Mui Ne Fishing Village, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam
Mui Ne Fishing Village, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam

Mui Ne Phan Thiet Travel Guide

Phan Thiet is the capital city of Binh Thuan Province. Mui Ne is a part of Phan Thiet City, the area within the Mui Ne Bay. Mui Ne means “the cape to take shelter from storms”. This is because the little bay with Cape Mui Ne is a safe place for boats during typhoons.

Mui Ne Beach is 20km from Phan Thiet City Center. Mui Ne possesses 16 kilometers of sandy beach with luxury resorts and hotels nestled in palm forests. By far, Mui Ne Beach is considered paradise for beach vacations in Vietnam. Mui Ne is 200km north-east of Ho Chi Minh City and 150km south of Phan Rang Thap Cham City.

Tourist attractions and things to do at Mui Ne and Phan Thiet City

1/Beach holidays
Mui Ne Phan Thiet is a beach destination, people come here for the beaches. In Phan Thiet City, there are Doi Duong Beach and Phan Thiet Beach both of which are low-key and not good during the rainy season as there are the Ca Ty River and the Cai River which discharge turbid water into the sea.

Phan Thiet Beach
Phan Thiet Beach

The beaches in the center of the Mui Ne Bay are definitely the best of all in Phan Thiet – Mui Ne and there are lots of fine resorts and hotels, restaurants, bars.. in this area. The sand is fine here, too.

The beaches around the Hon Rom area ( further from Mui Ne Center and Cape Mui Ne) are clean ones with fine sand and these beaches are not as crowded as those in the center of Mui Ne Bay. There are beach resorts with basic facilities in this area. At certain times of the year, the Hon Rom area may be visited by a lot of Vietnamese tourists and it may be noisy.

2/The Ca Ty River
This river is in Phan Thiet City. The best moments to get some great photos of the scene here are either at night or early in the morning when the boat is back from the sea.

3/The sand dunes
There are the Red Sand Dune (close to the Cape of Mui Ne) and the White Sand Dune which is nearly 30km from Mui Ne. Both these sand dunes offer lovely opportunities for photography. The best moments are found in the early morning or late afternoon. At mid day, it is too hot to visit these places.

Bau Sen
Bau Sen

 

Bau Trang
Bau Trang

At the Red Sand Dune you can go sand-boarding. At the White Sand Dune, there are quad bike for hire. Think twice before jumping on the quad bike though as it may be dangerous to other travelers and the noise is horrible given the spectacular landscape.

4/The desert
The desert is 40km from Mui Ne. The amazing scene should be best explored by motorbike, by jeep or by bicycle. You do not want to go on desert safaris when it is hot season though.

Binh Thuan Desert
The desert at Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam

5/Mui Ne Fishing Village
Come and enjoy relaxing life of the fishermen and learn about their fishing business. Lots of opportunities for great photographs of villagers at work before setting out for their night trip and when they come back to the shore in the early morning.

Mui Ne Fishing Village, Binh Thuan, Vietnam
Mui Ne Fishing Village, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam

6/ The fish sauce making villages
Fish sauce made in Phan Thiet is among the best quality in Vietnam and you can also visit workshops in villages that produce this piquant condiment at Thanh Hai, Ham Tien, Mui Ne. It is quite interesting to see how this amazing food of Vietnam is made.

7/ Cycling
Mui Ne is a great spot for cycling. The seaside road offers spectacular scenery and lovely local life by the roadside.

8/Water sports
There are quite a few water sports available at Mui Ne: wind-surfing, kite-surfing… Courses are available and can be easily registered while you are here.

9/The Golf courses
There is an international standard golf course by the seaside in Phan Thiet City; those of you who plan for a golf holiday in Vietnam should have a great time playing golf by the blue ocean and relaxing on the fine sand at Phan Thiet Mui Ne then.

10/Beach bars, beach parties, nightlife
People come here for fun, day and night and you’ll find some good places which should your interest. Most of the activities are found in the center of the Mui Ne Bay area. There are clubs and bars in Phan Thiet City but they are more for young locals.

How to get to Mui Ne Phan Thiet and How to get around
There is a good highway from Saigon to Mui Ne Phan Thiet which takes 4 hours. Else you can travel to Mui Ne from Nha Trang and Ninh Thuan via the breathtaking seaside road.

Road through the desert of Binh Thuan
Road through the desert of Binh Thuan

AdventureGreen organizes budget beach holidays and adventure tours to Mui Ne Beach and Phan Thiet Beach. Our tours range from 3 nights to 5 nights ensuring your vacation an impeccable experience. Mui Ne can be combined with tours to other destinations along the coast or with Da Lat in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.