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What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba Island (pronounced as Geh Pa Island) is a beautiful island and the largest one in Vietnam. It makes up the southeastern edge of the Lan Ha Bay in Northern Vietnam that leads out to the breathtaking Ha Long Bay. My time spent on Cat Ba Island was during the later part of my time in Vietnam and it was the only part of the trip where we were able to relax and go with the flow.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

During February 2020, I traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a friend. We started our trip in Ho Chi Minh in Southern Vietnam and then took a short flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. After spending a few days in Siem Reap, we took another short flight back to Vietnam where we explored Da Nang for two days before heading to Hoi An for a day and a half. When we concluded our time spent on the Central Vietnamese coast, we then took a short flight to Hai Phong and then a short ferry ride to Cat Ba Island where we spent the next three nights. We relaxed at the beach, went hiking, ate delicious food and explored.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

We spent two and a half days on Cat Ba Island and it was a laid back and fun time. In this blog post, discover what you must do during your time in Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.

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Vietnam Visa:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Before you travel to Vietnam, you will need to apply for a visa from a local embassy. (I did mine online and it cost me $17 USD. Please note that the visa application fee could vary.) Click here to learn more! If you fill out the application correctly and there are no issues, you will receive your Visa Approval Letter within 72 hours via email. I was thankful I received mine in less than 24 hours.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Once you receive your Visa Approval Letter, please look through it thoroughly to ensure there are no mistakes or typos. You can be denied entry on arrival in Vietnam if your passport and visa do not align! After receiving your Visa Approval Letter and checking to see if everything is correct, make sure you star the email and print out the letter (all pages) before you depart for your trip. I had to show the printed letter to officials when I checked into the airport at JFK here in New York.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

When you land in Vietnam (I originally landed in Ho Chi Minh when I first arrived in the country), you will need to present your Visa Approval Letter and passport (valid at least 6 months beyond date of arrival) to customs officials. They will also ask you for two photos and if you do not have them, they could take your photo for you for an additional $5 USD. Please note that payment is cash only in either USD or Vietnamese Dong (VND). There are ATMs available when you arrive. In addition, you will need to pay for your actual visa when you arrive and present your Visa Approval Letter. A 1 or 3- month single entry visa is $25 USD; a 1 or 3-month multiple entry visa is $50 USD and a 1-year multiple entry visa is $135 USD per applicant. This is extremely important to take note of, especially if you are looking to travel to another country and come back to Vietnam! Since we traveled to Cambodia in the middle of our trip, we needed to get the multi-entry visa for $50 USD. If you accidentally get the single-entry visa and you leave the country, you will NOT be allowed back into Vietnam and in worse case scenario, you will have to spend $200 USD to get an approval letter sent to you right away. Please also have at least two full pages open in your passport for the Vietnamese visa and stamps. The visa is a sticker that will take up one entire passport page and the stamps will reside on the page next to it. Since most of my passport is filled up with stamps, I was forewarned to keep some pages opened for my Vietnamese visa.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Getting to Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

After spending a few days in Central Vietnam in Da Nang and Hoi An, I took a short flight to Hai Phong (Cat Bi International Airport), located in Northeastern Vietnam (mainland). Hai Phong is a major port city in Vietnam and it is where you get the ferry to head over to Cat Ba Island. You could find affordable flights through Skyscanner!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

There are a few ferry options to take in order to get to Cat Ba Island. The best and easiest way in my opinion is booking tickets through the Cat Ba Express bus from Cat Bi International Airport to the town of Cat Ba Island. (It is best to take the Cat Ba Express to and from Hanoi as well.) Please take note of the time schedules before you arrive at Cat Bi International Airport because the bus and ferries will stop running after a certain hour! The bus will pick you up at the airport and take you to Ben Pha Got ferry terminal in Hai Phong where you will then hop on a ferry that will sail 10 minutes over a harbor to Ben Pha Cai Vieng ferry terminal on the Northwestern side of Cat Ba Island. When you get off the ferry, the bus will be waiting for you and then it will be another 45 minute ride to the town of Cat Ba Island, which is where you’ll want to stay. From the town, you could either walk or take a taxi to your accommodation. You could also rent a motorbike too!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Where to Stay on Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

During our three nights on Cat Ba Island, we stayed at CatBa Island Resort & Spa located on Cat Co Beach 1. It was a lovely resort located in walking distance to the heart of town. The resort also includes spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms, two pools, waterslides, a spa, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, laundry services and more!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

I will be completely honest and say that Cat Ba Island was almost vacant when we visited because we traveled there during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The island usually attracts a lot of tourists and because of the strict regulations Vietnam had at the time to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, it was quiet. In fact, we were one of the only people staying at the resort in addition to a large French family. I don’t mind having a place to myself, but this specific resort is definitely made for a lot of people. It was a little too vacant for my liking, but it was definitely one of the nicest resorts on Cat Ba.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

In addition to CatBa Island Resort & Spa, there are other resorts and hotels located throughout the island. There are also a lot of hostels and some Airbnb options.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Things to do on Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Go Hiking in Cat Ba National Park:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

One of the highlights during my time on Cat Ba Island was hiking Cat Ba National Park. CatBa Island Resort & Spa organized a taxi for us and it was around a 15 to 20-minute drive from the town center to the national park. It was awesome that our cab driver waited for us as we hiked since there aren’t as many taxis near the remote areas of the island.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba National Park is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur, which is in the monkey family. (You will see a lot of monkeys in Vietnam!) Overall, Cat Ba’s nature is incredible as it features stunning landscapes that include tropical forests, coral reefs, lagoons, caves, swamps, mountains and more. It also has a wide variety of natural ecosystems as well as high rates of biodiversity.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

We did the 2-hour hike to Ngu Lam Peak. I truly enjoyed this hike as it wasn’t that difficult and the views at the top were absolutely breathtaking. They feature cone-shaped mountain peaks and trees that are portrayed in photographs and videos of Vietnam. This is definitely not something you should miss out when you go to Cat Ba Island. In addition, there is a fee to enter the park, but it only 40,000 VND, which is around $2 USD.  

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Relax on the Beach:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

On a beautiful day, you definitely have to enjoy the beaches on Cat Ba Island. During our time on Cat Ba Island, it definitely wasn’t prime beach weather. Please note that during the winter months, Southern Vietnam will still be very hot, but Northern Vietnam gets a bit chilly. The temperature during our time there was overcast and in the high 60s/low 70s (Fahrenheit). To me, that is comfortable weather, but it’s definitely not the type of weather suitable for swimming.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

On a nice and warm day, there are several swimming beaches to choose from. Cat Co Beach 1, 2 and 3 are located just short of a 5-10 minute walk from the town center, so it is definitely the liveliest. We personally enjoyed sitting on Cat Co Beach 3, which is where the Sunrise Resort is located. (Unfortunately, the resort wasn’t open at all during our time there because of the Coronavirus situation.) At Cat Co Beach 3, you could enjoy the resort’s bar, lounge chairs and more!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

The other beaches to enjoy on Cat Ba Island are Tung Thu Beach. It is definitely more secluded than the Cat Co beaches. The beach is located near Monkey Island Resort and there is also another private beach that the resort owns. All of the beaches on Cat Ba Island are perfect for sunrise and/or sunset.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Enjoy the Beauty by Taking a Walk from Cat Co 1 Beach to Cat Co 3 Beach:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located right on the property of CatBa Island Resort & Spa is the start of a cliffside walkway that goes from Cat Co Beach 1 to Cat Co Beach 3. (Please note that Cat Co Beach 2 is not in the middle.) The walk offers stunning views of Lan Ha Bay and the rock formations and mini islands located there. In addition to the actual walk, there are plenty of spots along the walkway for photo opportunities!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Sail Along Ha Long Bay:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

One of the most popular things to experience when you make your way to Cat Ba Island is a cruise or boat tour around Ha Long Bay. In fact, everyone who has been to Cat Ba Island said it was the highlight of their time there. Unfortunately for us, all Ha Long Bay boat tours and cruises were canceled due to the strict precautions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. It was definitely a bummer, but it’s better to avoid an unwanted situation.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

You could choose a day tour around Ha Long Bay and they also have tours that last a few days. It all depends on what you want to do and see. Most tours go to and from Cat Ba Island or Hanoi. Click here to learn more. Some of the popular activities to do on a Ha Long Bay cruise is to visit the Pearl Farm and floating villages; swim at a private beach or island; go cave exploring; do tai chi or cooking classes, go fishing or take a biking excursion. Of course, there are plenty of photo opportunities during a tour around Ha Long Bay.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Visit the Hospital Cave:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Another must-visit spot on Cat Ba Island is the Hospital Cave. This cave served as a secret bomb-proof hospital during the Vietnam War. It is located near Cat Ba National Park and the entry fee into the park also includes a tour through the Hospital Cave.

The Hospital Cave was built in the mid 1960s with the help of the Chinese and it includes three stories: the bottom two were a hospital where soldiers would rest and recuperate and the third floor was a safe house for Viet Cong leaders. It was equipped with access to fresh water and there were even escape tunnels available for a quick getaway. The Hospital Cave is located up a mountain and it is pretty dark and eerie.

Savor Great Food and Drinks at Oasis Bar:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba Island is one of the only populated islands in Ha Long Bay and the town center, which is located at the Southwestern tip of the island is where most inhabitants reside. It is also where you could find most of the resorts, hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and more.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Our favorite place to grab food and drinks on Cat Ba Island was Oasis Bar. It definitely attracts a huge backpacker crowd, which makes it lively and fun both during the day and at night! We came here for dinner two nights as well as for lunch during one of our days on the island. The owner was welcoming and the food and drinks were delicious! During the first night we had dinner at Oasis Bar, we got a Vietnamese hot pot that included a savory broth with vegetables. We also got seafood items to add into our hot pot such as clams, mussels, fresh local fish, shrimp, calamari, scallops and squid. In addition, we also got noodles (similar to ramen noodles) to add to the broth. It was amazing! After dinner, Oasis Bar turns into a lively nightclub.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Our next night at Oasis Bar, I had a delicious pad Thai and then for lunch, I enjoyed their pineapple fried rice that was actually in a pineapple! In addition to the food, Oasis Bar also has delicious fruit smoothies and juices as well as egg coffee, which is a Vietnamese specialty that must be tried!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Catch Butterflies at Butterfly Valley:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

If you are butterfly lover, then you must visit Butterfly Valley (Lien Minh) on Cat Ba Island. We did not make our way here, but from others’ experiences, I did hear that it could be a hit or miss when it comes to seeing a lot of butterflies.

In addition to seeing the butterflies, you could also go trekking at Butterfly Valley on rugged limestone jungle. It is a great way to see untouched beauty!

Explore the Floating Villages of Viet Hai:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located in the heart of Cat Ba National Park is the floating villages of Viet Hai. In order to reach the village, hikers will need to embark on a 5-mile trek passing the Ao Ech Lake. If you do not want to do the hike, you could take a 45-minute boat ride from Beo Pier in Cat Ba’s town center.  

Viet Hai village reminds me of the traditional villages I visited in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It includes 80 bamboo houses and locals make a living by fishing, farming and breeding. In addition, their food and income come from nature.

Have Fun on the Floating Barges:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located across from Cat Ba’s town center are floating barges where you could get dinner and drinks or even do karaoke. You could catch a ferry from the pier and check out all the menus. It is such a cool concept.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Get a Vietnamese Massage:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

You cannot travel to Southeast Asia and not get a massage, especially if you are at the beach. Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa has a wonderful spa that offers a variety of packages. If you read my blog post on Koh Samet, Thailand, I experienced a handful of different Thai massage services, so I couldn’t wait to experience a Vietnamese massage on this trip. The traditional massage method in Vietnam focuses on stimulating blood circulation. It is a great way to release pain and also relax.


What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

I hope you all enjoyed discovering what you must do if you visit Cat Ba Island, Vietnam. If you have any questions about my time on Cat Ba Island or Vietnam in general, please email me at [email protected]

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

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45 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on March 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Looks so beautiful at this beach ~ your photos are amazing! The color of the water is such a pretty aqua. What a perfect way to end your Vietnam trip. It looks like you guys were able to relax a few days after all the touring. Glad you also got a hike in ~ I also enjoyed reading about the hospital cave ~ very interesting learning some of the history behind the Vietnam war ~ Another great blog! Loved looking at all the stunning photos ~ Love you, mom xoxo ♥️

    • Taylor Deer on March 9, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Thank you mom! It was a nice few days to relax and have fun! Love you too! <3

  2. Emma on March 9, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Cat Ba Island truly looks like paradise, I was going to skip this on my Vietnam trip later this year but after reading this I think I will try to go! The photos like absolutely stunning!

    • Taylor Deer on March 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      It was absolutely beautiful! I recommend going if you get the chance and hopefully by then, the coronavirus situation will be taken care of. 🙂

  3. Albi on March 28, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Catba island is one of the places in Vietnam that I have never heard about. Thank you for introducing me to a new place. I’ll add it to my Vietnam bucket list.

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      It’s definitely a hidden gem and it’s absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  4. Marisa on March 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so sad that I missed Cat Ba when I was in Vietnam but I hope to make it back one day! Your pictures are gorgeous Taylor!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Yes, there is so much I still want to see in Vietnam too such as Ninh Binh. Thank you Marisa 🙂

  5. Dymabroad on March 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    If I’ll ever visit Cat Ba Island, I’ll do those things for sure!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, you totally have to! It’s a nice and relaxing destination. 🙂

  6. Ophelie on March 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I love how tropical this island looks Taylor! And you can do so many things here! A beautiful part of Vietnam for sure!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Oh yes, so much to do and it is absolutely beautiful! You would love it Ophelie 🙂

  7. Diana on March 28, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Looks like paradise! I’ve been to Vietnam last year but I could’nt add Cat Ba to my itinerary as I was there for barely a week. I’d love to come back, it’s such a fascinating country!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      There is so much I still hope to see in Vietnam too! Also, Cat Ba was definitely a wonderful place 🙂

  8. Lekha on March 28, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Vietnam is a dream destination. Certainly on top of my list when I visit South East Asia.. Lovely pictures! I had never heard about this Island before. Thank you and stay safe..

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      You would totally love Vietnam Lekha. The culture there is amazing! 🙂

  9. Tina on March 28, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I loooove Vietnam! Your photos make me want to go back asap. Great post!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Tina! I really hope to go back one day too! 🙂

  10. roshni on March 28, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I loved Cat Ba island too! such a beautiful island but I didn’t have time to hike as I went kayaking and climbing instead, next time I would love to do the hike you did

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I would love to go back and actually do the Halong Bay tour. 🙂

  11. Ruth on March 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    What a gorgeous place! I can’t believe the color of the water and the lushness of the national park. Feel like the island has the best of two worlds!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I loved exploring Cat Ba Island. 🙂

  12. The Curious Sparrow on March 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I wish I’d had time to visit while I was in Vietnam recently. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved it there. 🙂

  13. Silly Little Kiwi Blog | Tara on March 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love Vietnam and this post makes me miss it!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you Tara and I miss Vietnam too! 🙂

  14. Bliss on March 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I would have loved to have visit a floating town when I was in Halong Bay. And Cat Ba looks like a great base.

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      It was so cool! I loved spending time on Cat Ba! 🙂

  15. Maggie on March 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I haven’t been to Vietnam yet but it looks so beautiful!! The Cat Ba National Park in particular looks stunning. I’m glad you got to go on your trip before the world went on lockdown, and that you got to experience Cat Ba minus the crowds!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Vietnam is such an amazing country! I highly recommend visiting at some point. Also yes, definitely got lucky! 🙂

  16. Alexandra Booze on March 28, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    OMG the CatBa Resort and Spa looks MAGICAL! I am adding this spot to my wanderlust list for when we can all travel again 🙂 Thank you for posting

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, it was so beautiful and definitely one of the best hotels on the island! I know you would love Cat Ba! 🙂 Also, thank you so much!

  17. Helena on March 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’d never heard of Cat Ba Island but you’ve literally just put it on the map for me and it looks lush! Gorgeoous beaches, hiking, greenery and a gorgeous resort too, I definitely need to visit – thank you for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      I know you would totally love it Helena! It was definitely a great island getaway. 🙂

  18. Greta on March 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Cat Ba Island looks incredible, can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before! I’m planning to go to Vietnam later this year, saving this for when I actually start planning! Definitely going to get some food and drinks at Oasis Bar, looks lovely!

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Yes, you are going to love it! At that point, you could also do a Halong Bay tour 🙂

  19. Valerie on March 28, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Cat Ba looks gorgeous and I love your photos! We actually planned to go to Cat Ba during our time in Vietnam but didn’t really inform ourselves on how to best get there from Ha Long City and realised when we were already there that it’s pretty pricey. So we skipped it and did our Ha Long Bay tour from Ha Long City, which was amazing too 🙂
    Shame you missed out on the cruise but looks like you’ve still had a brilliant time! 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Thank you so much Valerie! It truly was beautiful! Also, yes getting to Cat Ba was a bit of a challenge, but wasn’t too pricey when we figured it out. 🙂

  20. Francesca on March 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    That drink looks gorgeous and great photos! Cat Ba Island looks like a fun place to visit. The floating barges look right up my alley.

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:58 am

      All of the fruity beverages there were amazing and so refreshing! I loved being there. 🙂

  21. Gigi on March 29, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Absolutely loved this Cat Ba guide, we missed the island during our visit in Vietnam, so we definitely need to go back there.

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much Gigi! I totally hope you get to go because it is pretty cool! 🙂

  22. Linnea on March 29, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    The Oasis bar looks so cool! I love Vietnam, and when I go back one day I’ll definitely add Cat Ba Island to my list!

  23. Charu Goyal on March 30, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I am sure you already know by now how much I loved your Vietnam trip, Taylor! Cat Ba Island looks amazing and I hope I get to go there one day.

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much Charu! You would totally love Vietnam, I know it. 🙂

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What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba Island (pronounced as Geh Pa Island) is a beautiful island and the largest one in Vietnam. It makes up the southeastern edge of the Lan Ha Bay in Northern Vietnam that leads out to the breathtaking Ha Long Bay. My time spent on Cat Ba Island was during the later part of my time in Vietnam and it was the only part of the trip where we were able to relax and go with the flow.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

During February 2020, I traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a friend. We started our trip in Ho Chi Minh in Southern Vietnam and then took a short flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. After spending a few days in Siem Reap, we took another short flight back to Vietnam where we explored Da Nang for two days before heading to Hoi An for a day and a half. When we concluded our time spent on the Central Vietnamese coast, we then took a short flight to Hai Phong and then a short ferry ride to Cat Ba Island where we spent the next three nights. We relaxed at the beach, went hiking, ate delicious food and explored.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

We spent two and a half days on Cat Ba Island and it was a laid back and fun time. In this blog post, discover what you must do during your time in Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.

**Please note that this blog post uses affiliate links meaning that if you make a purchase via my affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only promote and talk about products and services that I have used and like.


Vietnam Visa:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Before you travel to Vietnam, you will need to apply for a visa from a local embassy. (I did mine online and it cost me $17 USD. Please note that the visa application fee could vary.) Click here to learn more! If you fill out the application correctly and there are no issues, you will receive your Visa Approval Letter within 72 hours via email. I was thankful I received mine in less than 24 hours.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Once you receive your Visa Approval Letter, please look through it thoroughly to ensure there are no mistakes or typos. You can be denied entry on arrival in Vietnam if your passport and visa do not align! After receiving your Visa Approval Letter and checking to see if everything is correct, make sure you star the email and print out the letter (all pages) before you depart for your trip. I had to show the printed letter to officials when I checked into the airport at JFK here in New York.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

When you land in Vietnam (I originally landed in Ho Chi Minh when I first arrived in the country), you will need to present your Visa Approval Letter and passport (valid at least 6 months beyond date of arrival) to customs officials. They will also ask you for two photos and if you do not have them, they could take your photo for you for an additional $5 USD. Please note that payment is cash only in either USD or Vietnamese Dong (VND). There are ATMs available when you arrive. In addition, you will need to pay for your actual visa when you arrive and present your Visa Approval Letter. A 1 or 3- month single entry visa is $25 USD; a 1 or 3-month multiple entry visa is $50 USD and a 1-year multiple entry visa is $135 USD per applicant. This is extremely important to take note of, especially if you are looking to travel to another country and come back to Vietnam! Since we traveled to Cambodia in the middle of our trip, we needed to get the multi-entry visa for $50 USD. If you accidentally get the single-entry visa and you leave the country, you will NOT be allowed back into Vietnam and in worse case scenario, you will have to spend $200 USD to get an approval letter sent to you right away. Please also have at least two full pages open in your passport for the Vietnamese visa and stamps. The visa is a sticker that will take up one entire passport page and the stamps will reside on the page next to it. Since most of my passport is filled up with stamps, I was forewarned to keep some pages opened for my Vietnamese visa.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Getting to Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

After spending a few days in Central Vietnam in Da Nang and Hoi An, I took a short flight to Hai Phong (Cat Bi International Airport), located in Northeastern Vietnam (mainland). Hai Phong is a major port city in Vietnam and it is where you get the ferry to head over to Cat Ba Island. You could find affordable flights through Skyscanner!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

There are a few ferry options to take in order to get to Cat Ba Island. The best and easiest way in my opinion is booking tickets through the Cat Ba Express bus from Cat Bi International Airport to the town of Cat Ba Island. (It is best to take the Cat Ba Express to and from Hanoi as well.) Please take note of the time schedules before you arrive at Cat Bi International Airport because the bus and ferries will stop running after a certain hour! The bus will pick you up at the airport and take you to Ben Pha Got ferry terminal in Hai Phong where you will then hop on a ferry that will sail 10 minutes over a harbor to Ben Pha Cai Vieng ferry terminal on the Northwestern side of Cat Ba Island. When you get off the ferry, the bus will be waiting for you and then it will be another 45 minute ride to the town of Cat Ba Island, which is where you’ll want to stay. From the town, you could either walk or take a taxi to your accommodation. You could also rent a motorbike too!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Where to Stay on Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

During our three nights on Cat Ba Island, we stayed at CatBa Island Resort & Spa located on Cat Co Beach 1. It was a lovely resort located in walking distance to the heart of town. The resort also includes spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms, two pools, waterslides, a spa, restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, laundry services and more!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

I will be completely honest and say that Cat Ba Island was almost vacant when we visited because we traveled there during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The island usually attracts a lot of tourists and because of the strict regulations Vietnam had at the time to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, it was quiet. In fact, we were one of the only people staying at the resort in addition to a large French family. I don’t mind having a place to myself, but this specific resort is definitely made for a lot of people. It was a little too vacant for my liking, but it was definitely one of the nicest resorts on Cat Ba.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

In addition to CatBa Island Resort & Spa, there are other resorts and hotels located throughout the island. There are also a lot of hostels and some Airbnb options.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Things to do on Cat Ba Island:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Go Hiking in Cat Ba National Park:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

One of the highlights during my time on Cat Ba Island was hiking Cat Ba National Park. CatBa Island Resort & Spa organized a taxi for us and it was around a 15 to 20-minute drive from the town center to the national park. It was awesome that our cab driver waited for us as we hiked since there aren’t as many taxis near the remote areas of the island.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba National Park is home to the highly endangered Cat Ba langur, which is in the monkey family. (You will see a lot of monkeys in Vietnam!) Overall, Cat Ba’s nature is incredible as it features stunning landscapes that include tropical forests, coral reefs, lagoons, caves, swamps, mountains and more. It also has a wide variety of natural ecosystems as well as high rates of biodiversity.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

We did the 2-hour hike to Ngu Lam Peak. I truly enjoyed this hike as it wasn’t that difficult and the views at the top were absolutely breathtaking. They feature cone-shaped mountain peaks and trees that are portrayed in photographs and videos of Vietnam. This is definitely not something you should miss out when you go to Cat Ba Island. In addition, there is a fee to enter the park, but it only 40,000 VND, which is around $2 USD.  

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Relax on the Beach:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

On a beautiful day, you definitely have to enjoy the beaches on Cat Ba Island. During our time on Cat Ba Island, it definitely wasn’t prime beach weather. Please note that during the winter months, Southern Vietnam will still be very hot, but Northern Vietnam gets a bit chilly. The temperature during our time there was overcast and in the high 60s/low 70s (Fahrenheit). To me, that is comfortable weather, but it’s definitely not the type of weather suitable for swimming.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

On a nice and warm day, there are several swimming beaches to choose from. Cat Co Beach 1, 2 and 3 are located just short of a 5-10 minute walk from the town center, so it is definitely the liveliest. We personally enjoyed sitting on Cat Co Beach 3, which is where the Sunrise Resort is located. (Unfortunately, the resort wasn’t open at all during our time there because of the Coronavirus situation.) At Cat Co Beach 3, you could enjoy the resort’s bar, lounge chairs and more!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

The other beaches to enjoy on Cat Ba Island are Tung Thu Beach. It is definitely more secluded than the Cat Co beaches. The beach is located near Monkey Island Resort and there is also another private beach that the resort owns. All of the beaches on Cat Ba Island are perfect for sunrise and/or sunset.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Enjoy the Beauty by Taking a Walk from Cat Co 1 Beach to Cat Co 3 Beach:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located right on the property of CatBa Island Resort & Spa is the start of a cliffside walkway that goes from Cat Co Beach 1 to Cat Co Beach 3. (Please note that Cat Co Beach 2 is not in the middle.) The walk offers stunning views of Lan Ha Bay and the rock formations and mini islands located there. In addition to the actual walk, there are plenty of spots along the walkway for photo opportunities!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Sail Along Ha Long Bay:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

One of the most popular things to experience when you make your way to Cat Ba Island is a cruise or boat tour around Ha Long Bay. In fact, everyone who has been to Cat Ba Island said it was the highlight of their time there. Unfortunately for us, all Ha Long Bay boat tours and cruises were canceled due to the strict precautions surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. It was definitely a bummer, but it’s better to avoid an unwanted situation.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

You could choose a day tour around Ha Long Bay and they also have tours that last a few days. It all depends on what you want to do and see. Most tours go to and from Cat Ba Island or Hanoi. Click here to learn more. Some of the popular activities to do on a Ha Long Bay cruise is to visit the Pearl Farm and floating villages; swim at a private beach or island; go cave exploring; do tai chi or cooking classes, go fishing or take a biking excursion. Of course, there are plenty of photo opportunities during a tour around Ha Long Bay.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Visit the Hospital Cave:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Another must-visit spot on Cat Ba Island is the Hospital Cave. This cave served as a secret bomb-proof hospital during the Vietnam War. It is located near Cat Ba National Park and the entry fee into the park also includes a tour through the Hospital Cave.

The Hospital Cave was built in the mid 1960s with the help of the Chinese and it includes three stories: the bottom two were a hospital where soldiers would rest and recuperate and the third floor was a safe house for Viet Cong leaders. It was equipped with access to fresh water and there were even escape tunnels available for a quick getaway. The Hospital Cave is located up a mountain and it is pretty dark and eerie.

Savor Great Food and Drinks at Oasis Bar:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Cat Ba Island is one of the only populated islands in Ha Long Bay and the town center, which is located at the Southwestern tip of the island is where most inhabitants reside. It is also where you could find most of the resorts, hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and more.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Our favorite place to grab food and drinks on Cat Ba Island was Oasis Bar. It definitely attracts a huge backpacker crowd, which makes it lively and fun both during the day and at night! We came here for dinner two nights as well as for lunch during one of our days on the island. The owner was welcoming and the food and drinks were delicious! During the first night we had dinner at Oasis Bar, we got a Vietnamese hot pot that included a savory broth with vegetables. We also got seafood items to add into our hot pot such as clams, mussels, fresh local fish, shrimp, calamari, scallops and squid. In addition, we also got noodles (similar to ramen noodles) to add to the broth. It was amazing! After dinner, Oasis Bar turns into a lively nightclub.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Our next night at Oasis Bar, I had a delicious pad Thai and then for lunch, I enjoyed their pineapple fried rice that was actually in a pineapple! In addition to the food, Oasis Bar also has delicious fruit smoothies and juices as well as egg coffee, which is a Vietnamese specialty that must be tried!

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!
What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Catch Butterflies at Butterfly Valley:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

If you are butterfly lover, then you must visit Butterfly Valley (Lien Minh) on Cat Ba Island. We did not make our way here, but from others’ experiences, I did hear that it could be a hit or miss when it comes to seeing a lot of butterflies.

In addition to seeing the butterflies, you could also go trekking at Butterfly Valley on rugged limestone jungle. It is a great way to see untouched beauty!

Explore the Floating Villages of Viet Hai:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located in the heart of Cat Ba National Park is the floating villages of Viet Hai. In order to reach the village, hikers will need to embark on a 5-mile trek passing the Ao Ech Lake. If you do not want to do the hike, you could take a 45-minute boat ride from Beo Pier in Cat Ba’s town center.  

Viet Hai village reminds me of the traditional villages I visited in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It includes 80 bamboo houses and locals make a living by fishing, farming and breeding. In addition, their food and income come from nature.

Have Fun on the Floating Barges:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Located across from Cat Ba’s town center are floating barges where you could get dinner and drinks or even do karaoke. You could catch a ferry from the pier and check out all the menus. It is such a cool concept.

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

Get a Vietnamese Massage:

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

You cannot travel to Southeast Asia and not get a massage, especially if you are at the beach. Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa has a wonderful spa that offers a variety of packages. If you read my blog post on Koh Samet, Thailand, I experienced a handful of different Thai massage services, so I couldn’t wait to experience a Vietnamese massage on this trip. The traditional massage method in Vietnam focuses on stimulating blood circulation. It is a great way to release pain and also relax.


What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

I hope you all enjoyed discovering what you must do if you visit Cat Ba Island, Vietnam. If you have any questions about my time on Cat Ba Island or Vietnam in general, please email me at [email protected]

What you MUST do on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam. Discover how to relax and also have fun!

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45 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on March 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Looks so beautiful at this beach ~ your photos are amazing! The color of the water is such a pretty aqua. What a perfect way to end your Vietnam trip. It looks like you guys were able to relax a few days after all the touring. Glad you also got a hike in ~ I also enjoyed reading about the hospital cave ~ very interesting learning some of the history behind the Vietnam war ~ Another great blog! Loved looking at all the stunning photos ~ Love you, mom xoxo ♥️

    • Taylor Deer on March 9, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Thank you mom! It was a nice few days to relax and have fun! Love you too! <3

  2. Emma on March 9, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Cat Ba Island truly looks like paradise, I was going to skip this on my Vietnam trip later this year but after reading this I think I will try to go! The photos like absolutely stunning!

    • Taylor Deer on March 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      It was absolutely beautiful! I recommend going if you get the chance and hopefully by then, the coronavirus situation will be taken care of. 🙂

  3. Albi on March 28, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Catba island is one of the places in Vietnam that I have never heard about. Thank you for introducing me to a new place. I’ll add it to my Vietnam bucket list.

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      It’s definitely a hidden gem and it’s absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  4. Marisa on March 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so sad that I missed Cat Ba when I was in Vietnam but I hope to make it back one day! Your pictures are gorgeous Taylor!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Yes, there is so much I still want to see in Vietnam too such as Ninh Binh. Thank you Marisa 🙂

  5. Dymabroad on March 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    If I’ll ever visit Cat Ba Island, I’ll do those things for sure!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, you totally have to! It’s a nice and relaxing destination. 🙂

  6. Ophelie on March 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I love how tropical this island looks Taylor! And you can do so many things here! A beautiful part of Vietnam for sure!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      Oh yes, so much to do and it is absolutely beautiful! You would love it Ophelie 🙂

  7. Diana on March 28, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Looks like paradise! I’ve been to Vietnam last year but I could’nt add Cat Ba to my itinerary as I was there for barely a week. I’d love to come back, it’s such a fascinating country!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      There is so much I still hope to see in Vietnam too! Also, Cat Ba was definitely a wonderful place 🙂

  8. Lekha on March 28, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Vietnam is a dream destination. Certainly on top of my list when I visit South East Asia.. Lovely pictures! I had never heard about this Island before. Thank you and stay safe..

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      You would totally love Vietnam Lekha. The culture there is amazing! 🙂

  9. Tina on March 28, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I loooove Vietnam! Your photos make me want to go back asap. Great post!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you Tina! I really hope to go back one day too! 🙂

  10. roshni on March 28, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I loved Cat Ba island too! such a beautiful island but I didn’t have time to hike as I went kayaking and climbing instead, next time I would love to do the hike you did

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I would love to go back and actually do the Halong Bay tour. 🙂

  11. Ruth on March 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    What a gorgeous place! I can’t believe the color of the water and the lushness of the national park. Feel like the island has the best of two worlds!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Yes, it was absolutely beautiful! I loved exploring Cat Ba Island. 🙂

  12. The Curious Sparrow on March 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I wish I’d had time to visit while I was in Vietnam recently. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much! I loved it there. 🙂

  13. Silly Little Kiwi Blog | Tara on March 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love Vietnam and this post makes me miss it!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you Tara and I miss Vietnam too! 🙂

  14. Bliss on March 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I would have loved to have visit a floating town when I was in Halong Bay. And Cat Ba looks like a great base.

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      It was so cool! I loved spending time on Cat Ba! 🙂

  15. Maggie on March 28, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I haven’t been to Vietnam yet but it looks so beautiful!! The Cat Ba National Park in particular looks stunning. I’m glad you got to go on your trip before the world went on lockdown, and that you got to experience Cat Ba minus the crowds!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Vietnam is such an amazing country! I highly recommend visiting at some point. Also yes, definitely got lucky! 🙂

  16. Alexandra Booze on March 28, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    OMG the CatBa Resort and Spa looks MAGICAL! I am adding this spot to my wanderlust list for when we can all travel again 🙂 Thank you for posting

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, it was so beautiful and definitely one of the best hotels on the island! I know you would love Cat Ba! 🙂 Also, thank you so much!

  17. Helena on March 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’d never heard of Cat Ba Island but you’ve literally just put it on the map for me and it looks lush! Gorgeoous beaches, hiking, greenery and a gorgeous resort too, I definitely need to visit – thank you for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      I know you would totally love it Helena! It was definitely a great island getaway. 🙂

  18. Greta on March 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Cat Ba Island looks incredible, can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before! I’m planning to go to Vietnam later this year, saving this for when I actually start planning! Definitely going to get some food and drinks at Oasis Bar, looks lovely!

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:56 am

      Yes, you are going to love it! At that point, you could also do a Halong Bay tour 🙂

  19. Valerie on March 28, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Cat Ba looks gorgeous and I love your photos! We actually planned to go to Cat Ba during our time in Vietnam but didn’t really inform ourselves on how to best get there from Ha Long City and realised when we were already there that it’s pretty pricey. So we skipped it and did our Ha Long Bay tour from Ha Long City, which was amazing too 🙂
    Shame you missed out on the cruise but looks like you’ve still had a brilliant time! 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Thank you so much Valerie! It truly was beautiful! Also, yes getting to Cat Ba was a bit of a challenge, but wasn’t too pricey when we figured it out. 🙂

  20. Francesca on March 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    That drink looks gorgeous and great photos! Cat Ba Island looks like a fun place to visit. The floating barges look right up my alley.

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 11:58 am

      All of the fruity beverages there were amazing and so refreshing! I loved being there. 🙂

  21. Gigi on March 29, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Absolutely loved this Cat Ba guide, we missed the island during our visit in Vietnam, so we definitely need to go back there.

    • Taylor Deer on March 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much Gigi! I totally hope you get to go because it is pretty cool! 🙂

  22. Linnea on March 29, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    The Oasis bar looks so cool! I love Vietnam, and when I go back one day I’ll definitely add Cat Ba Island to my list!

  23. Charu Goyal on March 30, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I am sure you already know by now how much I loved your Vietnam trip, Taylor! Cat Ba Island looks amazing and I hope I get to go there one day.

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much Charu! You would totally love Vietnam, I know it. 🙂

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