Best Mui Ne Hotels — A Yogi’s Mindful Travel Guide

These are the best Mui Ne hotels for responsible backpackers, flash packers and luxury travellers

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If you’re looking for Mui Ne hotels, you probably already know that the big attraction in Mui Ne is the long stretch of soft sandy beach.

In the winter months, it’s a hot spot for travellers from all over the world who come to warm their chilly bones. The spectacular Mui Ne sand dunes and the sheltered south-facing beaches give Mui Ne one of the best year-round climates in Vietnam.

Find out all about visiting the Mui Ne Sand Dunes in our tour review

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Mui Ne beach is the ideal place for recharging.

At any time of year, Mui Ne is ideal for lounging by the pool, swimming in the ocean, learning to kite surf, or just leaning into the beach bum lifestyle.

Mui Ne is also the perfect place for some spirit-renewing “me” time. We spent two weeks in town doing daily yoga practices, meditating, re-evaluating our goals, and planning for the future.

It can be a little tricky to find the best Mui Ne hotels; there are hundreds of Mui Ne Hotels to choose from. You’ve got to pick your spot carefully, too, since the Mui Ne beach migrates, leaving some resorts beachless for much of the year.

In Mui Ne, the fanciest hotels — with the highest prices to match — are arrayed at the west end of the beach. Moving west, closer to the middle of the beach, the prices drop to a manageable level. The most central hotels don’t have any sandy beach to speak of but they do provide stairs so you can go ocean swimming straight from the resort. At the east end of the beach, the prices start to rise again but never soar the heights in the west.

Of course, if you’re on a tiny budget, the best idea is to cross the street to the non-waterfront properties, where there’s a decent selection of truly budget-priced accommodation.

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It can be a little tricky to find the best Mui Ne hotels, since both sides of the main road are lined with wall-to-wall resorts, hostels and hotels. You've got to pick your spot carefully, too, since the beach migrates, leaving some resorts beachless for much of the year. Click for your guide to the best Mui Ne hotels.

The Best Mui Ne Hotels for Every Budget

All prices are approximate and can fluctuate depending on time of year. Ratings come from Booking.com.

Mui Ne Backpacker Village

Rating 8.3, $6-8 dorm bed, $25 double room

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The best Mui Ne hotel for budget backpackers.

If you’re into the backpacker scene, Backpacker Village is the place to stay in Mui Ne. The dorms and private rooms are well-equipped, clean and modern. The onsite restaurant delivers typical breakfast fare at some of the cheapest prices in Mui Ne, plus smoothies, cocktails, and beer.

The centrepiece is the courtyard pool, where you can party into the night or splash around in the heat of the day. Though the vibe at Backpacker Village is not quite right for us (let’s face it, we’re just too old for the backpacker party lifestyle) if you want to meet people, party by the pool, and watch the sun come up with like-minded travellers, it’s the perfect budget accommodation in Mui Ne.

Check the latest reviews on Trip Advisor.
Before you book, compare prices here and here.

Cocosand Hotel

Rating 9.1, $14 standard double, no breakfast

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At Cocosand, you’ll want to hang out in the hammock all day.

We stayed here and loved it. We’ve stayed in a lot of super-budget hotels during our travels but Cocosand has got to be the most impressive of them all. Spotlessly clean (much cleaner than most hotels!), the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The decor is strictly functional but it functions very well. The family who runs Cocosand are extremely friendly and helpful. They bent over backwards to make us feel welcome.

The rooms at Cocosand are arrayed around a luscious sandy central courtyard, shaded by coconut palms and dotted with hammocks and picnic tables. Lying back in your hammock and gazing up at the coconuts above, you might almost imagine you’ve found your own private island.

If you’re a little adventurous and on a budget, Cocosand is one of the best Mui Ne hotels!

Check the latest reviews on Trip Advisor.
Before you book, compare prices here and here.

Riva Mui Ne Resort

Rating 7.6, $60 double room with sea view (but we got it for $27!), breakfast included

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Riva Resort is perfect for a big family stay.

We stayed here and really liked it. Riva Mui Ne is much better than its 7.6 rating suggests. After almost 10 days at Cocosand, we decided to splurge and get ourselves a waterfront room for a few nights. Being low season, we managed to snatch a poolside room at Riva Mui Ne for a bargain-basement price. They don’t have a sandy beach to lie on, but they do have easy access to dip into the warm ocean water whenever we felt like it.

Riva is a friendly family place, often catering to large family groups — in short, the ideal place to bring your kids. If you want to be immersed in middle-class Vietnamese family life, stay at Riva. Skip it if kids screaming in the pool and men yelling outside your door at 6am will drive you insane.

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Before you book, compare prices here and here.

Joe’s Seaside Boutique

Rating 8.5, $56 bungalow, breakfast included

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Joe’s Seaside is one of the best Mui Ne hotels to sit by the beach all afternoon.

We spent so much time lounging in the Barefoot Cafe at Joe’s Seaside Boutique, that we almost felt like we stayed at the resort. Not only does Joe’s have some of the best vegetarian food we found in Mui Ne, but it’s a welcoming, friendly place, where people naturally meet and socialize.

The grassy grounds of Joe’s are the perfect spot for a morning yoga session — they even offer free classes at certain times of year. Joe’s also offers kite-surfing and regular surfing lessons from their beachfront surf shack and an attractive pool for those days you can’t be bothered to walk 50 metres to the ocean.

All the rooms at Joe’s Seaside Boutique are stone bungalows with quiet, private outdoor seating area. Joe’s also offers rooms at Joe’s Cafe, just down the road.

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Before you book, compare prices here and here.

Thuy Thuy Cottages

Rating 9.5, $45 standard cottage, no breakfast

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The pool at Thuy Thuy Cottages is fabulous.

We stayed here and really liked it. On the land-side of the road, Thuy Thuy makes up for its lack of beach access with luxurious bungalows set in a lush garden. Hammocks swing between palm trees and the pool glints in the sun, beckoning you to escape from the midday heat. We only stayed one night at Thuy Thuy but we’d have gladly stayed a few more. It’s a great spot for people who like the finer things in life but don’t care about an ocean view.

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Coco Beach Resort

Rating 8.5, $110 double bungalow, breakfast included

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Coco Beach’s traditional villas are so beautiful!

The entire two weeks we were in Mui Ne, Coco Beach was closed for annual maintenance work. This is a great sign, showing that they take time each year to repair the damage wrought by salt water and wind-driven sand. We spent much of our time in Mui Ne lounging on Coco Beach’s wide sandy beach, hiding under the shade provided by their yellow umbrellas.

Coco Beach is in the perfect spot for beach bums and ocean-swimming fanatics! You can also get a waterfront massage and enjoy cocktails on the sand. There appears to be plenty of space on the grounds to roll out a yoga mat and they offer yoga classes at certain times of year as well.

What we really love about Coco Beach resort are the stilt bungalows spread out throughout their lush gardens. On the outside, they look like traditional Vietnamese huts but on the inside, they are equipped with modern amenities and comfy beds.

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Mia Mui Ne Resort

Rating 9.3, $120 garden view double, $160 garden view bungalow, superb breakfast included

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For one of the most luxe Mui Ne Hotels, try Mia Resort.

If you’re looking for a heavenly splurge, Mia Mui Ne boutique resort might just be the place to do it. For the price of a budget hotel room in a bad area of Paris, you get a luxury room with private balcony, access to a pristine pool, a private beach, and top notch service at Mia Mui Ne. With on-site kite surfing lessons, Vietnamese language lessons, yoga classes, and a restaurant that also does room service, you probably won’t need to leave the resort.

Check reviews on Trip Advisor.
Before you book, compare prices here and here.

What Makes a Hotel Mindful?

When at all possible, we stay in hotels, hostels, and guest houses where our money makes a positive impact in the community and the hotel minimizes its impact on the environment. To keep our money local — instead of funnelling it into international hotel chains — we try to stay at small, family owned hotels and hostels whenever possible. These small hotels tend to be more mindful about food, water and electricity waste and are usually less expensive than their corporate-owned counterparts.

We also focus on how a hotel might impact our own mindfulness.

We like to find places where we can feel completely relaxed — safe, clean, and welcome. Having a comfortable place to sleep every night helps us to roll out of bed in the morning as the best possible version of ourselves.

Finally, for us, hotels get a few extra “mindful” points for having enough space to roll out a yoga mat and practice a little Adventure Yoga.

Why Did We Write This Guide to Mui Ne Hotels?

We write comprehensive posts about hotels in places we’ve been because we want to share the hours of hotel research we do — we know that most people just don’t have the time to explore every hotel option out there!

We also know that online reviews can be misleading but we’ve had enough experience that we can usually spot the duds a mile away!

The links in this post are affiliate links which means that if you use one of them to book a hotel, we’ll get paid a small commission (at no extra cost to you!). Think of it as a free way of paying us back for all our hard work. :)

I hope you found our guide on to Mui Ne Hotels for the Mindful Traveller helpful!! If you have any questions about Mui Ne or any of the hotels we’ve recommended, ask them in the comments below. And if you’ve stayed in a great hotel in Mui Ne, let us know!

4 comments

  1. Comment by Rod Martin

    Rod Martin Reply August 28, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Got to agree with many of your choices, although I would add Friendly ( next door to Cocosand) only a few rooms but nice feel to the place and a great place to eat.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 28, 2017 at 3:41 am

      Thanks for the addition, Rod! We didn’t get a chance to check out Friendly’s, even though it was right next door to us. Glad to have another alternative for people who are searching for hotels in Mui Ne.

      J

  2. Comment by neema watson

    neema watson Reply July 8, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Great post, so nice hotel perfect images, thank you for sharing the blog.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane July 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      You’re welcome. If you ever need a break on your Vietnam travels, be sure to stop in at Mui Ne!!

      J

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