In days gone by, Mui Ne was a fishing village on an isolated stretch of beach where adventurous travellers camped on the sand. It has since morphed into a string of beach resorts which have come to form one long coastal strip. As Mui Ne becomes more upmarket, exclusive hotels, bars and restaurants are beginning to open their doors, this would include the Anantara, undoubtedly one of the best place to stay in Mui Ne.
Mui Ne is the undisputed adrenaline capital of southern Vietnam, and it is quickly becoming a South East Asian Mecca for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Kites everywhere – flapping in the wind as far as the eye can see. It really is a thrilling sight and can tempt even the most slothful among us to have a go. Easier said than done, however, ideally you’d want to do it for a week!
Perhaps a leisurely sail is more your thing, in which case head down to Manta Sailing, Vietnam’s first (and only) official sailing school.
Mui Ne sees only about half the rainfall of nearby Phan Tiet and the red sand dunes that surround it help protect this unique microclimate. Even during the rainy season (June-September) rains tend to be fairly light. However this means that the best places to stay in Mui Ne will be popular year round, so you'll need to be organised and plan ahead.
Mui Ne (Binh Thuan Province)
Set directly on a sweeping stretch of sand that is Mui Ne beach. The resort encapsulates tranquility with airy villas and whimsically draped four posters, plus there is a large infinity pool. For water sport adventurists this is a kite surfers paradise. Test some innovative cocktails at the bar.