Phan Thiet Holidays: Sandy beaches and deserts in Vietnam

Phan Thiet, a little town of Binh Thuan Province - 200km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), possesses fine sand beaches and luxury resorts nestled in evergreen palm forests. Mui Ne Town is a peninsular 12km north of Phan Thiet. There's a dozen kilometer stretch of sand that runs along the waterfront of Mui Ne, which has been a hidden paradise for beach holidays.

To the north of Mui Ne, there's a hundred or so kilometers of sand dunes and deserts and turquoise blue sea water that are heaven for those who look for getaway beach holidays and desert safaris.

Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Mui Ne Beach, Phan Thiet, Vietnam

Endowed with stunning natural landscapes, Phan Thiet Mui Ne and the surrounding regions are not known enough to the foreign travellers to Vietnam. Tourist infrastructure and luxury properties are available at Phan Thiet and Mui Ne only, while much of the rest of the coastline of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan Provinces is of deserted beaches.

The tranquil sea of Phan Thiet
The tranquil sea of Phan Thiet

Travellers to Phan Thiet and Mui Ne could spend a few days to a whole month on the beach and for exploring the surrounding area. It's recommended to take a full day safari into the desert of Mui Ne, and a morning tour to catch sunrise over the fishing village of Mui Ne. Besides, you can visit the White Sand Dune (Bau Trang) in the morning and cycle through the nearby countryside in the afternoon. At weekends, some restaurants offer barbecue seafood right on the beach.

Sand dunes at Phan Thiet Vietnam
Sand dunes at Phan Thiet Vietnam