Overshadowed by a number of its neighbourhood destinations like Nha Trang or Phu Quoc, Mui Ne seems to be slightly underrated with travelers in their Vietnam trip. But in fact, this is one place that travelers to Vietnam should look into. And if you choose to explore this lovely town, be ready for a series of gorgeous backdrops and a myriad of enticing activities.
Visit the vibrant morning fish market
Start your day early and catch the morning market where returning fishermen bring their massive haul of live crabs, scallops and various other seafood to barter and sell, you will have the opportunity to admire a vibrant and wonderful scene that belongs only to the coastal towns of Vietnam. Just immerse yourself in the melody of voices and witness the rather comical bobbing of conical hats as everyone works at a frenetic pace. If you are a fan of seafood, this time of the day is the chance to grab fresh and delicious ingredients for your daily meals at such a reasonable price. The town wakes up in a very lively way!
Explore the island on a scooter/bike
Mui Ne is a small town with beautiful corners which are perfect for visitors to explore on a motorcycle and bike. feel the caress of the wind on your skin while riding on sunny roads, the breathtaking landscape and remember to stop at some places to taste the local cuisines or shop for cute souvenirs. If you’re feeling fancy, taking the jeep is another option. They are so “healthy” for your Instagram feed!
Go quad biking on the White Sand Dunes
Right in Mui Ne, you will find a mini version of the famous Sahara desert. It’s no surprise that you’ll be visiting the White Sand Dunes (Bau Trang) since it’s the main attraction for many travelers visiting Mui Ne but to fully experience this spot, climb on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and start biking across the White Sand Dunes instead. The Red Sand Dunes is also an interesting choice as it makes up for its inadequacies with spectacular ocean views. Trudge up the dunes and ride down the slopes with plastic sleds that you can rent or borrow from the locals. Adventurous souls, don’t miss this!
Have you ever done kitesurfing?
If anything, kitesurfing is definitely something to try, even when you’re not especially sporty. The wind that Mui Ne receives makes this town one of the best places to kitesurf in the whole of Southeast Asia. The conditions are great for beginners and what’s even better is that Jibes Beach Club offers lessons for first-timers and rentals at prices that will not leave a dent in your wallet.
Admire one of the most splendid sunsets in Southeast Asia
If you thought Mui Ne’s sunrise was stunning, wait for its spectacular sunset. The whole town will be bathed in hues of pink and purple to give you the perfect photo opportunity. For the best pictures, head over to any of the beaches where the sea stretches into the vast expanse until it’s no longer clear which is the sky and which the sea.
Keep calm and fall in love with the cuisines!
After a day of discovering, recharge your energy with tasty dishes is always a great idea. Visit the numerous food carts and open-air restaurants set up along the beach and dig into some of the best Vietnamese delicacies. Choose from the signatures like beef pho and banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) or try the banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake) which is a popular side. The wide assortment of grilled seafood will not disappoint you either. And all the beach bars can keep you up till late night with excellent cocktails, mocktails and even strong liquors, together with the fun music.
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