Vung Tau

Travel Guide
Long Hai Beach which includes tropical scenes and landscape views
This beach town, once a popular place for soldiers to relax during the Vietnam War, has a beautiful landscape and a lively weekend bar scene.

A few hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the resort town of Vung Tau has been a popular beach getaway for decades. The town sits on a peninsula and is cradled by two mountains. It was a favourite spot with off-duty American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The town’s proximity to the country’s largest city makes it a perfect escape for weekends and longer stays.

European trading ships visited Vung Tau’s bay as early as the 14th century. Vung Tau later earned fame as the site where the Vietnamese first fired cannons against invading French battleships. Australian and American servicemen used the area as a rest and recuperation zone during the Vietnam War.

Vung Tau’s beaches may not be Vietnam’s most spectacular, but they still offer plenty to see and do. An array of hotels, bars and restaurants make the most of picturesque Back Beach, while Front Beach is the place for watching sunsets. Meanwhile, the smaller Pineapple Beach offers a tranquil, rocky cove and cleaner sand.

Climb up the smaller of the two mountains, which is helpfully named Small Mountain, to see Vung Tau Lighthouse, a magnificent structure that offers panoramic views of the whole region. Look for four old French cannons that stand nearby. Further up Small Mountain you’ll find one of the tallest outdoor statues of Jesus in Asia.

On Big Mountain, visit Villa Blanche, the former holiday house of the French Governor General of Indochina. Today the elegant villa is home to a collection of Ming pottery as well as lush gardens.

Vung Tau can get busy on the weekends as people from the city flock to its beaches, but is generally much quieter during weekdays. Vung Tau is a 3-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. If you have a car, take the time to explore the scenic coastal route between Vung Tau and Phan Tiet.

Malibu Hotel
Malibu Hotel
4 out of 5
263 Le Hong Phong St., Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau
Fully refundable
The price is S$94 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
S$94
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (157 reviews)
"Clean , nice staff, good breakfast"

Reviewed on 28 Oct,2022

Malibu Hotel
Vias Hotel Vung Tau
Vias Hotel Vung Tau
4 out of 5
179 Thuy Van, Ward 8, Vung Tau, 790000
The price is S$136 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
S$136
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff and the pool was definitely a highlight!"

Reviewed on 7 Nov,2022

Vias Hotel Vung Tau
Fusion Suites Vung Tau
Fusion Suites Vung Tau
4 out of 5
02 Truong Cong Dinh, Ward 2, Vung Tau, Ba Ria Vung Tau, 98000
The price is S$163 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
S$163
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 9 indoor pools. Popular attractions Front Beach and Lang Co Ong are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (40 reviews)
"My choice was because of location, but when we return to Vung Tau, we will stay there again"

Reviewed on 6 Nov,2022

Fusion Suites Vung Tau
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Vung Tau Milan Homestay
Vung Tau Milan Homestay
3 out of 5
149 Vo Thi Sau, Vung Tau, Ba ria vung tau, 790000
Stay at this 3-star beach apartment in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and valet parking. Popular attractions Linh Son Co Tu and Lang Co Ong are located ...
Vung Tau Milan Homestay
Can Ho The Song Vung Tau
Can Ho The Song Vung Tau
3 out of 5
28 Thi Sach, Vung Tau, 78000
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and valet parking. Popular attractions Linh Son Co Tu and Lang Co Ong are located ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Căn hộ được giao trong tình trạng chưa dọn xong, nhà tắm ướt nước, máy giặt còn xà bông, sàn chưa lau sạch"

Reviewed on 23 Oct,2022

Can Ho The Song Vung Tau
TDMAISON
TDMAISON
3 out of 5
138 Bình Giã, Vung Tau, 0254
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Vung Tau. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Bảo tàng Vũ khí cổ and Lam Son Stadium ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"The price is high"

Reviewed on 7 Aug,2022

TDMAISON
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit

Things to do