Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
This rustic, yet luxurious tropical retreat is on the smallest island in the Con Dao archipelago and has been protected for decades as a national and marine park. Con Dao is a little ‘off the radar’ but just a short flight from, and the perfect antidote to, the frenetic pace of Saigon. National Geographic laud this idyll as one of the top eco lodges in the world – true sustainable luxury!
Six Senses Con Dao
The 50 private pool villas are built in the typical Six Senses style using a plethora of local, sustainable and natural materials. Ocean Duplex Villas are split level with one bedroom, which is set on the upper floor. Stunning ocean views prevail and the infinity edge pool is definitely somewhere you will spend lots of time. The clever design of these duplex villas reduces the need for air conditioning on the ground floor, which is where the spacious bathroom is located. If chilled air, on demand, in all areas is de-riguer, we recommend the Ocean Front Deluxe Villas as an alternative. These single storey villas have an open-plan style which boasts magnificent vistas from the private pool and terrace. When it comes to décor you should think lots of natural wood, neutral colours and state-of-the-art technology, pleasingly and discreetly embedded in the design.
The Vietnamese kitchen, or to give it its proper name Vietnamese at the Market, is the heart and soul of the resort and led by Ms Len. A smorgasbord of Vietnamese delicacies of noodles, soups, rice, rolls and wraps are made freshly to order. Other dining options include Deli’cious and By the Beach, where Asian fusion meets French – truly mouth-watering. The resort also offers a menu of destination dining experiences including beach barbeques, cooking classes and wine cellar dining.
The beach is straight out of a film set; wide, soft and gleaming white sand set into the gentle curve of the bay, washed by the warm waves of the East Vietnam Sea and home to a wide range of watersports including some of the best snorkelling and diving to be found anywhere in Vietnam. Hiking and cycling round the island is popular and Con Dao has some interesting merchant history and local culture to discover. The superb Six Senses Spa excels in the wide and varied choice of Yogic wellness programs and treatments you would expect from Six Senses.
Con Dao Turtle Release
The waters in front of Six Senses Con Dao are a prime habitat and feeding ground for endangered green sea turtles, which nest on the 2km of private beach fronting the resort. It is the only location where protection from poaching and depleting habitats, in collaboration with the Con Dao National Park authority, is enforced for the small marine population that resides around the islands. The mother turtles' nesting season in Con Dao runs from April until late October, when the attentive hosts will escort in-house guests to the nesting site, enabling them to witness her meticulous process of laying and carefully burying her eggs from a respectful and secure distance. From May through to December, the eggs laid by mother green turtles start to hatch and baby turtles begin emerging from the sand, ready to make a dash towards the awaiting waves. In-house guests are encouraged to participate in the ethical baby turtle releases directly on the resort’s beach – a truly remarkable and memorable experience.
Where is Six Senses Con Dao?
Stay N Joy
Guests staying at Six Senses for at least 5 nights can enjoy one complimentary experience for every day of their holiday - choose from the Stay N Joy experiences below:
Explore the beautiful Con Dao National Park. Leave only footprints and take only memories.
Combine Six Senses and Golf, what do we get? Well-fed fish! Practice your swing and knock a few into the water from the Elephant Mountain Platform. The EcoBioBalls dissolve in 48 hours and the remains serve as fish food.
Let us take you on a journey to discover the beauty of Con Dao Islands, Vietnam’s hidden paradise of immaculate beaches and well-preservered nature, for a truly authentic experience! Our guide will bring you a glimpse at the local’s daily life by traveling across the island, through the back roads, small dwellings and local agricultural plots that are peppered with livestock.
Explore the rich history of Con Dao and delve into its pasts. Some cannot help but have a sense of appreciation to the peace that now resides on the island.
Fast-track to more discovery when you are on wheels. Join the roads by one of most popular means of transportation of Vietnamese people, a stylish motorbike.
Travel with safety, friend!
As the sun drifts away from the horizon, relish the moments as you and your special someone enjoy pre-dinner aperitif and tasty canapés while dipping in the spectacular sea views and backdrop of Lo Voi mountain at our Splash Bar or Elephant Bar.
Ever think of a secluded beach, pristine turquoise water under the blue sky and nothing else besides you and that special someone just chilling there together? Let us turn that into reality, plus a delicious picnic basket for you to take breaks between the intimate conversations.
What better way to start a day by breakfast in bed? Indulge the sumptuous morning basket made of juice, coffee, pastries, homemade yogurt and fresh fruits, delivered to your own private villa.
Make man a cocktail and he drinks for a day. Teach man how to make a cocktail, well, you know how that goes. Join our talented bar hosts and take home some of their secrets of creating the best of sundowner.
From garden to table, Vietnamese cooking class will not only give you delicious meals, but also a balance of nutritions that you can easily re-create when you return home from your visit.
A souvenir that you can make out of everyday organic items. It also cleans and smells great. We say it’s a win-win.
Apart from being a tasty refreshment, coconuts can be extracted to make coconut oil. There are a great number of clever use of coconut oil to improve your health, and our Spa experts would love to show you all the recipes.
Sustainability has always been at the heart of Six Senses Con Dao. And we are happy to share with you the different aspects of what we do on a daily basis, and some ideas you might be able to take home.
This deeply relaxing treatment involves the application of pressure to reflex points on the feet helping to restore the body to a healthy balance.
Tighten and tone the skin with this refreshing green tea scrub, known for its anti-oxidant properties, and Vietnamese ground rice.
Combining postures with conscious breathing and focus, this Yoga session helps develop strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Practitioners can expect to develop body awareness and explore varied postures.
For over thousands of years meditation has been utilized for healing, cleansing and balancing chakras. This session enables practitioners to calm the mind and focus on their own selves, allowing the mind and body to relax.
Cruise along the bar with a view. Bask in the rare moments where you find just yourself, the open water and the open sky.
Six Senses Con Dao Offers
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