Con Dao islands travel guide

Con Dao is a famous tourist attraction of Ba Ria – Vung Tau. It is an island with a lot of pristine beautiful beaches and historical relics attracting many travellers.

  1. How to get to Con Dao?

The best way to get to Con Dao is by air. There are 2 local airlines in Vietnam which have flights from Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao: Vietnam Airline and Air Mekong. On arrival at Co Ong airport, you can catch a taxi to get to the center of Con Dao town.

To save money, you can choose ships to go to Con Dao. You can buy ticket at Cat Lo harbor in Vung Tau then take a ship to Dam port in Con Dao. From there, get taxi or motorbike taxi to place you wish.

  1. Accommodation

There are many luxurious resorts in Con Dao. Some have beautiful views, such as: Con Son resort, Sai Gon Con Dao resort, ATC resort,… whose price is from 1.000.000 – 1.200.000 VND/ room.

Besides, you can choose cheaper hotels or motels, like: Phi Yen hotel, Thanh Ngoc motel, Thien Tan hotel, Tan An hotel,… whose price is from 250.000 – 500.000 VND/room.

  1. Food and drink

In Con Dao, you can have chance to taste many seafood dishes which are made from shrimps, cuttlefish, fish,… Tri Ky restaurant, or Phuong Hanh restaurant are good choices.

  1. Tourist attraction

You can visit some historical relics on Con Dao, like: Vo Thi Sau’s grave in Hang Duong  cemetary, Phi Yen pagoda (King Nguyen Anh’s wife), Con Dao prison,… Some others are: Dam Trau, Bay Canh island, …

 

Vung Tau travel guide

Vung Tau is cultural, trading and educational center of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. With a variety of scenic places especially beautiful beaches and a good infrastructure, Vung Tau attracts millions of tourists come to visit every year.

Vung Tau has subtropical climate with 2 separate seasons: wet and dry season. Cool and mild weather all year round makes it a wonderful destination for travelling.

Departing from Hochiminh city, tourists can go to Vung Tau by motorbike, by coach or hydrofoil. Arriving at the city, you should hire a bike or a motorbike for city exploration.

Vung Tau provides a diversified system of hotels and hostels. However, due to the great number of tourists in holiday season, you should book rooms in advance. The hotels in Vung Tau can satisfy the demand of individual tourists, ranging from the most luxurious hotels, 3-4 stars to budget hotels or hostels.

Food to try in Vung Tau is also a matter of concern to many visitors. Considered as a beach city, Vung Tau is famous for its fresh and special seafood. You can try food at some restaurants in Long Son, on Tran Phu or Nguyen Thai Hoc street.

Some places you should not miss when you are in Vung Tau such as Jesus Christ Statue, Thang Tam site at 77A Hoang Huy Tham street, the pagoda Niet Ban Tinh Xa (Monastery of Nirvana) on Ha Long street, Vung Tau lighthouse and so on.

As for entertainment activities, you can go swimming, canoeing or participate in unique festivals such as Dinh Co festival, Nghinh Ong festival and shooting festival.