From a cape where fishermen often avoid storms, Mui Ne Vietnam has become a famous tourist paradise with white sand, blue sea, and rich seafood.
We’ve visited Mui Ne several times and love the area. Here are our top picks of the best things to do in Mui Ne.
Rent a motorcycle and explore
Riding a bike is the best way to get around in Mui Ne, as there are plenty of hidden gems to explore.
We love stopping randomly at anything that seems interesting – small cafes, beachside restaurants, or dragon fruit fields. There is plenty to see in Mui Ne that are not common tourist attractions.
Take a sunrise tour to Mui Ne Sand Hills
Do not miss Vietnam’s “sub-Saharan desert” – Bau Trang on your visit to Mui Ne!
We took a morning jeep tour and arrived at the white sand dunes just before sunrise. The place was vast, and the views were beautiful.
We decided to walk up the viewpoint, but you can surely rent a terrain vehicle or a jeep to drive around the area.
Tips: The sunrise is beautiful, and we highly recommend taking a good camera to capture it.
Walk along the Fairy Stream
We had a great time visiting Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) as part of our jeep tour.
We got there at about 9 am, and a few groups of people were there. It was a beautiful way to spend the day with a great view, and the most beautiful part was the colorful sand walls and vegetation around the creek.
We also love walking bare feet and feeling the gently flowing water. You can read more about our experience at Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) here.
Along the road to Suoi Tien, several street vendors provide all kinds of snacks such as rolls, coconut, baked rice paper, boiled potatoes, so don’t hesitate to try some!
Learn to kitesurf
The windy beaches of Mui Ne are perfect for kitesurfing. Many kitesurfing schools in the area offer equipment rental and lessons that suit just about any level.
November to March is the best time to visit Mui Ne for kitesurfing, as the sky is clear with strong winds, resulting in favorable temperatures and wave conditions.
Mui Ne not only attracts tourists thanks to the blue sea and white sand but also by a rich culinary system, ready to satisfy even the most demanding diners.
The area is famous for lobsters, oysters, and other types of seafood. We love trying grilled scallops and oysters with green onions and roasted peanuts as the topping.
Listen to Live music at Joe’s cafe
What to do in Mui Ne at night? Try Joe’s cafe!
This cozy bar has live music every night, and the music is excellent and varied. Also, drinks are well priced, and the bar has a good range of beers and cocktails on offer.
We loved the laid-back ambiance and friendly atmosphere, and we often found ourselves singing along with the musicians on stage.
Address: This cozy bar is located at 86 Nguyen Dinh Chieu in Ham Tien Mui Ne.
Visit Ke Ga lighthouse
Just over an hour from Phan Thiet city, the Ke Ga cape charms its visitors with a wild and majestic beauty. The island has many rocks with strange shapes arranged into extremely impressive blocks.
In addition to exotic rocky beaches, this place is also famous for the tallest and oldest lighthouse in Vietnam – Ke Ga Lighthouse.
How to get there: You can take a boat to the island with a 50,000 VND / person round trip ticket.
Visit Po Sah Inu temple
Another place that you should visit in Mui Ne is Po Sah Inu Tower.
Po Sah Inu Tower remains the ancient Champa Kingdom, located on Ba Nai hill, Phu Hai ward, about 7 km from the center of Phan Thiet city and about 3km from the center of Ham Tien Mui Ne tourist area.
Although it has a medium size, it distills the quintessence of the ancient Cham’s architectural techniques and decorative arts, creating majesty and mystery.
Po Sah Inu temple group is one of Vietnam’s relatively intact Champa towers.