Cat Ba Island is one of the most outstanding travel destinations in Vietnam. Included in the world cultural heritage collection of Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island is the biggest island beside 367 nearby isles in different sizes.

Have you decided to take a tour to Vietnam? Here are some suggestions for an exciting trip to Cat Ba, an outstanding destination for any tourist.


Cat Ba Island covers an area of 20,000 ha in the North-East of Hai Phong, making it the biggest island out of the 366 islands on the Lan Ha Bay.

Cat Ba island

See and do guide

Listed in one of most attractive travel destinations in Northern Vietnam, Cat Ba Island is home to many beautiful and interesting sites, as well as special activities to make your tour in Vietnam unforgettable holidays. Cat Ba has three beaches located near the harbour town: Cat Co 1, Cat Co 2 and Cat Co 3. They are all great places to chill and relax. You can also walk to Cat Co 1 from Cat Co 3, and it’s worth the walk, with fantastic views over the bay and the beach from the cliff-edge path.

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Beautiful beaches in Cat Ba

Beautiful beaches in Cat Ba

If you are a nature-lover, plan a trip to Cat Ba National Park. The park is a tropical primary rain-forest with a large collection of animals, birds and reptiles. It is home to 20 species of mammals, 69 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, 11 species of frogs. Many of these unique animals are listed in the Red Book and very well protected. There are a number of trails, such as those that lead to Ngu Lam Mount, to Trung Trung Cave, and Frod Lake, each offering a distinctive experience.

Cat Ba national park

Cat Ba national park

You can also explore Hospital Cave located 10 kilometres north of Cat Ba town, on the way to the national park. It is an important historical site in Cat Ba, built during the American War and was used as a safe house for Vietnamese leaders until 1975.

Cat Ba hospital cave

If your time in Vietnam last longer, spend at least a couple of days to explore Lan Ha Bay in Cat Ba Island. There is no doubt that Ha Long bay is one of the most attractive and outstanding destinations in Vietnam that is must-visit. But actually there is another place even offers you much more. It is Lan Ha bay in the South of Ha Long bay, which is an undiscovered land. Known as twin of Ha Long bay, Lan Ha bay has been a blooming tourism in Vietnam recently. The bay remains the truly experience, natural environment and local culture. And, of course, don’t forget to enjoy the fresh seafood, relax with a beer overlooking the bay or stroll along the promenade, which provides a pleasant and peaceful view, dotted with fishing boats and floating restaurants.

Lan Ha Bay

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Tommy Ngo

Tommy Ngo was born as a child of Home of Traditional Folk Music of graceful Vietnam. Besides a common role of a master of IT and professional blogger, Tommy also has a passion with traveling and discovering as deep as possible the beauty and culture of the S-shaped country.

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