Located about 22km to the south of Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) is known as an ideal destination in Halong Bay for kayaking and swimming thanks to its wonderfully secluded and pristine beach.
Ba Trai Dao Islet
Ba Trai Dao Island is located in Lan Ha Bay, which belongs to Halong City, Quang Ninh Province. The island is not very far from Cat Ba Island. Ba Trai Dao consists of three small islets which have the shapes of three peaches, for that reason, the island is named Ba Trai Dao or Three Peaches Island. According to the legend, once upon a time, there was a fairy who fell in love with a poor fisherman in Halong Bay. Once day, as the fairy wanted the fisherman to be immortal to be immortal like her, she stole three peaches from the Heaven and brought them for him. Unfortunately, the God noticed, got angry with her, and turned the peaches into three rocky islands in Halong Bay.
Engulfed by tides rising most of the day, Ba Trai Dao Islet only reveals its own beach for 2 – 3 hours a day. It is beautiful with white sand and crystal blue water where on sunny days, visitors can see through to the bottom. Compared to other beaches on Halong Bay, Ba Trai Dao Beach is shallower and the water is just knee deep. Shaped as a bow embracing the islet, the surrounding peaks not only create a stone shelter for the beach but also add to its stunning beauty with abundant green vegetation and vibrant wild flowers.