Catba Monkey Island Resort is ideally located on a private beach of Monkey Island ( also called Cat Dua island) in Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba islands ( South of Halong bay). It is about 2 miles from Catba town and it takes you 10 minutes to come by boat from Bến Bèo harbour ( Cat Ba town).

Come to Cat Ba Monkey Island Resort, you will have a wonderful time staying in bungalows, enjoy the fresh air of the ocean, enjoy swimming at the private beach, do kayaking in the bay, swimming, playing football, volleyball, billiard....or you can climb up the mountain for the spectacular view of Lan Ha bay.

Cat Ba Monkey Island Resort has 39 rooms which are equipped comfortably for your stay with quality beddings, air conditioner, and private bath room - hot shower. Especially, your room has view to hundreds of islets in front and you can enjoy some drinks seating at the room balcony.
There is Monkey Island Resort Restaurant stays next to the beach and in front of a beautiful Eco garden where you can enjoy Vietnamese food or Western food. You can seat here for drinking, waiting for the sunset in the afternoon or watch thousands of stars in the evening.

Monkey Island must be one of the best places for travelers those want to enjoy many activities, love the private beach...on the tour to Halong bay - Cat Ba island.

There are many beautiful sight seeings around Monkey Island Resort and we hope you will have time to visit these places so that you will feel the real holiday relax time. Please see programme at: Daily Tours Cat Ba islands and Lan Ha ba



Dear customers,

Thank you for choosing our resort as an accommodation of your journey in Vietnam.

Since you are here, let us share with you our story of exploring this island and how this bungalow resort comes to life more than 10 years ago.

In 2007, in a random research trip to North East Vietnam and Catba archipelago, we came across Cat Dua (Wild Pineapple Island) that locals also name “Monkey island”. At the time, it was still a small pice of land, covered with wild trees. Appaled by the tranquility of the place, a dream sparked in us that one day, we would turn this into a lodging so various visitors  can enjoy its beauty.

The journey soon faced many difficulties. Under the management of Catba national park, the formation of any accomodation within the area has to follow very tight environment regulations, one of which being electricity generation with limit of 1,000 kW. Since grid electricity was impossible to apply, we have to come to terms with using a generator for power. Therefore, power in the island is limited and we could only provide air conditioning within 2 time ranges: from 11:30 to 14:30 and from 21:00 to 7:00.  Solar panels solution was proposed but failed after 8 months of experiment, since Monkey island resort is very close to water front and suffer from an average of 10 tropical storms yearly.

 Being wild and natural, sometimes, some insects might be found, despite our frequent maintenance. Nevertheless, according to the analysis of Catba national park, 100% of these insects are not poisonous.

With all reasons mentioned above, we wish that when you come to the island, please inform our receptionists your concerns or problems so that we can solve them timely, ultimately to create a good experience for you in Monkey Island Resort.

As you know, Tripadvisor is a reliable review site that customers shares experiences of a certain trip or destination. However, some customers take advantage of this site to threaten us to reduce room price or even writing fake reviews and affect the reputation of accommodations. This is happening all around Catba and we hope you will consider when you decide to trust or make a decision.

With nearly a decade of operation, Monkey Island Resort has hosted thousands of guests and always perceived feedback to improve service. Here, we always welcome guests that are willing to be considerate with nature.  

Thank you!


Dear our distinguished guests,

The summer period from (June to August) is the high season of domestic travelers in Vietnam, in general and in Cat Ba island, in particular. The culture and style of domestic travelers is often different to Western travelers. They normally book tours, rooms with a big group in Friday and Saturday and normally organize gameshows, teambuilding on the beach. This activity might not corresponding to travelers from Western who love the quietness and the peace.

For this reason, with our soul and experience in tourism business over 20 years, we sincerely advise you who wish to have a enjoyable holiday that you should book room or tours to Cat Ba from Sunday to Thursday (avoid booking it on Friday and Saturday), you may avoid the crowded and the noisy of domestic travelers. Furthermore, if you book rooms or tours in weekdays, you would get promotion with reasonable price and the transportation will be much more easy


Dear customer

With the line "business associated with environment protection", we try to reduce plastic rubbish. For this reason, we will try to replace plastic amenities by other material like: bamboo, paper... We will reject plastic amenities in the bathroom: Plastic straw, teeth brush,  plastic comb, plastic razor...We hope you would be sympathetic towards us 

Thank you very much

Monkey Island Resort


Currently, there are some resorts in Cat Ba taking a false name of Monkey Island Resort to seek profit. These resorts have bad facilities and service, directly affect travellers. Monkey Island Resort would like recommend that there is unique MONKEY ISLAND RESORT AT BEACH 2, CAT DUA ISLAND, CAT BA, HAI PHONG. This is our official website: