I liked monkey island but there were a few things that put a dampner on the stay. This resort could be brilliant but there is a problem with the food side. Bearing in mind you are stuck here with no other way to get food they charge you extortionate money, in dollars too not VND, knowing you are cornered. Example chips are $5 ....though it says for 2 people the portion is like a side dish. There is a small menu, no deserts. Plate of cabbage $5....beer expensive too. You can only pay cash too. One couple had a shock when they got their bill after 2 nights 9,000,000 VND.
There are kayaks but not offered out or signed free to use but they are.
Visiting tour guides try to rip you off with $35 day trips that can be got a lot cheaper.
The staff were lovely though which makes the review hard. Accommodation also lovely.
Change the menus, bring your prices in line, put signs up about your trips and facilities and people will feel a lot happier here and probably come without the tour guides and stay longer.
There are places like this in India on the beach where people stay a few weeks, you couldn't do that here without taking out a new mortgage.
- Also Known As:
- Monkey Island Hotel Halong Bay
- Monkey Island Hotel
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- Monkey Island Resort is located at a really lovely place in Lan Ha bay ( South of Halong bay). Staying here, please don't forget to take a tour to visit Lan Ha bay as it is unique beautiful area. ... more less
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