When you get to Ha Long City, there are two options of accommodation you could consider: either staying in one of the newly-built hotels around the harbors or on the cruise ships in the bay. Of course, we would highly recommend you spend a night or two on the ships cruising around the bay to have the best view of it and to embrace this natural creation from a close distance. All the cruise ships offer food and drinks throughout your stay with many activities going on, such as fishing, kayaking, and cooking classes, to keep you excited. Internet connection is only available in the dining room, so you can entirely appreciate nature once you are back in your room.
Ha Long Bay is best known for its magnificent natural limestone formations. However, the true beauty of Ha Long Bay is hidden within and beneath these giant rocks. Ha Long Bay is home to an extensive collection of caves, islets, and villages.
If you only have 1-2 days to spend in Ha Long City, the top priority is, of course, Ha Long Bay. However, Ha Long City is truly an underrated and authentic destination that is often overshadowed by the prestigious bay.