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We are staying 2 nights at Little Mui Ne Cottages.
They do not have sports activities on the resort so I was wondering where we could go in the area to do:
windsurfing, surfing, kitesurf, body boarding, wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, jetskis, golf.
What else do you recommend doing/seeing in Mui Ne/Phan Thiet?
Is it better taking the train or car service from HCMC to Mui Ne? I hear there is a rail service from HCMC to Phan Thiet.
Ocean Dunes Golf Club, Phan Thiet vietnamgolfresorts.com/index...
expect sea breezes to be a slight challenge.
The only water sport I've seen in Mui Ne was waterboat kite flying. There must be other sports but I haven't seen them.
I stayed at the Little Mui Ne Cottages about 1 and a half years ago but alas it was only for the night,we left the next Morning, I do wish we had more time there, we enjoyed the hotel our bungalow on the beach was a wonderful position. However we did have a car and a driver which I find better as you can change your mind and take detours if you like, also easier with luggage. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
Regarding transportation from HCMC to Mui-Ne: The sleeper-bus (used mainly by tourists) is your best choice, read my tip under "HCMC transportation": [original VT link]
As for what to do in Mui-Ne: Besides the sea (breezy!) and the water sports, visit the red sand dunes, read my tip under "Phan Thiet things to do":
[original VT link]
You can also rent a jeep+guide and go to the white sand dunes, about 20 min from Mui Ne. Definitely go and visit the Mui Ne fishermen village, which is still authentic and unspoiled, better early in the morning when the boats come back from the sea. You can watch my videos:
[original VT link]
Another nice place to visit is Fairy Spring, with a short trek in a small canyon with colored sandstone walls. It is easily accessible on foot from the main coast road.
If you want to see an example of Cham temple architecture visit the Po Shanu Cham Towers, halfway between Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. They can be reached by public bus + a short walk, or by bicycle /car / motorbike from Mui-Ne.
In Phan Thiet itself I would recommend the market (very authentic)and the picturesque fishing harbor.
Sports hit Jibes, no scuba in Phan Thiet. Night life in Jibes is also pretty good. Think the previous posts covered the sights, though if your up to it hire a bike and do the cham temples and dunes yourself, bit more fun.