10 Things to Do in Halong Bay When it Rains

10 Things to Do in Halong Bay When it Rains If the weather is not favor and you have to stay on board, there are some things you can do in Halong Bay when it rains, don’t let the weather ruin your trip.

10 Things to Do in Halong Bay When it Rains - Everything about Rainy Day in Halong Bay for first time Travelers

Sailing in Halong Bay in sunny and warm weather is ideal, everybody when they book a cruise in Halong bay dream for that. But if you are get bad luck on the day you travel to Halong when it starts raining, so what to do in Halong Bay? In fact, weather in Halong bay changes suddenly and the chance that your trip is cancelled is unpredictable; for example, today it is great, calm sea reflecting blue sky; the next day, the sky covered by gray and white cloud, the raindrop loses itself into the immense ocean, the strong wind blows and the endless wave roars until its hit the shore. If the weather is not favor and you have to stay on board, there are some things you can do in Halong Bay When it Rains, don’t let the weather ruin your trip.

Rainy Day in Halong Bay

1. Read books

In the receptionist area of the cruise often have books for tourists, while not many people look at this area and you will not find a vast collection of books there, but you will find some interesting books about local cultures and some travel magazines. It is good to get away from the hustle and bustle part of the ship.

Athena Cruise Balcony

2. Go to spa and gym

Spa area is located on the top deck of the Halong Bay Cruise. No matter how strong the wind is blowing, it is always relaxing and calming inside the spa. The best part out of the worst weather is staying in the steam room and enjoy stormy sea, besides, we also offer body treatments, skincare, facials and foot massages, performed by well-trained staff.

Aphrodise Cruise Spa

3. Photography, catching beautiful moments when it Rains

Never visit Halong Bay without your camera; this is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and capturing this beauty on camera is one of the obligatory things to do in Halong Bay when it Rains. Rainy Day in Halong Bay, you’ll find yourself rewarded with vista after stunning vista; as your tour boat rounds each island you’ll be greeted by a completely fresh view. Enjoying the breathtaking landscape from the sundeck or your balcony cabin, you will have some of the best photo opportunities of your life.

Emperor Cruise Sundeck

4. Enjoy a cocktail

Now, you completely enjoy cocktails at Halong Bay on your cruises as well, when the weather is not favorable, etc… We need to think of some really nice cocktail to keep our throats wet and spirits high. It’s a great time to enjoy the rainy day on sundeck with some cocktails and music.

Athena Cruise

5. Eating Fresh Seafood

Lovers of great seafood hit the jackpot in Halong Bay; the food on board the cruise boats is exceptional, and seafood makes the base for many of their menus. Simply stopping off on an island and enjoying barbecued seafood on a quiet beach is also a very pleasant experience. Seafood is always best served fresh and it comes no fresher than fishing it out of the water and tossing it straight on the fire.


6. Attend cooking class

Joining cooking class is not a bad idea when the weather is not on your side. The professional chefs are more than happy guiding you preparing some traditional Vietnamese cuisine such as Spring roll, papaya salad or making vegetable carving. After that the dinner is served with various courses.

Serenity Cruise Cooking Class

7. Watch TV

On the luxury cruise Dragon Legend, we offer TV with multiple channels from sport to movie, from fashion to music, all will keep you updated to the newest trends. While some body thinks it is waste of time, others would see it as a good way to relax and enjoy the sea by your own way. With the large window view, you still have a full joy of see the sea.

Watch TV

8. Chat with other tourists and join with our staff for homemade performances

Seeing the bartender preparing drink and have a little chit-chat with him doesn’t cost you anything. In a stormy day, tourists love to gather together in the bar, so join them, share with them about your trips, your next destination and with some luck, you may find your next trip’s companions.

Mon Cheri Cruises

9. Do rain sounds help you sleep?

When it’s raining and skies are overcast, we miss out on our body’s internal alarm clock. Rain sounds are also comforting. The rhythmic pitter-pattern of rain hitting a sundeck, umbrella, or the sea ​​surface below. Listening to a light rain just might lull you to sleep.

The freedom of your own space and the sense of peace by being surrounded by water. Watching the rain and waking up to the sound of the sea and wind. Let's face it, boats are very cool and staying on board is a safe and simple way to enjoy another way to stay!

10. Visit a caves

There are 59 ‘discovered’ caves in Halong Bay to date, and experts believe there could be as many as double this number still waiting to be found. The most famous of these are the Sung Sot (or Surprise Cave); Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave); and Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave). The Surprise Cave is the one most commonly visited by tour boats, but don’t be put off by large numbers of visitors; they are a must-see and one of the most interesting things to do in Halong Bay.

Thien Cung cave

On the way to the cave, be careful of where you step on as the cave floor can be slippery, particularly on the way down. A good pair of shoes will ensure your safety and comfort.

Best Time to Visit Halong Bay?    

Travellers to Vietnam and Halong Bay should be aware that the weather is rather unpredictable and can vary greatly even within one single day. However, there is charm and enchantment whether rain or shine: overcast weather and fog make the scenery more mysical and dramatic, bright sun accentuates the various shades of grey of the seascape, etc.

It is possible to visit Ha Long Bay year-round, with the best time to visit from October through April, although during the winter months of December, January and February, the weather can be cool and overcast with low visibility.

In the end, while it is not always happens but when the weather get worse and your cruise is cancelled we will inform you ASAP, you can get refund or arrange another cruise trip on the next day.

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