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Written by Savi, 24 Comments

Just a few minutes away from the centre of Mui Ne fishing village lies a sprawling oasis of peace – Pandanus Resort. The facilities are ultra-modern but the atmosphere at Pandanus is inimitably Asian. A glistening pond strewn with lotus flowers and water lilies greets visitors at the reception.


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The view that greets visitors at the Reception


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Lotus pond at the entrance of Pandanus Resorts


But that isn’t all. There are palm trees at every corner of this hotel, entire lawns covered with bougainvillea, and stair-cases adorned with bright red flowers. The verdant premises of Pandanus Resort resembles a lush tropical garden with rooms hidden from plain sight. The rooms as well as the bathrooms are basic yet extremely spacious. The highlight of the rooms are the expansive balconies overlooking the beach – aah bliss!!


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The lush gardens at Pandanus resort


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Pandanus Resort’s complex is seductive, to say the least


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Our room at Pandanus Resort


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The view from our balcony at Pandanus Resort – this makes me want to run back to Vietnam


Meanwhile Pandanus Resort’s private beach itself is amazing – large and uncrowded. We spent leisurely days sunning ourselves while drinking fresh coconut water from giant coconuts (I kid you not!) bought from the fruit vendor at the beach. When we weren’t at the beach, we could be found at the poolside bar – the lure of live music seduced us into staying at the hotel almost every evening.


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We got up early to catch sunrise at Pandanus Resort’s private beach


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The beach at Pandanus Resort, Mui Ne


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Savi at Pandanus Resort’s beach


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The gorgeous pool at Pandanus Resort


We spent almost a week at Pandanus Resorts and made sure we exploited all the facilities they offer to their guests as much as we possibly could. We booked complimentary bikes to cycle to nearby fishing villages and catch sunset at neighbouring beaches. At sunrise we opted for a complimentary tour of Mui Ne’s bustling fish market. Our guide, Ms. Rossellinni, lives in the area, so she knew everyone at the market. She made the tour really special. We highly recommend this excursion if you are staying at Pandanus Resort in Mui Ne


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Breakfast at Pandanus Resort is a lavish affair – aah I miss all those exotic fruits


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There are a number of live stations at breakfast


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Pandanus Resort offers a complimentary tour of Mui Ne’s early-morning fish market to all its guests


But we’ve saved the best part for the end (as always, it’s fast becoming a Bruised Passport tradition! 🙂 ). We’ve always maintained that the two of us enjoy good service over and above everything else – the hotel that looks after its guests is the best kinda hotel. That is what endeared Lux* Belle Mare, Mauritius to us and that is exactly what makes Pandanus Resorts so special. The manager Steve, guest co-ordinator, Ms. Rossellini and her assistant Vinh, made our stay at the hotel extremely special. They took care of everything – from providing extra towels in the room and reserving bikes for us to  booking bus tickets for us to Cambodia and giving us a crash course in Vietnamese history. If you visit Pandanus Resorts, tell them we said hi! 🙂


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Vid didn’t want to leave Pandanus


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Pandanus Resort has THE most amazing staff – they made our holiday amazing!




  • Pandanus Resort is located in a quiet corner, away from the touristy hustle-bustle of Mui Ne. The hotel is a two minute walk from The Red Sand Dunes of Vietnam.
  • Pandanus is a 4 star resort and prices start at £45/night
  • The hotel provides a free shuttle bus and free rental bikes to all its guests. This makes it easy to explore the area.
  • There is a free wine and cheese reception at the hotel each evening, a great way to meet people and make new friends.
  • Rooms are basic yet spacious. The hotel complex is stunning and the staff is excellent.
  • More information on their website





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We were guests of Pandanus Resorts in Mui Ne, Vietnam. We are two extremely opinionated ninjas – so all views (good and bad) are entirely our own. Click on to read our full Disclosure Policy

24 thoughts on “Pandanus Resort – A Tropical Haven in Mui Ne, Vietnam

  1. Mui Ne is a place I’ve always wanted to go to since I skipped it in favour of Nha Trang. Seems like they have some really nice resorts there too … posh!

  2. hi..we’re planning our first trip to hong kong. I would really appreciate any kind of inputs you could provide. Regards.

    1. We spent a month in Cambodia and Vietnam and it was too less. I’d say at least 2 months for all 3 countries 🙂

  3. Hey you two.. your post has motivated me to go to Pandanus and Vietnam. however i am vegetarian and very concerned about the food available in the resort.. can you let me know the sort of food you gt in the resort?

    1. Hey Madhumitha – Hope you enjoy your stay at Pandanus 🙂 I think you’ll get by fine being a vegetarian – they have a vast array of fresh fruits on offer and there are quite a few vegetarian options on the menu too

  4. We had an unforgettable experience in Pandanus! It was a perfect honeymoon. Mui Ne surprised us in every way! We owe it to your blog!:-)

    1. Madhumita hearing that makes me SO happy. Glad you had a good time in Mui Ne – aren’t the fishing villages absolutely beautiful? 🙂

  5. Hey Savi, beautiful website and thanks for helping travelers like us. We are planning a trip in February and are undecided on whether to spend 2/3 days at Nha Trang or Mui Ne. Did you consider Nha Trang and if yes, why did you choose Mui Ne?

    1. Hey There – glad you found our articles on Vietnam helpful. We contemplated Nha Trang too but chose Mui Ne because we wanted somewhere quieter and closer to Saigon 🙂 Have fun in Vietnam – I’m sure you’ll love it.

  6. Hey Savi + Vid,

    We’ll be heading to Vietnam in Jan, 19′ and have a query with regards to land package (Transfers and Sightseeing).

    Is it better to book the land package through a travel consultant or to handle it on our own?

    Duration: 8 Night’s

    Thanks in advance and cheers to future travel.

    1. Hey Arvind,

      To be honest it’s very subjective and totally depends on you. We usually plan everything on our own but also know that a lot of people prefer to leave the headache to someone else – so totally your call. You’ll still get to enjoy everything Vietnam has to offer in either case 😉

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