“Once upon a time, Mui Ne was an isolated stretch of beach where pioneering travellers camped on the sand. Times have changed and it’s now a string of beach resorts, which have fused into one long coastal strip. These resorts are, for the most part, mercifully low-rise and set amid pretty gardens by the sea. The original fishing village is still here, but tourists outnumber locals these days. Mui Ne is definitely moving upmarket, as more exclusive places open their doors, complemented by swish restaurants and swanky shops, but there is still a (kite) surfer vibe to the town.” – www.lonelyplanet.com
“The resort was built in a unique fusion of traditional Balinese and Vietnamese architectural and design elements. The vast tropical palm tree garden ensures a peaceful stay for guests, while shopping or dining venues are just a short stroll away.” – ww.agoda.com
There are quite number of resorts to stay in Mui Ne, ranging from budget to splurge. Though some resorts have narrow beachfront due to sand erosion. I booked a garden view bungalow in Ananda Resort from Agoda with free breakfast.
Got a good night sleep because of that Saigon beer. LOL. Woke up early and packed-up. I checked-out and went directly to Hanh Cafe office to claim my bus ticket and leave my things there.
It has been two decades since Vietnam was reunited; a remarkable progress has been done. Vietnam now is one of the stunning travel destinations in Asia.
To complete my ASEAN trip, I need to leave a footprint in this gracious and graceful country. I booked a flight thru Vietnam airlines and landed safely in Tan Son Nat International airport in Ho Chi Minh City. After doing the immigration thing, I looked for a telco store and got my Vietnamese sim card. I asked the store lady to set-up my 3G.
It was my first swimming in a foreign beach. It was early in the morning after I watched the magnificent sunrise. I got the chance to pose at the mermaid statue as well. I strolled the beach the day before but it was very difficult to pose with the famous statue during peak hours due to the numerous tourists visiting the place. So I decided and conditioned myself to wake up early in the morning to watch the sunset, do the morning dip and pose with the mermaid. According to the locals’ belief, touching the bronze statue especially the breast will bring you luck. Hhhmmm. Continue reading Samila Beach in Songkhla, Thailand. My Morning Dip.