The Space2016 update: MANTA, a ‘Not-for-Profit’ organization, offers 5 simple en-suite rooms on the beach in Mui Ne, with a range of watersports. An ideal location for safe swimming and other aquatics, thanks to a gentle beach gradient, protected inshore from northeasterly winds. The centre provides an alternative livelihood for local fishermen, otherwise competing over-fished seas for a meager living.
Though set up for sailing, no need to sail to stay at MANTA!
Feel free to relax and make yourself at home!
Guest access: Unrestricted!
*Dinghy sailing (coaching, rental or skippered boats).
We can also arrange:
*Motorbike rental and bus tickets.
Special rates are available for large group and corporate event packages.
As Vietnam’s first (and only) sail training centre, our training programs (for beginner, intermediate and advanced sailors), are tailored for each client, in-line with the National Sailing Plan, following guidelines from International Sailing Federation (ISAF), and other federations (FFV, ISA, RYA), modified for Vietnam. While rental is for those already sailing safely alone.
We believe ‘hands on’ instruction and practice is the best way to learn and most enjoyable learning experience, while also emphasizing safety and good seamanship.
Double rooms (5)
•USD15/night (king size bed) x 4
•USD10/night (queen size bed(URL HIDDEN)
Supplements payable locally (in cash USD/VND on arrival):
•USD 5/night air con
•USD 5/night extra mattress, USD 3/night hammocks
•USD 5/night during public holidays.
Long term rentals are welcome.
•10% for stays longer than 6 nights
•15% for stays of one month.
All bookings must be confirmed.
N.B. Please double check if your enquiry says 'not possible', without a text confirmation from MANTA staff. As there is a computer glitch with MANTA's Airbnb listing (whereby the digital system automatically restricts MANTA to 1 room booking/day, not 5 rooms)!
The following sleeper bus companies drop you at MANTA: Tam Hanh, Hanh Cafe, Futa/Phung Trang and take approx. 5 hours, Futa approx. 6 hours. Sinh Cafe bus stops about 5 km short of Mui Ne, a short taxi ride away.
N.B. To clarify Mui Ne's location!
The name and nature of the bay confuses many guests. MANTA is at the Mui Ne fishing village end, or northeastern end of the bay, approx. 15 km from the start of Ham Tien bay, approx. 20 km from Phan Thiet, the nearest town. Three of the four sleeper bus companies will drop you at the gate of MANTA (Tam Hanh, Hanh Cafe and Futa/Phuong Trang), and Sinh Cafe stops approx. 3 km short.
Please do not be surprised if the bus staff (for whatever reason), try to drop you in the middle of the bay, calling it the last stop for Mui Ne. Take a deep breath, stay calm, and just remind them (with a smile), if you are heading to MANTA, Mui Ne, that you have 5-10 minutes longer on the bus!
It is only in the past 3 years that tourists and travelers have been venturing to the Mui Ne end of the bay, with corresponding less local amenities following. Guest AccessUnrestricted:
MANTA is like a basic barn on the beach.
There's a large room, with kitchen and bar, which is on the beach.
The bedrooms with bathrooms are all off the central room.
Guests can also take out Stand-Up-Paddle boards free of charge.
Just let one of the staff know you are going out. Ideally paddle up wind.
On one side you'll see the red dunes, on the other the floating fishfarms, with Mui Ne fishing village in the distance ahead. Interaction with GuestsMANTA staff are happy to answer questions. The NeighborhoodWhat's unique: The bay has developed over the past 15 years with watersports. Thanks to Vietnam's (endangered) dunes, which generate katabatic winds, ideal for sail sports.
Wind conditions are great for sailing in the morning, and kiteboarding in the afternoon. Surfing may also be possible before or after.
MANTA is the only centre for sail training across the country. Despite a coast of over 4,000km, there are approx. 20 dinghies in Vietnam, and 5 larger sail boats.
MANTA also helped Vietnam join International Sailing Federation, to link Vietnam with International Olympic Committee funding for national training of coaches, athletes and managers. Getting AroundLocal minibuses run from 6am to 9pm and cost a few cents.
Motorbike rental can be arranged and costs approx. USD5/day.
There are venues to recommend within walking distances, and jeeps can collect to take you on tours (approx. USD5/person for 3 hours). Other Things to NoteMANTA is closed 8-10 February 2016 for Tet holiday.
Sailing resumes on 11 February 2016.
Rooms are available again from 15 February 2016.