Mui Ne is the name of a beach, a popular tourist center in Phan Thiet, which is included in the list of national areas of Vietnam. From a strip of pristine coastline with red sand hills like the desert lies very far from the traffic, only had a few sparse fishing villages, Mui Ne has sprung up hundreds of resorts. Furthermore, about 22 km north-east of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is connected by two streets considered the major route for the tourism of Binh Thuan. When coming to Mui Ne, visitors will be able to visit Mui Ne fishing village, have the opportunity to witness the activities of a fishing village pure sea of Vietnam.
I. WHEN TO TRAVEL TO MUI NE?
1. General weather in Mui Ne
Mui Ne is in the dry, tropical climate typical, windy, sunny, with little thunderstorms, no frost, and the average annual temperatures are usually from 26°C to 27°C. January, February and December have the average temperature about 25.5°C and are cooler than other months of the year. April and May are the hottest months in Phan Thiet, sometimes it can rise up to 29°C. The average humidity is between 78 and 80.7%.
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2. Best time to travel to Mui Ne
Mui Ne has a year-round warm climate with windy and less stormy, so you can travel any time.
The period from April to August is considered the best time to travel to Mui Ne. At that time, the water is blue and cool.
a. Mui Ne in the cool climate (From December to February)
This is the time of winter in the North and Phan Thiet seems to enjoy a little cold air in the region causing the climate that is suddenly cold so that the traveler is in a romantic space to extremely.
December to February, Phan Thiet makes people crazy by the mysterious nature of the sandhill in Mui Ne. Cold weather is suitable for these excursions to the mini version of the Saharan region to admire the sand dunes stretching as desert wilderness. Under the mild sunshine of winter, we suddenly see sand dunes sparkling colorfully. The wind blows make us see the shapes the sand dunes create.
b. Mui Ne in the most beautiful time of waves (From August to December)
From August to December, Mui Ne is experiencing a hot summer and preparing for the cold winds of the winter. This is considered to be a very exciting time to transfer. But, what makes the tourists happy to visit Mui Ne is that at this time, waves undulate and is not so smooth but enough to experience great moments when surfing and playing the sea adventure.
August to December is considered a great time for those who love the sea and want to experience the full moment in the sea.
c. Mui Ne in the hottest time (In April and May)
In April and May, the climate has gradually increased and the sunshine becomes so warm. People are interested in returning to Mui Ne, with the cool ocean of water to disperse the heat of the summer.
Mui Ne beaches are known as the beaches on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Phan Thiet with long sandy beaches with smooth sand under the sun. Once you set foot in that place, you will be fascinated by the clear water, see your reflection in its surface. Besides, the beaches are also remembered for the coconut wrapped around, so you can be lost in a large pineapple forest and the sea is another great discovery.
II. HOW TO GET TO & AROUND MUI NE
1. How to get to Mui Ne?
a. Getting from Hanoi to Mui Ne
Getting to Mui Ne by plane
The first way: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh city – Mui Ne
Many people choose and apply is to go to Mui Ne by plane. However, there is no direct flight to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet so you will have to travel through intermediate airports and transit routes.
You will fly straight from Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City and then, from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet and Mui Ne, you can catch a bus. This schedule can be an example:
Your day trip is from Noi Bai airport in Hanoi to Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon or night. Stay in Ho Chi Minh city in an evening and then catch a shuttle bus to Phan Thiet. Then, the bus can drive you straight to Mui Ne or you can go to Phan Thiet and then catch another bus to Mui Ne.
The second way: Hanoi – Nha Trang – Mui Ne
You can take a plane that follows the journey Hanoi – Cam Ranh (Nha Trang). Next, you can sleep one night in Nha Trang and travel to Nha Trang if you want. Or go straight from Nha Trang to Phan Thiet (about 200km).
From Nha Trang, there are many buses departing from Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh city or Ho Chi Minh city – Nha Trang and follow these buses’ schedule to Phan Thiet. Please refer to the buses that from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang to select the car through Binh Thuan
Getting to Mui Ne by shuttle bus
From Hanoi, you rent an Open Tour of Hanoi such as Mai Linh express buses having beds and high quality are scheduled Hanoi – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne.
Every day at the bus station of Hanoi (Giap Bat – Hoang Mai), there is Mai Linh Open Tour bus to Phan Thiet. Most of the cars are only delivered at Phan Thiet. To come to Mui Ne, you will get off at Mai Linh station in Phan Thiet and then from Phan Thiet, you can catch a taxi to Mui Ne with a total distance of 24 km.
Getting to Mui Ne by train
You can take a train from Hanoi to Phan Thiet Railway Station in Binh Thuan province. This is the center of Phan Thiet and you can take a bus or taxi to Mui Ne ( about 34 km).
To book your train tickets, check here.
b. Getting from Ho Chi Minh city to Mui Ne
Getting to Mui Ne by train
Getting to Mui Ne by shuttle bus
These brands and schedules of shuttle buses below may help you to find your best choice:
In addition to these buses, you can choose the open bus of The Sinh Cafe, Kim Travel… that have everyday trips.
2. How to get around Mui Ne?
a. Getting around Mui Ne by taxi
Price: At least VND 10,000/km
b. Getting around Mui Ne by renting vehicles
Most of Mui Ne Phan Thiet hotels have motorbike rentals. If the hotel does not have that service, you can tell the receptionists to call for the outside services.
Vehicle price: VND 120,000/car/day.
Scooter: VND 200,000/car/day
Cars: 7 seats, 16 seats, 24 seats (Car rental number phone: (+84) 933 565 263 for Mr. Tuan).
If you stay for 3 or 4 days, you can take your car, go by train, you can take your car, remember to ask for the price before you book your train ticket and you should book a return ticket because of limited parking. If you bring your car, it will save you considerable travel expenses.
III. MUI NE RESORTS & HOTELS
1. Mui Ne resorts
Mui Ne is a rising star on the economic field. Every year, there are thousand people from both domestic and foreign countires visiting Mui Ne. Besides, thanks to its natural beauty and the prospect in tourism field, Mui Ne is chosed to be home of countless elegant and luxury resorts.
a. Pandanus resort – Imagine yourself in paradise
It takes you 4 minutes to walk from the beach. Pandanus Resort offers 4-star accommodation. It is far about 1.6 km Ne Market. With a 10-hectare tropical garden, this beachside resort features a large outdoor lagoon pool, a Jfrom Muiacuzzi for many and 2 on-site dining options. Bike rental and shuttle to Ham Tien Beach are free.
Decorated in soft cream color tones, with extra yellow, brown and black, all rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning, wardrobe with safety deposit box, cable TV screen. flat and mini fridge. Some of the accommodation comes with a terrace and/or a private balcony with outdoor tables and chairs overlooking the garden. Private bathrooms come with a standing shower and free toiletries.
Guests can relax with a range of rejuvenating and revitalizing treatments at Pandanus’s spa or enjoy the sauna/steam bath. Other facilities include a tennis court with lights and a fitness center. Staff at the tour desk and the 24-hour reception are available to assist with luggage storage, airport transfers, and other concierge services.
The 24-hour Café Blue Lagoon restaurant serves a variety of authentic European and Vietnamese dishes, while the poolside Sun Terrace restaurant offers barbecue buffets, fast food, and light snacks.
Pandanus Resort is 7.3 km from Surfpoint and Kites Surfing Center and 6.4 km from the resort.
Price: VND 1,921,130/night/room/2 adults
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Address: Quarter 5 (Adjacent to the Red Sand Dunes), Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 252 3849 849
b. Muine Bay Resort – The successful place for successful people
Muine Bay resort is considered a true resort space with the characteristic architecture of Cham culture, bring balance and sublimation to successful people.
Situated on the beautiful Muine Bay and overlooking the pristine island of Hon Lao in the middle of the blue sea, Muine Bay Resort consists of 105 rooms of 4-star standard equipped with a modern and luxurious interior, 2 restaurants, swimming pool. The Bungalow series is unique because of its stylized design from the legendary Cham Tower
Price: VND 1,708,426/night/room/2 adults
Address: Block 14, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel (+84) 252 222 0222
c. Poshanu Resort – Unique and traditional design
With direct access to the private beach, Poshanu Resort offers spacious bungalows with sea or garden views. This property also has a restaurant. Wi-Fi is free. The air-conditioned bungalows feature a ceiling fan, wood floors, and a four-poster bed. The bungalow also comes with a flat-screen cable TV, minibar and safe. Private bathrooms come with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Slippers and bathrobes are also provided for guests’ convenience.
Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, which also features sun loungers and pool bars. Other facilities include a terrace and a tour desk. Poshanu’s on-site restaurant serves local and international dishes. Mui Ne town center is 2 km away, while Phan Thiet Station is 12 km away. Guests can rent a free bicycle to explore the area.
The resort’s restaurant is open daily from 06:00 to 22:00. Room service is also available. This is one of the best locations in Mui Ne! Visitors prefer this place to other places in the area.
Price: VND 1,926,087/night/room/2 adults
Address: Quarter 5, Phu Hai, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 252 381 2233
d. Lotus Village Resort – A stylish Vietnamese village
Far away 14 km in the north-east from Phan Thiet city, Lang Sen – Mui Ne (Lotus village) is connected to this coastal city by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street (Route 706), a major route of the tourism industry of Binh Thuan and new road 706B.
When you come to Lotus Village, you can enjoy a stylish Vietnamese village underneath the green coconut trees, a peaceful atmosphere listening to the wind singing through the leaves. Whispering waves whisper into the sea, where visitors can relax after a long road trip through Vietnam, or behind the worries of work, or visitors want to explore a pristine land.
From Lotus Village, only about ten minutes driving, you can visit the fishing village of Mui Ne, have the opportunity to witness the activities of a fishing village pure sea of Vietnam, visit the scenic spots. In the area, such as King’s Floor, Cham Tower, Hai Beach, Suoi Tien, Sand Hill, Bau Trang …
The lotus-beach resort is about 80 m wide, with a total of 50 rooms in bungalows, countryside, south-facing, with coconut palms, with pure architecture. Vietnamese combination of furniture equipped with modern, harmonious with 3 different views for visitors to choose. Guests can watch the sunset or sunset on the sea, watching the kite flying in the clear sky, can see the corner of the tropical garden still exists. There are 2 swimming pools, mini bar, billiards, billiards for the leisure and mini shop to provide the most need for visitors. There are massage services, free internet, bicycle rental, car rental for you to easily have a look at Ham Tien – Mui Ne
Price: VND 1,096,433/night/room/2 adults
Address: 100-139D Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 623 743 868
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2. Mui Ne Hotels
a. Mui Ne Volga Hotel & Apartment – Blend in nature
Mui Ne Volga Hotel & Apartments is located in Central Mui Ne Beach, in Mui Ne, and 300 meters from Surfpoint Kite Surfing Center. Nearby popular attractions include the Storm Kite Surfing Center and the Windchimes Windsurfing Center. Each room has a balcony with pool views.
The rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, seating area, flat-screen cable TV, kitchen, dining area and private bathroom with slippers and bathtub. Mui Ne Volga Hotel & Apartments offers some rooms with garden views. All rooms have a kettle and a work desk.
A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. The hotel also has an in-house restaurant that serves a variety of dishes. It has an outdoor pool. The reception can advise guests on the area where the program can be arranged during the day. Ham Tien Mud Spa Center is 300 meters from Mui Ne Volga Hotel & Apartments.
This place is also considered to be the most valuable in Mui Ne! You will save more than you would like to stay at other accommodation in this city.
Price: VND 306,640/night/room/2 adults
Address: 219 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 252 374 3688
b. Thao Ha Muine hotel – Reasonable prices
It is a 2-minute walk from the beach. Located just 100 meters from the famous Mui Ne Beach, Thao Ha Hotel features an outdoor pool and comfortable accommodation. Guests have free Wi-Fi access throughout the building, while free on-site parking is available.
The hotel is about 10 km from Mui Ne Fishing Village and 13 km from Phan Thiet city center. Ho Chi Minh City and Tan Son Nhat International Airport are both about 190 km away.
Fitted with tiled flooring, air-conditioned rooms come with a wardrobe, flat-screen cable TV, minibar and seating area. With sea or hill views, rooms come with a private bathroom with shower facilities and free toiletries.
Thao Ha Hotel has a business center as well as a 24-hour front desk that can assist with luggage storage and laundry services. Guests can arrange sightseeing and book tickets at the tour desk, while shuttle services are available at an additional cost. Operating from 06:30 – 21:00, the on-site restaurant serves delicious Vietnamese and Western meals for guests to enjoy.
Price: VND 503,752/night/room/2 adults
Address: 115 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 252 374 1679
c. Tuong Vy Hotel & Pit Stop Mui Ne – Interesting designs
Tuong Vy Hotel & Pit Stop Mui Ne is located in Mui Ne, Binh Thuan province, 1 km from surf point kitesurfing center. The hotel offers BBQ facilities and views of the sea. There is also a restaurant and free private parking.
All rooms are en-suite. Slippers and free toiletries are also provided for guests’ comfort. Tuong Vy Hotel & Pit Stop Mui Ne offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The hotel offers room service. Tuong Vy Hotel & Pit Stop Mui Ne is 1.8 km from the Storm Kite Surfing Center and 2.3 km from the Windchimes Windsurfing School. Lien Khuong Airport is 90 km away.
Price: VND 401,541/night/room/2 adults
Address: 193 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 935 160 181
d. Herbal Hotel & Spa – Small houses, big love
It is a 2-minute walk from the beach. Herbal Hotel and Spa is located on the main street of Mui Ne Ward, a 5-minute stroll from the nearest beach. The hotel welcomes guests with relaxing spa treatments and free WiFi.
There is an on-site restaurant with an open terrace and mini supermarket for convenience.
Rooms are clean and fully air-conditioned. Each room has a balcony with garden views, seating area, minibar, and coffee maker. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and slippers in the bathroom.
The Herbal Hotel & Spa has a 24-hour front desk offering luggage storage. Staff can assist with currency exchange and laundry services. Guests can also relax in the sauna, unwind with a massage or pamper themselves with a hairdryer.
The hotel is 100 meters from the Storm kitesurfing center. Guests can enjoy local Vietnamese cuisine as well as Western dishes at the on-site restaurant. In-room dining options are also available.
Price: VND 668,429/night/room/2 adults
Address: 21 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 252 623 741 293
IV. WHERE TO GO IN MUI NE?
1. Mui Ne sand dunes – An unique picture in Mui Ne
Sand dunes stretch from Binh Thuan to Ninh Thuan but the most beautiful area is in Mui Ne. This is considered a unique sand hill in Vietnam derived from ancient iron mines that exist for hundreds of years. Sand carpet as the wild desert of Africa. The sand here is a few dozen different colors. Once in the heart of the sand painters looking for raw materials to create beautiful sand paintings.
The formation of hundreds of shapes, a hundred forms of sand is caused by the wind and abrasive blown. the thin sand layer above. Combined with the erosion of sand and coastal erosion, the desertification and landslide of the coastline are extremely serious. This attraction attracts many visitors due to the beautiful shape of the sand and the color of the sand.
2. Fairy stream – Beautiful and wild
Along the stream, there are many paths up the sand hill. You can go there to see the panorama of Tien stream from above. On one side is the green coconut bowl, the other side is the sand wall having two colors. Rain and wind help emulsify the sun to sand, pointing straight into the sky, which looks like the towering castle.
In front of the Red Stream, visitors will find a small waterfall. From here, travelers can go back to the old road or continue to explore the sand road along the mountain. The land is in favor of nature (Binh Thuan). Tien stream attracts visitors throughout four warm and sunny seasons. The summer sky is as golden as pouring honey, the green coconut trees together with green flowers in the stream. Spring comes, grapefruit flowers, lemon flower grow on the banks of the blooming colors, racing incense, causing travelers to stop smoking in the wind.
3. Rom Island – Peace in your soul
Hon Rom – one of the best tourist destination in Mui Ne. Hon Rom is not a remote island, but the name of a small mountain still wild, located in Long Son hamlet, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet city. Due to not being exploited, so many scenes still retain the beauty of nature. Coming to this island, visitors will have an unforgettable experience.
About 28 km from Phan Thiet City, Rom Island is considered as a beautiful island near the shore, connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. Hon Rom is a highlight of the 17 km stretch of beach. Therefore, the beach at Rom Island is always the most popular tourist destination Mui Ne.
The name Rom Island originated from the image of an island when viewed from afar. In the dry season, the grass on the straw is particularly yellow. From the sea, local fishermen see it like a huge dry straw, so they named the island Hon Rom.
4. Bau Trang sand dunes – Having an amazing experience
About 65 km northeast of Phan Thiet, Bau Trang is located in Hong Lam village, Hoa Thang commune, Bac Binh district. Visitors can come to Bau Trang by two ways: From Hon Rom, jeep yacht along the way to Mui Ne, Mui Ne market, Hong Hill, then, run along the beach about an hour to White Bau. Another way is from Phan Thiet city along Highway 1A to Luong Son, turn right at the junction, go about 18 km, across the bare hills, coconut forest at a time to arrive.
You will be amazed at the scene as a great painting. In the midst of the dazzling sunshine, the sandhill appears with an unmistakable look. The high sand dunes, wide open to stretch out the eyes. The sand here in the old yellow, after gradually turning to pure white.
V. THINGS TO DO IN MUI NE
1. Terrain racing on the sand dunes – For people loving adventuring
Referring to Phan Thiet, it is famous for the sand dunes that have been degraded for many years creating a unique natural landscape here. In addition to sliding in the sand dunes simply, few people know that on the sandhill there is also a game for those who love strong feelings, enjoy the experience. That is terrain racing on the sand hill. Take a ride on the large terrain vehicle with strong displacement, instead of crossing the terrain in the forest, here you will have to overcome the sandy hills, big and sag. At a price range of VND 200,000/15 minutes
Small Tip: You can book a jeep tour to go to White Sand Hill to experience this terrain vehicle or rent a motorbike to go by yourself.
To rent a jeep car: You can contact the number: (+84) 1900 1761
2. Night squid fishing – Challenge for your patience
When coming to Phan Thiet, you can not miss the seafood specialties here. With long and wide coast, fish, shrimp, squid … and all kinds of fresh sea snails are waiting for you to enjoy. You can find them in the restaurants, eateries and enjoy after processing. But there is an experience you should try if you come here, that is the night squid fishing. This experience allows you to feel the work of the sea people who are salty but sweet with waves.
A small tip: To join this activity, please contact Binh Thuan Travel & Media: (+84) 1900 1761
Built on an area of 160 hectares with many beautiful and wild sand dunes, 80 meters above sea level, Sea Links offers golfers a panoramic view of beautiful Mui Ne Bay. Sea Links is a rare golf course that not only has great panoramic views, but also obstacles that challenge golfers of varying degrees.
Opening hours: 05:00 – 19:00 daily
4. Watching Fishermen show – Fishing Village Legend
The show is a unique artistic program of cultural exchange between two Kinh and Cham people in Phan Thiet in 1762. This is the only show in Vietnam that professional dancers and local artisans use. The traditional instruments and live singing along with the water technology, flying platform, LED screen, sand dunes, including dragons are put on the stage to make the show just magnificent and very lively. With the Fishermen Show, the audience is able to experience the cultural identity of Phan Thiet while enjoying the art-class techniques inferior to the world-famous show, deserves a show “must see” to Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.
A small tip: To book tickets, please contact: (+84) 901 111 666
VI. WHERE TO EAT IN MUI NE
1. Phan Thiet dried squid – Rustic food in Mui Ne
Phan Thiet sun-dried squid is made from high-quality squid leaf, fresh, tasty, naturally sweet. The squids have been exposed through a single crispy sun. The outside of it is dry, but the inside still fresh.
Unlike other types of dry squids that you normally know, this type is exposed to a single crisp sun. The squid is brought back, washed to reduce the salt water and bring to dry. The more sun, the more delicious, and it is important to bare a sun only!
Normally, the sunburned onion is the most delicious. One sunny squid needs to be roasted on a charcoal fire, not to let an old fire burn. The squids are white opaque, when baked they turn yellow.
You can also try the sun-dried pasta through some other dishes that are also very delicious: fried fish sauce, charcoal grilled, satay, grilled salted chili …
A sunny dish is also often served with chili sauce. When eating sweet squid, they are soft fragrant, blended with the spicy sauce of chili, which makes you remember the taste forever.
2. Tha Hotpot – Unique hotpot in Mui Ne
Hotpot is a specialty dish of the people in Mui Ne, also just many visitors know several years ago only. Even though it is hot pot dishes, the presentation is very interesting and beautiful. At the first sight, the viewers are interested in it. But, it is also because of the special taste that there are few restaurants selling this, or maybe they sell but the original taste of this dish has not arrived. However, if you know the place, you and your family still enjoy this drop in a great way.
Price: VND 530,000 for 3 – 4 people eating.
3. Quai Vac cake – Crispy and salty
The method of cooking this is not too difficult, but, it requires meticulous in each step. The cake must be made from filtered flour, boiling water to make the flour to ripen. After that, the baker will knead the dough to be plastic, which requires ingenuity because the powder is very hot. Then they will extract each powder, using a thin glass bottle.
When eating, you just put a little fish sauce on the crotch strap, add onions and green onions. This dish can be eaten only, but, people also buy bread to eat, which tastes very attractive. You can enjoy this dish on the street in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan.
Price: VND 15,000 – 20,000