Bai Tu Long bay is situated in the Gulf of Tonkin in the North East of Vietnam. Down to the South West of Halong Bay, and is between the mainlands of Cam Pha and Co To Districts. There are hundreds of small and large islands with accommodating locals.
Legend about the Bay
According to the legend, when Vietnam was just founded, invaders came to attack. God sent a family of dragon from the sky to help the country. When the boats of invaders came, dragon family puffed various pearls and treasures and they created hundreds of islands and islets, forming the solid walls to protect the country against the invaders. The invaders boats were blocked by the rocks and had to return home. After the battle, Mother dragon and Child Dragon stayed. The place where Mother Dragon descended created Halong Bay and the site where Child Dragon descended is Bai Tu Long Bay. The tail of the dragon extended far in the sea, forming Bạch Long Vĩ island (meaning “The Tail of the White Dragon”)
There are two differents seasons on Bai Tu Long Bay: the hot and wet summer, and the cold and dry winter. The average temperature is 15-25°C with a rainfall of around 2000mm/year. Bai Tu Long has a tide of 3.5-4m/day. The salinity is about 31-34.5 MT in winter, and lower in summer.
Things to do :
You can choose to cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay. Many cruises are offering 2 days or 3 days cruises, with on-board nights. Paloma Cruise is proud to have an itinerary that pass by several beautiful places such as Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet and Toi Sang Cave. Paloma cruise also offers guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a primitive natural beach lapped by the turquoise water. Paloma Cruise will allow you discovering the most remote area in Lan Ha Bay, bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. You can find there a quaint fishing village and a lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (if time permits).