I finally fell in love with this country, far, far away from Ho Chi Minh City in a small, fishing village and quiet beach town in Vietnam called Mui Ne. It’s serene and tropical, the perfect get-away from city life.
Our hotel, Pandanus Resort, sits above the town, about a ten minute drive away. The rooms are clean and simple, just what you’d want for a beach resort. The pool is huge, and it sits overlooking the South China Sea. While the beach isn’t the nicest, the pool makes up for what it lacks.
Each night we were here, we ate at Sankara, a trendy restaurant and beach club. You sit overlooking the sea, while dining on some of the best food we’ve had in Vietnam. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere feels as though you’ve been transported to Miami.
We spent our nights at Jibe’s, a wind-surfing club at night turned beach bar by day. Even though it is low season, we managed to befriend three guys, Canadian, English, and Welsh, who met each other while traveling Asia. The next night we met two Irish girls who were traveling down Vietnam from Laos. It was nice to finally meet other travelers to share tips and stories of our travels.
Now we are off to Nha Trang, which is exciting, though I’m going to miss it here. We plan on stopping here again on our way back to HCMC.