Van Don Beach


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Van Don Beach

Quang Ninh is blessed with silver and gold forest, the sea here is always ranked in the top of the most beautiful beaches in the North. Different from the somewhat modern and bustling beaches of Ha Long, Van Don beach still retains its wild and natural features. If this summer you wonder where to go to relax. Van Don Beach is a destination that you cannot miss to have experiences with and enjoyable after the busy days in the city. Here are our shares about Van Don beach travel experiences that you must know.

Quan Lan beach Van Don


How Van Don Beach is unique?

Van Don beach has many kinds of rare seafood, beautiful beaches on Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung and many other magical caves. Travelling to Van Don, you can not only see Cai Bau pagoda, visit and learn about fishermen’s life, but also enjoy a variety of fresh seafood here.

Top things to do

It is located right on the banks of the beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay. The beach stretches about 2km with the gentle white sand beach, the emerald green water, so clear that you can see the bottom. With endowed nature, cool year-round, beautiful beaches and charming scenery, Bai Dai increasingly attracts many visitors to admire its beauty.

The combination of blue sea, white sand, majestic cloudy mountains has created a perfect scene and especially the highlight is the soft wooden bridge winding stretching to the sea. The bridge is still a beautiful, romantic picture in poetry, it is like a connection between nature and people.

How is wonderful swimming at Van Don Beach?

Cai Bau Pagoda

In addition to swimming, you can take a walk along the coast to admire the pristine nature, the clear blue and white beach with wonderful coral reefs are impressive highlights compared to other beaches.

It is so quiet and unspoiled but it is also sometimes exciting. When you participate in entertainment activities at busy beach resorts such as Mai Quyen, Van Hai, Viet My. It can be mentioned as driving a water motorbike at sea, sports games such as beach volleyball, kayaking, or entertainment such as collective karaoke … These will be experiences you will never forget when to Bai Dai.

From Beach, you can depart by canoe to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, the romantic islands in the bay or the ecological forest systems, famous beautiful beaches like Quan Lan, Minh Chau beach.

How to get to Van Don Beach?

Van Don Bridge

From Hanoi, move down to Van Don about 215km. You can move the fastest two routes from Hanoi to Van Don

The first road you depart from Hanoi takes road 1 to Bac Ninh, from Bac Ninh you go in the direction of Highway 18 going through Pha Lai – Chi Linh – Dong Trieu – Uong Bi – Ha Long – Cam Pha – Turn on Cua Ong Temple to Van Don

The second road helps you move faster, you depart from Hanoi and follow the Hanoi – Hai Phong highway. Until the Bach Dang bridge you turn towards the Ha Long – Hai Phong expressway, you will come to Van Don

The most common way to get to Van Don is by car. If you do not own a private car or you travel with a large group, you can rent a car to move here.

When is the best time to visit Van Don Beach?

You can go to Van Don beach at any time of the year, summer is usually domestic tourists, Asian countries come here for vacation. In winter and spring, European, American and Korean tourists come to relaxation. However, in July, the sea often has storms, you should monitor the weather to make your trip most smoothly.

What to eat?

Delicious places to eat at Van Don beach

seafood Quang Ninh

Restaurant 359

Restaurant 359 is an interesting choice for visitors with airy space with 9 stilt houses, including 6 small stilt houses and 3 large stilt houses arranged close to the sea, giving you a feeling of excitement. The restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes such as oysters, snails, clams, grouper … or you can bring fresh and raw food by the restaurant.

Van Don Zones Restaurant 9

50m from Van Don tourist port with unique architecture, beautiful airy space, convenient traffic. The diverse and affordable dishes serving seafood dishes, hot pot dishes such as seafood hot pot, goat hot pot, buffalo meat hotpot, beef … with affordable prices ranging from 120,000 VND / person – 250,000 VND / person.

Bien Gio Restaurant 2, Van Don

Gio Bien Restaurant 2 located in zone 8, Cai Rong town, is considered one of the restaurants with the quality of the dishes always fresh. The restaurant serves seafood dishes and seafood specialities of Van Don. Such as Blood cockle, Tiger Shrimp, Clam, Oysters, Snail, Snail, Tu Hai, Hai Sam, Sam, Crab, Squid, sea fish … The menu with seafood dishes ranges from 120,000 VND / person – 250,000 VND / person.

Recommended accommodation

Bai Tu Long Resort

Located in village 1, Ha Long commune, Van Don, close to major urban centres, very convenient for guests. It’s harmonious combination between Asian traditions and Western modern styles with a closed stilt house system, gives you a sense of closeness to nature. On stilts with modern equipment suitable for your vacation, the hotel consists of 21 coastal houses, each with 4 separate rooms.

Address: Hamlet 2, Ha Long Commune, Van Don District, Ha Long

Van Don Hotel Habour View

Address: zone 9, Cai Rong town, Van Don district, Quang Ninh province

With a favourable geographical location, located right on the banks of Ha Long Bay, 50m from Van Don port. Built according to 2-star international standard. Room system with 26 rooms are designed in harmony, modern and comfortable.

Duong Thanh Hotel

Located right in zone 9, Cai Rong town, Van Don with 20 modern, comfortable bedrooms. Epsecially with the advantage of 3 hotel fronts are designed with many windows in the room to create ventilation, wide view of the seaport.

The hotel also provides several services. Such as tour guides, island ticket booking, package tour by boat booking, and car tour around the island.

Le Anh Hotel

With the address at the South port area 9, Cai Rong town, hotel with 7 floors and 36 rooms, each room has full amenities. Especially, the hotel also has boat rental service, high-speed canoe to take visitors on the bay to visit the island routes at affordable prices.

Coming to Van Don Beach, you can not only swim in the sea but also admire the lyrical wild nature, you will be immersed in the cool sea, in the quiet air, cool and fresh air. This is an ideal place to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city.

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