Halong Bay, Vietnam, is stunning. Our boat is superb, a triple dealer with en-suite cabins, a bar and restaurant, and sun loungers on the top deck. After a lunch of freshly caught fish and sea food, Vietnamese style, we sail to a spectacular limestone cave. Then I take to the water in a kayak with Steve, and we paddle around the islands. After a while we find our own private beach on one of the islands, and I go swimming in the wonderfully warm waters of the south China sea. Dinner is even better than lunch, and the view of the bay as night falls is sensational with the many boats lit up and the islands in silhouette.