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The wind conditions in Mui Ne are steady and strong in the dry season (Oct-May), and the beach is becoming a real kite-surfing and windsurfing mecca (it has over-12-knot winds for two-thirds of the year). Jibe's (90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Mui Ne; tel. 062/384-7405; www.windsurf-vietnam.com), a popular rental shop, windsurfer club, and bar, is a good place to check in or rent a board, and a great opportunity for first-time kite surfers. A day with an IKO-certified instructor starts at just $85; the focus is on safety, of course, and the savings are significant (similar lessons elsewhere cost a mint).

Sailors will want to contact the folks at the Mui Ne Sailing Club (24 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Han Tien Ward, Phan Thiet; tel. 062/384-7440) or at any hotel or resort about renting Hobie Cat and Laser sailboats, windsurfers, jet skis, or runabouts.

The outstanding Nick Faldo-designed Ocean Dunes Golf Course (1 Ton Duc Thang St., Phan Thiet; tel. 062/382-3366) is a big draw here in town, for both domestic golf buffs and international players.

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.