Holidays to Mui Ne are underrated and perfect for a more laid-back beach getaway.
Mui Ne holidays are fast becoming a popular option for a Vietnam beach retreat. It's hardly surprising that this former fishing village in Phan Thiet used to be a lesser known surfers’ paradise — sparkling shores and rolling golden sands await, and the impressive stretch of beach is now complemented by a range of great value local bars, shops and restaurants. The area is a popular extension from Ho Chi Minh City, and has a drier climate than its neighbours due to the remarkable rusty-red and white dunes on its outskirts — a desert landscape sculpted by almost constant oceanic winds into breathtaking shapes.
Mui Ne holiday highlights
This laid-back resort stretches along a main coastal road and there's a string of hotels, restaurants and shops which surround the original fishing village. Explore the beautiful bay and swathe of white sand, and be sure to check out the dunes — otherwordly and almost Mars-like, they're a fantastic spot to hop in a dune buggy or 4x4 and even try sand sledding.
Mui Ne holidays are still a favourite among thrill seekers — offshore, you’ll find some of the best waves for surfing and kitesurfing in Vietnam. Mia Resort Mui Ne offers a range of kite-surfing courses for all levels, from a 2-3 day beginner course to a 3-4 day zero to hero course. If golf is your thing then head to the scenic 18-hole course designed by Nick Faldo, the perfect spot to tee off accompanied by fantastic ocean views and sand dunes.