The only wooden junk boat to offer a two-night, three-day cruise in Halong Bay, without the need for day boats
Paradise Prestige only has 15 cabins, offering a much more intimate experience versus the larger boats
The seamless two-night, three-day itinerary means the boat can travel to the more remote areas of Halong Bay
Enjoy free-flow soft drinks and house wine with lunch and dinner, and feel spoiled with a complimentary 50-minute spa treatment per guest per night
The best time of year to visit Halong Bay is during the spring or autumn. Because the bay is situated in the northern part of the country, it can get colder in the winter. The rainy season here is at its peak in July to September. July is the hottest month, January the coolest. The dry season runs from November to April.
Paradise Prestige is the only wooden junk boat to offer a continuous three-day two-night cruise around Halong Bay, without a need for any 'day boats'. The breathtaking Halong Bay is Vietnam's most iconic site, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For most cruises around Halong Bay, those staying two nights will usually have to spend some time on a day boat while the main boat heads back to the harbour to drop off one-night guests and to pick up new travellers. Paradise Prestige is the first wooden junk boat to introduce a continuous two-night, three-day itinerary, meaning visitors can see the more remote areas of the bay, and gain a more in-depth insight into local life.
Paradise Prestige has 15 smartly designed cabins, and each has air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Some of the cabins have balconies, and the Terrace Suites have private decks with lounge chairs.
There is an a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Vietnamese and international cuisine. As an extra treat, guests can enjoy free-flow soft drinks and house wine during lunch and dinner. And to top off the indulgence, each guest will also receive a 50-minute spa treatment per night.
During your stay on Paradise Prestige, you will cruise amongst the dramatic islands of Halong Bay, stopping off to visit some of the area's most interesting sites, including floating villages, mysterious caves and hidden beaches. Early risers can start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, and post-dinner activities include squid fishing or movie-nights.
There are 15 cabins across two decks. The Deluxe Cabins and Paradise Suites are on the main deck, and do not have balconies. The Deluxe Balcony Cabins and Terrace Suites are on the upper deck and therefore able to offer outside space. The cabins can either be double or 'Hollywood' twin, with two single mattresses within the same frame.
Children are welcome on Paradise Prestige, but there are no specific facilities for them. The cabins cannot accommodate extra beds, therefore whilst one child could share a bed with their parents, any additional children would need their own cabin.
It is worth being aware that some of the sites you will visit have lots of steps, some of which are steep and can be uneven. Parents may need to keep a fairly close eye on any younger children, particularly in the caves.
The Paradise Prestige has a one restaurant, which serves a la carte breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The boat also a spa. The sun deck is equipped with tables and chairs, and provides a lovely spot to sit back and take in the incredible scenery.
Your time in Halong Bay will include a number of activities both off and on the boat. The benefit of Paradise Prestige's continuous two-night, three-day tour means that you are able to journey to more remote areas, where there a fewer tourists. You will visit dramatic caves, pretty beaches and floating villages. You will also be able to enjoy some kayaking and swimming. On board activities include Tai Chi and cooking demonstrations.
170 kilometres from Hanoi, in northeastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth.
15-hour international flight (one change) to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport followed by a 3-hour drive to Halong Bay.
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