Sunny Beach Resort
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... that says a lot really. As for the sports, I heard we could do dune boarding here so that made the dunes appeal a little bit more but it wasn't the kind of dune boarding I was hoping for. No board strapped to my feet but a small sheet of plastic that a kid hires out to you that you sit on and slide down. It should be called dune sledging instead. We could have done some surfing here but the waves were non existent and kite boarding ...
... we'd reach Mui Ne, our intended destination. The road from here on was a smooth mountain pass; a ribbon of tarmac full of hairpin bends. It was also pretty much deserted (with the exception of the odd articulated lorry) which proved great fun.
Back on the flat and finally on fast roads, we reached a village and took an impromptu and rather sudden break after a large pig decided to cross in front of us. Over the next few miles ...
... less touristy area, but we ended up back in Areca and had a sumptuous meal with fresh juice, fruit salad and pancakes. Then, after packing our bags and Sean trying unsuccessfully to end his run of constipation, we set off down the beach to find a resort to park our lazy bums in.
The beach was disappointing compared to a WA beach, but aren't they all? The high tide mark was highlighted in trash and dead crabs. The run off from the dunes turned ...
... of the fishing boats would assemble to sell their catches but the best part of the day was visiting the famous White Sand Dunes. The sand dunes were spectacular to see and we even hired a mini sled mat thing for $1 to "race down the sand dunes very very fast" - according to the village kids. Unfortunately we didn't race down very fast at all, in fact Libby holds the record for length of ...
The weather wasn't that great in the morning, so we went for a swim rather than sunbathe, then went for a game of mini golf while the cloud burnt off, it wasn't really sunbathing weather early on. The course had seen better days, but was an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. Neither of us were especially great, but I managed to hold on for the win. Kim did give me a bit of a shock though, when she played the shot of the day. On a par 7 hole, she decided she didn't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunny Beach Resort Phan Thiet
This is one of our favorite place during our 9 day tour in Vietnam. It has everything a resort should have: two good size pools, private beach and most importantly they serve beautiful breakfast. It was a smart choice to stay here as we were able to relax and rejuvenate. However, a couple things surprised us. One, the receptionist was not very helpful. We asked a few questions regarding getting around the place, she gave very short answers and seemed inpatient. Two was their spa facilities which was by far the worst experience that we have. When Poh and I stepped into their spa facilities, we started to doubt our decision. The facilities looked shabby and the air was musty. Both of us had Aloe Vera facial. I cannot believe they used raw aloe vera and put them on our face. The whole experience was unpleasant, stingy pain and distressing! Would recommend the resort to people but definitely not the spa!
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