Cat Ba Island is an island in northern Vietnam just outside Ha Long bay. Cat Ba Island means “Women’s Island”.
Getting to Cat Ba Island:
Everywhere in Hanoi you can order tours to Ha Long bay & Cat Ba. We had free pick-up/drop-off at our hostel, they drive you from Hanoi to Ha Long Harbour and after that a boat to the Island.
Where to stay
We had a 2nights/3days trip. The first night we slept on a boat, Fantasea Cruise, and the second night at a hotel on Cat Ba. There are a lot of hotels/hotels located on Cat Ba Island where you can stay as well. Be sure to book in advise under the peak season.
How much time will you need at Cat Ba Island
The 2nights/3days trip was perfect. You can explore the whole island on this time.
When is the best time to visit Cat Ba Island
We visited Cat Ba in the beginning of February. It was a bit cold, compared to what we expected, I recommend to take this tour in season. The peak season: June to August. Hotel prices under this period will be much higher than the rest of the year.
What to do there
We had a guide in our group, and almost everything was planed, we did a lot of cool stuff – kayaking, mountain climbing, swimming, cave-tour, saw wild monkeys, had a mini cooking class
(This is during the whole tour, not only Cat Ba)
Why should Cat Ba Island be on my bucket list?