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Monkey Island

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Monkey Island is a very beautiful island in Catba beach town, Hai Phong city, Vietnam. This island has 2 beautiful beaches for swimming and there is mountain for go up to take nice pictures of Lan Ha bay with thousands of islets around.
Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

First off, the monkeys are not native to the area and were brought in some time ago for tourist. There are wayyy too many monkeys living on a small island because they are just fed by tourists. Secondly, I personally watched a guide hurl rocks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kalkram
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Those monkeys are mad, was like a night out in Wolverhampton, looking through bins, robbing rubbish and anything not tied down... shagging, fighting over food and the female monkey there rooting at the time... female monkeys letting three males have a go! Was bloody mad!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R33CFE
Reviewed 6 days ago

… and these monkeys try to dink the dregs of your beer or any sugary drink can. The 'hike' is a scramble up a hill and the surly manager tries to charge one 5000 dong for a jimmy riddle, even when you buy a drink....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Uncle_Martin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our boat made its usual stop here and we went ashore without giving it much thought but quickly regretted it. Monkeys were being fed chips by tourists who thought it was a real hoot until the monkeys started fighting over them and snatching the packet...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CMImum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop on our day boat trip, nice views from the top of the mount and a funny time watching the monkeys play!( be careful they can get agressive for the food)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaumebonc96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful island with a lot of monkeys. The beach is so clean, pure. Be careful with the monkeys, they will steal all food u bring or buy :)))

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HongDiep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as part of a day trip to Hà Long Bay. There was an option to take “a hike” which looked more like a steep climb so I stayed on the beach & watched the monkeys! I spotted a Mum, Dad & Baby in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikeob2016
Reviewed 18 December 2018

One of my least favourite parts of my entire trip to South East Asia with my wife. First off, the hike up the hill has WAY too many people, not a nice hike at all if you don't like waiting for 15 minutes to move...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank NowBoardingVancouver
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Nobody really warns you for them but the monkeys here are among the most agressive I have met in SE Asia. The tourist spoil them by feeding them. I visited Monkey Island at the beginning of the low season, which makes them agitated, as they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank SangreYLeche
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Beautiful island from where you can have one of the best views of Lahn Na Bay and of course a cold drink.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jaclyn R
4 October 2018|
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Response from Erek H | Reviewed this property |
The best way is contact to tour agency or your hotel ( they will also contact to tour agency) for the best price.
8 June 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth K | Reviewed this property |
There are many boats in this area and some large old, sailboats used for tours. You can google tours of Halong Bay from Cat Ba Island. Monkey Island is very small.
8 March 2017|
Response from Veronika K | Reviewed this property |
Didn't do it...sorry
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