Rich in culture and natural wonders, Mui Ne is a veritable paradise.
Blessed with a prime location beside a 10 kilometre long stretch of sun-drenched beach, picturesque Mui Ne is now one of Vietnam's most in-demand resorts. Famous for its water sports, especially wind and kitesurfing, its sleepy, slow-pace of life and mellow atmosphere perfect for laid-back beach escapes.
Far from being a simple beach resort, however, the town cultivates an enviably wholesome, provincial air. Once a quaint rural fishing village, you can still soak up some authentic Vietnamese heritage in places. Traditional local crafts are still practised on a large scale - every morning you can watch the local fishermen return to the harbour with their catch in their tiny, colourful wooden boats, and head to the bustling local markets for the best deals and a fascinating insight into local life.
Gastronomes should prioritise a visit to one of the area's many celebrated outdoor restaurants to the north of Mui Ne. Meals are a deceptively casual affair, often complete with plastic tables and chairs, but don't be fooled. Known as Bo Ke, these popular, friendly establishments serve some of the freshest seafood around. Seafood is picked straight from the tank and grilled in front of diners, and the results are truly delicious.
Just beyond the town there are plenty of ancient temples and inspiring landscapes to explore. One of the area's most important cultural attractions, the historic Cham Towers are well worth a visit. These thousand-year-old Hindu temples belong to the former Cham empire, which ruled much of the southern coast for hundreds of years, and are still actively used for worship by the local people. From the top of the hill you can drink in spectacular views of the surrounding area and Phan Thiet.
Incredible vistas of red and white sand dunes are found north of Mui Ne, and really are a must-see. Particularly scenic at sunrise or sunset, you can head here to enjoy some of the most memorable views, or get a little more involved quad-biking or sliding down the slopes on a sledge. Close to the dunes you'll find the wonderful Fairy Stream. Only ankle deep and lined with soft sand, the waters are divinely cool and clear, perfect for paddling, whilst following the lush banks of the stream takes you on a journey through some of Vietnam's most beautiful landscapes including bamboo forests, limestone crags, and tranquil waterfalls.
Approx. 12 hrs 35 mins
Best Time To Go
December to April
Mui Ne offers some of the finest weather conditions with the lowest annual rainfall in Vietnam. Temperatures rarely fall under 25°C and are usually above 30°C. As there is no real wet season, Mui Ne is ideal to visit all year round, and is one of the best resort choices for visitors who wish to travel during the winter months.