Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands

Vung Tau And Con Dao Islands Hotels And Travel Guide

An old port, Vung Tau has been the premier beach resort in southern Vietnam for most of the 20th Century, and was the first area of Vietnam to become a popular vacation and health destination for tourists.

The 16 Con Dao Islands (Côn Đảo), make up an archipelago which contains a National Park, but the main island was also once the site of a French-run prison for Vietnamese involved in the independence movement. Con Dao’s beaches are generally shaded with evergreen trees, and the islands also boast lush forests. They are located about 230km from Ho Chi Minh City and 180km Southeast of Vung Tau.

Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Travel Guide

Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Attractions

The island’s beaches are a big draw, picture postcard perfect with powder white sand and turquoise sea. There are some interesting fishing villages to see and several temples and pagodas.
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Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Restaurants

In Phu Quoc there’s no shortage of good places to eat – especially seafood, most of which is caught locally. Many restaurants are either on the beach or next to it, with wonderful sea
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Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Nightlife

Night time in Phu Quoc is as relaxed as any other, the whole island is a place to just chill out and enjoy the scenery and after dark is no exception.
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Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Shopping

Markets selling a wide range of fruit, vegetable and seafood are the main shopping venues in Phu Quoc and are very interesting to see.
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Vung Tau and Con Dao Islands Activities

Clearly one of Phu Quoc’s main activities, if you can call it that, is to lay on the beach and sunbathe, perhaps taking a swim now and then. But there’s only so much ‘doing nothing’ you can do.
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