Favorite thing: In Ha Long, there are thousands of islets but there are only a few with beaches. And we found one and got to own one to ourselves..for a few hours. After they parked the Chinese Junk in a middle of somewhere, we got to kayak around and then we kayaked to this small island with beach. Took a swim...etc. For once, we felt a little privileged.
Favorite thing: On Dau Go island you can wander around the underground grottoes. Some fascinating views here bathed in multicoloured light. Well worth checking out the stalagmites and stalactites
Favorite thing: Here are some more photographs of Halong Bay other than those in other tips and travelogues. Hopefully they will inspire you to visit this place :)
If you want more luxury - look at pic 1 for your travel.
Pic 2 - budget
Fondest memory: Anyway, I had a good nite sleep on the boat - peaceful . Love the landscape & the boat ride.
Favorite thing: When you're travelling on a junk in Ha Long Bay, get on the deck to gape at the limestone structures that are shaped by the wind and the sea.
Favorite thing: The only stop (besides the habour) the boat made was to Cat Ba island. This is to cater for those who wanted to sleep in a hotel on the island instead of in the boat.