The formerly little-inhabited beach south of the fishing village of Mui Ne proper has seen some serious development in the last 15 years. Now it's a 15-kms long strip of resorts that line up like pearls on Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, shaded by coconut palms. The main resort strip lies between the addresses of 2 and 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu. Given the choice, nature would move the sand around, much to the dismay of some developers. Beach sand tends to migrate southward, leaving some (but not all) spots above 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu with just a concrete breakwater rather than sandy beach. Accommodations at higher addresses tend to be smaller and less expensive, somewhat removed from the main tourist section and more mixed in more with local life. If a sandy beach is important to you, some research is called for before booking in that area.
A few bargain hotels have popped up on the inland side of the road, across from the beach-side resorts. If you stay on the inland side, you will need to pass though one of the resorts to reach the beach, which might or might not result in some hassle from the guards. The resorts jealously guard their lounge chairs and palapas, though the beach itself is open to everyone. If all else fails, you can always access a nice sandy stretch of beach via the Wax Bar at 68 Nguyen Dinh Chieu.
Day 01: Saigon (or Danang) -Muine
Transfer to Muine The scenic 200kms drive north on Highway One passes through the bustling city of Bien Hoa before cutting through dense rubber plantations. Closer to Phan Thiet the terrain changes to arid semi-desert with cactus plants and strange looking dragon fruit trees. Arrive in Muine and check into resort. The rest of day is free to relax by the pool or on the sandy beach. Overnight in Muine.
Day 02: Muine (B)
At leisure to enjoy the prime beach of Muine. Overnight in Muine.
Day 03: Muine (B)
A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach.
For the more active, golf is available nearby. Overnight inMuine.
Day 04: Muine Phanthiet - Saigon (B)
At leisure. Transfer back to HCM city. The trip concludes or join other trips.
|Tour cost per Person (in $US) from 1st Oct, 2010 to 31 Sept, 2011
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 6 Pax
||7 - 8 pax
||9 - 10 Pax
||Blue Ocean Resort(3star)
|| swimming pool on the beach
||Swiss Village, Cocobeach Resort
Saigon Muine Resort (4star)
|Bangalow on the beach and garden setting
||Seahorse resort, PhuHai Resort (4star)
Novotel Ocean Dune (4star)
|On the island facing the ocean, private beach
||Victoria Resort (4star)
Beach front bungalow
| on the beach, tennis court, massage facilities next to the sea
- English speaking guide.
- All private transfers & transport
- Hotel & Resort with daily buffet breakfast
- Meals as indicated on itinerary
- Entrance fees during guided time
- International flight & taxes
- Visa & visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Meals not indicated on itinerary