Why is Lan Ha bay worth visiting?

A beautiful Lan Ha bay view from La Pinta (flickr.com)

Hidden in Lan Ha is the pristine creation of nature. The following are reasons tourist definitely should experience Lan Ha on the luxury La Pinta cruise.

Best time to see Lan Ha bay

The best time to visit Lan Ha bay is from April to July and from September to October. On summer days, Lan Ha will bring an impressive and memorable experience to tourists with the blue sea, white sand, and the fresh weather. Furthermore, the autumn here gives visitors a sense of being extremely close to nature. Sunshine is gentle with the cool atmosphere of the ocean, giving tourists the feeling of complete relaxation and freshness. The scenery of Lan Ha Bay is like a paradise with small rock islands, smooth white sandy beaches, floating houses, small boats of fishermen, and crystal clear water, having potential for the sustainability of tourism and ecotourism.

About La Pinta

La Pinta is one of the best cruises in Lan Ha bay. It is a luxury overnight cruise, serving tourists in Halong bay, Lan Ha bay, and Bai Tu Long bay. The five-star standard cruise was built and put into use from April 2018 with 16 spacious cabins which are designed with full-size glass doors, wide deck, comfortable and luxurious interior. Containing the modernity and luxury along with the delicacy and minuteness, the cabins on La Pinta Lan Ha bay cruise will be the ideal places to rest. The wide and airy windows will help guests enjoy the full beauty of nature and the sea space.

La Pinta cruise is really the perfect choice for couples, families, or groups of friends to raise the sails to enjoy and explore the beautiful natural scenery of Lan Ha bay – a pristine and dreaming area of the Halong Bay population – one of the World heritage sites from 1994.

Admiring the Lan Ha beauty on La Pinta cruise

Beaches and islands

From the fantastic sundeck and the private balcony of each cabin on the cruise ship, guests and open their eyes to explore the creation of nature here. Located in the south of Halong Bay and the east of Cat Ba island, Lan Ha bay attracts visitors by the aesthetic value of 400 large and small islands, sandy beach, with a free, pristine, and romantic beauty. The bay has a total number of 139 small, lovely, and desolate sandy beaches as the “blue straits” inviting visitors to explore. Those quiet sandy beaches stretching between two rocky mountains with no big waves are really ideal for tourists to stop to swim.

The natural landscapes of Lan Ha bay

The two most popular islands in Lan Ha bay are Nam Cat island (Cat Ba National Park) and Monkey island. Nam Cat beach is a place where visitors will interestedly immerse in the sea. They will be comfortable bathing in the blue water and watching the pebbles or colorful coral reefs. This place still retains the natural beauty of a quiet sea behind the majestic lime mountains. Cat Dua beach (in Monkey island) now has developed services for tourists like raising monkeys or having overnight lodges. Especially, visitors can visit the growing pearl farms here.


By small boats, tourists can go through the ravines for excursions in the small bays and gulfs to visit the caves such as Ham Rong cave (Dragon’s Jaw cave), Do Cung cave, Ca cave, etc. With the name is extremely strange, Luon cave is also a famous location in Lan Ha bay. This place is known for the beauty of nature that visitors cannot forget. Furthermore, tourists can enjoy the feeling of kayaking through the cave to admire the beauty of nature.

Limestone mountains

The density of limestone mountains here is quite thick and still very primitive, dividing sea surface into smaller bays and gulfs which are the creation of the chemical reactions of limestones and water. A number of bays and caves have not been discovered and exploited yet. There are hundreds of mountains with various shapes depending on the imagination of tourists such as Guoc island (like a clog), Doi island (like bats), etc.

Participating the exciting activities

On La Pinta cruise, tourists will be offered many fascinating activities both on cruise and on the sea.

Swimming and kayaking

The sea water in Lan Ha bay is extremely clean and green, so besides bathing in the beautiful beaches, in the trademark emerald green water, there are thousands of coral reefs and corals with all colors such as Van Boi and Van Ha beaches. To have an opportunity to dive and admire these corals, tourists can look for the quiet beaches. The typical ones are the beaches on Sen island, Cu island, and Monkey island.

Moreover, an exciting part of Lan Ha bay travel is probably the experience of trying out the kayak adventure that tourist can explore every corner of the bay. Together with Halong bay, Lan Ha has 400 large and small islands for travelers to explore the caves as well as enjoy the scenery through kayaking. This activity is suitable for the young and many couples who are adventurous and inquisitive because it requires agility and endurance to move the kayak to the narrow caves.


There are dozens of climbing points on the islands of Lan Ha bay and around the Cat Ba area, creating a highlight for this tourist spot with the high cliffs, challenging those who love this adventure sport. Tien Ong island located in Lan Ha bay has a small cave, and the rest are cliffs with large stalactites. Tourists should prepare for a good health and psychology, especially should contact the travel agencies or tour guide to have climbing equipment, tools, and advice of experts before climbing mountains in Lan Ha.

Kayaking in Lan Ha (flickr.com)

In additions, there are also several activities proving in Lan Ha that visitors will be very excited such as admiring the panoramic seascape of the bay in the helicopter, listening to the folk story about dragon legends of the fisherman in fishing villages, or catching fish by the fishing nets, etc.

Conquer the limestone mountains in Lan Ha (catbaisland.org)

Cooking on the sundeck

Tourists are guided to cook the Vietnamese dishes (flickr.com)

After a fantastic day on the beach, guests will have a chance to join the cooking course and get acquainted with the delicious Vietnamese gastronomy. La Pinta also serve the dinner on the sundeck, where travelers will enjoy the seafood barbecue together such as grilled shrimp, crab meat, geoducks, horseshoe crabs, and octopus tentacles, and experience the cool breath of the wind on the sea as well.

Lan Ha is appreciated as one of the most beautiful bays of Vietnam, preferred by a number of both Vietnamese and international tourists. Visiting Lan Ha bay on La Pinta cruise, travelers will be extremely satisfied sharing the wonderful moment with friends and family. If this vacation experience is useful for your trip, please like and share with others. Thank you.