Vũng Tàu beaches have become a magnet for tourists, especially from Ho Chi Minh city for a long time. This is one of the best destinations in the dry season, December to April inclusive, although it is never quiet because it provides a great weekend escape from the cities.
What is the specialty of Vũng Tàu beaches?
With the special location, the curved point of the ‘S’ letter, this is the place where you can see the sun on the East Sea, both rising and setting. In fact, there are 4 different sections with two of them being particularly busy.
- Bãi Trước (Front Beach or Tầm Dương Beach) is right in the middle of Vũng Tàu and stands between the Big and Small Mount. It is a popular place and people also often gather to see the sunset. There are also many restaurants and luxurious hotels here that offer you a great view.
- Bãi Sau (Back Beach or Thùy Vân Beach) is located opposite to Bãi Trước. It is a large and beautiful beach. Almost the same with Bãi Trước, the beach is always excited and busy with almost all tourists both from the cities and the world, especially on the weekends and on holidays. Besides the best location, the beach also provides many kinds of entertainment and modern accommodation.
- Bãi Dứa (Pineapple Beach) is situated between Front Beach and Back Beach, near Small Mount and Nghinh Ông Cape. There used to be many wild pineapples that grew here which is why the beach is called Dứa (Pineapple).
- Bãi Dâu (Mulberry Beach) is a small beach lying at the foot of Big Mount. There used to be a lot of mulberries so it is also named Dâu (Mulberry) beach.
How to get here?
Currently, there are many ways to Vũng Tàu from Ho Chi Minh include motorbikes, buses, cars, and speed boats.
Most of the bus companies depart from Eastern Bus Station, and the ticket fare cost around 100,000VND/ticket.
When choosing this way, visitors will shorten the travel time to Vũng Tàu to only 1.5 hours – 2 hours. Moreover, traveling by speedboat will give you the most interesting and memorable experiences.
The speedboats depart from Bạch Đằng wharf to Suối Mây, Vũng Tàu. The ticket fare cost around 300,000 VND/ticket.
This is the best way when you’re traveling with your family members or with a big group. A car/bus rental service with a driver also can help you explore other places along the way to Vũng Tàu.