The Mui Ne Sand Dunes are two natural treasures that no visitor should overlook on their trip. Various tour companies in Mui Ne organize day trips to these red and white sand dunes, but if you prefer to explore at your own leisure, here’s what you need to know about both of them if you want to visit at your own pace. Kite flying is another fun activity to do here, apart from sledding, as is viewing the magnificent sunset. The sand dunes are also a popular picnic spot for residents of Mui Ne resorts such as the likes of Anantara Mui Ne Resort.
The White Dunes of Mui ne
The White Dunes, also known as Bau Trang or White Lake by locals, are by far the largest dunes and are located around 26km northeast of Mui Ne beach. Visitors will find several tiny booths selling food and drinks in the area, as well as pine trees providing much-needed shade. Because the sand may get quite hot throughout the day, the best time to visit is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Drink plenty of water.
The Red Dunes of Mui Ne
The Red Dunes are known for their reddish-brown sand, which makes them a favourite shooting location. They are easy to reach because they are smaller than the White Dunes. Sand-sledding is a popular (and enjoyable) pastime here, but it’s difficult to pinpoint the optimal site because the sands change from season to season, so it’s advisable to check about it. Sledding on dry sand is considerably more pleasurable. The Red Dunes are located about 17km northeast of Mui Ne Beach.