New Paradise Found. Sell Phan Thiet as the first stopping point for a beach stay from Saigon. Just a three hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the quiet beach resort of Phan Thiet is a perfect change of pace from modern city life. 18 km kilometers from the municipal city of Phan Thiet, Mui Ne has transformed from quiet fishing village into a major surf and beach destination. Surf is the best between August and December. Expect to see kite-surfers launching themselves aloft as you sip a mojito on the beach, and all resort guests are allowed on Mui Ne beach. Ideal for those who want to walk directly from their villa onto the sand, and with a 10km long beach, there is plenty of sand to go around.