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Located off the south-east coast of mainland Vietnam, the Con Dao archipelago of islands was initially settled by the British East India Company in 1702.
One of the stellar attractions in this region, the Con Dao archipelago is slowly gaining attention for its startling natural beauty. Con Son, the largest of this chain of 15 islands and islets, and home to Six Senses Con Dao, is ringed with lovely beaches, coral reefs and scenic bays, and remains partially covered in thick forests. In addition to hiking, diving and exploring empty coastal roads and deserted beaches, there are some excellent wildlife-watching opportunities.
More than 80% of the Con Dao archipelago is a marine and national park. Six Senses Con Dao is approximately 145 miles from Ho Chi Minh City and can easily be reached by commercial aircraft (daily flights) or chartered private plane, within 45 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City.
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Weather and seasons
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, but even then the cool island breezes make Con Dao relatively comfortable when compared with Ho Chi Minh City.
con dao, vietnam 5 nights from £1,085
True to Six Senses philosophy of selecting remote (but accessible) destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful area, protected for decades as a national and marine park.view