LGBT Travel Vietnam: Phan Thiet and Mui Ne Beach
Slip away to beautiful Mui Ne (say: "Mooey Nay") Beach, one of Vietnam's best beach vacation destinations, an easy drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Regardless of the season, it's always tropical in this little pocket of sun where it rains only about three days a year. The nearby town of Phan Thiet (pronounced "Fan Tee-ET") is a colorful fishing port with terrific sea food and a little bit of gay nightlife. You get transportation from Saigon, a great hotel and the help of our local guides.
A sparking beach where it never rains?
Just three hours from Ho Chi Minh City is a little pocket of sunshine where rain clouds seldom venture. Phan Thiet's Mui Ne Beach is a long ribbon of glorious sand, turquoise water, and thick groves of coco palms. Nearby you will find Cham temple ruins, sand dunes, picturesque fishing villages and delightful seaside restaurants. The local gay night life may surprise you! Although our basic package is two nights, most guests stay longer. You have the flexibility to stay as long as you like. Our hotels offer private bungalows right on the beach. Plan for a Banana Belt Beach Bash when you visit southern Vietnam. You do not have to be gay to enjoy this Purple Dragon beach holiday. Many of our mainstream guests know they will get something better from a gay tour company.
Day One: Saigon to Phan Thiet & A Day at Mui Ne
Depart from Saigon early this morning by private car and driver. Our guide will be along to keep you company, explain the sights, and translate when necessary. Arrive in Phan Thiet before lunch. Along the way you will have a quick look at old Phan Thiet town. The narrow river here is clogged with brightly-painted fishing boats that are surely worth a photo or two. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the beach or just be lazy under a palm tree. If you like, our guide will give you a look at the local nightlife. Every night is Saturday night in Phan Thiet.
Day Two: Choose from a Large To-Do List
How about wind surfing? A good book and some cold beer on the beach? A little sightseeing? Or maybe eighteen holes at nearby Ocean Dunes, one of Vietnam's finest golf courses. It may be hard to decide. Our guide and driver will gladly show you the local sights, which include a Cham temple ruin and a sea of sand dunes that look like they were brought straight from the Sahara. If you have packed your dancing shoes, we'll take you out for another look at Phan Thiet's disco scene.
Day Three: Dalat or Saigon?
You are on your own this morning. Unless you plan to stay longer, we'll whisk you back to Saigon after lunch. Better yet, continue to delightful Dalat en route to Saigon.
TET Holiday 20165: We regret that we can not accept Vietnam reservations during the period 08 thorough 14 February due to the TET (Vietnamese New Year) Holiday. Since it is considered unlucky to work during this period, practically everything closes, everyone takes a vacation, and some prices double. We do not recommend visiting during this time because there are no public festivities and visitors are left with almost nothing to do.
Prices and Hotels
We offer three different hotels in Phan Thiet. If you have a specific hotel in mind, please let us know. All of the hotels we use are carefully chosen for location, amenities, quality of service, security and value. We only use hotels that are gay-owned, gay-managed or gay-friendly. We inspect most hotels at least once a year.
To see prices and compare hotels please click on the "$" button on the left. If you have questions or suggestions about the hotels we use, please email us.