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Con Dao Island – Best of the Best Vietnam Hidden Paradise

September 19, 2019 Resort News No Comments

Located off the southern coast of Vietnam, just a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, it is untouched by the rapid development of the mainland. Con Dao archipelago remains a pristine gem. The island life is as tranquil as the surrounding water. Comprising 16 mostly uninhabited islands and islets, this is an ideal destination for those who expect ultimate serenity and seclusion. 80 percent of the land area of the islands is a National park, offering sublime and magnificent landscapes, all set in natural splendor. Mother Nature has turned this island into a charming paradise that enchants a number of travelers from around the world.

Thanks to its scenic nature, diverse marine life and pristine beaches, Con Dao islands have recently become Forbes’s first choice amongst the 10 most beautiful beach destinations in the country.
Imagine losing yourself in Con Dao’s nature while hiking through the rain forest. Try to spot the endemic animal species such as Giant Black Squirrel, Macaque and the Curved-toe Gecko and listen to the multitude of birdsong and chatter of wildlife. What a moment to remember! Apart from a striking nature, the island rewards travelers with some of the most beautiful and idyllic beaches in Vietnam. Con Dao islands are well-known for soft sandy beaches, clear alluring water with shades ranging from light turquoise to deep blue, and healthy coral reefs. One thing is for sure: the beaches here will never be crowded. The well-preserved condition and the absolute seclusion make this hidden gem stand out from other nine popular spots in the list. The lesser-known element now becomes the island’s advantage as it arouses the curiosity in travelers who want to discover one of the very few untouched paradises left in Asia. This might also be the reason why Con Dao archipelago has won the top-pick by Forbes Magazine.

Head to Bai Nhat which is located just 6 km away from the downtown center to indulge in a spectacular moment of the sun slowly setting and an overwhelming display of colors on the horizon. Don’t hesitate to take a speed boat to Bay Canh or Cau islands to discover the underwater life surrounding Vietnam’s premier marine protected area, where you will see some of the documented 1,493 species of underwater life and the best coral formations of the country.

The beauty of Dat Doc beach where the one and only five-star resort of the archipelago located, is truly unparalleled. Flanked by dramatic Lo Voi mountain and darkly green forested surroundings, Six Senses Con Dao features unspoiled natural scenery. The secluded property prides itself on an unsurpassed sense of privacy, making it a perfect place for a private island retreat. 50 Villas and Residences are set along 1.6 kms of coastline, and echo the visual cues of a traditional fishing village while offering a modern, contemporary flair. The resort offers options of three and four bedrooms that are suitable for family or group travelers, Six Senses Con Dao’s Residences feature a real sense of home-away-from-home while presenting an ultimate standard of luxury. The resort also sits beside a turtle hatchery, where guests can marvel at their releases. Six Senses Con Dao has become a symbol of Vietnam’s preservation of its most precious destinations.

For a truly authentic experience, why not rent the resort’s motorbike to give you the freedom to really explore the island. Head to the Southern end of the island to Ben Dam Harbor and take a glimpse at the locals’ daily life. You will be charmed by the freshness of seafood that is freshly caught and brought back by the fisherman, the chatter of the locals and the vehicle sounds which are part of daily life. Ride along the island and remember to take it slow because riding here is such a pleasure. There are many beautiful spots along the way that are great to stop by and explore. Visit Phien Khuc café (Cà Phê Phiên Khúc) for a morning coffee and indulge yourself in the laid back vibe of the island. The distinctive and rustic design of the coffee shop as well as the genuine hospitality coming from the owner are definitely one of the highlights of this trip. Don’t forget to ask him to play for you a beautiful piece on a traditional flute with a multitude of melodies. Our little tip: go for a Vietnamese black coffee with condensed milk to enjoy the strong but flavorful taste to fuel up your energy. Your journey in Con Dao Islands will not be complete without exploring the rich history and the heritage side of the islands. The well preserved nature of the
island also makes it an ideal breeding ground for some of the most “picky” green sea turtles who usually come to nest on the beaches around the archipelago from May to October. If you are lucky enough, you  will have chance to participate in some of the most spectacular moments of the nature – releasing baby sea turtles to the ocean. Whether your ideal holiday is romance, relaxation or adventure, Con Dao islands are a potent combination of all these holiday experiences.

If you plan to travel to Con Dao islands during Golden month, Six Senses Con Dao offers you a unique holiday experience suitable for all generations with a host of activities designed to entertain all age groups and satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Ideal for families and groups of friends.

Stay a minimum of 2 nights at one of our Residences to enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a higher villa category, late check out until 3.00pm and your choices of two multi-generational activities. This special offer is valid for all bookings received up to and including October 10, 2019, for stays from 01 October to 31 October 2019. Offer is subject to availability, other terms and condition

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