Cat Ba Island
Cat Ba Island
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camuche123
Brussels, Belgium509 contributions
Solo
Not much to see or to do. Dont see the point to come here. The sea is brown, overcrowded with locals, transport to the island is the nightmare between bus, boat and again bus...not a must
Written 17 June 2022
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Rakesh
New Delhi, India303 contributions
Couples
This was my 2nd visit in last 2 years. I can visit this place anytime. I like the natural beauty of the place

The journey to the destination is equally thrilling as you have to cross the labd to the island by ferry. It has all kimd of landscapes and also have a national park besides beaches and a lake
Written 26 April 2022
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OLGA D
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This is a post about a trip in a time when we are confined, so I would like to write about non-travel. I think that everyone deserves to see paradise before dying. Most of us travel to have new experiences and, if it’s possible, so that these be rewarding. We are looking for a good hotel, a good landscape, good fun. Cat ba, Vietnam and Asia, in general, can offer you that and more. However, if you want the true experience of my trip, I assure you that there is something better than the good hotel, the perfect sunset and the best adventure sports and that experience is the people you can get to know.
See the peasants in the rice paddies, the fishermen sleeping in their humble houses on the sea, meet Westerners who have left their lives behind for a dream, people praying in the temples, masseurs who give it all their kindness and effort after fifteen consecutive hours of work and the infinite and unfathomable sea that constantly reminds us of its beauty and its power, the same sea that in an instant can devastate entire islands. I have been privileged since I have been able to have all those experiences and I have also been doubly privileged to have the ability to see all of this. For many people all these experiences would be non-trip, they would be prohibited in their vision and in their voyage.
At this moment, I am barely a kilometer from my house, doing everyday things and seeing common people and I still have the experiences of not traveling because everywhere I only see people who want to be happy. In Asia there are excellent and cheap hotels, there is exquisite food and you can live like a rich man for a few days and you can be very happy during those days. However, in my city I have fantastic landscapes, hotels and leisure, I do not need to move to find the same, the only thing I do not have is all the people I have met on my way and who are now there. My advice is to look for the best hotel, the best food and that's why I recommend TripAdvisor, but there is something that you cannot find in this application or any that I or anyone else can give you, and it is to all the people that you will come across the way, I advise you not to miss it because in your homeland you will also find great restaurants and hotels if you are longing but it will be very difficult perhaps to see your travel companions if only for a day. I encourage you not to miss all those people and don’t be afraid to meet them! Come on, what are you waiting for?
Written 16 May 2020
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Rafe Wood
Perth, Australia288 contributions
Friends
Cat Ba is great for people looking to escape the city or do some treking. The scenery is still fantastic and the lack of infrastructure makes you feel like your setting back in time riding through the lovely country side.
Written 4 April 2020
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Michael
Miami, FL381 contributions
Couples
Amazing island to visit. We had a lovely trekking through lush jungle about 8km and had a delicious lunch in Viethai village before taking a nice Boat trip back to shore. Thanks BSA for a great trekking
Written 18 March 2020
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Trojan_10
Hanoi, Vietnam70 contributions
Drove my bike down yesterday from Hanoi via Haiphong, when I got to the ferry port 2 boat companies told me to get lost and turn back. This is down to the Covid virus which at the time was at a total of 32 out of a population of 90 million.
The previous evening a hotel in Haiphong had turned me away for the same reason. Consequently I booked a different hotel online and they accepted me no problem.
Written 11 March 2020
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TriciaBishop
Bradford, UK1,321 contributions
Couples
There is so much to do on the island yet it was a peaceful haven after Hanoi. We visited the caves, went cycling to a remote village and kayaking. It is beautifully unspoilt and our guide was a font of information about the islands history.
Written 6 March 2020
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Taupo#1
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions
We were advised by fellow travellers to avoid Halong Bay and visit the islands from the a North , we travelled by nice bus from Hanoi and then a very decrepit ferry to Cat Ba , we arrived to the town in the dark and went to out hotel , in the morning we woke to our large clean room one block back from the harbour . We opened our curtains and GLORY . As far as we could see was water , local fishing boats and mountains , utterly glorious , our lovely hotel was NINE US DOLLARS WITH BREAKFAST . .We stayed two nights but should have spent a week , my husband left his phone in a shop and the man chased our bus on his motorbike to return it , couldn’t recommend enough ,, but then I don’t want it over run by tourists either .
Written 5 March 2020
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Chris_JNP
Bognor Regis256 contributions
Pobaly did not see it on the best day so may have not got the experience, I found it quite bland. Beautiful but not outstanding.
Written 5 March 2020
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quyetnguyen2014
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Couples
I just finished the trip in cat ba island it is very good trip, I would like to introduce to you, you should come here to visit
Written 14 February 2020
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