via Lan Ha Bay or Homestay in Viet Hai fishing village is also great ideal if you have more time in Cat Ba town.
How to get Lan Ha Bay ?From Halong bay : You can order the private boat tourfrom Bai Chay tourist dock to Lan Ha bay. The captain will sail to the center of Halong bay and pass the Cua Van waterway to Lan Ha Bay. It takes at least 6 hours to reach Lan Ha Bay from Halong bay
From Cat Ba Island: You can order the private boat from Ben Beo tourist dock to Lan Ha bay. It just takes 1 hour to Lan Ha Bay from Cat Ba island