- Luxury Beach Resort
- Sea View Villas
- Private Pool
Six Senses Con Dao is super luxurious exclusive, yet responsible beach resort that sets the bar for the region. The resort is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty, sat along a mile of golden sand. There are 50 villas, all of which feature a private pool and sea views. The private Dat Doc Beach stretches over 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) with crystal-blue water and a dramatic backdrop of Lo Voi Mountains.
Located off the south-east coast of mainland Vietnam, the Con Dao archipelago of 16 islands was initially settled by the British East India Company in 1702. More than 80 percent of Con Dao archipelago is a marine protected area and national park. The largest island, Con Son, which hosts Six Senses Con Dao is around 145 miles (230 kilometers) from Ho Chi Minh City and is served by Co Ong airport. It can be reached by commercial flights or chartered private plane in 45 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
From single-level to duplex, and offering one, two, three or four bedrooms, all 50 villas have infinity pools and secluded outdoor bathrooms, wood panelling and natural ventilation to reduce the need for air-conditioning (although bedrooms are still air conditioned). Go for Ocean View for privacy and Ocean Front to wake up with your feet (almost) in the sparkling sea. The efficient, contemporary design uses natural ventilation for bathrooms and living areas, with bedrooms offering air-conditioned comfort. Ocean Front units all have direct beach access. Ocean View villas are located at an elevated position behind the Ocean Front units, providing beautiful ocean views while still being only a few moments' walk away from the sandy beach.
Activities include complimentary use of bicycles to explore the Island, Paddle Boards and Kayaks. There is excellent snorkelling and diving at the nearby Hon Tai and Bay Canh or Cau islands (speed boat trip). The Spa offers classic signature treatments and specialist therapies. There is a large central swimming pool with poolside service.
Located by the seafront, By The Beach offers contemporary International cuisine with a great selection of vegetarian meals, gourmet meats and seafood dishes, with a small selection of Vietnamese specialty dishes. Open from breakfast until the end of dinner service. Vietnamese By the Market offers authentic traditional Vietnamese cuisine prepared by Ms. No and her team. Ms. No is one of the local Hosts, originating from Con Dao; she has been cooking traditional and wholesome local food for many years. Located by The Market place, the Elephant Bar gives the option of light, casual dining throughout the day as well as an amazing selection of cocktails and mocktails for the day and evening. Situated by the main pool and overlooking the beach, the Splash Bar is a great spot for a daytime cocktail or sundowner, light snacks are also served during the day. Deli’cious Deli, which is located right at The Market place, offers a selection of mouthwatering super-relaxed dining options; from tapas style producers boards to delightful homemade ice creams.
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019