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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.
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Cat Ba, Cat Ba, Vietnam
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Monkey island is among the stops from a morning boat trip in Halong Bay. It's a beautiful area, but the tour stop here, therefore it's actually packed. It's known as Monkey island, but essentially you will find not numerous of them. You can find out...More

Thank Hobie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped over as part of working day drive to learn bay. You are able to discover several cheeky monkeys on the seaside grabbing food off visitors or even searching for crabs under rocks. There's a walk up to a viewable thing, but beware the rocks...More

Thank Esme S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fascinating tour. We stopped looking when passing on the motorbike. Paid small sum to park the bike, and also a tiny amount to guide. Value that is good, and pleasant guide, perhaps occasionally a little challenging to comprehend, but he tried really hard.

Thank alma h
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Avoid at all costs. Beach and water are covered in rubbish and plastic bags, bottles, cans etc. Locals on holiday and some tourists feeding monkeys cakes, biscuits, coke and beer, and chasing them with sand and sticks for amusement. Pathetic.

1  Thank Mike_Dennehy
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Monkey island as it's name, there are about more than 10 monkey live natural on the island. And there are some way to go there: you can take a taxi boat at Beo pier(the tourist habour at Cat Ba town), it takes around 20 munites...More

1  Thank Freemanhp
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A view that is amazing from the roof of the mountain, but in general very touristy and additionally the monkeys are treated seriously. I was expecting to find out them within the forest or along the mountain, but unfortunately, they sit alongside the bathroom and...More

Thank Farr Z
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Didn't see one monkey. The island is really crowded which makes the climb to the top pretty uncomfortable. The beach is very nice and there is a small bar.

Thank Bart B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Monkey Island was well worth the time of ours due to the density of visitors, which flock here, and interacting with the tiny troupe of monkeys. I was informed the monkeys had been released on the destinations, and also we observed travelers taunting them until...More

Thank bobby w
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Most half day or full day tours starting from Cat Ba will drag you onto this beautiful but very much 'touched' island paradise. However, the views from the top of Lan Ha bay are not to be missed, even if it requires making your way...More

Thank Jack Y
Reviewed 6 August 2018

At the end of the beach you can climb up for a good views. Take sturdy footwear - the rocks are razor sharp. The monkeys are pretty lame.

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GerardBaude
8 June 2017|
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Response from fitmom1010 | 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.
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Lê Phạm L
8 March 2017|
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Response from Veronika K | Reviewed this property |
Didn't do it...sorry
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Kanan A
17 June 2015|
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Response from Tran N |
Those monkeys are born in the island, so the nature and habitat belongs to them
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