3 dressing tips for a Halong Bay trip in winter

As a year-round tourist attraction, Halong Bay is favorited by international tourists in almost every time period of the year. Some prefer to travel in chilling season as the Bay is less crowded and present a unique beauty different from summer.

Although being a tropical country, Northern Vietnam surprisingly has 4 seasons a year, in which winter may get extremely cold. Mountainous city like Sapa might saw snow and freeze in a couple of weeks. If you plan to travel to Halong Bay from December to March, be prepared to dip in the cold weather and pack your clothes smartly to have a comfortable and warm trip in the bay.

Packing light for a Halong Bay trip in winter1. Must-bring to Halong Bay

For footwear, you will need at least 1 pair of sneakers and 1 pair of flip flops. Sneakers are the best accompany when it comes to sport activities like kayaking in Vung Vieng area, biking in Cat Ba Island, or visiting caves. Meanwhile, the flip flops keep you comfortable in daily routine on the cruise. You wouldn’t want to put on sneakers every time when you’re relaxing on the cruise sundeck or a beach, or just go around for meals and drink in the corridor.

Although the weather can be a little chill, it is common that a tropical winter can’t be compared with those in temperate countries. Many Western tourists still find it possible to dip into the emerald water of Halong Bay in cold weather. Bring your swimsuit! That’s a must! You will regret not swimming in one of the most beautiful bay in the world.

2. Packing light for the winter

A trip to Halong Bay usually lasts only for 2 or 3 days, therefore, even when you have to dress warmer for the winter, don’t over pack! Bring some basic items that can be used for various purposes is the secret for packing light in winter.

You will need a lightweight jacket that is often easy to match with other clothes. The jacket does not only keep you warm, but also keep you dry when it rains and humid, which is a common in Vietnam winter. A nice sweater will also be needed, especially at night when the atmosphere gets chiller, especially outdoor. Don’t skip evening activities because you’re not dressed warm enough. When will you get the opportunity to go squid fishing or relaxing on cruise sundeck again? On top of that, a scarf would be strongly recommend since it’s multi-functional, it either keeps you away from cold or be a cute accessory to your outfit.

Vietnamese winter is humid when it rains, but most of the time the weather is dry. Bring a mini pack of moisture cream and body lotion to prevent dry skin. And don’t forget to drink water often to keep yourself away from being dehydrated.

Sun set on Bhaya Cruise in Halong Bay3. Don’t forget your long-term trip

Most of the time, travelers stop off in Halong Bay for only 2-3 days during their long trip in Vietnam or even around South East Asia. Be aware that most areas in this region are still in sunny weather. Don’t focus too much on packing for winter as you may regret bringing a lot of unnecessary stuffs while dragging your suitcase along through the countries. Pack some summer clothes too, and bring just enough to have a fashionable and light trip regardless of weather.

I would recommend a couple of basic T-shirts that go well with almost everything, some shorts, sweat pants for comfortable travelling would be a smart choice for a long trip through different regions. Yet don’t forget to style yourself with some fancy accessories such as sunglasses, bracelets, colorful scarf,… just to have a brand new look every day. Take just enough bulk of clothes because you wouldn’t want to drag an oversized suitcase along every time.

Sweet surprise for Valentine’s Day in Vietnam

It’s around this time of the year again, Valentine’s Day, when lovers are planning to spend a romantic time together. For travel lovers, if you happen to be in Vietnam in February, there will be plenty of choices to enjoy your special day together in this beautiful tropical country.

1.  Romantic date in the sunset of Halong Bay

A luxury cruise has never been a bad idea for a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day. Imagining a dinner in the sunset of the sea, with your table set up on the cruise’s sundeck, that would be a perfect picture one could ever think of when it comes to romance.

Romantic dinner for couple for 2 in Bhaya CruisesHalong Bay is world-famous for its unique and ethereal beauty of more than 1600 limestone and karsts, peaceful sea water and various activities across the bay. Originally the most attractive destination in Vietnam, Halong Bay has recently gained more attention for its friendly and sustainable image. When coming to this World Heritage Site, cruising in one of those luxury cruises overnight has been a favorite, if not a must for travelers around the world. In fact, there’s no better way to discover the destination than a cruise.

Flower-for-couples-bhaya-cruises-deluxe-roomLuckily, Valentine’s Day falls in Vietnam’s spring with the loveliest weather of the year, when the verdurous greenery and warm temperature is a splendid gift of nature. Halong Bay has been the most romantic choice for couples. To add more sweet to the experience, Bhaya Classic Cruises is offering some romantic treatment if you book and travel from now to February 28th: relaxing with the cruise’s 1 hour of body massage for free, then enjoying 1 complimentary bottle of wine while dining in a special candle light dinner in your Royal Suite cabin. Book now!

2.  Bathing the spring sunrise on a beach date

Beach date in Nha TrangEnjoying a romantic date in the daylight would be an exciting experience on your Valentine’s Day. Gifted with the coast line of 3200km, Vietnam owns some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which is full of warm sunlight all-year-round. To name a few: Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Mui Ne are definitely in the top list when you think of a beach date on Valentine’s Day.

The infamous world of white sand and emerald water has named Nha Trang in the top 10 beaches in the world. The first thing one should do when arriving in Nha Trang is heading straight to the beach. This beautiful beach can accompany you all day long by its different charms during the day. Sunbathing or just enjoying a walk together, feel your feet dipping the soft white sand and the breath of love through ocean wind. Water-based activities are also a different appeal of Nha Trang that you have to try to really experience the destination fully.

If you wish to spend you special day in the North, Halong Bay can still be an incredible choice. With some reticent hidden beaches surrounded by limestone off the shore, a date beach in Halong Bay gives you a peaceful and quiet time together.

3.  Dating in the city of love

Located in the Central Highlands of Lam Dong City, Da Lat has always been famous for its charming, romantic landscapes and bizarre architecture, which deserves the title “The city of Love”. Therefore, this small city is always first choice for couples on Valentine’s Day.

Da Lat flower park valentineWhat makes Da Lat a naturally romantic city itself? The fact that Da Lat is the biggest flower meadow in Vietnam makes it a flower heaven in every corners of the city. Ladies love flowers, no matter how they always grumble about how much you paid for them. Just take them to the flower world and your lady would consider you as the most romantic guy in the world.

This tiny city is full of places with interesting names, enough to prove its romantic title. Love Valley, Dreamlike Hill, Lake of Signs are favorite attractions by young couples on their dates.