In the Northeast of Phan Thiet city, Mui Ne is a fishing village as well as a familiar tourism area in Binh Thuan Province. Mui Ne, meaning 'sheltered peninsula', is one of the famous beaches in Vietnam and in the world. Mui Ne has shallow and sloped beaches, the blue and clean water, nice sun rarely behind the clouds and cliffs battered by the waves of the sea, sometime Mui Ne is considered Hawaii of Vietnam.
With long-term Vietnam tour programs, we usually spend 1-2 nights to relax at beautiful beaches in Mui Ne.
Along the road from Phan Thiet City to Mui Ne are innumerable sand dunes with imposing landscape of beautiful rows of coconut trees and clean beaches. The typical scenery of Mui Ne lies in the moving lines golden sand causes by the win and when they are seen from after they look like moving waves.
The beautiful sand dunes of Doi Cat have long been a creative subject of photographs and painting. The place is suitable for rest and relaxation all year around. Several beaches in Mui Ne now remain its pristine scenery and pure atmosphere. Traveling to Mui Ne, visitors can take sea bathing, playing water sports such as surfing, parachute pulling, playing golf and go fishing.
When is the best time to visit Mui Ne Beach
The best time to enjoy go to Mui Ne is from November to March, when skies are sunny with strong winds, resulting in optimum temperatures and wave conditions.
Where to stay in Mui Ne Beach?
Mui Ne Beach spans 15 kilometres of sandy beaches where travellers can enjoy a wide range water sports during their holiday. There are many beautiful resorts in Mui Ne with private beach. You can make a booking with hotels and resorts along Nguyen Dinh Chieu street. The northern part is home to a traditional fishing village while the southern end hosts beach resorts and hotels, retail and souvenir outlets, as well as ample dining and nightlife venues. Iconic attractions such as Fairy Stream, the Red and White Sand Dunes, and Mui Ne Fishing Village are easily accessible via taxi or motorcycle.
Places to visit and things to do in Mui Ne Beach?
Visitors come to the Mui Ne Beach mainly for relaxation, however you can explore some famous attractions and participating in some interesting activities here.
Visit the early morning fish market of Mui Ne
Mui Ne’s chaotic early morning market provides a fascinating peek into the lives of local Vietnamese fishermen. Every morning they get their catch to the shore. Their wives and family members sort out the catch and sell it to the local traders, restaurant owners, and street food vendors on the spot. It’s like a trading floor right out of a Wall Street institution. Expect to find fishing nets full of seafood, buckets overflowing with fish, shells strewn everywhere, raucous conversation, and plenty of photo-opps.
Sunrise and Sunset at Mui Ne
Early morning isn’t the only time you should visit Mui Ne. This little village is absolutely magical at sunrise and sunset. Dozens of brightly coloured boats adorn turquoise waters. Everything is bathed in a luminescent light – highly recommended!! In fact, this might be our favourite thing to do in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.
Visit the Red Sand Dunes of Mui Ne
Another great place to catch a gorgeous sunset are the Red Sand Dunes of Mui Ne. If you don’t have the time to venture out to the White Sand Dunes, the Red ones are just a couple of kilometres from the centre and can be reached on foot as well.We still can’t get over the wonders of nature in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet – sand dunes that make you feel like you are in a desert right next to the beach.
Treat your nostrils at fish vats
Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are famous for being the home of fish sauce. This popular condiment might add a great dash of flavour to Asian food, but it doesn’t smell particularly pleasant. In fact, the word vile comes to mind – fermented fish in huge vats – doesn’t exactly remind you of perfume, does it. There are a number of factories in Phan Thiet, but if you are in Mui Ne, you can witness the action close to The Fairy Stream.
Learn Kite Surfing
Mui Ne and Phan Thiet boast of a number of windy beaches that are perfect for kite surfing. In fact, the area is one of Asia’s most popular sites for kite-surfing. There are a number of Kite Surfing schools in the area that offer courses for amateurs and beginners at extremely competitive prices. Moreover, there is no shortage of wide, sandy beaches to practice the sport.
What to eat in Mui Ne Beach?
Mui Ne and Phan Thiet restaurants are plentiful, offering more than just Vietnamese delicacies and fresh seafood from the East Sea. While fishing is still the main source of income for the locals, Mui Ne caters to foreign visitors with expat-owned eateries and luxurious hotel restaurants serving Asian, French, Italian, and American dishes. Markets in Phan Thiet are the best places to savour authentic regional specialities at very low prices, such as banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), mi quang (turmeric noodles), com ga (chicken rice), and pho noodles. Mui Ne Beach is where you’ll find international bistros that stay open till late, all of which boast spectacular views of Mui Ne Bay, excellent service, and gleaming interiors.
Some restaurants you can try such as Cay Bang Restaurant; The Ganesh Indian Restaurant; Good Morning Vietnam Italian Restaurant; Chasseur Blanc Restaurant; El Latino Restaurant…
How to get to Mui Ne Beach?
Have no airport in Mui Ne Beach, so you only get to Mui Ne by car or by train from Ho Chi Minh City or Nha Trang City. It is about 220km far from Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang City, it takes 4-5 hours to get to Mui Ne Beach.
The easiest way to travel to Mui Ne Beach is to take a train from Saigon railways station to Binh Thuan railways station. This is the closest railway station to Mui Ne and about 45min from the center. You can take a local bus or taxi from this station to Mui Ne Beach.
Although we prefer the comfort of a train seat, traveling by bus is also a good option. The advantage is that the bus departs from the center of Ho Chi Minh and also drops you off in the center of Mui Ne Beach (same for return).