It is a fairly long trek from the UK. A 12 hour flight to Singapore, then three hour flight to Saigon. We flew Singapore Airlines and booked our luggage straight through. They give a great service on board – good seats for economy, great food and all the (now standard) movies and games.
On the outbound trip, we paid no excess baggage but it was $250 on the way back!
Other airlines include Malaysian, Cathay Pacific and Vietnam. In 2012 a direct UK flight is starting.
- 1. A passport sized photo of yourself; and
- 2. $25 payable on arrival in Vietnam.
If you don’t remember a passport photo, don’t worry it costs $5 in the airport.
The transfer to the resort is 5 hours by car/small bus from Saigon to Mui Ne. Be prepared for this – can be tiring at the end of what already is a long journey. Although it’s only 200km, the state of the roads and speed limits mean that you can’t get there quicker.
Sportif are able to provide a week’s package including return flights, all transfers and 4* hotel accommodation right on the spot from £945pp.
For more information tel 01273 844919.www.sportif.travel
Mui Ne Beach
The best and most typical wind direction blows cross-shore (ever so slightly onshore).
The wind builds through the morning and generally has an extra kick in the early afternoon. It continues to blow to sunset.
It is very steady, strong wind and ideal for intermediate and advanced sailors. There are also lessons available for beginners in the slightly flatter water upwind.
The water is pretty choppy with wind-blown swell but also very warm – only boardies and rash vest needed!
There is a shore-dump as the water gets deep straight off the beach. There is only a small tide that doesn’t seem to have much effect on conditions.
Although we didn’t see it, apparently the shore break becomes ride-able as it gets bigger with the phases of the moon. The waves break onto a 50m, rock free, sandy beach
Hom Ron Beach (The Cemetery)
This is an onshore wave spot to the east of Mui Ne. Waves can get pretty big when the wind is strong.
The Waves are smaller towards the North end of the beach.
This is a full-on onshore beach where the waves can reach mast-high in strong winds.