Con Dao is first and foremost a tropical island resort city, and as such is not the most convenient place for practicalities. While luxury resorts and many hotels will provide everything you need during your visit, those traveling outside of cushy accommodations will not find the convenience of bigger cities. For more information about communication, health services, ATMs and transportation in Con Dao, see the guides below.

Need to Know in Con Dao

Getting there

Getting there

The easiest and best way to Con Dao is flying. While there is an overnight boat from Vung Tau, the amount of time lost in transit (at least 15 hours) and the uncomfortable conditions make this option only viable for those on a tight budget with time to kill. Direct flights are available from Ho Chi Minh City and take ...

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Transportation

Transportation

There are no taxis in Con Dao and very few Xe Om, so if you are travelling around the island, it is best to be self sufficient. Due to its small size, renting bicycles is a popular option and the newly paved yet mostly empty roads are perfect for it. Motorbikes are also around to rent and can be an ...

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Health

Health

While there is a hospital in town and a few pharmacies from which you can grab the essentials, if you run into any major /medial difficulties while on Con Dao, your best chance at quality care is getting back to the mainland as quickly as possible. Should you participate in riskier activities, such as scuba diving, be sure to get ...

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Internet

Internet

There are a number of internet cafes in Con Son, but they never stay in the same spot for long. As rents increase in the area, the owners move storefronts, switching their entire operation as close as across the street. There are also many WiFi hotspots available in most of the hotels and at a few cafes in town.

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Money

Money

There is only one main ATM on the island, a VietinBank location that also features Western Union service. Cash is preferable to have on hand as most of the local venues and restaurants are small and do not take credit card. Prices tend to be more expensive than on the mainland due to the cost of importing goods.

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More Need to Know Venues

Internet

Internet

There are a number of internet cafes in Con Son, but they never stay in the same spot for long. As rents increase in the area, the owners move storefronts, switching their entire operation as close as across the street. There are also many WiFi hotspots available in most of the hotels and at a few cafes in town.

Read More
Transportation

Transportation

There are no taxis in Con Dao and very few Xe Om, so if you are travelling around the island, it is best to be self sufficient. Due to its small size, renting bicycles is a popular option and the newly paved yet mostly empty roads are perfect for it. Motorbikes are also around to rent and can be an ...

Read More
Getting there

Getting there

The easiest and best way to Con Dao is flying. While there is an overnight boat from Vung Tau, the amount of time lost in transit (at least 15 hours) and the uncomfortable conditions make this option only viable for those on a tight budget with time to kill. Direct flights are available from Ho Chi Minh City and take ...

Read More
Money

Money

There is only one main ATM on the island, a VietinBank location that also features Western Union service. Cash is preferable to have on hand as most of the local venues and restaurants are small and do not take credit card. Prices tend to be more expensive than on the mainland due to the cost of importing goods.

Read More
Health

Health

While there is a hospital in town and a few pharmacies from which you can grab the essentials, if you run into any major /medial difficulties while on Con Dao, your best chance at quality care is getting back to the mainland as quickly as possible. Should you participate in riskier activities, such as scuba diving, be sure to get ...

Read More

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