About Mui Ne, Vietnam
The coastal town of Mui Ne is situated in southern Vietnam and surrounded by the South China Sea. When kitesurfers refer to Mui Ne, they are actually talking about the Bay of Phan Thiet. The tropical beach and its particularly strong windy season (November through to April) make the area a popular holiday choice for the travelling kitesurfer. You will definitely need to bring a small kite, as strong sea breezes develop throughout the day, regularly blowing at 30 knots plus. Mui Ne boasts superb wave-riding conditions, with overhead surf and perfect breaks scattered along the coast. There are many kite centres, due to the perfect cross-shore wind conditions and 17 km of beach. We particularly recommend Storm Kiteboarding
which has been operating in the area for over seven years and uses IKO-qualified instructors.
Traveling to Mui Ne, Vietnam
Fly to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), then make a four- to five-hour transfer by bus or taxi. Remember to haggle with your taxi driver and agree a price before setting off. If you are renting a car, then you need to take Highway 1 east for about 198km to the city of Phan Thiet, where you need to pick up Route 706 for a further 22km to Mui Ne beach.
Facilities At Mui Ne, Vietnam
There are quite a few hotels and resorts stretching along the sea front, giving you plenty of reasonably priced accommodation options. Mu Nei also has a wealth of shops, bars, and restaurants. There's lots of culture to soak up, markets selling all kinds of weird and wonderful things, plus the Vietnamese food is cheap, plentiful, and excellent. So much to see and so little time…