Considered one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders and one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures, Halong Bay deserves to be the most ideal destination for those who have a chance visit to Vietnam.

All of the travelers can feel free to immerse themselves in the gorgeous scenery of Halong Bay with the towering limestone outcrops jutting skywards from the emerald-blue waters as well as the dense tropical forests featuring abundant birdlife or several plant and tree species highly prized for their medicinal properties.

Halong Bay is also awesome in that it allows visitors can enjoy their trip with a variety of interesting outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, diving, and much more. Finally, if you want to come to Ha Long right now and you need some accommodation information, please keep reading!

Halong Bay Overview

Stay on island

Staying on the island is an interesting experience if you love being surrounded by the ocean as well as the nature of struggle from motion sickness. Halong Bay is famous for over 1600 amazing islands. However, there are just a few of them who can host your night. You have also 2 ways to stay on the islands: taking a day trip to the island and staying or booking a 3-day 2-night cruise. And whatever itinerates, you still can get a chance many experiences that you can’t have if staying onboard or inland like going swimming at night, trekking during the day eating lots of cheap seafood, and much more. Then, we will provide you with lists of islands to choose from.

Cat Ba Island

Be the familiar name for most tourists who have been to Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island will make your stay in nature comfortable. Cat Ba is a one-of-a-kind landscape that is created by the beauty of the forest and the sea blend. Once visiting this beautiful island, travelers not only enjoy refreshing swimming, scuba diving, or bathing in cool blue beaches but also can discover mysterious nature through the primitive forests on the island.

Cat Ba Island

Besides that, the tourists can pay a visit to Monkey Island where they can enjoy a great time with lovely monkeys, explore amazing caves and much more, … However, Cat Ba is considered one of the most inhabited islands, so if you are looking for a wild experience, Cat Ba might be off the table.

Soi Sim Island

A small island located to the West of Halong Bay, Soi Sim is home to many species of flora, especially endemic plants. The most attractive feature enchanting tourists when visiting Soi Sim Island is the peaceful ambiance and natural beauty of the green primeval forest and blue sea. Once visiting Soi Sim, travelers can take part in a variety of interesting activities: diving, swimming, kayaking…

Soi Sim Island

Regarded as one of the least touristy islands, Soi Sim won’t be for those who are looking to be fully served as a tourist.

Titov Island

Titov Island is a beautiful stop for cruising on Halong Bay as well as a haven for relaxation in Halong. Although it is a relatively small island, Titov promises to bring a great experience to visitors with its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax. Nowadays, Titov Island has numerous high-end resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, life-buoy renting, skydiving, and kayak facilities built recently. Also, this island is an ideal place for any beach activity swimming, sunbathing, and barbecues.

Titov Island on Halong Bay

Going to the side of the beach area, visitors will find a handful of bars and seafood restaurants where they can stock up on some refreshments and fill up on the tasty local flavors. Snorkeling and kayaking are on offer for visitors who are looking to get a little more active. However, Titov isn’t ideal if you don’t want to be surrounded by many tourists.

Halong Bay Overnight Cruises

Everyone will say that you don’t really “travel” to Halong Bay if you do have not to stay on Halong Bay overnight cruises. Allowing yourself to enjoy the classy and luxurious hotel service could be a nice experience in any destination in the world, but only in Halong Bay, do you take an opportunity to admire a night on the water under the moonlight of the sea, and especially surrounded by thousands of mysterious karsts. Rather than a normal hotel in the city center, the visitors book an overnight Halong Bay Cruise package that includes many other interesting experiences on the bay. This is also an experience increasingly chosen by more people.

Perla Dawn Sails on Halong Bay

There is a variety of types of cruises which are categorized by stars” like hotels, by sizes (few cabins or many cabins), by materials (wooden junks or metal ships) or by styles (charming cruise or modern cruise, oriental and traditional cruises or fashion cruises), etc. And depending on your budget for the trip, you can choose one suitable option. We also provide you with the great services that you can find on most of our cruise lines.

Spa and massage onboard

Do you agree that a long day of several exciting activities in Lan Ha Bay will be perfectly enclosed by indulgent treatment with various massage packages given by experienced spa therapists? Not only stop at a normal relaxing method, with comfortable beds in a private quiet room along with high-qualified essential oil and other facilities accompanied with personal attention from skillful hands, our spa also ensures to give you true relaxation on every inch of your skin, muscles, and mind.

Spa and Massage onboard in Halong Bay

Cultural dinner

If the typical traditional hand-made decoration gives you a strong impression of the cultural value that the cruise has brought, dinner will be a time to uncover the real exploration of Vietnamese culture. Besides delicious, fresh food served under a thousand sparkling stars on a local fishing farm in the middle of the serene legendary bay, a traditional musical show with unique folk instruments is performed during the dinner.

Cultural dinner on Halong Bay

Evening Entertainment

After dinner, let's stay a while at the restaurant for a Brazilian jazz duo that promises to light up your night in the elegant piano lounge. Being inspired by the music of the Jazz Age 1920s, aboard our cruise, you will find a New York jazz café right in the dining area, which cannot be found in any other Halong Bay Cruise.

Evening Entertainment on Halong Bay

Terrace & Sundeck

Rooftop Sundeck is a favorite venue among our guests to witness unforgettable sunsets over the bay or lay back on the sun berths for stunning star-gazing. Here, we provide you with a mini-golf course and sun lounge for guests to enjoy a book or a drink or simply relax and sunbathe. In addition, this is an incomparable place to meet fellow passengers, share travel stories, and witness the perfect panoramic views of the stunning bay.


Nowadays, we understand that everyone seems to have a smartphone or tablet computer, it may seem unnecessary to even have a traditional library onboard a cruise ship, but there is still something special about printed paper books that speak to the forgone classic era of ocean cruising. Come to our library where is something peaceful about simply being allowed to experience your feelings and take care of yourself in the right ways.

Safety and Security

Each guest cabin is fully connected to the fire alarm system and safety equipment to the highest standards: fire extinguishers, hammers, flashlights, and life jackets.

Wine and Cigars Cellar

Another special and luxurious space that we hope our travelers don’t miss. We offer the best selection of wines and cigars over the world. With the fabulous, the great decoration and the spacious seating area, our Wine and Cigars Cellars will give you a great experience.

Wine and Cigars Cellar

Mini-Golf Course

Your every wish is our command! With a driving range, a short game practice area with a green and greenside bunker, the Mini-Golf Course is known as the finest and most relaxing area on our cruise. Designed with the three practice holes remaining from the old nine-hole course, golfers can get truly wonderful experiences on the bays.

Mini Golf Course

Gym-fitness center

Our fitness center where will serve you 24/24 and is free to use. Nothing can make you miss your gymnastic routine. We expect that our travels always be full of energy on every trip. So, the gym fitness center is created to adapt to your demands. It’s more than a gym, a fitness center, more than a health club. With the beautiful view open to the sea, you will have a chance to commune with nature while running the treadmill, taking the bikes, or trying the step machines.

Reception Lounge

Right after the first entrance, you can see our reception lounge which exclusively serves for cruise’s customers. With delighted and enthusiastic attitudes and professional style, our members will provide you the accurate information for what you need or related to your trip.

Stay at a hotel on Halong Bay

Be considered one of the busiest destinations in Vietnam, if you have a chance to come here, you will find almost everything you need with the price varying from $20 to $100 a night! With a huge number of hotels in the city and based on your budget as well as an interesting location, you can easily book one that meets your interests. However, allow us to list down some highly recommended hotels just in case you are needed.

Novotel Halong Bay

160 Halong Road, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh. The rooms of this hotel are available as standard, superior, or executive and furnished with a VCR, satellite TV, and a minibar the facilities include a lobby lounge bar that hosts live music, and terrace dining at Square Restaurant, a pool bar… Here you will experience a comfortable, relaxing, and seamless hotel stay.

Novotel Halong Bay

Wyndham Legend Halong

No.12 Ha Long Street, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh Provine, Vietnam is the first hotel in Bai Chay to claim the international five-star standard by a global hotel chain (Wyndham Hotel Group). Situated on the most beautiful coastline of Ha Long, the hotel boasts incredible and panoramic views of the World's Natural Heritage site Halong Bay, Ha Long downtown and Sun Wheel, Bai Chay Bridge,…

Wyndham Legend is designed in modernity and ultra comfort with expansive meeting space, a variety of dining options, exceptional service, and premier amenities. Moreover, with 450 spacious luxury rooms and suites in parallel towers, the hotel delivers world-class standards to both business travelers and leisure guests.

Paradise Suites

Tuan Chau Island, Quang Ninh. With excellent services and facilities on the shores of Halong Bay, Paradise Suites has been awarded the Traveler’s Choice Award among the Top 25 best hotels in Vietnam by Tripadvisor which is the world's famous travel review website. With 179 luxury rooms, Paradise Suites is famed for its leading quality and service. This hotel also provides you with many facilities such as a restaurant, bar and lounge, outdoor coffee, spa, wellness center, library, meeting room, outdoor swimming pool, souvenir shop, and pub,…

Stay at a resort on Halong Bay

Stay at a resort is a more luxurious option for those who do not too care about their budget and want to experience the highest level of service.

Vinpearl Resort

Reu Island, Halong Province: Situated on a private island by the white sands of Bai Chay, with spectacular 360° views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vinpearl Resort is the first and largest 5-star resort in North Vietnam. This resort is designed with a bow shape that reminds the Opera House in the French city of Rennes, embracing the glorious island setting with an invitingly relaxing contemporary beachfront stay with extraordinary facilities.

Vinpearl Resort Halong Bay

La Paz Resort Tuan Chau Halong

La Paz Resort Tuan Chau Halong is the only high-class resort in Ha Long City with 534 rooms of the international 4-star standard with fantastic facilities, including a private beach, children's playground, billiards, garden, and outdoor pool, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Coming to La Paz, you can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk.

Homestay on Halong Bay

This kind of stay is ideal for those who love to explore the indigenous culture. Instead of staying at hotels or motels, you can stay in the homes of locals so that you can have a closer and more realistic view of the host country's way of life and culture. Being regarded as a member of the family, you can participate in everyday activities like eating and chatting with the local host. Although in Halong Bay, this kind of stay is quite new, and not much is invested elaborately and uniquely. And you can refer to a few outstanding names below.

Halong Ginger Homestay

Setting your foot on Halong Bay, you will feel right at home at Halong Ginger Homestay, which offers quality accommodation and great service. It brings also numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Brika Homestay

Brika Homestay: Located in Ha Long, 7 km from Tuan Chau Port, where you could feel at home far away from home. When staying at Brika Homestay, you will get truly local experiences. This homestay has featured a terrace, some units have air conditioning and a seating area with a flat-screen satellite TV.

Lastly, we hope that after reading this blog, visitors will get the most useful information for your trip! If you have any contributions to this blog, don't hesitate to share them with Halong Bay Cruise Deals!


  1. Mary Mary says:

    I want a private bathtub that looks the view of the bay, so which room should I book?

    1. Robert Kieu Robert Kieu says:

      Hi MARY, I am very happy to give you advice. If you want a private bathtub that looks the view of the bay, we advise you choose Golden Pearl Cabin on cruise Scarlet Pearl Cruise. You can see more it on our website.

  2. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I was overwhelmed by the room on the ship. The room is fully furnished and decorated in a modern western style. I really like the private balcony, where I can see the whole Lan Ha bay and relax on the lounge chair. Thanks Halong Bay Cruise Deals for your good service.

    1. Halong Bay Cruise Team Halong Bay Cruise Team says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thank you for trust using our service. We hope we will have more opportunities to serve you and your family.

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