Near to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba island is Cai Chien island, the new and fascinating destination.
Cai Chien is the only island commune of Hai Ha district, 15 km away from the district center. When summer is coming, many tourists like to go to Co To Island to cool off, but recently Cai Chien has emerged as a new destination for those who love peace. In particular, Cai Chien is very convenient for the road to explore Quang Ninh East from Binh Lieu or on the road from Ha Long Bay to Mong Cai, especially groups of youth who prefer to travel.
Like many of the islands in Quang Ninh, the natural landscape of Cai Chien is the beach, which is Van Ca, Cai Chien and Dragon Heads. In particular, Dragon Head is the place where people choose the most, because here there are homestay services, renting tents and eating. The sand on the beach is smooth, stretching along 2km with waves surfing, and the wide range of ten years green casuarina.
Things to do in Cai Chien
This place is suitable for bathing, tenting, hammock, group activities. Deep into casuarina forests are paddy fields, familiar sweet potato fields. This is also a unique feature of sheep compared to other islands. Another interesting activity in Cai Chien is the tourists can hire a squid fishing boat, floating on the sea with the waves flutter. Enjoying self-catching product may be very interesting. In summer, visitors also do not forget to watch sunrise, sunset on the beach, a moment of unforgettable beauty.
The most interesting and exciting way to explore the pristine island is camping, through which visitors may experience the “Robinson-like” life in their camps by the sea. Visitors are advised to prepare food and drinks for the camping. A BBQ feast on the beach may be a good idea. However, visitors are to keep the beach clean before leaving.
How to get to Cai Chien
From Hanoi or Halong Bay, you can catch a bus to Hai Ha province, Quang Ninh. Or the easiest way is to buy the tour from the travel agency. The tour may include visiting Bai Dong (Dragon eye) island, then travel to Hai Ha port and buy the ferry ticket to Cai Chien. It costs about VND 25.000/1 person from Hai Ha to Cai Chien. The time on the boat is approximately 40-50 mins. If you are going with a group, you can rent a canoe that costs VND450.000/1canoe that can contain 7 to 8 people.
Where to stay in Cai Chien
There are hotels, hostels, home- stay or container home-stay in Cai Chien. To book the room, you can go directly to the hotel and ask for the available room with the price. If you are good at making bargain, do it and may be you will have a discount.
To book the container home-stay, you can visit its fan page on facebook