Cát Bà Island Guide
If you’re planning a trip to Halong Bay, I would recommend staying on Cát Bà Island rather than in Halong City. Cát Bà is the largest island in Halong Bay and is an island of rugged beauty and jungle-clad interiors. From there you can organise boat trips around Halong Bay and also less-explored Lan Ha Bay. The island is mostly made up of national park with enormous limestone karsts dominating the interior, but its coast is fringed with white sand beaches. This guide covers all of the activities and fun to be had on the island.
Cannon Fort boasts breathtaking views of the island and the limestone karsts out at sea. The peak can be reached by foot or by moped, but either way the panorama which awaits will not disappoint.