For a long time, Vung Tau has been a familiar tourist destination for those who live in Southern Vietnam. Traveling to Vung Tau, not only is very cost-saving but can also give you a relaxing and memorable time with your dear family. Thus, why do you still hesitate but not make a plan to visit Vung Tau this summer right away?
How to move to Vung Tau?
If you travel by plane, you will depart from Noi Bai Airport and land at Tan Son Nhat Airport, then you will go to Vung Tau by car. However, there are some recommended tips which can save time and money for your Vietnam family packages.
The whole Vung Tau City
When booking air tickets, you should choose the airlines having cars at the airport so that you can easily move to Vung Tau without going to the station and buying tickets. Specifically, 2 airlines, Jetstar and Vietjet Air, have that kind of service with the cost of 150,000 VND for a one-way trip from Saigon to Vung Tau.
In case there are no cars at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will need to buy tickets at the Eastern Region Bus Station with the price ranging from 60,000 to 80,000 VND. This price is extremely cheap, compared to the price of about 1,000,000 VND if you move by taxi.
If you travel by coach, you can choose any coaches from Hanoi to Vung Tau at My Dinh, Giap Bat or Luong Yen Station with the cost of about 700,000 VND.
The distance from Saigon to Vung Tau is quite close, so it is definitely the right option for tours for the family in Vietnam. From Saigon, there are a lot of means of transportation that you can choose freely. However, the taxi costs quite high, while the bus is quite inconvenient because it usually picks up too many routes, so you should avoid these two types.
You can take the coach to Vung Tau at the Eastern Region Bus Station with the price of about 80,000 VND/ ticket/ person. Moving by ferry boat to Vung Tau costs about 200,000 VND/ ticket/ person. You can book tickets at Bach Dang Pier at 1A Ham Nghi, District 1. Or you can self-travel by your own vehicles, which is very flexible and convenient.
Saigon Vung Tau ferry boat
Accommodation in Vung Tau
Except for the case of overload on big holidays, generally, you do not need to worry about the out-of-room situation in Vung Tau. If you want to enjoy the discount programs or avoid the high cost during tourist season, you should book rooms for about 1 or 2 months in advance.
One economical tip for room reservation in Vung Tau is that you should not book in the resorts by the sea but the hotel away from the sea a little bit. The price of those hotels is only about 300,000 VND per day.
Interesting tourist attractions in Vung Tau
Vung Tau Beach has recently had less garbage than before. If you come here at 8 – 9 am, you will experience the refreshing feeling with a pure white sand beach and clear blue water under the sunshine.
Vung Tau Beach
You can also bring seafood and drinks to the Front Beach and Back Beach to enjoy while bathing. If you rent some chairs in the resort, the cheapest price is about 1,000,000 VND including 6 – 8 chairs and a table.
Speedboat rental service on the sea costs 200,000 VND for one time. You can drive about 200m off the seashore and have a rescue staff with you. If you travel in groups, a portable speaker will create the more exciting atmosphere.
For Vietnam family packages in Vung Tung, you can pay a visit to some spiritual places, such as the Bodhisattva Pagoda, Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda, Linh Son Co Tu, the Giant Statue of Jesus, etc. Other unique relics such as Vung Tau Lighthouse, Thang Tam Commune House, Ong Tran Temple, the Ancient Weapon Museum, etc. are also very suitable for your Vung Tau family tours.
Moreover, Vung Tau has many interesting recreation places and activities that you should try, for example, dog racing in Lam Son Stadium, couple biking along the coastal road Tran Phu – Ha Long, kayaking at No.9 Ha Long, etc.
Dog racing in Vung Tau
In the evening, you can have a walk and stare out sea at night with your beloved ones. Here, there are a lot of different restaurants serving a variety of seafood. Grilled octopus is only about 85,000 VND per portion; fish hotpot is about 185,000 VND per pot, etc. All of those are considered as the top must-see destinations in Vung Tau with family.