Ha Long Bay Weather May Averages, Vietnam
What's the weather like in Ha Long Bay in May
The start of the summer heat can be seen for the first time in May in Ha Long Bay, located in Vietnam, with an average temperature of 28°C which is 5°C higher than in April and just 1°C lower than in June and is the second highest temperature of the year. You can really enjoy days out at the beach, on a boat tour or to go and discover the caves. During the month, you may experience temperatures high of up to 30°C and lows of 24°C which is in no way cool.
While temperatures are souring in May, so is the average amount of rainfall with there being 175mm of rainfall over 14 days. This is more than three times the amount than the month before but is less than the month after but not by much.
During the month, you will get 8 hours of sunshine every day which is the highest in the year along with March, April, June, November and December. This should give you plenty of time to get a tan and discover the island and Vietnam.
The chance of there being a cloudy day is 52% which is a lot lower than both the month before and the month after.
As well having very warm sea temperatures and hot weather, it is also warmer than the neighbouring Mai Chau which can see a low temperature of 22°C compared to Ha Long Bay's 24°C.
Ha Long Bay Hotels in May
Van Hai Hotel
If you're on a tight budget and looking for somewhere to stay in Ha Long Bay, we recommend the Van Hai Hotel which is a 3 star hotel located in Ha Long City. It is a very popular choice for families and is a very nice hotel with friendly staff. There are 80 rooms available with a mix of superior double rooms, deluxe double rooms and family rooms all of which have a flat screen TV, air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. Amenities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Ha Long I Hotel
If it is luxury you are after then book a stay at the Ha Long 1 Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located in Bai Chay. It is mostly popular with couples and has very large spacious rooms. The hotel has a range of deluxe rooms which all have sea views, minibar, air conditioning and private bathroom. Hotel amenities include free breakfast, a bar and lounge, and restaurant.
Ha Long Paradise Suites Hotel
One of the most popular hotels to stay in is the Ha Long Paradise Suites Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located in Quang Ninh. It has received a 2015 Travellers Choice Award and is perfect for couples holidaying in Ha Long Bay. It is one of the best hotels in Vietnam and is in a fantastic location. There are 108 rooms available with a range of suites all of which have a flat screen TV, air conditioning, sound proof walls and tea/coffee making facilities. Activities at the hotel include fishing and cycling.
Ha Long Bay Beaches for May
If you like to spend a lot of time on the beach then you will be happy to hear that the average sea temperature during the month is 28°C which is very warm and can be enjoyed by everyone. You will be able to stay in the sea for a long time without feeling uncomfortable at this temperature so you can really get to exploring.
Bai Chay Beach
Because the weather is good and the sea temperature is at its warmest, hitting the beach must certainly be on your list of things to do. The beach to go to is Bai Chay Beach which is an extremely nice beach with beautiful white sand but can get quite crowded. You will enjoy a swim in the warm sea and also discovering the caves nearby. There are also nearby eateries where you can enjoy Vietnamese cuisine.
Bars and Restaurants
The 1958 Restaurant
If you're after some local cuisine then we recommend eating at the 1958 Restaurant which is a Vietnamese restaurant located near the Tuan Chau Yacht Club. The food is great and you certainly won't regret choosing this restaurant to eat at. You can pick your own fresh seafood straight from the aquarium and the waiters are extremely helpful and will help you choose a good meal. Many people recommend the deep friend sweet potatoes so give that a go.
Whiskey Gallery Bar
If you're looking for a bit of nightlife then head to the Whiskey Gallery Bar which is a great bar located in Ha Long Bay. Spending the evening here will be a real treat and you are sure to have a great night. While you can get a range of Whiskey at this bar, you can also get cheesecake which is highly recommended by holidaymakers who have visited this bar before.
Things to do in Ha Long Bay in May
Indochina Junk Day Tours
Because the weather is so glorious in May, it is well booking a day with Indochina Junk Day Tours which is a cruise agency located in Quang Ninh. This truly is a luxury experience and is one of the best things you will experience when visiting Ha Long Bay. It is great to get away from the busy streets of the bay and enjoy a night of luxury. It will be the most memorable trip with fun activities planned by the staff.
Bhaya Day Cruises
Another fabulous cruise you can take is with Bhaya Day Cruises which is a cruise agency located in Quang Ninh. You will not be disappointed if you book a trip on this cruise. A great idea is if you don't book 2 nights in your hotel and spend those 2 nights on this cruise you won't regret it. There is great food available and plenty of fun activities that you can get involved with.
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