How often do you get the chance to float through a UNESCOWorld Heritage site on your own kayak? Kayaking is the bestway to see the island complex close up and is becoming anincreasingly popular activity not only throughout the bay butSouth East Asia in general. Glide through the caves, exploresmall islands and access places inaccessible on the ship or byfoot.
Squid fishing at night
Try your hand at squid fishing and to see how you’d fare in theday of a local. This ancient practice was vital in supporting localfishing communities for centuries on the waters of Ha Long Bay.With the help and knowledge of our staff, relax for some slowevening entertainment. Squid fishing is most successful aftersunset as you can lure the squid towards your bait by using alight provided by Indochina Sails. Reel in your catch and if youdo it in time, the on-board kitchen team can whip you up asquid-based treat.
Our morning tai chi class is a favorite amongst our guests.Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise forthe health of one’s mind, body and soul. This martial art isperfect for beginners and is fast gaining popularity. The low-impact exercise doubles as complementary therapy, reducingphysical stress on the joints and tissues of the body. As amindful form of exercise, when performing tai chi in anenvironment as beautiful as ha long bay, the benefits are evengreater.
Swimming- If the hot summer days have taken their toll and you are keen fora dip to cool down, you l have no trouble finding a spot for are laxing swim during your cruise of Ha Long Bay. Swim straight from the boat or wait until we visit one of the many hundreds of beaches. Many of the islands have their own beaches that areideal for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming and dining. Jellyfisharen’t uncommon so it is advised to swim from one of thebeaches as the immediate coasts are often fitted with safetynets to keep the stingers out. This is important information tobare in mind at all times as these jellyfish can give out lifethreatening stings. There are also many freshwater areas to swim however many of these are privately owned and requirearranging in advance.
Cooking class and Food Carving
Let your inner Jamie Oliver take over in our on-board cookingclasses with your Indochina Sails’ head chef. All food is providedso you get plenty of time to practice making some of Vietnam’smost iconic dishes. Marvel as our chef demonstrates food-carving skills that are as culinary influential as any national dish.Food carving is particularly fun to witness and photographs of this make for lasting memories.
Treat yourself to the Indochina Sails on-board spa service. After a long day of relaxing, swimming and dining, what better way tospend an evening than being pampered by a professional southeast Asian masseuse, Wind down in the treatment room amid the haze of incense and ambient music as you gently sway tothe rhythm of the bay. From full-body massages to five-minutemanicures, our experienced spa team will serve your everyneed.
Get your evening off to the right start. All drinks buy one get onefree except from bottled wines.
Indochina Sails is the name and relaxation is the game. Fromthe sundeck to the many beaches you can visit, there is alwaystime to wind down, sit back, and just take it all in for a moment.Our sundeck offers the perfect space for this – with sun chairsand a swimming pool you are spoilt for choice both day andnight. Titov beach is another favorite spot for guests to slowdown and take a deep breath. Here you can feel the wind inyour hair and the sand between your toes. Upon re-boarding theship, take a seat in the dining area and let us spoil you whetherits breakfast, lunch or dinner.