Planning a trip to Vietnam and wondering where to stay in Cat Ba? Find a detailed guide to Cat Ba best places to stay during your holidays and choose from the best Cat Ba Island hotels in different price ranges and areas.
Best Places to Stay in Cat Ba
1. Cat Ba Town
There are many hotels on Cat Ba Island for tourists to choose from. Most of the hotels are located in Cat Ba Town which is near the pier. This area can be considered as the main area of the island. Staying in Cat Ba Town is convenient and suitable for the most travelers because this area has everything that tourists might want on their holidays, like tour companies, restaurants, and cafes scattered along the main road. At night time, you can sit and chill out at Cat Ba’s best bars and pubs to experience the lively nightlife on the island.
The price of accommodation in Cat Ba Town is really affordable, even for tourists who are on a tight budget. There are many hotels and room types to choose from. Accommodation usually comes with breakfast.
If you are going to Cat Ba during the high season (summer, winter holidays and weekends), we would recommend booking the room online in advance because many local tourists go to Cat Ba Island and the rooms fill up very quickly. If you are going there during the low season (October to December), many hotels have special discounts.
Some of the best value for money hotels in Cat Ba Town:
- Catba Oasis Bungalows
- Catba Sunrise Hotel
- Pearl Harbor Hotel
- CatBa Lucky Family Hotel
- Hai Binh Hotel
2. Cat Ba Island Homestays
If you love exchanging culture with local people, want to see and live a life with the people on the island, then you can choose staying at the homestay on Cat Ba Island. However, there are only few homestays in Cat Ba and most of them are not located in Cat Ba Town so renting a motorbike for driving around the island is a must when staying there. Some of local homestays do not have websites where you could book the room in advance. Therefore, you should ask local tour operator or local people to help you find information and book accommodation.
Some of the best homestays on Cat Ba Island that can be booked online:
3. Overnight on the cruise
If staying on the land is not what you prefer, then you can always choose to stay overnight on the cruise. Taking Halong Bay cruise and staying overnight on the ship is the most popular choice for tourists who want to admire the beauty of the bay fully. You can spend the evening on the deck watching the sunset, listening to the sounds of the sea and enjoying the view while being surrounded by impressive limestone islands. When you wake up in the morning, you can watch the beautiful sunrise from your window. Halong Bay cruises are usually available in many styles so you can choose the best to your liking. If you are looking for the best cruise for your special stay, check 10 Best Halong Bay Cruises.
The list of Halong Bay cruises departing from Cat Ba Island:
- Perla Dawn Sails
- Cat Ba Dallas Floating Ecolodge
- Little Cat Ba Boat House
- Cat Ba Cruise
- Ocean Cruise
Exclusive Place to stay in Cat Ba
If you want to have a chance to experience the REAL fisherman's house and see the way of living at fish farm of Vietnamese family up close, consider staying at Xinh Floating House.