An October 2005 trip
to Halong Bay by shammiyap
Quote: Two nights on board the Jewel Of The Bay in Halong Bay and a visit to the Surprising Cave have given me a breathtaking experience.
The Junk has three levels:
1. Top - Where the sundeck is. This is where you can sunbathe and indulge in the natural beauty of Halong Bay and its charming scenery.
2. Middle - Restaurant, living room, and bar. All meals are served here, where the living room is spacious and comfortable. There are bean bags around where you can play board games, chess, or read a book with a drink!
3. Lower - Five guest roomsAll guest rooms are fully equipped with air-conditioning, hot water, ensuite bathroom, and clean bed, most importantly. Meals served on board are extremely yummy:
Breakfast - Pastry, fresh food, cold cuts, and fresh eggsLunch - Seafood, fresh vegetable, and local delightsDinner - Seafood and more seafood, from succulent crab and fish from the bay to BBQ prawn and squid. What else can one ask for at this beautiful bay?There is a total of seven staff members on board, including one customer service manager. They play the role of cooking, cleaning, fixing drinks, rowing boats (if you are not kayaking), cave visiting, and of course, fixing everything on the boat!! Their warm hospitality and smiles will definitely make your stay comfortable like home.TIP: All meals on board are not inclusive of drinks, so bring enough USD to pay for the drinks when you check out. Coffee and tea are served free of charge throughout the stay, though.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 21, 2005
Jewel of The Bay
Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay, Vietnam
00 84 4 828 0702
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia