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Trip in Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a famous fishing village located 4 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City, on the South China Sea. It is one of the favorite places of the inhabitants of Ho Chi Minh City, especially for a relaxing weekend. During your trip to Mui Ne, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and immense beaches. The red and white sand dunes will even make you think of a trip out of Vietnam. 

The climate is hot and dry for most of the year. The weather conditions make this place ideal for kite surfers. 

With hundreds of hotels and hostels by the sea, you can easily find accommodation on your trip to Mui Ne. 

Lieux à visiter

Sand dunes. These are two geological wonders that no one should miss on their journey to Mui Ne. It is easy to book a few hours of excursions in the red and white sand dunes. They are also accessible by taxi, many of whom will offer to take you there at any time of the day or night. 

  • Red sand dunes: They are located 3 km north of the village of Mui Ne. The red dunes offer a unique landscape in Asia: red sand hills as far as the eye can see that give you the impression of being in a desert. It is possible to explore the site on foot. You can even rent handcrafted sleds there.  The best time to discover the red sand dunes is probably at sunset, the sand then takes on an intense ochre color.

  • White sand dunes: Located about 30 km from the village of Mui Ne, the white sand dunes are the highest and largest. It is still a wild and protected site, bordered by lakes covered with lotus and reeds. Enjoy the warmth of the warm sand by climbing the dunes that offer you a magnificent view. You can also rent quads on arrival on the site. 

Price: a 30 minute buggy ride costs approximately 400,000 VND (approximately $17)

Tip: if your budget allows, enjoy an unforgettable hot-air balloon ride above the dunes. Moreover, Mui Ne is the only place in Vietnam offering the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride. 

Visit the fishing village. During your trip to Mui Ne, take some time to discover the local life of this village. Enjoy fresh, perfectly cooked seafood at a very affordable price. This village also offers a splendid view of the coast and the colourful fishing boats moored.

Fairy Stream. Located about 4 km from the city centre, this photo hotspot offers breathtaking scenery. As you walk along the stream, discover palm oases and white ochre stalagmites formed by erosion in the cliffs.

Tip: Wear comfortable clothing and bring a spare pair of shoes: even if the water does not usually extend beyond the ankles, in the deepest part, it is possible to have water up to the knees.


Kitesurfing and windsurfing. Both are extremely popular activities in Mui Ne. For those who want to try these sports for the first time, lessons are available, but they can be expensive.

Price: 2 hours of intensive instruction (private lesson) cost $100 and a 5-hour package costs about $250.

Where to eat?

Trinh Restaurant.

Unlike many restaurants in Mui Ne, Trinh Restaurant offers a simple and short menu. Enjoy the local cuisine, well prepared and at a very affordable price. The staff is helpful and speaks very good English.

Address: 47 Nguyen Co Thach Street, Suoi Nuoc Beach, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Open: 6am-00am, daily

Price: from VND 40,000

Mr. Crab Restaurant.

Choose your seafood and fresh fish on site, directly in the basins where they are presented. They will then be perfectly cooked for you. Prices are reasonable, especially as you can enjoy a beautiful sea view.

Address: 112 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Open: 9am-10pm Wednesday to Sunday, 9am-11pm Monday, 9am-11pm Tuesday

Price: price calculated per kg, depending on what you choose

Bi Bo Quan.

Enjoy tasty seafood and fish served by a professional and smiling staff. Located right next to Mr. Crab, Bi Bo Quan also offers high quality seafood and fish. This is our favorite seafood restaurant in Mui Ne.

Address: 191 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Open: 10am-11pm, daily

Price: price calculated per kg, depending on what you choose

Food Court Dong Vui.

In this short food, you can find 10 stands offering Vietnamese, Indian, but also Mexican and Italian food. The menu is displayed on the tables and you only pay after receiving your dishes.

Address: 246/2B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Open: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

Price: from $1 to $5.

Where to stay?

Small budget ($): Ihome Mui Ne

Relax on the hotel’s private beach and enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Each room has a private terrace. The hotel offers beautiful views of the beach, hammocks and table tennis tables. Guests can enjoy a pleasant atmosphere, colourful décor and tasty cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant.

One night in a dormitory bed costs $4. From $18, enjoy a private room for two people.

Address: Khu pho 2, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Average Budget ($$): Four Oceans Resort

Beach lovers? This place is for you. This resort is located just 1 minute walk from the beach. Each room has a private balcony with sea or garden views. You can also rent bicycles on site.

Prices from $50 for one night in a double room.

Address: 30 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Thien Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

High Budget ($$$): Anantara Mui Ne Resort

This hotel is considered one of the best in Mui Ne. At breakfast, enjoy a rich buffet. During the day, you can relax by the private pool in your room. There is also an outdoor pool, spa and bar on site. For those of you who want to play golf, there is a golf course nearby.

One night costs about $200 for 2 people.

Address: 12A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne, Vietnam

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