All that Con Dao has to offer
Oh, the things you can do. Stay horizontal on a lounger or grab a paddleboard, go snorkeling in Vietnam, or join a cultural tour — just choosing your adventures is an activity in itself. On land or in the water, we can even design excursions and events around your own ideas. So, dive right in!
Con Dao is considered one of the best examples of marine conservation in the country, supporting a high level of biodiversity. Including more than 340 kinds of hard and soft coral, our underwater world teems with over 1,400 colorful species of marine life. Snorkeling in Vietnam in the turquoise waters of Con Dao provides a rare glimpse into an unspoiled azure wonderland.
Turtle Hatchling Release
We’ve restored our beach to make it an ideal place for egg-laying by endangered green sea turtles. This project, in cooperation with Con Dao national park authorities, includes a safe and monitored incubation enclosure to protect eggs from threats such as poaching. Guests are encouraged to participate in our ethical hatchling releases and those lucky enough to be here when our eggs hatch have called the experience “once in a lifetime”.
Island Escapes & Boat Charters
Con Dao archipelago is comprised of 16 islands with local inlets, a myriad of hidden bays and endless secluded beaches. For a truly unique experience, customize a boat trip around Con Dao and tell your host what kinds of places you hope to see. Stop for island picnics, find your favorite snorkeling spot or chill out on a deserted beach.
Con Dao offers endless green and blue vistas and a range of places to trek. Let your legs carry you to an old fruit plantation overlooking Con Son Bay where long tailed Macaque monkeys swing tree to tree. Or trek towards the water and paddle across Vong Bay. Ocean birds and friendly fisherman may join your journey. For a full day’s trip, take a 30-minute speedboat ride to Bay Canh island and trek up to a lighthouse. Meet the keepers, who are always delighted to receive guests and tour inside this iconic building.
Con Dao Dive Center was formed specifically to cater to the high level of diving service and safety required by Six Senses guests. Con Dao Dive Center prides itself on the extensive diving experience of its instructors coupled with their local knowledge of the diverse and incredible diving sites around Con Dao.
Enjoy a chilled out ride right on our beach! Kayaking on the bay is perfect as a solo or group activity. Become a master at stand-up paddle boarding or catch some waves on a bodyboard. Stick to the shallows and slide across the water’s surface on skimboards. There is lots to enjoy and tips are available from our experienced hosts.
Private Sunset Getaway
Travel by boat to the western side of Con Dao, passing Ca Map Cape (or Shark Cape), Dinh Tinh Yeu (or Lovers Peak), before stopping on the far side of Hon Ba, also known as Grandmother Island. Here you’ll witness an overwhelming display of colors as the sun slowly dips over the horizon.
Picnic on the Beach
An intimate and private experience on a near-deserted tropical beach for two (or more) is the perfect end to another stellar Con Dao day of relaxing. Choose from a feet-in-the-sand barbecue or a bespoke menu from the kitchen, accompanied by our carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktails. Savor it all as waves gently crash nearby and the sun sets over the view of Lo Voi mountain.
Get together for a special session with our creative cocktails as the sun sinks down over Con Dao. Let our hosts set up a cozy spot with the perfect golden view. Raise your glasses to the delicious ending of a carefree day, knowing another one is right around the corner.
Get the family together for a perfect multi-generational activity. Try your hand at crafting clay pot fish, a steaming bowl of pho or even wrapping your own spring rolls. When your culinary creativity has been exhausted, sit down to try the dishes you created as your teacher tells you everything you never knew about Vietnamese cuisine.
There’s nothing kids like better than staying up late to watch a movie. And we’ve got the perfect activity for them: movie night at a theater in the jungle. Lead young ones down an outdoor path and relish their look of amazement when they see loungers, and a movie screen among the palm fronds. An evening of amazement they won’t soon forget awaits, complete with popcorn and refreshments, of course.
Coconut Oil Making
Coconut oil has endless uses, but have you ever wondered how it’s made? Sign up for this informative and fun class in the spa to find out how coconuts are harvested, pressed and made into healthy oil that can be used in cooking, in beauty treatments and even as a holistic remedy. Afterwards, you can take your freshly made oil as a souvenir!
Vietnamese Language Class
Learn how to properly pronounce Xin Chao, the Vietnamese phrase for “hello,” and greet your host like a local! Guests of all ages enjoy bonding over this fun class, where you’ll get to try twisting your tongue around a variety of simple Vietnamese phrases with an experienced language teacher. Practice what you learn over a Vietnamese dinner to complete the experience.
Con Dao Historical Tour
This tour explores the rich history of Con Dao, delving deep into its past. A series of prison systems were constructed throughout the region’s 113 years of colonization and American war. Over those years, thousands of prisoners were interred here. Explore the Con Dao Museum, Phu Hai Prison – Bagne I, French Tiger Cage, American Tiger Cage and Hang Duong Cemetery; now a place of reverence and of fascinating architecture as part of this iconic tour.
Con Dao Local Life Tour
Discover the island and find out what authentic Con Dao daily life is about. Travel across the island from town, to harbor, to temple and beyond with your guide. Savor the slow life on the back roads, enjoy local architecture and beautiful viewpoints. Along the way you’ll see Ben Dam Harbor, Nhat Beach, Shark Cape, Van Son Tu Pagoda, the Shrine to Lady Phi Yen and a local market. Your trip will culminate over a traditional Vietnamese coffee in a charming local cafe.
Local Fishing Trip
Guests love this memorable trip, led by a warm-hearted Island local, Mr. Thien, aboard his simple converted fishing boat. Captain Thien has been cruising the waters around Con Dao for over thirty years and knows them like his own home. Who better to take you out and show you the best places to catch your fish? Kindly note, size and species restrictions are in place.