Far from the madding crowd

World October 24, 2017 15:27

By The Nation

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The remote Con Dao Islands, located off the southern coast of Vietnam, are one of the few tropical destinations in South East Asia that remains untouched, peaceful and largely undeveloped.



The isolated archipelago, a national and marine park, boasts sheer granite cliffs, uncrowded beaches and crystal-blue water and is comprised of 16 islands.

Six Senses Con Dao is located on private Dat Doc Beach, which stretches almost two kilometres with the Lo Voi Mountains in the background. The sand beach is idyllic for long and leisurely strolls from your villa and enjoying water sports activities.

Con Dao is one of the best destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling in Vietnam with its amazing variety of its underwater life. With depths ranging from five to 30 metres, Con Dao offers divers a unique opportunity to explore the variety of marine life, from green and hawksbill turtles and a scattering of rays, lion fish, vibrantly coloured nudibranchs and the best coral coverage around Vietnam. Sightings of the rare dugongs are also possible.

The main highlight is Dam Tre Bay, a charming and unspoiled nature spot that is set harmoniously between the immense sea and the surrounding mountains. Here visitors can enjoy snorkelling, see colourful corals and giant clams, trek around mangroves for bird watching or climbing the mountain peaks to take in the beautiful panorama of Dam Tre Bay and the neighbouring islands.

Travel through the island by motorbike with a private local guide who will take you through the back roads, small dwellings, beautiful colonial houses and local agricultural plots. Some of the main spots to visit include Ben Dam Harbour where the majority of Con Dao’s seafood catch and all regular island supplies are brought in; Phi Yen Temple where Vietnamese pay their respects to the former wife of Emperor Nguyen Anh and the local town open market to see what fresh daily produce is available to the island residents.

Six Senses Con Dao offers a Stay & Fly Free package for a minimum three-night stay with complimentary round-trip domestic flights for two people from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao (a saving of US$420). The offer is valid until October 31, 2018.

For booking enquiries, email reservations-condao@sixsenses.com or visit www.SixSenses.com/resorts/con-dao/offers.