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Monkey Island, Cat Ba

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Relax on the beach at Monkey Island, a private island with scenic views. If you get tired of swimming, you can climb the island's hill for expansive views of the surroundings. Grab a meal at the beach bar and avoid bringing your own food and leaving valuables out in the open, as the monkeys often steal food and other items from visitors, and can become aggressive if stopped. For Monkey Island and beyond, use our Cat Ba trip itinerary builder site to get the most from your Cat Ba vacation.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Best place so far. Super clean and warm water. Monkeys in all directions. You can do hiking to the top is to take beautiful photos. Have kayaks and buoys for rent too. Don't sit on chairs unless left money. Renting a Chair is a dinner on the island here Bá Take towel. Drink coconut water. Swim a lot and take pictures. You will miss out. Super super indico.
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  • September 27, 2017
    It is a beautiful place (it is recommended to go with good Sandals for walking, there is a small mountain) we were very happy to see the monkeys, but the monkeys are not well-maintained, they drink beer, Coca-Cola... are a fair attraction, particularly that part I did not like .
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  • September 27, 2017
    We booked an all inclusive tour from Hanoi to monkey island, though the monkey island website. This was for pick up from our hotel in Hanoi, then a boat trip through halong bay and staying overnight o...  more »

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Though the archipelago as a whole has a reputation for being less touristy than the areas to the north, you wouldn't be able to tell as much by seeing the main town of Cat Ba. The town represents the most popular place to stay, with a number of budget hotels lining the waterfront, and some more exclusive resorts set a short way out of town, filling the space with pools, spas, and restaurants. Many people come here as part of a tour, so accommodations will already be arranged. Some tour boats bring visitors to the hotels on Cat Ba, while others lay anchor for the night, with guests sleeping in cosy cabins aboard the ship.
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