Attractions

Top Choice Bay in Cat Ba Island

Lan Ha Bay

Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches.Due to…
Historic Site in Cat Ba Island

Cannon Fort

For one of the best views in Vietnam – no, we’re not kidding – head to Cannon Fort where there are astounding panoramas of Cat Ba Island's jungle-clad hills rolling down to colourful tangles of fishing boats in the …
National Park in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba National Park

Cat Ba's beautiful national park is home to 32 types of mammal, including most of the world's 65 remaining golden-headed langur; the world's most endangered primate. There are some good hiking trails here, including…
Market in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island Market

The market at the northern end of Cat Ba Town's harbour is a great local affair with twitching crabs, jumbo shrimps and pyramids of fresh fruit.
Monument in Cat Ba Island

Ho Chi Minh Monument

This monument stands up on imaginatively named Mountain No 1; the hillock opposite the pier in Cat Ba Town.
Historic Site in Cat Ba Island

Hospital Cave

Hospital Cave served both as a secret, bomb-proof hospital during the American War and as a safe house for VC leaders. Built between 1963 and 1965 (with assistance from China), this incredibly well-constructed three…
Beach in Cat Ba Island

Cat Co Cove

A 10-minute walk southeast from Cat Ba Town, the three Cat Co Cove beaches boast the nearest sand to town, although rubbish in the water can be problematic some days. Cat Co 3 is the closest, with a blink-and-you-mi…
Beach in Cat Ba Island

Cat Co 3

Cat Co 3 is the closest beach to Cat Ba Town but its blink-and-you-miss-it sliver of sand isn't really worth stopping for. Head here just to take the brilliantly scenic cliff-side walking trail to Cat Ba 1 and 2.
Beach in Cat Ba Island

Cat Co 1

Cat Co 1 has a decent stretch of beach but is dominated by a rather ugly resort. Don't expect much peace and quiet here during the summer months as this is the most popular spot of sand in the area.
Beach in Cat Ba Island

Cat Co 2

By far the nicest beach in Cat Co Cove is Cat Co 2 with a pretty swath of white sand.