The Best Things to do in Mui Ne

The Best Things to do in Mui Ne

The Best Things to do in Mui Ne

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.

Mui Ne map Vietnam

5 things to do in Mui Ne

1. Go Kite Surfing

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.

2. Visit the Red and White sand dunes

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.

Mui Ne guide sand dunes

3. Fairy Spring

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.

Mui Ne guide fairy spring

4. Fish market in the early morning

Get up early and take the motorbike to the fish market in Phan Thiet.

Mui Ne Phan Thiet fish market

5. Sunset at the beach

At daytime, the beaches are crowded with kitesurfers. Get to the beach in the late afternoon and watch the beautiful set.

Mui Ne Hills dunes

Where to eat in Mui Ne

We lined up our favorite restaurants ordered by yummy(♥️) rating:
Hill Smoked Restaurant ♥️♥️♥️♥️
El Latino ♥️♥️♥️
Lam Tong ♥️♥️♥️
Quan Viet Restaurant ♥️♥️

Good to know before visiting Mui Ne

  • Mui Ne is popular with Russian people, you can even order your food in the Russian language. Which feels a bit strange. Oh, and they are great fanatic kitesurfers and you can have a great night with them.
  • Be careful when renting a motorbike. The police often organize a week full of ‘controles’ where you have to pay an amount of Dong to drive through. (bad police ?)
Mui Ne guide sunset

How to get in Mui Ne

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.

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Best time to visit Mui Ne

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.

Where to stay in Mui Ne

Mui Ne provides hotels and guesthouses for any type of traveler.
We got you a $15 discount at if you book via this link, you’re welcome! ?

Blog comments (3)

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  • Trong Le Thanh

    The best way to get to Mui Ne is the bus, very comfortable and convenient, you can go to Mui Ne from Ho Chi Minh, Dalat, Nha Trang or Vung Tau, up to 5 hours of driving.
    Alternatively, if you want to save time, you can rent a private car to Mui Ne

  • Hi!

    Super leuke blog :) Ik ben zelf vietnamees maar heb in Vietnam nog nooit zelf op een scooter gereden omdat ik bang ben dat ik gecontroleerd word en geen idee wat de gevolgen zijn :’) , hoe hebben jullie dit ervaren? Je noemt zelf al de controles die soms worden gedaan en dat je ze dan eigenlijk gewoon moet betalen?

    • saltinourhair

      Hi Linda! Scooter rijden zelf hoef je niet bang voor te zijn. Zorg dat je een internationaal rijbewijs bij hebt, dan zit je veilig. De controles zijn wij enkel tegengekomen in Mue Ne (zeer toeristisch gebied). Dit politie organiseert zo nu en dan acties waarbij je gewoon moet betalen, ookal heb je jouw internationaal rijbewijs bij. Volgens ons is het beste om te doen alsof je geen engels verstaat :)

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