For a country with a tourism track record that goes back only 20 years or so, Vietnam is full of delightful surprises, with thing to see or do for just about everyone.
Whether you want to be far from the crowds or you want to get right into the action with people from all over the world, Vietnam can meet your demands. And if you crave outdoor action and sports, then Mui Ne and Phan Thiet have everything you need.
Mui Ne beach is great for kiteboarding and wind surfing. Pioneers in the two sports discovered the beach about ten years ago and for a long time the area was one of Vietnam’s best-kept secrets. Now the secret is out.
Address: 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 405
Address: Sailing Club Resort, 24 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 442
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
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
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.
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