Mui Ne is a beach town famous for two things: perfect conditions for kite surfing, and red and white sand dunes. The resort town (popular with Russians apparently – almost all signs were written in Russian) stretches along the beach, with a fishing village at one end. Once you’re down on the beach the sight of hundreds of kite surfers along the shore is truly amazing. Some of them go incredibly fast, and jump many meters up into the air.
Mike booked us into a dorm in a hostel that had access to the 3 pools of the neighbouring hotel. We spent a fair amount of time by the pool on the second day – more pleasant than the beach as the surf is pretty crazy and sand whips your face.
There’s two places to go to see the dunes in Mui Ne, the white sand dunes are a bit further out of town than the red ones. When you start walking up them it really kind of feels like being in a desert. With the strong wind whipping up sand and the sun baking down I was really happy we weren’t far from civilisation though! The red dunes don’t cover such a big area, and there are more people there, but they are also pretty cool.