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Paradise Sails

Halong Bay, Vietnam

At a Glance

  • Expect delicious and fresh cuisine on board - the breakfast buffets are a must

  • Enjoy welcome drinks, sundowners and sociable activities to get to know your fellow passengers

  • Squid fishing at night is a highlight not to be missed

  • This luxury cruise boasts spacious and smartly designed cabins with unparalleled views

  • The staff are warm and attentive, ensuring guests have everything they need

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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.

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Description

Paradise Sails is a luxury cruise based in UNESCO protected Halong Bay built upon the traditional Vietnamese junk boat design. Like all Paradise Cruises, Paradise Sails offers excellent service and cuisine and plenty of activities for you to enjoy.

Paradise Sails is one of three Paradise Cruises vessels, a brand very well established as being one of the most luxurious junk boats in Halong Bay. On board enjoy 360 degree views of the most stunning bay in Vietnam.

There are four Paradise Sails boats, each featuring a stylish restaurant and bar. Start your day with a delicious fresh breakfast served by the warm and hospitable staff. Later after lunch and the day's cultural activities, the top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy sundowners. Here revel in the unparalleled beauty of Halong bay before heading for dinner, a unique dining experience serving up fresh seafood and traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

You'll find 17 cabins on Paradise Sails, split over the first and second floor decks. All recently renovated they feature dark wooden flooring and handmade furnishings. Each room allows guests total relaxation. With eight layers of cushioning, each bed takes the meaning of comfort to another level and with a pillow menu to add, everyone is guaranteed a restful night's sleep.

Facilities on the Paradise Sails are anything but simple. As the only cruise operator in Halong Bay with its very own floating spa, guests can unwind at this sumptuous haven. There are plenty of activities too, from day excursions, Tai Chi and cooking classes to kayaking and movie nights under the stars.

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is Vietnam’s most popular natural wonder just three hours by car from Hanoi. This luxury cruise promises its guests a truly unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing trip discovering the 2,000 limestone karsts that make up this famous bay.

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Accommodation

There are 17 cabins on board the Paradise Sails, each varying in size and features. With a classic design, dark wooden flooring and handmade furnishings, these boutique cabins highlight the traditional style of the wooden junk boats.

Deluxe Cabin

Located on the first deck, the average room size for the Deluxe Cabin measures 16sqm.

Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Located on the second deck the Deluxe Balcony Cabin features a private balcony and measures 18sqm.

Paradise Suite

Located on the first deck, the Paradise Suite measures 23sqm and includes a large tv, mini bar, private jacuzzi and en-suite bathroom.

Terrace Suite

Located on the second deck, the average room size for the Terrace Suite is 23sqm. Each suite features a private forward-facing terrace with lounge chairs and an exquisite marble bathroom.

Facilities

Facilities on board Paradise Sails include an excellent restaurant and bar serving up delicious and fresh cuisine and cocktails as well as a world-class spa with a massage cabin. There are three decks to marvel at the impressive limestone karsts as you cruise along.

Activities

Activities during your stay on board Paradise Sails include boat trips to beautiful deserted beaches and unspoilt fishing villages, Tai Chi classes, wine tasting and even Vietnamese cookery classes available on request.

Reviews

5

Leonora McNabb (Staff)

Paradise Luxury proved to be a very luxurious way to explore Halong Bay. The boat itself is marvellous and very nicely furnished. The dining room is spacious and there is plenty of deck space to relax. Cabins are a good size, especially if you opt for a higher category, it is also nice to have one with a balcony. However, the service on here is what stood out for me; it was excellent. The staff are so welcoming, friendly and professional and are able to read you very well and seem to be at your beck and call without you really even being aware. You feel that they are always looking out for you without being obtrusive in any way. Food was delicious and there was a good variety of drinks at very reasonable prices.

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Jack Mace (Staff)

Ivan and the team aboard Paradise Luxury 3 were brilliant. They were friendly and attentive throughout and made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. The boat itself was also lovely, with 17 rooms it certainly didn't feel too big. The rooms in general aren't huge (remember you are on a boat!) but they were light, airy and the beds were incredibly comfortable which made for a great night sleep. It's just amazing to open the curtains and wake up to the sun rising above such an amazing place. Both the restaurant, deck and upper deck were brilliant places to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The chef cooked up some great, inventive dishes and we all got into the spirit of it by wearing Bao Dai (local dress) for the delicious evening meal. A great few days!

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Location & directions

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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.

How to get there

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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