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Mui Ne Activities

Cooking Classes

Cooking School at Sunshine Beach

Mui ne Cooking SchoolThere's a new cooking school located at Sunshine Beach behind C2Sky Kitesurfing. It's the first to open in Mui Ne, and the only one that I'm aware of in Vietnam to be located right on the beach! Learn to cook Mui Ne banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), hot rice-paper springrolls, seafood salad, sauces and more.

Learn the secrets to preparing a great Vietnamese dish on this half-day cooking tour in Mui Ne. Your Mui Ne cooking tour will begin with a quick walk through the popular Ham Tien market, where you will learn more about the various ingredients including vegetables, fruits and Vietnamese herbs and spices that go into a Vietnamese dish. It's then onto the Mui Ne cooking school center- A Taste of Vietnam for your hand's on cooking lesson followed by a chance to try your new creation. Vietnamese food is healthy, simple to cook and downright delicious. This half day cooking tour in Mui Ne will provide you with a hands-on lesson on how to shop for, cook and eat authentic Vietnamese food.

Your Mui Ne cooking class will be held in a beautiful beach garden, where you can enjoy your cooking and eat your dishes with a refreshing sea breeze.

The Vietnamese cooking class is held in small groups (2 to 14 people) to enhance interactivity with the head chef. You will have one cooking station per person.

Cooking class information:

  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Take a tour to the Ham Tien Market where you learn about and taste some Vietnamese ingredients and snacks (duration: 1 hour)
  • Return to the Cooking school and master hands on how to make many different dishes with accompanying sauces also enjoy the art of vegetable decorating (duration: 2 ½ -3hrs)
  • Breaks taken between each dish allowing you time to enjoy and discuss
  • English speaking Vietnamese chef and assistants
  • Step-by-step recipe booklet to take home
  • Vegetarian menu upon request

    Booking information:

    • Tour booking: please contact Liz at +84 (0) 9166 55 241 or email: atasteofvietnam@gmail.com
    • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
    • Pricing:
      • Option 1: 35 USD per person (includes market tour and cooking class)
      • Option 2: 30 USD per person (cooking class only)
    Located at Sunshine Beach Resort
    82 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St.
    Tel: (091) 665-5241

    Cooking School

    Golf

    Ocean Dunes Golf Club
    Ocean Dunes Golf Club in Phan Thiet

    Together, Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are set to become the new golf capitol of Vietnam.


    Spa/Salon

    Forester Spa
    Forester Spa, Mui Ne

    Several resorts offer great spa facilities, and independant spas are opening all the time.

    Mui Ne Spas & Massage
    • Seahorse Spa
      Seahorse Resort
      Km 11, Nguyen Dinh Chieu
      (062) 384-7507
      www.seahorseresortvn.com.
      Massage, exfoliation and facial treatments, oil massage for sunburn.
    • Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
      Km 9, Phu Hai
      (062) 381-3000
      www.victoriahotels-asia.com.
      Full range of massage treatments. Very private.
    • Binh Thuan Province Association of the Blind
      Blind Massage Center

      56/1 Huynh Thuc Khang, Ham Tien
    Phan Thiet Spas & Massage
    • Novotel Ocean Dunes Spa
      1A Ton Duc Thang
      (062) 382-2393
      novpht@hcm.vnn.vn.
      Large selection of massage treatments in a very private setting. Rooms smell amazing.
    • Binh Thuan Province Association of the Blind
      Blind Massage Center

      32 Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Phan Thiet

    Sailing

    MANTA Sail Training Centre
    108 Huynh Thuc Khang, Mui Ne Village, Phan Thiet
    Tel: 090 840-0108
    www.mantasailing.org

    MANTA offers recreational sailing, supervised dinghy rental, sail training and racing with beach-side accommodation. Great group rates and corporate event packages available!

    Hiking/Running

    White Sand Dunes
    White Sand Dunes

    Mui Ne's gorgeous tropical beaches and the nearby White Sand Dunes all offer great hiking opportunities.

    The yearly Le Fruit Triathlon is held in Mui Ne on June 1, and includes swimming, running and mountain biking.


    Swimming

    Victoria Resort
    One of Victoria's two relaxing pools.

    Swim at one of several nearby beaches, or in swimming pools offered by most resorts. Please keep in mind that healthy beaches change seasonaly. Part of the year, Mui Ne Beach is steep and the water is deep. The rest of the time the beach is broad and shallow.

    Half the year the current is east to west, and the other half of the year the current goes in the opposite direction. In November and December it cam be very windy and the waves are very rough in late afternoon. Swim with great caution at this time and beware of strong rip currents.

    Also watch for careless kiteboarders who may not see you. It is best to swim in the morning or late afternoons to avoid them.

    Jellyfish are mostly seasonal. When the water is calm, clear and warm, watch for them spawning in shallow water. Jellyfish tend to be an all-or-nothing phenomenon in Mui Ne.

    White it is very beautiful, we really can not recommend swimming at Ganh Beach (Suoi Hong), behind Mui Ne Village proper, because the rip tides are too strong and unpredictable. There are many stories of local children drowning.

    The yearly Le Fruit Triathlon is held in Mui Ne on June 1, and includes swimming, running and mountain biking.


    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

    Ca Na
    The rocky coastline at Ca Na makes for great reef snorkeling.

    The Best diving in Binh Thuan Province (or all of Vietnam for that matter) is at Ca Na Beach, 2.5hrs northwest of Mui Ne. The water is clear, the coral reefs are pristine, and the whole area as bursting with marine life. One thing Ca Na is lacking is very many tourists and the resorts to contain them. Vietnam Scuba has a very "for Koreans, by Koreans" diving establishment there. The website has some English, but we have not confirmed if anyone on staff speaks English fluently. Click here to read more about the scuba diving potentials at Ca Na Beach and the Hon Cau-Vinh Hao Proposed Marine Protected Area. Though all but undiscovered, Phu Quy Island Proposed Marine Protected Area also has a potential for scuba diving and snorkeling in coral reefs (but beware of sharks!).

    From time to time, shipwrecks are discovered and salvaged off the coast of Binh Thuan Province. In the summer of 2004, three tonnes of coins and a cannon were discovered off Ham Tan District. Divers salvaged the coins from an ancient ship after finding a string of old shekels. Both the coins and the cannon were dated from 1822, during Minh Mang's reign, according to officials in Binh Thuan. The most notable shipwreck salvage is know as the "Binh Thuan Shipwreck" (full article coming soon).

    Kiteboarding, Windsurfing & Surfing

    Storm Kiteboarding
    Storm Kiteboarding at the Sailing Club

    Mui Ne Beach offers the best place in Vietnam or Cambodia for Kiteboarding and Windsurfing. Mui Ne Beach's hottest new activity now is kitesurfing, and our beach is shaping up to be the kiteboarding center of S.E. Asia. We have waves year-round and the best weather in all of S.E. Asia (and the lowest rainfall in all of Vietnam). Every day is a perfect day for kiteboarding in Mui Ne. Visit our Mui Ne Kiteboarding page for more.


    Mui Ne Night Life

    Snow
    Snow, one of the most stylish spots in town.

    The Mui Ne nightlife has picked up in recent years. For a selection of bars, cafes, breweries, pubs, an ecasino and dance clubs, click here.


    Shopping

    Kim's Shop
    Kim's Shop, across from Full Moon.

    Shopping in Mui Ne has vastly improved over the last few years. You can now find all the topical souvenirs available elsewhere in Vietnam, and a few local specialties too. Click here for more on shopping.


    Mui Ne Cultural Arts

    Cham musicians at the Forest Restaurant
    Cham musicians at the Forest Restaurant

    The forest restaurant has a variety of unique cultural displays and demonstrations, including a Cham ceramic weaving demonstration, and one of the country's only examples of the nearly-extinct mountain "bamboo music". Cham ceramics and textiles are often on display, and live Cham music and dance shows are frequent.

    Binh Thuan Province Festivals

    Mid Autumn Festival
    School children carying dragon fruit lanterns at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet.

    Local officials estimate there are as many as 50 folk festivals celebrated within the Province. Each is associated with a tradition and belief of local ethnic communities. Many are associated with a specific ethnic group, and many are only celebrated locally. Visit our Binh Thuan Festivals page for more information.

    Further Reading

  • Mui Ne Beach : Phan Thiet : Hon Rom : Khe Ga : Mui Dien : Vietnam
    Sailing Club Resort and Day Spa, Mui Ne, Vietnam

    Sandals Restaurant and Bar, Ho Chi Minh City and Sailing Club Resort and Day Spa, Mui Ne, Vietnam


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