Situated on a private bay in a protected marine park on Con Son island, Six Senses Con Dao is the first 5-star resort in this stunning archipelago just a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City.
The resort has been built from natural, sustainable sources with villa accommodation dotted along a mile of gorgeous sandy beach, sheltered by forested hills and with stunning views of the curving bay.
There are 50 spacious villas, each with its own private infinity pool, individually controlled air-conditioning, butler service, and unobstructed views of the East Vietnam Sea.
The Vietnamese by the Market kitchen offers authentic local delicacies including noodles, rice, soups, rolls and wraps to order, as well as daily cooking classes, while the main restaurant By the Beach presents al fresco dining beside the sea, the perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner.
The resort offers much in the way of activities and excursions, including boat trips to nearby islands and sailing a Hobie Cat. Diving is among the best in Vietnam with beautiful coral reefs and rare sea life in the area including dugongs - a large marine mammal similar to a manatee - and sea turtles.
The Six Senses spa at Con Dao is set against the backdrop of Lo Voi mountain and surrounded by tropical gardens and offers a range of treatments as well as yoga and meditation classes.
We like: The beautiful location and fabulous spa.
Best for: Couples and honeymooners seeking a barefoot luxury experience.