Ocean tips for Mui Ne Vietnam
Ocean tips for Mui Ne, pleasant breezes from the ocean, fresh seafood and unspoiled beaches are just a few of the pluses when talking about the renowned resort world of Mui Ne in the coastal central province of Binh Thuan.
A day of discovery along the beach at Mui Ne revitalizes visitors after seeing the beautiful sand dunes and the other natural landscapes of the resort world, about a four-hour car ride from Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.
As in other coastal areas of Vietnam, a day begins in Mui Ne as early as before the sun emerges from the water. There, locals, both young and old, get up in the wee hours and approach the beach to wait for their relatives returning from the sea with catches of fish and seafood.
When a boat approaches ashore, a crowd of locals rush out and together with the fishermen put it on the beach. Then, they quickly sort the catches from the sea into types of fish and others before selling the fresh catches to traders right on the beach or bringing them to nearby markets for sale.
The fishermen, relatives and neighbors talk disappointedly and happily about the catches. In the morning, travelers also see men sitting on the white sandy beach to catch fish with fishing rods or women and children traveling several kilometers along the beach to gather shellfish to sell.
Traveling along the beach of Mui Ne in the early morning is a good way for vacationers to jog with waves lapping at their footsteps, harvest shells washed ashore after the night, or enjoy building sand castles.
The sun rises in the sky, casting its light over the sea of Mui Ne whose name means a peninsular where fishermen take shelter during stormy weather. Many foreign tourists like to lie leisurely for hours on the resorts’ folding canvas deck chairs along the beach, lounge by the pool to read books, and listen to the sound of waves, far away birds’ songs, and the murmuring of coconut leaves.
Young people opt for running along the beach to explore interesting aspects of daily activities and the simple lives of the local people. Dotted along the coconut-lined road are Ngoc Suong, Cay Bang, Da Ong Dia, Moon Fish, Guava and other restaurants that all serve seafood specialties steamed, grilled or cooked in the Vietnamese style or to the order of diners.
Many restaurants and bars either, in resorts or outside, are open from morning until late at night for holidaygoers to cool down with cold drinks while watching waves lapping ashore or dancing in the evening. There is a tourist quarter for foreign travelers in the resort town and resort employees will guide you there.
Going out for a swim in the early morning or late in the afternoon, visitors can make friends with local easy-going fishermen preparing their small fishing boats for a night of squid fishing. When darkness or moonlight pervade the bay, tourists can witness thousands of boats shining lights, looking like stars glittering on the water, to catch fish and squid.
Fishermen often welcome tourists to go on their boats to experience catching squid and fish or to just sit on the boats enjoying the breeze and viewing the sea at night. The sea looks magically beautiful at night from the reflection of the lights from bamboo and wooden boats of local fishermen catching squid and other seafood.
On moonlit nights, visitors can sit or lie on deck chairs placed along the beach under coconut trees to watch local citizens, especially young children playing, listen to waves, chat with their friends, drink, and eat fresh squid broiled with alcohol or charcoal.