Mui Ne is a small town that is a popular tourist beach destination and a windsurfing and kite surfing spot. It is only a few kilometres from the lively city of Phan Thiet in southern Vietnam. This charming beachside place has plenty of nice things to discover and should definitely feature on any well planned Vietnam honeymoon vacation itinerary.
Here are five things to do when you are in Mui Ne:
Visit the sand dunes
After seeing the lush-green landscape, rice paddies, jungles, etc. in Vietnam, it might come as a surprise to witness the sand dunes near Mui Ne. The sand dunes are easily reached by renting a local cab or hiring a scooter for the day. The white dunes are approx 25 km northeast of Mui Ne and close to a lotus lake with plenty of greenery surrounding the local area. The white dunes are free to explore and great to try a bit of sandboarding. Also, quad bikes are available to hire per hour for about $20. Also, the red dunes are worth a visit and closer to Mui Ne. Climb to the top of the white dunes to get wonderful views of the ocean.
Dragon fruit farms
The Binh Thuan Province is well-known for its dragon fruit with farms covering thousands of hectares. There are a lot of farms along the A1 highway with tour companies often stopping at one of these for tourists to have a look.
Go Kite Surfing
Kite surfing is a major thing in Mui Ne. The beach has a perfect combination of wind and waves for locals and travellers to try out this fun and exciting activity. Plus, there are plenty of kite surfing shops nearby that rent out the relevant equipment. Also, for the complete novice, there are plenty of kite surfing schools along the beach, but the cost of this is quite high at about $50 per hour.
Beyond kite surfing, the wide and spacious beach has plenty of beach chairs to hire, but with the heavy wind and whirling sand, this may not make the most pleasant lounging experience.
Mu Ne Day Tour
A simple way to see the local tourist spots in Mui Ne on the tours of Vietnam is by booking a half-day tour with one of the many tour operators. Most of the tours take place in a jeep which costs about $20 per person with a maximum of 4-6 people in each vehicle. Also, the tour itinerary is likely to include many of the popular stops, such as the Fairy Streams, fisherman village, white sand dunes and red sand dunes.
Ta Cu Mountain
One last adventure to experience while in Mui Ne is to visit the Ta Cu Mountains, which is located about 30 km south of Phan Thiet. It is an intriguing place to visit on the Vietnam luxury tour with its cable car ride that goes to the top of the mountain, as well as seeing the largest resting Buddha in Southeast Asia on a mountain. Ta Cu Mountain is easily reached by hiring at motorbike for the day at about $6.