MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

The beach city of Vung Tau is experiencing a boom in homestay services, helping guests dig deeper into local culture and lifestyles

By LE CHAM on December 11,2018 10:07 AM

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

An eco area in Dao Ngoc Zone – Marina, Ba Ria – Vung Tau | PHOTOS HOAI AN

While some ways from luxury, homestays give guests a taste of local lifestyles and a greater understanding of local culture.

Homestays are now “hot” in destinations in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region, the central region, the central highlands, and the Mekong Delta. They have also diversified the tourism products and accommodation choices available in the famed beach city of Vung Tau in the country’s south.

The biggest thrill in homestays is becoming involved in the daily routine of local residents. This may be a trip out to sea for fishing or perhaps spending hours creating souvenirs resembling those made by local artisans. Guests can also try their hand at drying shrimp or fish under sunlight, all of which help guests gain a better sense of the authentic Vung Tau.

For years, Vung Tau has been a destination of beautiful beaches and has welcomed guests with the warmest of hospitality. The city certainly is a leading destination in the country, offering guests coastal views and a host of popular sites, such as the famed