On the southern coastline of Vietnam, there’s a surfers village called Mui Ne. Most of the time there is the wind and a good amount of waves, which makes it the perfect spot for surfers. Mui Ne is just a 4-hour train ride away from Ho Chi Minh but it feels like you’re visiting a different country. It’s the place-to-go to escape hectic Vietnam.
Kitesurfing is a big deal in Mui Ne. Locals or travelers all enjoying the wind and waves.There are a lot of kitesurfing shops where you can rent equipment. We have to warn you, the price of kitesurfing in Mui Ne is the same back home in Holland.
The White but also the red sand dunes are a must visit near Mui Ne. It’s a tiny piece of desert in Vietnam, which gives you a whole different view of the country. Rent a scooter or arrange a tour and go watch the sunset on the top of a dune. You even can rent a quad and drive up to the dune tops.
A pretty place to visit near Mui Ne is the Fairy Spring. There weren’t any fairies but you can walk through the stream of water along the brown yellow mountain landscape. You can leave your walking shoes at home since you’re going to walk through the water.
Get up early and take the motorbike to the fish market in Phan Thiet.
At daytime, the beaches are crowded with kitesurfers. Get to the beach in the late afternoon and watch the beautiful set.
Mui Ne is located in the south of Vietnam. You can travel from Ho Chi Minh City or if you’re planning to go to Da Lat then take the Easyriders tour from Dalat to Mui Ne .
From Ho Chi Minh City it’s a 5-hour bus ride or 3,5 hours on the train. The train doesn’t stop in Mui Ne, you’ll have to ride another 40km with a taxi.
From Ho Chi Minh City the buses leave at 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 6pm and 7pm.
Easily find the cheapest flights tickets to here!
The best time to visit is from October until November and April until May. But Mui Ne has its own micro climate which keeps it drier than other places nearby. So you can visit year-round. We’ve celebrated Christmas and the weather was perfect.