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...
Worldwide Arms Museum
An outstanding, and unexpected find in the backstreets of Vung Tau, this is a superb museum, even if you've little interest in warfare....
Based at the Vung Tau Beach Club, Surf Station offers board rental and kitesurfing and surfing classes.
Long-running expat bar with cold beers and an Aussie crowd.
Good Morning Vietnam
An outpost of this coastal chain, this is the place for authentic Italian in Vung Tau. Pizzas from 70,000d.
Giant Jesus information
Atop Small Mountain with his arms outstretched to embrace the South China Sea, this 32m Giant Jesus is the biggest in the world, or so the locals claim – 6m taller than his illustrious Brazilian cousin. It is possible to ascend to the arms for a panoramic view of Vung Tau.
Some 900-odd stairs wind their way up the mountain, a Vietnamese version of stairway to heaven, but it is possible to take a short-cut by motorbike up a bumpy mountain road if you can find a local who knows the way. It starts from Hem 220, off Ð Phan Chu Trinh.