Top things to do

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…
International in Cat Ba Island

Green Mango

With a menu traipsing from steaks, to seafood, and over to Italy for pasta and pizza (with a small selection of Asian dishes as well), Green Mango is a great dinner choice, with friendly staff. It's also a chilled-o…
Bar in Cat Ba Island

Flightless Bird Café

Discover your inner Kiwi at this friendly bar decorated with New Zealand memorabilia. For those that need to always multitask, you can also get your nails painted while you drink, with well-priced massage and manicu…
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…
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…
Vietnamese in Cat Ba Island

Vien Duong

One of the most popular of the seafood spots lining Ð Nui Ngoc, and often heaving with Vietnamese tourists diving into local crab, squid and steaming seafood hotpots. Definitely not the place to come if you’re looki…
Bakery in Cat Ba Island

Family Bakery

Friendly spot that opens early for goodies like pain au chocolat and almond pastries. Pop in for a coffee, crème caramel or croissant before the bus-ferry-bus combo back to Hanoi.
Vietnamese in Cat Ba Island

Phuong Nhung

Bustling breakfast spot that’s a popular place for a hearty bowl of pho bo (beef noodle soup) – just the thing you need before a day of climbing or kayaking.
Self-Catering in Cat Ba Island

CT Mart

Handy supermarket for stocking up before heading off trekking or for the boat trip back to the mainland.
Bar in Cat Ba Island

Good Bar

This upper-floor bar has a real vibe and goes on until late most nights. It comes fully equipped with pool tables and terrific harbour views.