Ideal islands in Southeast Asia for summer vacation (Part 1)

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Railay, Thailand
Railay, Thailand

A- Cat Ba island:

Being one of the tourist attractions nearby Halong Bay, Cat Ba island is a favorite destination of both foreign tourists and domestic tourists because of its stunning natural landscapes and charming beaches.

  1. Appropriate time to travel Cat Ba island

Thanks to its mild climate, visitors can visit this beautiful island anytime around the year. The time period from November to March is often chosen to travel by foreign travelers while the domestic tourists often choose the time from April to October to visit Cat Ba island, especially in weekend and holidays. Therefore, to avoid the crowd and the prices pushed up, travelers should visit the island from Monday to Friday and avoid holidays.

  1. Attractive destinations in Cat Ba island
  • Alluring beaches in Cat Ba island  :

Cat Co 1, 2, 3 are popular beaches close to the center in Cat Ba island. Cat Co 2 is the most charming beach with crystal clear water. From the center of town to the beach, “xe om” (motorbike taxi) and electric car are available to serve tourists. It is worth to note that the tide is strong and high at 18h30 so travelers should go to shore before that time.

  • Monkey island

It is formerly known as Cat Dua island because of the plenty of wild pineapple growing up in the island. The local people use it for drying medicines. At present, it is familiar with the name” Monkey island” to visitors since there are about 20 small monkeys living there and often going to the beach, bathing and eating the foods travelers give them. Cat Dua 1 and Cat Dua 2 are ideal bathing spots for visitors due to their clear water and white sand beaches. When exploring Lan Ha bay, this island is a popular site travelers should not miss.

  • Exploring Lan Ha bay by kayak

Taking a kayak to explore Lan Ha bay is preferred by many visitors who like adventure and mountain climbing. It is exciting to row kayak, explore the stretching white sand and admire clear water, mountain, caves, immense sky, Cai Beo, Monkey island, Sang cave, Toi cave are interesting places in Lan Ha bay.

  • The ancient fishing village-Cai Beo

Located in Cat Ba island, Cai Beo fishing village is one of the oldest fishing villages in Vietnam. Its peaceful views, the interesting stories and seafood and the daily life of the local people will captivate anyone who has been there.

  • Cat Ba national park

With the diversity of ecosystem of about 741 different species, Cat Ba National Park is one of biosphere reserve in the world. Therefore, this national park is one of the attractions captivating the huge number of traveler.

  • Cannon Fort in Cat Ba island

Located in a hill with a height of 177 meters, Cannon Fort is a historical site, including large artillery guns and a tunnel system built in the 1940s. Moreover, this site is a great place for travelers to admire Cat Ba overview through the lens of the telescope.