Vung Tau Tips
Vung Tau, Vietnam
Vung Tau Tips Reviews
Vung Tau in a Nutshell May 14, 2008
What to make of Vung Tau. Well, if you are searching for tropical, crystal clear waters, search further. The water is a dark color, and has little resemblelance to a tropical beach. However...
On, Bai Sao, or South Beach (where you will find the cheaper accomodations), the sand is nice and its a good beach for sunbathing over swimming. The beach is also well-maintained and clean. North Beach is in proximity to the more expensive hotels and offers little sand in terms of beach. Another beach nice for sunbathing, is Mulberry Beach, which is down the road from North Beach.
There are some things to do here, including giant Jesus statue, lighthouse, and some pagodas. The seafood, as with all of Vietnam, is exquisit and affordable! The nightlife is respectable and you will find many places to go out until basically you're ready to go home. Beware of the many "girls" and motorbike drivers looking to take you for a ride..figuratively, folks. Most of the bars are located near front beach, and you can take a motorbike driver between the beaches for many 10,000 or you can walk in about 20-30 minutes, depending on your pace.
In a nutshell, Vung Tau is a nice overnight get away from Saigon, but I don't recommend it unless you are spending a significant amount of time here. If you are just traveling through, head north to Mui Ne or Nha Trang, or better yet, south to Phu Quoc.
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