Mui Ne is quickly becoming a South East Asian Mecca for kite-boarding and windsurfing.
Mui Ne has the best conditions in all of Asia for water sports because it has Asia's strongest and most consistent cross-onshore winds and the lowest rainfall in Vietnam. Every day is a perfect day.
You may ask why you haven't heard of it, if it's so great? The reason is the tourism industry has only existed for about 10 years in this province. The development is new, and this best-kept secret has only just been discovered.
The area is often referred to by the water sports industry as "Mui Ne Bay," although the bay is more correctly the "Bay of Phan Thiet" (Phan Thiet is the provincial capital of Binh Thuan Province and lies in the center of the bay). Depths in the bay are irregular, and a bank with depths of less than 5.5m, extends 1.5 miles west of Mui Ne. The true name of Mui Ne Beach is actually "Rang" but the tourist industry refers to it as Mui Ne, after the village on the point.
There are currently about a dozen Kite-boarding centres in Mui Ne and the competition is fierce. Resorts have taken note of the popularity of the sport, and new teaching centres are bound to pop up all over the beach. Just a few years ago you might see just a couple of kites and sails on the water during an afternoon. These days it can be quite a spectacle. Not all kite centres are created equal. There are a lot of inexperienced amateurs with fly-by-night instructors opening new centres at resorts every season. We've made your choice much easier by choosing only the best, certified, and most experienced kite centres.
Mui Ne Kite Centres – Wind-chimes
Kite - Surf - Windsurf School - Saigon-Mui Ne Resort & Bamboo Village Resort
Wind Chimes Kite - Surf - Windsurf school started by Trang and Etienne since 2004 both are Vietnamese American. Located at the widest, longest (235m) safe beach at 4-star Saigon-Mui Ne Resort, right in the centre of Mui Ne kite beach. Wind Chimes second Kite school is located at Bamboo Village resort.
Kite lessons: For your convenience, there are many packages that get you up and riding safely across the water. Includes all latest equipment + insurance, IKO certified card, Jet Ski rescue onsite, International IKO instructors who speak English, French, German, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Vietnamese + one beach boy assist for every student.
Kite rentals: Over 60 new 2009 kites + 40 Kites, 2008 from Cabrinha, Naish, and North of the latest model + 40 boards of all sizes from Jimmy Lewis & Naish to choose from. One beach boy assistance for every rental. Free advice to get you to the next level. Jet ski rescue.
Surf lessons: Include All equipment + insurance.
Windsurf lessons: Include All equipment + insurance, Jet Ski rescue onsite. International instructors who speak English, German, and Vietnamese.
Windsurf rentals: Over 60 boards + 80 sails from Naish and Ezzy. One beach boy assistance for every rental. Jet ski rescue.
Free service: Practice with trainer kite, drinking water, wireless internet, chess, volleyball, hammocks, & music.
Event: Wind Chimes annually organize King of Mui Ne Kitesurf competition on the 23rd - 25th, December of lunar calendar usually end of January western calendar.
Facilities (within 10m of Wind Chimes): weather station, web-cam, pneumatics pump, bar, lockers, shower, swimming pool, petanque, & first aid.