In August, the number of tourists flocking to the coastal city continued to increase and was often short-lived.
Although August is over, the Ministry of Tourism of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province said that this time is still at the peak of summer tourism as the number of visitors to Vung Tau City and neighboring provinces continues to increase.
Attractions, accommodation and restaurants are full of people. According to the Tourist Support and Management Center of Vung Tau City, there are an average of about 10,000 visitors on weekdays in July, increasing 3-4 times on weekends.
Difficult to have a room with nice view
In summer, the city of Vung Tau welcomes a large number of tourists to have fun and relax. The demand for bookings has also increased accordingly. Many homestays, hotels and resorts in the city center are full.
In the high-end segment such as resorts, hotels by the sea, the capacity can reach more than 95% during the weekend. As noted, the main groups of guests are family travelers, small groups from the southern provinces who come for short stays.
Currently, many high-end hotels are almost full on Saturdays and Sundays this week. The reservation staff of Malibu Vung Tau hotel said: “The hotel has already run out of space for 2 guests. In August, the number of rooms booked by guests is quite large.”
A representative of The Cap hotel shared the same: “This weekend the room for 2 guests is sold out. Customers often prefer a room on a high floor with a sea view, even if the price is higher.”
Hotels in the 4-5 star segment are chosen by many tourists for a weekend away. Photo: @yensam308.
In general, 4-5 star hotels in the city soon run out of rooms, especially those with a nice view. Even though it’s the end of summer, visitors still need to book in advance to get the room they want.
In the lower segment of homestays and villas, customers are often young people who go out in groups.
“Guests started booking with me in August, mainly for two weekends. Weekdays are still fully booked, but the number is less. I am currently fully booked for the weekend until the middle of this month,” said Nhim’s House, the homestay representative.
It can be seen that, compared to the beginning of summer, the number of visitors has changed. If you go during the week, you can easily choose the homestay that you like.
Speaking to Zing, some accommodation institutions said that homestays and villas are mainly for young people or people who want to travel to save money, so this time has gradually cooled down.
Busy yet comfortable
Not only accommodation facilities, many well-known restaurants and check-in points in the coastal city still welcome guests. The peak is on the weekend. Some major roads also experienced congestion, busy and slow-moving vehicles.
In restaurants that sell specialty dishes, guests have to wait about 5-7 minutes to get a table. Tourist My Trang (HCMC) said: “Sunday morning the cafes along the beach are very busy, with guests coming in and out all the time. I find it hard to find a place. However, this can be explained because it is still in the tourist season.”
“My guests, after they called to book a table at some restaurants but failed, asked me to buy seafood to cook in the homestay. At peak times, this is the option chosen by many of my clients,” said a representative from Nhim’s House homestay.
Asked about the crowds in Vung Tau, tourist My Trang still feels quite at ease. “Although there were many customers, I didn’t have to wait long when eating in restaurants. Luckily I was not ripped off during the trip.
Like My Trang, tourists Thu Thao (HCMC) don’t feel too uncomfortable because of this crowd. “My group especially enjoyed the homestay. In the afternoon, when the whole group went to the beach, the sea was still quite clean, so it was also comfortable.”
@ Sing News