Travel to Mui Ne, Vietnam
Mui Ne is a famous fishing village located 4 hours far from Ho Chi Minh City by bus, by the South China Sea. It is one of the favorite places of Ho Chi Minh City inhabitants for a relaxing weekend. During your travel to Mui Ne, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and beaches. Endless white and red sand dunes make you feel out of Asia.
The climate is hot and dry much of the year. Cool wind all year round makes the place ideal for kitesurfing activities.
With hundreds of guest houses, hotels and resorts by the sea, you would easily find a suitable place to stay when traveling to Mui Ne.
Travel to Mui Ne – Things to do
Travel to Mui Ne – Places to visit
Sand dunes. There are two geological wonders no one should ever miss out during their travel to Mui Ne. You can easily book day trips to the red or the white sand dunes.
- Red sand dunes: They are located 3km north of Mui Ne village. The red dunes offer a unique landscape in Asia: sand hills extending almost as far as the eye can see. The heat makes you feel like in a desert. It is possible to explore the site on foot or sliding down the dunes on rented sledges. The best time to discover the dunes is undoubtedly the sunset, the sand then takes an intense ocher color.
- White sand dunes: Located about 30km from Mui Ne village, the white sand dunes are the tallest and largest. It is still a wild and protected site, which is lined with lakes covered with lotus and reeds. Go up the dunes enjoying walking on the warm sand, but you could also hire quad bikes on arrival at the dune.
Price: a 30-minute dune buggy tour costs about VND 400,000 ($17)
Tip: if your budget allows, enjoy an unforgettable hot air balloon tour over the dunes. Mui Ne is the only place in Vietnam offering hot air balloon rides.
Fishing village . During your travel to Mui Ne, spend time witnessing the local life and enjoy fresh and perfectly cooked seafood at a very affordable price. This village also offers a splendid view on a wide coastline with palm trees and colorful fishing boats moored on the water.
Fairy Stream . Located about 4 km from the city center, this photography hotspot offers breathtaking landscapes. Throughout your stroll in the creek water, discover palm oases and white and ocher stone stalagmites formed by erosion in the cliffs.
Tip: wear comfortable clothing and bring an extra pair of shoes: even if the steam is about ankle-deep for the most part, during the deepest part it could past your knees.
Travel to Mui Ne - Activities
Kitesurfing and windsurfing . Both activities are extremely popular in Mui Ne thanks to the good weather conditions. For those wanting to try these sports for the first time, lessons are available, but they can be expensive.
Price: 2 hours of intense teaching (private lesson) costs $100 and a 5-hour package costs around $250.
Travel to Mui Ne – Where to eat?
Trinh Restaurant. Unlike many restaurants in Mui Ne, Trinh Restaurant offers a small menu. Enjoy local food, well prepared that is not too expensive. The staff is friendly and speaks English very well.
Address: 47 Nguyen Co Thach Street, Suoi Nuoc Beach, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Opening hours: 6AM-12AM, all days
Price: from VND 40,000
Mr. Crab restaurant . Pick your fresh seafood on the spot and they will cook it for you right away. Prices are reasonable especially as you could enjoy a beautiful sea view.
Address: 112 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM from Wednesday to Sunday, 9AM-11PM on Mondays, 9AM-11:45PM on Tuesdays
Price: price per kg, depending on what you would choose
Bi Bo Quan . Enjoy tasty seafood which is served by a friendly staff. Located just next to Mr. Crab, Bi Bo Quan also offers great quality seafood. It is our favorite seafood restaurant in Mui Ne.
Address: 191 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Opening hours: 10AM-11PM, all days
Price: price per kg, depending on what you would choose
Food Court Dong Vui . This in an international food court where you could find 10 stalls offering Vietnamese, Indian, but also Mexican and Italian food. The menu is displayed on the tables and you pay only once you have received your dishes.
Address: 246/2B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Opening hours: 7:30AM-11PM, all days
Price: from $1 to $5
Travel to Mui Ne – Where to stay?
For small budget ($):
Ihome Mui Ne
Have a rest on the private beach area and enjoy a drink at the bar. Each room has a private terrace. The hotel provides you a beautiful beach view, hammocks and tennis tables. You could enjoy great atmosphere, nice colorful decoration and tasty food at the restaurant’s hotel. A bed in a dormitory costs $4 a night. Prices for a private room start from $18.
Address: Khu pho 2, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
For mid-range budget ($$):
Four Oceans Resort
If you’re a beach lover, then this is the place for you. Four Oceans Resort is located only a 1-minute walk from the beach and offers rooms with balconies and a sea or garden view. On-site you can also rent bicycles.
Prices start from $50 for a double room.
Address: 30 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Thien Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
For high budget ($$$):
Anantara Mui Ne Resort
It is considered one of the best properties in Mui Ne. Guests love the buffet offered for breakfast. You could enjoy a private pool and sun loungers in each room. An outdoor pool, a spa and a bar are also on-site. For those of you who want to play golf, a course is nearby. One night costs around $200 for 2 people.
Address: 12A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Vietnam