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You may wish to try the Mui Ne Sailing Club (24 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Han Tien Ward, Phan Thiet; tel. 062/384-7440), which serves good, basic Western fare in an open-air building at poolside overlooking the ocean. Farther east, Full Moon Beach (84 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet; tel. 062/384-7008) is a good stop for coffee or breakfast on your way to Silver Lake or the big dunes north of town.

Thatched-roof eateries line the main beachside road in Mui Ne. Luna d' Autuno (Km 12, 51A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien; tel. 062/384-7591), a popular Saigon pizzeria, has a cool restaurant serving excellent Italian food and offering an extensive wine list under a high thatched roof. A couple doors down is Gecko Mui Ne (tel. 062/374-1033), serving French food and some familiar Western dishes. There's also a Good Morning Vietnam Restaurant (Km 11.8, Ham Tien; tel. 091/802-2760), Vietnam's pizza and pasta franchise that serves good, affordable, familiar meals for little money.

The Hot Rock (77A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, across from Bien Xanh Resort; tel. 062/384-7608) is a casual watering hole with good, basic Western fare. Plans are afoot to beautify Hot Rock by replacing the plastic chairs and whitewashing the colorful walls. Jibe's Bar (90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu; tel. 062/384-7405) is a lively place with a terrace overlooking the ocean. It's a favorite late-night hangout.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.