Con Dao Islands

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Located off the southern coast of Vietnam, the remote and utterly beautiful Con Dao Islands are truly one of the star attractions in Vietnam. This isolated archipelago comprises sixteen islands - all rugged, rocky, and mountainous, covered in dense forest and ringed by coral reef. The best places to stay in the Con Dao islands offer barefoot luxury retreats in a glorious location.

Con Son, the largest in this chain of islands, was once knows as the Devil’s Island of Indochina. From 1862 it was used as a prison by French colonialists, then in 1955 it transferred to the American-backed South Vietnamese government. Evidence remains - the infamous “tiger cages” for example - and several prisons still stand.

A free visit to the Con Dao Museum is recommended, though for those wishing to opt-out of this grizzly excursion can otherwise occupy themselves with hiking, diving, and exploring, as well as some excellent wild-life watching opportunities. Lucky visitors will catch the sea-turtle nesting season (roughly June to September).

The best places to stay in the Con Dao Islands are popular destinations in their own right, so do yourself a favour and book early.

Best places to stay in the Con Dao Islands

  • The uber-luxurious, uber-exclusive Six Senses Hideaway has put Con Dao on the map. The first five-star resort on the island fuses the contemporary and the rustic and should not be missed. Unrivalled, astonishing, breathtaking, words cannot describe…

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  • Six Senses Hideaway

    Con Son Island, Con Dao Islands

    Super luxurious island hideaway, perched on the edge of a National Park. Each elegant eco villa faces onto a private pool area. One of the trendy restaurants, By The Market, is set up as market stalls serving organic street food. Unique and totally lovely. Boasting a five star spa.

    44 rooms from $482
    Total relaxation  -  This place is made for relaxation, each villa comes with private pool and seating area, add room service and a spa treatments.
    Romantic Break  -  Private pools, couples dining and spa treatments. A romantic haven.
    Spa breaks  -  Six Senses are renowned for their world class spas.
    Great walks  -  Wander along the beach, climb the rocks and find secluded spots to watch the sunset.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
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