Cat Ba Island

Boasting beaches, caves, forests, waterfalls, jungles, mountains, rivers, temples, floating restaurants and a handful of curious Vietnam War sites, Cat Ba Island shouldn’t need to persuade travelers to stop for a few nights. And yet the majority of tourists who come to Halong Bay on a boat tour get whisked in and out for an all-too-brief morning trek. Many others even bypass it all together. I had four wonderful days here in April 2018. You can read about my experiences below, with My 5s on:
Cat Ba Cannon Fort
Cat Ba National Park
Cat Ba Town
Cat Co Cove 3 Beach
Sweet Potato Homestay
The Hospital Cave