We spent a long weekend in Mui Ne, a coastal resort town about 5.5 hours away by bus. The weekend marked the weekend before King Hung’s anniversary holiday and bidding adieu to the high season of tourism in Mui Ne.
We were expecting many people on the beaches and on the main strip due to resorts being fully booked for the weekend. However, we were pleasantly surprised that popular tourist sites, beaches, and restaurants were not infiltrated with vacationers.
We stayed at the Hawaii Resort, which only has 8 private bungalows on the property. Our bungalow was $60USD a night and was steps away from the beach. This place is an absolute gem, and the owner of the resort is very friendly. Our wonderful and relaxing experience at Hawaii Resort made us very wistful in extending our stay in Mui Ne. We will definitely stay here again!
Mui Ne is known for having great conditions for water sports. There were many people kiteboarding as we were eating lunch at Sankara. The boarders were doing amazing tricks as the kites carried them up in the air.
If water sports are not your thing, you can go to the beautiful red sand dunes where you can rent a plastic sled to slide down the hills. The dunes stretch several kilometers and the best time to go is for the sunrise or sunset. Get ready for a good workout!
Another popular activity is an easy hike up the Fairy Stream. It is the mini Grand Canyon of Mui Ne! Follow the stream up to see some interesting rock formations as it winds around sand dunes. The stream is pretty shallow so take off your shoes to feel the soft sand between your toes.
We rented a bike and cruised the gorgeous coast. The aquamarine colored waters and the endless stretches of sand goes on for miles and miles. It was easy to find beaches where we can temporarily call our own as we were the only two walking while the waves cooled our feet.
Kite boarders while sipping on cocktails at Sankara
Red Sand Dunes
Rent a motorbike and cruise the coast
40 Nguyen Din Chieu Street
Ham Tien Ward, Mui Ne
+84 62 8477 32