Following an alternative route that takes it to some of Halong Bay’s more remote lagoons, The Au Co offers a rare alternative to Halong Bay’s standard overnight cruise. Having more time and sailing on the best ship in the bay, the 3 day / 2 night itinerary is as unusual as it is adventurous, providing better opportunity to explore hidden and out-of-the-way corners of Halong Bay. Simply put, it’s best to spend more time in Halong Bay if your itinerary can afford it, as you will get to visit remote limestone islets and a off-the-beaten-path fishing village. Its all about kayaking in unspoiled lagoons, sliding past deserted white sand beaches and awesome limestone karst formations.
Each of its 32 cabins emphasises personal space; interiors are airy and full of natural light from the floor to ceiling French windows, enhanced by softly polished woods and pale fabrics, while panoramic private balconies and beautiful bathrooms complement the living spaces. The restaurant is also bright and spacious, with panoramic views and a carefully selected menu and bar serving aperitifs, cocktails, wines and snacks on its sheltered open-air terrace. There is a massage room below deck and an open-air area for treatments that require less privacy, such as foot massages. An open-air jacuzzi sits on a secluded deck.