Six Senses Con Dao
Con Dao, Vietnam
Just a short flight from the bustling streets of Saigon lies this unique oasis on an island in the Con Dao Archipelago, an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history. Six Senses have created a simply idyllic luxurious retreat here.
At a Glance
Magical location on a totally undeveloped island
Pristine long white sandy beach
Impeccable service combined with barefoot luxury
50 beautiful villas, all with private pools
A short flight from Saigon
This is one of our new favorite diving spots in Vietnam. For diving aficionados, this is the latest place to go in Southeast Asia.Scott Dunn team
The Oceanfront Pool Villas are definitely my favorite, with all the living space on one floor and the most incredible uninterrupted views out to sea!Victoria Hogg
Make sure you leave space to sample the eggs Benedict at breakfast – world class!Sarah Rowan
If it is completely uninterrupted sea views that you are after definitely choose an Ocean Front Villa - the views are spectacular!Scott Dunn team
Sign up for the in villa bbq, a totally luxurious experience, fine dining bbq style and right on your own terrace relaxing, romantic and completely private.Dominic Atterton
If you are lucky enough to be in resort when the 'hot pot' night is on in Elephant bar make sure you try it. You pick your own fish & shellfish and cook it yourself Vietnamese Hot Pot Style - delicious!Jack Mace
To start planning your vacation to Six Senses Con Dao
Nestled on a curve of white sand on the island of Con Son, looking out over the glistening South China Sea is Six Senses Con Dao, the newest addition to the Six Senses family. Protected by lush, forest-clad mountains on a mile-long stretch of sand, each private pool villa is designed to reflect the breathtaking natural surroundings. This beautiful area has been a designated nature and marine reserve for decades and its unspoiled beauty is home to many endangered and indigenous species.
Each villa is carefully designed using timber frames and natural materials with fantastic views out to sea. The contemporary design has left the bathrooms and living areas open-air to enjoy the balmy sea breeze, whilst the bedrooms are all air-conditioned for your comfort. The property offers several different villa layouts to suit every taste and family, each with its own private infinity pool.
Pamper yourself at the fantastic, holistic Six Senses Spa, which offers a wide range therapeutic treatments with international therapists who can advise and guide you through the options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing and herbal remedies.
The property also has a wide range of activities on offer. Take an early morning visit to a traditional Vietnamese market before trying your hand at a cooking class, visit a nearby turtle hatchery and take advantage of the range of watersports on offer, from sunset cruises to fantastic scuba diving.
The island has an incredibly historic past, dating right the way from the days when the East India Company and Portuguese merchants frequented the island through to the French colonial era and on to the Vietnam War. Spend a few hours wandering the town, visiting the local historical museum and some of the impressive prison sites and the legendary Tiger cages, which are a testament to the will and strength of the Vietnamese people.
Six Senses Con Dao has 50 one, three and four bedroom villas, some over two floors, all created with simple, modern design and all elegantly styled with pale neutral fabrics and plenty of natural light. The bathrooms have open air sections with outdoor showers and all villas have ocean views, with some being right on the ocean front. All of the villas have stunning private pools and spacious sun terraces. Other features include: Bose sound systems, iPod docking stations and satellite TVs with DVDs, wifi, private infinity pool, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar and wine cabinet.
|Ocean View Duplex Pool Villa||
This spacious and traditional bamboo villa is set over two levels, with the bedroom and smaller en suite on the top level with breathtaking views and the lower level having a more opulent bathroom with large bathtub and an outdoor shower. Enjoy the privacy with your own infinity swimming pool and sun deck with sun loungers.
|Ocean Front Deluxe Pool Villa||
Located moments from the beach, this gorgeous one bed villa has stunning views over the ocean. A spacious open plan allows light to flood into this room and keep cool in the shade. The master bedroom is large and the bathroom has a huge bathtub and separate outdoor shower as well as double vanity sinks. Enjoy total seclusion with your own private infinity pool and sun deck.
|Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Pool Villa||
A gorgeous set up right on the beach, this two bed villa is made up of two separate pavilions - the first with the master bedroom and bathroom, and the second with a twin room and living and dining area. This room is ideal for families traveling with older children or couples sharing, with a wonderful private infinity swimming pool and direct access to the beach.
|Ocean View 4 Bedroom Pool Villa||
This enormous and opulent four bed villa is great for larger families, with the opportunity for total privacy having your own living and dining area as well as a kitchen within the villa. Unbeatable ocean views from the master bedroom on the top floor with a large en suite bathroom. The remaining three bedrooms are located on the ground floor - two with ocean facing French doors opening onto the sun deck and the remaining with a lovely view into the garden. A slightly larger infinity pool with this villa to accommodate higher numbers and a lovely sun deck to enjoy.
|Ocean Front 3 Bedroom Pool Villa||
Set over three pavilions, this beach front villa is spacious and keeps cool with the bamboo furnishings. A large infinity pool as well as a lap pool and steps directly onto the beach make this room choice truly spectacular. Two master bedrooms have undisturbed views onto the beach, both with large open plan bathrooms, vanity sinks, bathtub and outdoor shower. The lovely twin room has a garden view.
|Ocean Front 4 Bedroom Pool Villa||
Set privately on the corner of the beach this four bed pool villa is great for older families looking to spend some quality time together, or even groups of couples traveling together. With three master bedrooms, each with stunning ocean views and open plan large bathrooms - complete with bathtub, vanity sinks and an outdoor shower each. The fourth bedroom has a lovely garden view also with a large bathroom. The large infinity pool looks directly onto the beach, and the large sundeck is perfect for enjoying a meal or watching the sun set over the water.
|Ocean Front Duplex Pool Villa||
This spacious ocean front villa is set over two levels, just a few steps from the beach the view is beautiful over the water from the top level bedroom. On the bottom level of the villa there is a large opulent bathroom with bathtub and separate outdoor shower. The private infinity swimming pool looks directly onto the ocean, enjoy the view from your private sundeck.
Children and their families are made extremely welcome at Six Senses Con Dao where the size and layout of the villas is highly conducive to a family stay. Children will love having their own pools and the stunning sandy beach right on their doorstep and there are plenty of activities to keep kids of all ages busy.
The Six Senses Con Dao has two restaurants and a deli offering a range of atmospheres and cuisines from traditional street food to beachside seafood barbecues and romantic private dining around the resort. There is also a bar, large central swimming pool, modern gym, gallery, Vietnamese Market Place for shopping, library, department specializing in excursions around and activities within the resort and a blissful spa.
Bicycles are available for guests' use and there are plenty of non d watersports to be enjoyed such as kayaking, hobie cats and boogie boards. Diving is also available for all levels of experience and boats can be hired for excursions to nearby islands or for visiting secluded beaches, diving and fishing. Turtle watching is excellent at certain times of the year and hikes and treks can lead to some wonderful bird and wildlife spotting. There is a department dedicated to teaching guests about the culture and environment surrounding the hotel and many fun and interesting activities and excursion are organized that guests can choose to join such as cooking classes.
Location & Directions
Con Dao, Vietnam
Six Senses Con Dao is located on the Con Dao archipelago off the south-east coast of mainland Vietnam. More than 80% of the Con Dao archipelago is a marine and national park. The resort is situated on the largest island in the archipelago, Con Son.
When to go
The driest time to visit Con Dao is from November to February, though the seas are calmest from March to July. The rainy season lasts from June to September, but there are also northeast and southwest monsoons in autumn that can bring heavy winds. September and October are the hottest months, though even then the cool island breezes make Con Dao relatively comfortable when compared with Ho Chi Minh City.