If you’re one of those who likes to laze on a stretch of powdery sand and dive into translucent water, Con Dao is a great option. On this small island, many secret and wild beaches are absolutely beautiful.
Hanoi Voyages has selected for you the most beautiful beaches all around the island, to discover by motorbike for example.
A wild beach that appears at low tide and is an ideal location to enjoy the wonderful sunsets.
With easy access, these 2 beaches are ideal for family trips with children. Relaxation, swimming, the pleasures of the beach, everything is there to suit families.
This beach is close to Dam Trau and accessible by the forest road. It retains an intact and wild charm.
Bay Canh Island (or Hon Bay Canh) located east of the Con Dao archipelago, is a protected area of 683 ha of tropical forest with rare species and mangrove forests.
Cat Lon Beach is one of 14 places where green sea turtles come to lay their eggs during the breeding season (April to September each year). There are about 3000-5000 eggs that hatch each night.
At the tip of the island, 325m to climb to access the island’s lighthouse. It dates from the French era and is still in use. From up there, the panoramic view is breathtaking!
Con Dao National Park is a perfect destination for lovers of nature, diving and forest hikes.
It is one of seven national parks in Vietnam encompassing both forest and sea areas, with 6,000 hectares of land and 9,000 hectares of sea areas.
With diverse ecosystems, a wide variety of corals forming magnificent reefs, and sea turtles, it is home to 882 plants, 135 animal species and over 1,300 marine species.
Perched on Mot Mountain, Van Son Pagoda or Nui Mot Pagoda is the only pagoda in Con Dao. Climb the steps at the very top to admire the magnificent panorama.
Only the Con Dao market, which takes place in the morning and afternoon, allows you to get supplies. You can find the essentials here, namely fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, fresh seafood, everyday products and souvenirs for tourists.
In the evening, each day, the night market attracts customers with seafood and local specialties at reasonable prices.
Known as “hell on earth”
Covering 75,000 m2, a set of 11 prisons which housed 200,000 Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War in inhumane conditions. Interned, tortured, 20,000 died there in indescribable suffering and atrocities.
Opposite the “historic Pier 914”, and near the monument of the “French tiger cage”, the Con Dao museum contains on its 1,700m2, many rare documents, dioramas and excellent photographs on the history of the islands during French and American colonization.
4 themes are presented:
Con Dao – islands and people,
Con Dao – hell on earth,
Con Dao – the revolutionary school,
The archipelago of Con Dao today.
Hang Duong Cemetery is a memorial cemetery that houses more than 2,000 graves, 23 of which are collective.
Most of them are anonymous.
Several revolutionaries rest in the Hang Duong cemetery such as Nguyen An Ninh, Le Hong Phong, … but the most famous grave is that of Vo Thi Sau, a young revolutionary from Vietnam who was the first woman shot in Con Son on January 23, 1952.
Her tomb is venerated by Vietnamese women who come to pray in the middle of the night and bring offerings (mirrors, combs and lipstick, white flowers).
Built on 2 ha in the center of Con Dao, it was the central headquarters of the prison system of Con Dao.
It clearly expresses the contrast between the luxurious life of the chief of the island and the atrocious conditions of the prisoners.
Today, this palace is a museum displaying historical documents of the island.
With its beautiful beaches, Con Dao is a dream place to relax. Its crystal-clear waters are ideal for water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.
The richness of the seabed is a delight for divers, seasoned or not.
Hanoi Voyages organizes diving excursions for all levels on the best spots and allows you to practice this activity in safety. Contact us!
Hanoi Voyages, a specialist in “tailor-made” has made a good reputation by organizing your hiking days in the national park. We pick you up in the morning at the hotel and we transfer you by private car to the site. There you are picked up by our professional guide.
A local guide can lead you to hidden waterfalls and secluded beaches, and you’ll be lucky enough to spot black squirrels and geckos. From the highest peak of the island, at 577m, you will have a splendid panoramic view of the entire Con Dao archipelago.
Hanoi Voyages organizes a day of fishing by private boat. The boat is reserved for your group only. Sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, a program to match your dreams! With equipment provided for sea fishing and diving.
Lunch on board, prepared by local fishermen who will delight your palate with simple but delicious preparations borrowed from local flavors that you will taste in an idyllic setting.
Unique and unforgettable experience to watch turtles laying eggs in Con Dao, Bay Canh Island. Hanoi Voyages will get you the permit authorizing you to enter the place of observation.
Between April and October, the turtles come to lay their eggs on the beaches of Bay Canh Island, but from June to August is the best time to see them.
You will see Chelonia mydas sea turtles dig a hole which will be the nest to lay their eggs. You will then witness a magical spectacle! You will learn all about the life of these sea turtles and even more magical will be the moment when you watch these baby turtles return to the sea!
The tour of the island only takes half a day by motorbike. Rental is possible on the site of your accommodation for a low price. Photo enthusiasts will have a great time as the environment is wonderful!
A privilege activity of Six Senses Con Dao! Contact us to book the room and the cruise at the best price at Six Senses Con Dao.
An explosion of flamboyant colors from a sun that slowly dips to the horizon. That’s what’s in store for you on this romantic private boat cruise to the west side of Con Dao, passing Cape Ca Map (Shark Cape) and Dinh Tinh Yeu (Lovers Peak) before stopping on the other side of Hon Ba (Grandmother Island).
It is hot there all year round. The hottest months of the year are April and May when temperatures can reach 35oC-36oC. The sea is often calm during this period, it is ideal for water activities.
Dry period (from December to April):
Wet period (May to November):
It’s the fastest way. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour. Vietnam Airlines is the only airline that operates direct flights to Con Dao from Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.
Several daily flights from HCM city while there is only one flight per day from Can Tho.
The daily fast boat – Phu Quoc Express can reach Con Dao from Vung Tau just in 3 hours. You can also get to Con Dao from Soc Trang in the Mekong Delta by Superdong speedboat. This journey takes 2h30.
Between beaches, hikes, historical and natural curiosities, the assets and beauties of Con Dao deserve a closer look!
2 days minimum of seaside stay in Con Dao Island. A true paradise for honeymoon trips and beach vacations in Vietnam!
Day 1: as day 1 in option 1
Day 2: as day 2 in option 2
Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa is ideally located along the wide sandy Vong Beach and at the foot of Chua Mountain.
Inspired by a harmonious blend of traditional Vietnamese design and early 20th century French colonial heritage, the resort embodies the richness of Vietnamese culture with the dynamism of the present.
36 suites and villas on 10 acres of scenic flora offer impeccable ocean and mountain views.
The Six Senses Con Dao among the islands of Vietnam’s archipelago, is contemporary in design but draws on the essence of a traditional fishing village.
A refined luxury hotel in a wild and unspoiled nature. Stunning!
This resort, a sublime and discreet resort with a refined design of blond wood, camped on a long white sand beach with turquoise waters, between mountains and mangroves.
For relaxation, a private beach, Spa and fitness center will delight lovers of idleness. A superb lounge library will also be a privileged and soothing place, where it is good to stroll during the hot hours.
Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the tennis courts and numerous water sports facilities. Finally, the two restaurants, the MarketPlace and the By the Kitchen, serve refined, organic and skilfully prepared cuisine. Romantics can also eat on the beach or in the living room of their beautiful villa.