Halong Travel Guide
Paradise Suites Hotel is the very first luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Halong Bay.
It aims at extending the enchantment and humble majesty of the mythical seascape
inland. Even if Paradise Suites Hotel’s guests are staying on land,
Ha Long Bay is Vietnam’s most iconic wildlife destination that boasts over 1,900 limestone islands and small karst islets that take form in different shapes and sizes located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, a three-hour drive from the capital city of Ha Noi.
The mixture of anxiety and anticipation of going to a place for the very first time is both daunting and heart pumping. This is how I felt on the bus while mindlessly chatting with strangers on the way to Ha Long Bay, the last place I thought I would visit only once in my entire life.
Ha Long Bay is famous for its karst landscape, but it also has a rich cultural history. The floating fishing villages that dot Ha Long Bay are a living history, and offer a fascinating insight into a way of life that still exists despite modern influences.
Tuan Chau is the tourist hub of Ha Long Bay and is located 8km southwest Ha Long City. The island, which is just over 2km2 offers visitors a broad range of accommodation, services and entertainment and caters to all budgets and tastes.
At least a three and a half hour drive from Hanoi, depending on traffic, tourists may think twice about investing a day or more to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. With so many things to do, Ha Long Bay has something for everyone.
With its stunning karst landscape, Ha Long Bay is a paradise for beach lovers. Pristine, sandy beaches with gently lapping waves can be found on deserted islets. And on the more popular islands like Tuan Chau and Cat Ba there are a multitude of water sports and activities to indulge in.
The best time to visit Ha Long Bay is during the northern hemisphere autumn or spring but especially from March to May. At this time of year, it is neither too hot nor too cold, with the temperature usually in the mid-20s - perfect for sightseeing and other activities.
Visitors to Ha Long Bay usually cruise the stunning limestone karsts for at least one day, but cruising not the only thing travelers can do. Ha Long Bay offers many activities to suit all budgets and tastes, so why not stay a few days more and explore its delights?
The young and highly-appraised director of Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, revisits Paradise Cruises & Hotels after one year from the time the movie was filmed in Ha Long Bay.
- Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Hanoi Tower,
No.49 Hai Ba Trung Str,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- T: +84 24 3941 6666
- Hotline: (+84) 986 567 545
- Tuan Chau Island,
Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
T: +84 2033 815 088
F: +84 203 3384 2366