Stretching pleasantly along the coast some 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne is a fishing village turning gradually into a leisure destination. Lifestyles within the traditional fishing community remain largely intact and colourful fishing boats can still be seen bobbing gently in the harbour, but for most holidaymakers the main draw of Mui Ne is its long, quiet beach.
Strong sea breezes make Mui Ne popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers, especially between November and April when wind conditions are excellent. There are a few luxury hotels and some cheap guesthouses but for the most part, the strip adjacent to the beach comprises of mid-range, low-rise resorts with pleasant gardens, making for a perfectly relaxing, undistracted beach holiday.
Formally a ward of the city of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is a great destination for long walks or jogs along the beach, especially at sunset. Make sure you also visit the spectacular sand dunes and have a double helping of the delicious local seafood!