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Serves reliable Vietnamese cuisine, including fresh seafood dishes.
On the eastern side of the Vung Tau peninsula, this 27-hole course is quite a challenge, with mature trees lining the fairways and some water hazards.
These pools are almost opposite the Imperial Plaza. Both charge 60,000d for the day.
Based at the Vung Tau Beach Club, Surf Station offers board rental and kitesurfing and surfing classes. The equipment is good and instructors professional.
Highly impressive seafood restaurant, with tables on terraces by the ocean, that's always packed with locals, so try to get here early...
Further along Tran Phu beyond Mulberry Beach, a pretty but rough road winds up the hillside to some old French field guns...
A seafood institution with a great location on the water, Cay Bang is set under the shadow of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus...
This lounge-ish bar enjoys a great ocean-facing terrace, has reasonably-priced drinks and is a top spot for sunset. Located 2km north of the centre on the coast road.
From Vung Tau’s bus station to Mulberry Beach or Back Beach, a xe om (motorbike taxi) will cost around 20,000d.
Atop Small Mountain with his arms outstretched to embrace the South China Sea, this 32m Giant Jesus is one of the biggest in the world – taller than his illustrious Brazilian cousin...
Just off the promenade.
One of the better expat joints in town with a heavy-duty clientelle of war veterans, oil workers and working girls. Check out the vintage Vespas.
Excellent bistro, perfect for an (all-day) breakfast, crêpe, panini or a full-on splurge (don't neglect the desserts, including great profiteroles)...
Built by the French, this 1910 lighthouse boasts a spectacular 360-degree view of Vung Tau. From Cau Da Pier on Ð Ha Long, take a sharp right on the alley north of the Hai Au Hotel, then roll on up the hill...
The food is mainly Western and familiar, with big portions of steaks and burgers, plus local food including tasty noodle dishes. There's a prime front terrace that draws a mixed crowd of locals, expats and tourists.
Almost opposite the ferry terminal, this non-sleazy bar has a busy pool table, a great sea-facing terrace and a sociable vibe...
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