Vung Tau and Con Dao Island Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Vung Tau and Con Dao Island
Not only is it a tourist centre, Vung Tau also has the biggest offshore oil fields in Vietnam and its shopping choices reflect the town's cosmopolitan nature.
Though it might not be the best place in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs, what the town has by way of shopping is quite interesting.
Con Dao Market
Go and visit the Con Dao Market even if you don’t plan to buy anything as it's quite a feast for the eyes. Most vegetables and fruits consumed on the island are sold here. The market starts very early each morning.
- Location: Con Dao Town
When the Imperial Plaza opened in 2006, it set new standards for Vung Tau shopping as it is the first luxury shopping and entertainment centre in town. With brand-name fashion accessories and good variety of sportswear, surfing wear and other casual fashion items, the plaza is a part of a big project – the Imperial Plaza and Hotel Complex.
- Location: City centre
Surfing and Kitesurfing Equipment
If you need surfing and kitesurfing equipment while in Vung Tau, stop by at Surf Pirate. They also provide kitesurfing lessons. Run by the same team as Vung Tau Beach Club, this is a convenient place to get good food as well as free Wi-Fi.
- Location: At the Back Beach, opposite Sammy Hotel
- Tel: +84 (64) 526 101
Vung Tau Market
This market was built in 1985 and houses many goods from fresh food to household items. It is the place most housewives go to get their fresh ingredients for the day’s meals. Many visitors love exploring the market to shop for local handicrafts as well as to learn more about tropical vegetables and in-season fruits including durian, mangosteen and rambutans.
- Location: Vung Tau City Centre
Vung Tau Co.op Mart
This newly opened mart is part of the nation's leading supermarket chain. They sell all kinds of household goods and more. The shop usually gets pretty busy over the weekend.
- Location: 36 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ward 7