Ha Long Bay Weather December Averages, Vietnam
What's the weather like in Ha Long Bay in December
Winter has well and truly arrived in December in Ha Long Bay, which is located in Vietnam, but that doesn't mean cold weather as the average temperature is still at a warm 19°C. This is still warm enough to enjoy days out on wildlife tours, cultural tours and enjoy plenty of water sports activities. During the month, you may experience temperatures high of up to 21°C and lows of 15°C which is the second lowest temperature in the year along with February which also has low temperatures of 15°C. Even when temperatures are at their lowest, you should still be able to enjoy some days out.
As the average temperature drops from the month before, the average monthly rainfall increases slightly from 12mm falling over an average of 8 days in November to 23mm falling over an average of 7 days in December. This is a lot drier than in the summer months when rainfall can as much as 265mm.
During this winter month, you will get an average of 8 hours of sunshine a day which is the highest in the year along with March, April, May, June and November which also have 8 hours of sunshine. With warm temperatures and full days of sunshine, you will be able to enjoy exploring this popular holiday destination but make sure to check the weather forecast before booking anything.
If you love to hit the beach when on holiday then you will be happy to know that the weather is good and the sea temperatures are still good in December with the average sea temperature being 29°C which is actually the highest in the year along with January, February, March and April which also has an average sea temperature of 29°C. You should be able to enjoy hours in the sea because of these very warm temperatures.
The chance of there being a cloudy day in December is 56% which is higher than the month before when it is 41% but is a lot lower than the month after when it is 72%.
As well as having warm weather and very warm sea temperatures, it also has a lot more hours of sunshine than neighbouring holiday destinations such as Mai Chau which has only 5 hours of sunshine in December compared to the 8 in Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay Hotels for December
Tien Long Hotel
If you want somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay then a book a stay at the Tien Long Hotel which is a 2 star hotel located on Chay Beach. It has 84 rooms in total including standard twin rooms, superior twin rooms and VIP rooms, all of which have air conditioning, internet access, cable TV and a minibar. Facilities at this budget hotel include a garden, free Wi-Fi, valet parking and a restaurant for when you're feeling peckish after a long day out.
Halong Pearl Hotel
If luxury hotels is more for you then we recommend staying at the Halong Pearl Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located on the Ha Long Bay waterfront. This hotel is great for family getaways and is a beautiful nice and comfortable hotel to stay at. It has a total of 160 rooms to choose from including superior twin rooms, superior double rooms and deluxe twin rooms, all of which have breakfast included, air conditioning, complimentary bottled water and an in-room safe. There are plenty of activities at the hotel to keep you busy such as a fitness centre, hot tub, outdoor pool and spa for when you want to treat yourself.
Royal Halong Hotel
One of the most popular hotels to stay in when visiting Ha Long Bay is the Royal Halong Hotel which is a hotel located on the Ha Long Bay waterfront. It is a popular choice for both those travelling on business and those travelling with friends and is a great hotel with equally great staff. All of the rooms available are spacious and well decorated and have stunning views. The rooms are well kept and clean and the outdoor swimming pool is equally clean and well kept.
Bars and Restaurants
The Asian Restaurant
If you love everything to do with Chinese food and noodles then you will love the Asian Restaurant which is located in Bai Chay. The food is great here and is in a beautiful setting close to the sea. Because of how close it is to the sea, they can offer the some of the freshest seafood around who could say no to that.
If you love a bit of coffee and cake in the afternoon then we recommend going to the Emeraude Café which is located in Quang Ninh. Once you have been here, you will want to go back every day during your stay for their delicious cake and coffee. As well as cake and coffee, they also have a great breakfast menu to choose from.
Things to do in Ha Long Bay in December
Bhaya Legend Private Day Cruises
One of the most popular things to do when holidaying in Ha Long Bay is to go on a day cruise. One day cruise you can book a stay on is the Bhaya Legend Private Day Cruises which is a boat tour that will take you around Ha Long Bay. You can take a 2 night break from your stay at the hotel to book a 2 night stay on this cruise and enjoy the many activities it has to offer.
Another great cruise you can take is the Jasmine Cruise which is another boat tour of Ha Long Bay. You will be taken aback by the beautiful scenery of ginormous rocks passing by and the world drifting by. As well as having time to enjoy this peaceful and stunning scenery, you will also be able to join in on the excursions such as going to see the floating village and discovering the caves.