Con Dao islands, an archipelago of islands situated in the South East Sea. The French used the main island to keep anti-colonial prisoners and the South Vietnamese continued the practice, sending political dissenters to the 11 prisons during the American War.

The main island, Con Son, is home to a coastline of steep, rocky hills and long sweeping coves, boasting some excellent spots for swimming and snorkelling. Con Son is largely mountainous and covered in forest with ample opportunities for jungle hiking. If you’re looking for adventure, you’ve come to the right place.

Most of the archipelago is now a National Park with some good beaches, clear water, lush tropical forest and coconut groves. The national park is characterised by a diverse ecosystem: many species of coral and sea turtles are found here. Focusing on the preservation of natural wonders, the park management works with the WWF to develop sustainable usage for locals and tourists alike.
 

Con Dao is located at a point where cool and warm ocean currents converge and create a localised climate. This weather pattern allows swimming, snorkelling and diving all year round and Con Dao has arguably the best underwater seascapes to explore in Vietnam.

For a touch of luxury, Six Senses have opened the first five star resort in the archipelago. Their 50 villas sit on a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by the green forested hills behind, with stunning vistas of the deep blue sea and the curve of the bay.

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Phu Hai Prison

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Where To Stay

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