Six Senses Con Dao is operated by the Six Senses resort and spa group, an organization whose lodging philosophy is “selecting remote yet accessible destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty.” In that spirit, they present Con Dao, “a breathtaking location, which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park.” A 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao is listed as the first 5-star resort in Vietnam’s archipelago islands; its design is at once contemporary and reminiscent of a “traditional fishing village.” It promises “elegantly designed modern accommodations with generous personal space, lush tropical mangrove vegetation, and breathtaking views out to sea.” Whether you decide on an ocean view deluxe pool villa, an ocean front pool villa, or the ocean front deluxe pool villa, the accent is on the view…and the space you’ll have to relax and unwind.
Bedrooms are as open-air as you like, with delicate net canopies over four-poster beds and shades to pull for privacy at night. Décor is truly modern, with lots of warm wood (including slatted loungers by your infinity pool), and bathrooms can be indoors or outdoors, at your pleasure. In addition to your suite’s private pool, there is a central common pool offering healthy snack and beverage service. All villas include butler service, mini-bars and wine cabinets, and tea and coffee; an onsite gym, as well as water sports and spa treatments, are at your fingertips. Yes, you can stay in touch with the outside world through Wi-Fi or satellite TV — or listen to your favorite tunes with the iPod dock. But don’t be surprised if, once you’ve had a taste of paradise at Con Dao, you’re just as happy to let the world go by!