6Reasons to Visit Halong Bay

  • Scenery


    When it comes to scenery, Halong Bay can just be described as a 'wow'. Known for its thousands of rocks and caves emerging out of emerald water, Halong Bay has won numerous world recognitions as well as charmed millions of visitors through our the years. As you slowly explore the Bay, you will go from one surprise to another: one cannot stop asking himself/herself 'how could nature have gifted human such a wonder!'.

  • Culture


    In Vietnam, culture is something that is always there to impress you, and Halong Bay is no exception. Taking a trip to Halong Bay and you will feel a part of Vietnamese's Northern coastal life which is significantly different from it is in the centre and the south: Some make a living on the floating villages - others serve delicious fresh seafood which they just caught from the sea.

  • Cruise tours
    Cruise tours

    Cruise tours

    It is not exaggerating to say that cruise tours make an important feature of Halong Bay. Each cruise and junk has a different itinerary that takes one to visit caves and helps one experience local life on water. These cruise tours often include transfer from Hanoi to the Bay, food on board and a knowledgeable tour guide who will assist you all through your trip. Lodging varies in style and quality from inexpensive, party-style to extremely luxury ones.

  • Food


    Halong is famous for its seafood: crabs, prawns, sea clams among strange native specialties (check out Food section to learn more about these specialties). If you stay in one of the hotels on land, make sure you visit one of our recommended restaurants in town to experience authentic Halong Bay cuisines.

  • Value for money
    Value for money

    Value for money

    Halong Bay can be said to be one of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia, especially in terms of value-for-money. Whatever budget you spare for your trip, you will get more than what you expect. This is thanks to the low hotel costs and excellently organized cruise tours. For example, from only $70/ person you can get food and boarding along with an exciting cruise program for 2 day 1 night.

  • Unique experience
    Unique experience

    Unique experience

    Ultimately, it is the unique experience that you have in Halong Bay that counts the most. Imagine waking up in the beautiful sunrise amid the rocks, islets and caves. Some will remember their cave dinner for a lifetime while others enjoy the breathtaking view from a mountain top that gives a bird-eye view of the Bay. All of these second-to-none moments are awaiting you in Halong Bay.

Halong Bay hotels

When it comes to accommodation, Halong Bay will not fail visitors in a bit. Although small, Halong Bay has a wide range of hotels and hostels for visitors to pick: from the lux 5 star to the budget one. All are fully furnished, some of international standard and most offer great value for its price. We list below the most outstanding hotels of Halong Bay based on guest reviews and number of years in operation.

  • Muong Thanh Halong Hotel

    Muong Thanh Halong Hotel

    Address: No 7, Block 20, Dong Hung Thang, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province

    Tel: +84 33 381 24 68

    Price: $$ $

  • Royal International Hotel Halong

    Royal International Hotel Halong

    Address: Bai Chay, Halong City, Vietnam

    Tel: +(84-33) 3848 777

    Price: $$$ $

  • Halong Spring Hotel

    Halong Spring Hotel

    Address: 10 Halong Road, Baichay Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

    Tel: None

    Price: $$

  • Saigon Halong Hotel

    Saigon Halong Hotel

    Address: Halong road, Baichay ward, Halong city. Quangninh province .Vietnam

    Tel: (84-33) 3845845

    Price: $$$ $

  • Royal Lotus Hotel Halong

    Royal Lotus Hotel Halong

    Address: A13, Block 1, East of Hung Thang 2, Bai Chay Ward,Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, Viet Nam.

    Tel: (+84) 33 626 9999

    Price: $$$ $

  • Novotel Hotel Halong Bay

    Novotel Hotel Halong Bay

    Address: 160 Ha Long Road, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

    Tel: +84 (0) 33 3848 108

    Price: $$$ $

  • Mithrin Hotel Halong

    Mithrin Hotel Halong

    Address: Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Bai Chay, Ha Long City Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

    Tel: (84-33) 3848090

    Price: $$ $

  • Halong Plaza Hotel

    Halong Plaza Hotel

    Address: 8 Halong Road, Bai Chay, Ha Long City Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

    Tel: +84.33 3 845810

    Price: $$ $

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