Which one should be chosen to travel to, Ha Long Bay or Cat Ba Island?
It is difficult to choose the more attractive destination between Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island because each place has the unique aspects not found in both locations. However, we think that Ha Long Bay is more necessary than Cat Ba Island if only picking one.
The reason for this is that the number of attractions and tourism activities is more diverse here than in Cat Ba. In Cat Ba, most of your time will be spent playing at the beaches, having a boat trip to some small islands in the area, visiting a national park, kayaking and eating. Whereas the activities in Ha Long are more diverse, attractive and interesting than Cat Ba due to the much larger number of islands and beaches located here. From Ha Long you can also get around to visit other fascinating destinations in Quang Ninh province such as Yen Tu, Bai Chay beach, Van Don, Tuan Chau resort or Hoang Gia International Resort. Tourism activities are also generally more reasonably priced in Ha Long than on Cat Ba.