Mui Ne & Phan Thiet Sports
What to Do in Mui Ne & Phan Thiet
When it comes to activities in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet, it’s safe to say that travellers looking to soak up the sun during their holiday can find plenty of things to do here. Kitesurfing is undoubtedly the most popular activity in Mui Ne thanks to its expansive coastline and sunny weather, particularly between the months of November and March.
There are ample kitesurfing schools that offer equipment rental and lessons that suit just about any level. The main beach is ideal for beginners as well as water sports such as swimming, kayaking, and surfing while neighbouring locales such as Suoi Nuoc Bay, The Cemetery and Turtle Island are best attempted by those with more experience in the water. As no holiday is complete without a pampering massage session (or two), you’ll find a good range of spas in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet, both in resorts and independent outlets along the beach.
Kitesurfing in Mui Ne has become a popular activity amongst locals and visitors in recent years thanks to its tropical monsoon climate and rock-free waters. In January 2011, Mui Ne hosted the second season of the Kite Tour Asia Competition, where participants from Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and Europe took part in a four-day event of freestyling, hang-time and course-racing.
As a result, the 15-kilometre beach is lined with kitesurfing schools offering equipment rental and lessons that suit just about any level. Mui Ne Beach is also great for other water sports such as swimming, kayaking, and surfing. While it’s relatively sunny all Read More...
Golf in Phan Thiet
Ocean Dunes Golf Club
Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are becoming a hot spot for golfers. The first international club to open, in 1996, was the 18-hole Ocean Dunes Golf Club.
It was designed by Nick Faldo who remarked, “It has the feel and the playability of early Scottish seaside courses [but] in a tropical climate.” The club is at 1 Ton Duc Thang, Phan Thiet.
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 823-366
Sea Links Golf Course
The second course is the Sea Links Golf Course which so far has nine out of a planned 18 holes. The course is part of a large complex, under construction since 2006. When complete in 2009, this will include a five-star hotel, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 741-741
Spa & Massage
No holiday is complete without a good long session relaxing in a spa, enjoying an oil or traditional massage and other luxurious treatments. There is a good range of spas in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet, both in hotels and in day spa centres.
Xanh Spa at Mia Mui Ne (previously known as the Sailing Club)
The Xanh Spa is set in tropical gardens. Treatments may be enjoyed alfresco in the open-air hut or in the spa room. The spa is a part of the Mia Resort, a boutique beach resort.
- Address: 24 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Ham Tien, Mui Ne
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 440
Seahorse Resort & Spa has a long list of massage treatments and facilities including male and female steam rooms and saunas, plus – for the ladies – facials, waxing, make up, hair styling, pedicure and manicure. The resort is at Km 11, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet. Read More...
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 847-507
The Spa at Pandanus Resort offers rejuvenating and restorative treatments, including traditional massages, facials, pedicures and manicures, as well as contemporary services such as mud and seaweed wraps and aromatherapy. The resort is the closest to the famous “red” sand dunes of Mui Ne. Read More...
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 849 849
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa offers a variety of spa treatments in any of six pavilions right next to the beach. The pavilions reflect the romantic design of the entire resort, which is designed along the lines of a traditional Vietnamese country house. It is nine km from Phan Thiet. Read More...
- Tel: +84 (0) 62 813-000