Day Trip to Vung Tau

Having only one day off a week, it can be challenging to find respite from hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh. Thankfully there is a beach that is only a little over an hour a way,  Vung Tau. You can take a bus but that has the potential to take 3 hours depending on traffic. Or you can take a hydrofoil and get there in a claimed 75 minutes.

Our hydrofoil to Vung Tau.

On the way there the ferry did indeed take only 75 minutes, and fortunately no sea sickness! Most of the journey takes part in a river system and there is only a small portion in the open sea.

Hydrofoil route from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau.

Unfortunately we picked one of the rare overcast days here in Vietnam. When you only get one day off a week though, you take what you can get.

View from the pool at the Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.

Vung Tau Beach

House with an island all to itself!

Another view of the beach side pool.

After a day of food and drinks on the beach, we stopped at Christ of Vung Tau on our way off the island.

Jesus on the Hill.


View of Vung Tau from atop Jesus.

Ten Commandments

He took my picture first. So I took his.

Mary. In a pond.

Unfortunately our trip back on the hydrofoil was closer to three hours. Its a good thing we hydrated before hand with some fresh coconuts.

Fresh Coconut Juice in Vung Tau.