Mui Ne, South Vietnam
What is Mui Ne?
Mui Ne is basically a large fishing town with amiable locals and a 10km beach dotted with many resort hotels that is gradually turning into one of Vietnam’s best beach destinations. It’s provided with a good selection of restaurants, bars and cafes – many of them Russian-owned – and is popular with Russian tourists.
Strong, regular sea breezes make Mui Ne a favourite for kite and windsurfers and championship competitions take place here. The tourist season is December to May. The average temperature is 27°C, and the climate is hot and dry for most of the year.
Some stretches of beach are less than pristine and the breeze can be in-your-face.
Mui Ne attractions
. . . plenty of smart, uncrowded, low-rise, reasonably-priced beach resort hotels such as this, the Mui Ne Sailing Club.
And then there are the bizarre Red Stream rocks, ceremonially enjoyed by newly marrieds and . . .
. . . substantial sand dunes ridden by dune surfers.
So that’s it as the sun sets over the South China Sea and the fishermen head for home. Goodnight Vietnam!
Note: Mosquitoes and sand flies can be troublesome in Mui Ne. Bring insect repellent and/or long-sleeved shirts and pants for the evening. More on dealing with mosquitoes