Joe's Cafe and Garden Resort
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After being unable to get seats on the bus to Nha Trang (a coastal city) Tom and I decided to travel a few extra hours to visit Mui Ne. Mui Ne is a very small town made up of one long road of hotels and restaurants. We found a nice hotel looking out onto the beach for £8 and we basically had it all to ourselves. There was a big pool, palm trees everywhere and swinging benches. The whole time we only saw one family which was great. ...
Mr Bin and Tuan delivered us to a small family-run resort some way out of the centre of Mui Ne, where for $20 we got a semi-detached bungalow by the pool, which looked over the beach. We could cope with that. We said our goodbyes to our guides and immediately hit the pool, which was like swimming in a bath. From here we graduated to the beach for the rest of the afternoon, the sun beating down ferociously.
In the evening, our hotel having ...
... that he had to lie down on the floor next to the road. Really worried so got a taxi straight back to the hotel and phoned our GP back home....I was surprised that they put me straight through to a doctor. She said it more likely lasting effects of bad food poisoning not the malarial tablets and that he needs Antibiotics to completely get rid of the bug. The room was real hot this evening so I went ...
... and the dogs scavenging through the rubbish lying around the resort......final straw(s) was the no hot water, not working AC, no internet, fuzzy TV and door that we had to stuff a towel in to keep the insects and rats out! We were tough enough to do it for one night but then we headed into Mui Ne proper to the lovely Green Hills Resort - aaahhhh! What a relief! Had to pay again for accommodation but since the first one was so cheap, didn't ...
... the coast for all of the wonderful seafood available. As well as all of the huge tiger prawns, crab and red snapper we're eating, one evening Ollie had delicious barracuda, which he named Carlos for some reason.
Our brief visit to Mui Ne had been relaxing, but we were ready for a real beach, so we once again folded our limbs into the tiny sleeper seats on a coach, beach-bound.
Next stop: Nha Trang!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJoe's Cafe and Garden Resort Mui Ne
Our stay at Joe's was punctuated with friendly smiles, good food and drink, beautiful scenery and kite surfers. The staff were all lovely, trying their best with English and always happy. The owner, Joe, was around constantly and made a point of checking in whenever he could to make sure things were alright. The location was perfect, just off the main drag of the beach but right on the water to be scenic without being crazily busy. The bungalow we stayed in was right at the back, facing on to the water, and was clean, spacious and light, a delight. This was a delightful place to stay and a true escape from the Big City!
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