If you yourself travel from Hanoi, you can catch buses at the bus station or the Yen Nghia Lam Gia or Ha Dong to the Hai Phong. It costs about 80,000 to 100,000 VND per person. After arriving in Hai Phong city, you can select the speed boat or hydrofoil to travel to Cat Ba Island. It costs around 220,000 VND per way. If you want to save money, you can choose ferry but it takes about 1.5 hours to 2 hours.
Or you can travel to Ha Long – Cat Ba by after visiting the bay can take a ferry in Gia Luan wharf to the island of Cat Ba. What a pair of even more enjoyable.
When to Cat Ba island, you can rent a 10-seat tricycle to travel or rent a motorbike to discover for themselves the beauty of this emerald island.
When to go
Tourists can travel to Cat Ba in any time of year, but the most appropriate is still around June, 7 – an ideal time for a vacation. However, there are differences between domestic and foreign tourists. International guests prefer to Cat Ba at about 11 months to March, while domestic tourists prefer to travel to Cat Ba from April every year in October. In particular, the customers came to Cat Ba on the weekends or holidays so if you have time go to midweek to avoid the crowded and prices higher than normal service but not guaranteed.
Hotels in Cat Ba
In recent years, Cat Ba island has developed at fast rate with a number of motels and hotels that offer fulfilled amenities and wide range of service. You can easily find an accommodation that suits your budget.
Cat Ba Cuisine
Coming to Cat Ba, you not only enjoy blue water, explore the natural beauty of the islands but also have opportunity to enjoy the excellent cuisine. There are some must-have dishes such as rice noodle soup with shrimp, steamed aromatic crispy snout, sea snakes. You can choose to eat in a restaurant or hotels that offer street cafes and plenty of deserts. Besides, you can also dining options on floating houses at a cost of 100,000 VND / person for 8 specialties of Cat Ba: oysters, jellyfish salad, tart sauce, ….