Not only Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh also has beautiful unspoiled islands that attract tourists. In addition to Co To, Quan Lan Island is also a famous tourist destination of Quang Ninh. Quan Lan is an island located on Bai Tu Long Bay in Van Don district, Quang Ninh province. Quan Lan is peaceful, very suitable for those who want to travel to the sea in a quiet and private place.
1. When to go to Quan Lan?
The period from April to September is the right time to go to Quan Lan because the weather is warm, you can swim in the sea. A small note is that if you go in July-August, you need to pay attention to the weather because this is the time of the stormy season.
2. How to move to Quan Lan
To get to Quan Lan, you need to move to Cai Rong wharf and then take a speedboat to the island. The following are suggestions for you to arrive in Quan Lan as quickly and conveniently as possible.
From Hanoi to Cai Rong port
You should choose to take a limousine because the price is moderate and the speed is also very fast to be able to move to Cai Rong port easily without being tired of waiting for a long time.
From Cai Rong to the island
Every day from Cai Rong port, there are many trains to Quan Lan island to serve the needs of people and tourists. About 1 hour by boat, you will arrive at Quan Lan Island.
Normally, there will be 2 high-speed trains a day from Van Don to Quan Lan at 8:15 and 15:15. 2 trips from Quan Lan to Van Don at 7:15 and 14:15. There are also wooden trains. Go to Quan Lan at hour and 13 o’clock. The price of the speedboat is from 100,000 to 120 thousand / time, the average wooden train is 80,000 VND / time.
3. Stay in Quan Lan
Because Quan Lan is still quite primitive, the accommodation service here does not have as many options as other tourist destinations and the price will also be higher.
Some hotels and resorts of Quan Lan can be mentioned as GrandpearlResort – Minh Chau on Quan Lan island. This resort in Minh Chau has 56 rooms, including 44 double rooms and 12 vip rooms. Another resort here is Minh Chau Pearl Hotel & Spa with 35 rooms.
The price of other resorts in Quan Lan is high, averaging over 1.5 million / room for 2 people. Because the accommodation service in Quan Lan has not yet developed, even though the price is high, if you do not book early, you may not have a place.
Besides motels and hotels, homestay is also the choice of many young people when coming to Quan Lan because of the affordable price. Some beautiful homestays in Quan Lan can be mentioned as Dau Dau Homestay with tent rooms, the average price is in the range of over 500,000 VND/night.
In addition, homestay Quan Lan – Villa Hoa Giay, which is slowly renovated by the French built villa with 7 rooms, is also an option that you can refer to. Room rates here are from about 200,000 to 500,000 VND/night
4. Fun places in Quan Lan
Quan Lan attracts tourists by its wild beauty, fresh air and peaceful beaches. Here are the most famous tourist attractions in Quan Lan you must visit!
In Quan Lan, there are 3 famous beaches: Minh Chau beach, Quan Lan beach and Son Hao beach. All three beaches are still very wild with fine sand beaches, clear blue sea and very peaceful appearance.
Got Beo Eo Gio is a mountain peak facing the sea, when climbing to the top of the waist you will admire the whole majestic and unspoiled nature of this island. You should go at dawn to feel all the fresh air early in the morning, helping you forget all the hustle and bustle of life to immerse yourself in nature.
River with white sand banks
The small river bisecting the sandy bank is a favorite place for young people when coming to Quan Lan because of the extremely poetic scenery and quality “virtual living” angles.
5. Eating in Quan Lan Quan
If you are afraid to go far, you can eat right at a homestay or hotel, but according to the experience of some who have been, the price of food and seafood in Quan Lan area will be cheaper than Minh Chau. Coming to Quan Lan, you should try some of the famous seafood of this region such as sam worm, clam, surface, chile, etc.
Some seafood restaurants in Quan Lan can be referred to as Cat Trang Restaurant, Van Hai Xanh Quan Lan, Ra Khoi Restaurant.
Above are some suggestions for your trip to Quan Lan. If you need a place to relax, rest and forget all the hustle and bustle of life, Quan Lan is an ideal place for this summer!