The best things to do in Phan Thiet and the beach of Mui Ne comprise geographical wonders, traditional fishing villages, pristine beaches and verdant mountains. Also prominent are ancient structures that date back as far as the 9th century. Needless to say, you have plenty to see and do during your holiday in the capital of Binh Thuan province and its neighbouring beach resort.
What are the best things to do in Phan Thiet and Mui Ne?
Mui Ne Beach
Mui Ne Beach runs along the coast of the namesake popular coastal town in the capital of Binh Thuan province. It features 15 km of sandy beaches, gentle waves, and luxurious beachfront resorts. The northern end of Mui Ne Beach is home to a traditional fishing village, while the southern caters to recreational activities such as swimming and water sports.
Thanks to its rock-free waters, the most popular activity in Mui Ne Beach is kitesurfing. The best time to enjoy this is between November and March, when the skies are sunny with strong winds.
White Sand Dunes
White Sand Dunes or Bau Trang (White Lake) feature dramatic white sand plunging towards a small lagoon lined with lotus flowers. Unlike the Red Sand Dunes, there’s also a small pine forest within Bau Trang, providing visitors with some much-needed shade from the scorching sun.
As one of the only desert areas in Southeast Asia, it’s a favourite spot for unique photo opportunities, sand-sledging, and ATV rides. For a fee, you can slide down the White Sand Dunes on plastic sledges. Going down is quick and easy, but coming back up can be quite a challenge! The dunes are about 26.5 km northeast of Mui Ne Town.
Cu Lao Cau Island
Cu Lao Cau is an unoccupied island in Phuoc The commune, Tuy Phong district, surrounded by thousands of unique and colorful rock caves, dotting green grass. Wild and diverse ecosystems, Cu Lao Cau is planned as a marine reserve and ecotourism development is quite useful to visitors. If you are looking for a place to relax and do what you want, Cu Lao Cau Island is for you.