Luon Cave is located in the South of Halong Bay, about 14 km southeast of Tuan Chau Marina. Situated on Bo Hon Island and only 1 km away from Surprise Cave, Luon Grotto is an open air cave, exposed to the elements, which can only be accessed by boat. Unlike the many other cave systems of Halong Bay, Luon Grotto belonging to a group of islands that have formed a brackish lake approximately 1 km in circumference.
Entering the Grotto, visitors pass under a 100 metre long arch that is 3 metres wide, and depending on tidal flows, between 2.5 and 4 metres high.
Passing under the arch, eroded by Mother Nature over millions of years, tourists to Luon Cave are met with sheer limestone cliffs plunging into the cool, jade lake. Guests who choose to kayak can paddle at their leisure around the lake, and experience the serenity of the grotto at their own pace.
Those who are not confident kayakers can use the bamboo boat service provided by the local Vietnamese and enjoy a relaxing, natural experience. Luon Grotto is home to a rich and diverse ecology and the lake supports myriad species of fish, shellfish and mollusks: shrimp, squid, crab and cuttlefish.
In a boat or a kayak, visitors may spot cheeky monkeys climbing the cliffs, delicate and fragrant orchids thriving in rocky outcrops, and weeping figs providing solace from the elements. Cycads and ferns dot the cliffs, remnants of a time long past…