Halong Bay is the perfect place to explore and stay on your tour through Vietnam. Situated in North East Vietnam and approx 180km from Hanoi in 1994 it was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Imagine taking the time to relax and with views across 3000 tiny limestone islands topped with lush, green rainforests you will be able to sit back and enjoy your surroundings.
If you have been touring through the beautiful and diverse Vietnam finding a destination to relax will be high on your list. Many tours will spend the last couple of days in Halong Bay, giving you the chance to breath, chill out and take some time to unwind.
There are so many ways you can relax in Halong Bay and we have put together a list of our favourite ways to embrace some quiet time.
1. Relax on the water - Halong Bay is the best place in Vietnam to take a traditional junk boat tour. You can sit back enjoy a drink or two, many tours will include a lunch and you can sit back whilst someone else takes care of the cooking. Remember your swimming costumes as you will be able to swim in the crystal blue waters lapping against the tiny islands around you. Finish the day sipping cocktails and watching the sunset over the bay.
2. Beachside - Beaches are safe and clean and due to the stillness of the waters, they are perfect for taking a relaxing swim. Many beaches are flecked with bars, where you can indulge in a refreshing watermelon juice or freshly made traditional fruit cocktail. Take time to sit back and enjoy the warm weather and relaxing atmosphere surrounding you.
3. Chill out with Coffee - Vietnam is well known for its coffee shops. Halong Bay will give you the chance to sit by the water and sip a delicious traditional Vietnamese coffee whilst watching the world go by. Cafes offer you relaxation and a chance to indulge in the most famous drink in Vietnam. Feeling adventurous? Why not give a traditional egg coffee a try? Vietnamese coffee is strong so be prepared to explore and walk off your caffeine hit. A delightful way to spend an afternoon.
4. Get Pampered - With so many beachside hotels and spas Halong Bay is the perfect place to indulge in some pamper time. Your tour operator will be able to book a luxury massage, manicure or pedicure or you can even just spend time laying by a large crystal clear swimming pool. Many hotels will offer a day package or why not treat yourself and stay the night and relax in style.
Relaxing in Halong Bay is the perfect way to end your journey through Vietnam. Your tour operator will be more than happy to assist with any bookings and ensure you get the most of your relaxation time in this very special destination. What are you waiting for, head to Halong Bay and leave feeling like a new person.