Tips to Travel Halong Bay with Kids

Traveling to Halong Bay with kids or infants can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

1. Choose the right time of year

Halong Bay can get quite crowded during peak tourist season. From June to August, it is usually packed by domestic Vietnamese travelers. Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (spring or autumn) when the weather is pleasant and the number of the domestic tourists is relatively lower.


2. Book a family-friendly cruise

Look for cruises like Capella Cruise or tours that specifically cater to families with kids. These cruises usually offer activities and amenities suitable for children, such as kid’s clubs, playrooms, and child-friendly menus. In addition, there are plenty of accommodation options onboard that suit a group with kids and families to ensure the safest and most comfortable stay.


3. Pack essential items

When traveling with kids or infants, it’s important to pack all the necessary items they may need. This includes diapers, baby wipes, formula, snacks, medications, and any comfort items your child may require.

4. Choose a cabin with enough space

Make sure the cabin you book on the cruise is spacious enough to accommodate your family comfortably. Consider a cabin like Harmony Suite with interconnecting rooms or Harmony Family Suite that offers extra beds or cribs.


Interconnecting rooms in Harmony Suite


Harmony Family Suite is the perfect stay for your whole family.

5. Plan for age-appropriate activities

Halong Bay offers various activities suitable for different age groups. Research and plan activities that are suitable for your kids. This could include kayaking, swimming, visiting caves, or simply enjoying the scenic beauty of the bay.


Biking to Viet Hai Village is a kid-friendly activity.

With Capella Cruise, there are many highlights to choose, including the Oasis Pool & Jacuzzi. Or if your children are old enough and good swimmers, they might be interested in having a blast with our signature waterslide!

6. Keep safety in mind

While on the cruise or exploring the bay, prioritize safety. Ensure that life jackets are available for everyone, including children. Supervise your kids when they are near the water, and be cautious of any potential hazards.

7. Prepare for motion sickness

Some children may experience motion sickness during the cruise. Pack motion sickness medication or consider natural remedies such as ginger candies or wristbands.

8. Take breaks and rest

Traveling can be tiring for both kids and adults. Take breaks as needed and allow time for rest and relaxation. This will ensure everyone stays refreshed and enjoys the trip to the fullest.

The most chosen spot on Capella Cruise is definitely Spirit of the Sea Lounge, where you can mellow down with refreshing drinks while watching the scenic landscape of Halong Bay.

9. Consider entertainment

Keep your kids entertained during the journey by bringing along their favorite books, toys, or electronic devices. This will help keep them engaged and make the journey more enjoyable for everyone.

But in case you forgot, Capella Cruise offers a wide range of entertainment in the evening: karaoke at Sea Melody Theater, movie with free popcorn, squid fishing, board games, etc.

10. Last but not least – Have fun!

Remember to be flexible with your plans and expectations. Traveling with kids can sometimes be unpredictable, so embrace the adventure and make lasting memories with your family.


By following these tips, you can have a memorable and enjoyable trip to Halong Bay with your kids or infants.