THE Mui Ne Sailing Club’s open-sided reception area is an oasis of trickling waters, soothing lights and cushioned armchairs; guests sip on cooling ginger tea while waiting to check in.
There are 31 beachfront and garden bungalows, all with terracotta walls and thatched roofs surrounded by lush tropical gardens and meandering paths.
Also on offer are cute bamboo-walled suites with air-conditioning, fridge, cable television and spacious balcony offering big comfy chairs and table.
A restaurant-bar sits beside the lovely curved pool, just a few metres from Mui Ne Bay. Rooms from $US60 ($65), plus tax; hot breakfast is included in the tariff. Check-in and check-out times are flexible. www.sailingclubvietnam.com.
The original resort in Mui Ne is Coco Beach, an atmospheric waterfront locale with thatched-roof bungalows, pool, restaurants and beachfront bar; its French Champa restaurant is recommended.
Rooms from $US85 (low season); larger family bungalows also available. www.cocobeach.net.
The secluded Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa is set to open in June with 57 luxury villas, including pool villas, two restaurants and a vast spa complex. From $US405. www.princessannam.com. Sharon Fowler