Mui Ne, Vietnam

Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa

Rates from (inc tax)$185.28

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD214.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Vanilla nice


Kite-surfing central

Expect to see a lot of kite surfers and koi fish during your stay at Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa, a three-hectare heaven in mellow Mui Ne. Vanilla and dragon fruit from the hotel’s plantations flavor stays here: fragrant and fruity offerings are served up in the restaurant, bar and spa.


Smith Extra

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A bottle of wine on arrival


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Need to know


90, including five suites. There are also 20 villas.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $185.28, excluding tax at 15.5 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD214.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Book your space in one of the hotel’s five wood-and-stone treatment rooms, where masseuses with the hands of angels rub ylang ylang oils and lemongrass into guests’ supine bodies. Unwind further with a tamarind scrub and herbal bath. The signature treatment is a 60-minute synchronised massage involving a floral foot ritual and two therapists (four hands: bliss).

At the hotel

Beach, spa, library, stash of DVDs, free WiFi in the business area, library and some room types. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, slippers, bathrobes.

Our favourite rooms

If your sweetheart isn’t wowed by the idea of a tropical bath overlooking hot-pink bougainvillea (a perk of staying in Deluxe Ocean room 201), we'll eat our kite. The villas really are worth the extra dollars: you'll get your own private pool, sociable sala, peaceful garden and buckets of indoor space. Like to live with a palm tree flourishing in middle of your pool? Book two-bedroom villa 431–432.


There’s an unheated infinity pool at the heart of the hotel's tropical gardens, with the beach just beyond.

Packing tips

A kite for the beach and a bottle of mosquito repellent - who wants bite marks as souvenirs?


Guests staying during the festive season must attend the gala dinner on New Year's Eve (US$283 an adult, US$142 a child aged 6–11); and there's an optional Christmas dinner on 24 December (US$156 an adult, US$78 a child aged 6–11).


Little Smiths are welcome. Babysitting needs to be booked three days ahead; cots are free; extra beds are AU$52 a night. The restaurant has a children’s menu.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Thung is the most romantic restaurant: bag one of the tables with uninterrupted ocean views. Ring in your pocket and a proposal up your sleeve? Whisper in a member of staff's ear; they'll set up candlelit dinner in a basket boat on the beach. We'd accept.

Dress Code

If you like the colour purple, add a splash: it’s the hotel’s signature shade, featured on cushions and other furnishings.

Hotel restaurant

L’Anmien, the main restaurant, overlooks a pretty water feature, the pool and the ocean. Chef Alain trained with another Alain (Ducasse, if you don’t mind), and adeptly blends French technique with Vietnamese tradition. Standout dishes include king prawns with vanilla sauce and cobia fish grilled in banana leaves. For carnivores, there are more than eight types of steak to choose from. Breakfast is something of a crowd-pleaser, with an expansive buffet and eggs cooked to order; Wednesday night is dedicated to the humble hotpot. Thung restaurant is a little more formal (it’s still by the beach, though, so don’t straighten up too much). Come here for oysters and lobster – with vanilla, of course.


Hotel bar

Flow bar, adjacent to the pool, serves a zingy lemongrass mojito: a holiday in liquid form. We also like the Vanilla Dragon: a heady combination of gin, vodka, dragon fruit and vanilla syrup that pays homage to Mui Ne.


Last orders

The last lunch plates are dished up in Thung at 3pm Monday–Thursday; the restaurant stays open til 10pm on the weekend. Cocktails are muddled in Flow Bar until 10pm; as long as guests are thirsty in 24-hour Cham Lounge.

Room service

Order traditional Vietnamese or Western snacks from the 24-hour menu: we liked the beef pho and the crab soup with coriander, egg and asparagus.


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Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa
12A Nguyen Dinh Chieu KM10 Ham Tien Ward
Phan Thiet City
Viet Nam


Tan San Nhat airport ( in Ho Chi Minh City serves all major international airlines. From Ho Chi Minh, it’s a four- to five-hour drive or train ride to Mui Ne.


The four-hour train journey from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon station) takes you from cosmopolitan cities through tropical countryside to Phan Tiet railway station, half an hour’s drive from Mui Ne (


It will take you 20 minutes to drive to Phan Thiet. It's more fun to pootle around on a moped or motorbike, though (staff can easily arrange hire).

Worth getting out of bed for

Hunker down on the glittering white sand and watch people kite surfing on the beach. Once you’ve had some time to appraise technique, have a go yourself. Stroll along the shore to see what aquatic activities are on offer: jet-skiing, water-skiing, speedboat hire and so on. Stroll around the hotel’s gorgeous gardens, admiring the tropical flora and fauna. Head into the local fishing village to get a sense of local life (hire motorbikes to wheel around in style). For snuggly nights in, order popcorn from the room service menu and watch a DVD in bed. The area is rich in untouched beaches, authentic fishing towns, sand dunes, rainforests and mountains: ask staff to point you in the right direction for all of the above.


Local restaurants

Champa restaurant (+84 (0)62 384 7111) in the Coco Beach Resort at 58 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phan Thiet, serves elegant French cuisine. Continuing with the Continent, Chasseur Blanc (+84 (0)62 374 1222) at 97 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet has a varied Gallic menu. Sit in the gardens and admire the fish ponds over succulent seafood at the aptly named Forest restaurant (+84 (0)62 384 7589) at 7 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet. There’s an excellent restaurant at Mui Ne’s Sandals resort (; +84 62 3847 440 / 2); try the best Pacific Rim seafood in an alfresco poolside setting lit with oil lamps by night. You might not expect to eat gorgeous German food in Vietnam, but the German-run Cham Villas ( ; +84 62 374 1234) has a cosy red-brick dining room that’s well worth visiting. For perfect pizzas and pasta, head to Santimatti (+84 (0)62 374 1559) at Nguyen Dinh Chieu in Mui Ne. Try some local Vietnamese food too, at Akia Bar in Phan Thiet. You can rely on this place for excellent barbecues and seafood. For pho to write home about, stop off for lunch at Pho Viet 24, a family-run restaurant at Nguyen Dinh Chieu that serves up big bowls of deliciousness to a loyal following. The husband and wife team are delightful, and there’s a breezy upstairs dining room to settle down in.



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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachside hotel in Mui Ne and unpacked their kite and camera, a full account of their Vietnamese luxury coastal break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Anantara Mui Ne in Mui Ne…

When someone presents you with a straw-topped coconut and starts massaging your head and shoulders, you can forgive a lot. Including a four-hour journey. Who cares about transfer times (with a very friendly hotel chauffeur, we might add) when you have gorgeous tropical gardens, a buzzing beach and an excellent restaurant at your disposal?

Here, the villas are spacious, the food is flavoursome and you’ll mainly share this untouched spot with kite surfers – both capable and comically less so – and koi fish (which you can feed from the pretty terrace). The resident chef trained with Alain Ducasse, and the kitchens, spa and bar make the most of Mui Ne’s fragrant vanilla and dragon fruit, with vanilla sauces on fish and meat, vanilla libations and fruit scrubs in the treatment rooms. Have a delicious stay.  

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The 2 storey villa, private pool, outside tub and shower. Beautiful pool and stunning beach

Don’t expect

Vietnamese priced food and drink - prices are as you would pay at home


Stayed on 18 Jul 2016

We loved

We had an incredible room with a very good sized private pool and a beautiful view of the beach as well as a feeling of being in a private villa.

Don’t expect

I wasn't bowled over by the food; we had better food outside of the resort.


Stayed on 4 Nov 2014

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