What’s up guys!
Time for another location review! I recently escaped the madness of Saigon and took a little road trip to the beach. This time I visited the beach town of Mui Ne. It’s about a five hour ride from Saigon and there are some nice beaches there. But is it Single Man’s Paradise? Let’s get into it! 🙂
Mui Ne, Vietnam – Women Rating – 2/5
Not much going on in Mui Ne. The place is very quiet and I didn’t see any action going on there. It’s a tourist town so I did see quite a few massage parlors along the main strip. Several had cute young girls working and I’m sure you could negotiate some extras if you find the right spot. But don’t count on it.
The nearby city of Phan Thiet is where I would hunt for girls. It’s a bustling little city and I suspect a single man could have some fun there. I only passed through a few times so I didn’t really check out the scene. A quick search on Vietnam Cupid and Asian Dating brought back a good amount of girls living in Phan Thiet. If you based yourself there for a while I’m sure you could find some nice girls.
If you are a tourist staying in Mui Ne, I’d say the scene is pretty much dead. Bring your own girl from Saigon or hunt the Russian tourists there. LOT’S of Russians in Mui Ne if you’re into that. I’m sure some of those Russian girls are up for a party, but I’m not into them personally. If you need a quick release try the massage parlors.
Mui Ne, Vietnam – Cost Of Living – 4/5
I think everywhere in Vietnam is affordable and Mui Ne is no exception. I stayed in a decent hotel room for about $10 per night. It was right on the main strip and had everything I needed. Aircon, wifi, fridge, nice clean sheets. Can’t complain! 🙂 Cost of living is Vietnam’s strong point.
There was lot’s of fresh seafood right on the beach and it’s a good place to hang out at sunset and kick back some beers. Mui Ne is a cheap, relaxing holiday destination.
Mui Ne, Vietnam – Quality of Life – 3/5
Please keep in mind I was only there for a few days, but here’s my opinion. I would NOT live in Mui Ne. Way too quiet and boring. Now that could be a positive for some people. Just depends on the kind of lifestyle you are looking for.
Mui Ne is one long strip with a bunch of tourist crap built up. Shops, hotels, resorts, restaurants, etc. When I was there the place seemed like a ghost town. Not much in the way of night life at all. If you go alone, you will be one lonely motherfucker. Don’t make this mistake. I recommend bringing a date with you.
Mui Ne is windy as fuck so it’s considered the wind surfing capital of Vietnam. I’m not into that but if you want to give it a shot then Mui Ne would be the spot to do it.
Close by Mui Ne there is a desert with red sand dunes which is popular with tourists. If you’re into swimming, exploring and water sports then Mui Ne is a nice little getaway.
To be honest, I was not very impressed by Mui Ne and I did not think it was worth the trip. If you want to party and go shopping then Saigon is your spot. If you want to visit the beach in Vietnam then I recommend Nha Trang, Da Nang or Hoi An. These places have much more to do and flights are so cheap here you might as well go somewhere more interesting.
If you just want a quick weekend getaway from Saigon then go to Vung Tau. It’s less then two hours away and it’s very easy to get there.
I think Mui Ne is in a weird spot. It’s not as convenient as Vung Tau and it’s not as interesting as some of the bigger beach cities. I’d give it a miss honestly.
Phan Thiet, Vietnam – A City I Would Live
Mui Ne is a small beach town which is a part of Binh Thuan province. 20 minutes down the road is the city of Phan Thiet. Now this is a place I would live! It’s a bustling little city with much more action. No tourists, just locals living, working and going to school.
Phan Thiet is not a popular tourist destination so I’d imagine the rental prices would be dirt cheap. I drove around a few afternoons and had lunch there. The locals seemed friendly and welcoming. I also didn’t see any other tourists while exploring there.
If you wanted to live in a laid back 2nd tier city with easy access to beaches, then Phan Thiet would be a solid option. Be prepared to learn some Vietnamese if you choose to live there.
Cost Of Living 4/5
Quality of Life 3/5
Mui Ne, Vietnam – Single Man’s Paradise Rating – 9/15
If you enjoy peace and quiet, outdoor activities and beautiful natural surroundings then Mui Ne might be the spot for you! I enjoyed my short stay in Mui Ne but I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon. Not much going on there and it’s my least favorite beach town in Vietnam.
If you wanted to “go local” and lay low in a 2nd tier city then the neighboring city of Phan Thiet wouldn’t be a bad option. This is a city where I could see myself living. You would probably be the only big white cock in town which might be fun for a while. Learn the language and you could have a nice harem of snappers.