Barefoot luxury at its best on Vietnam's remote Con Dao archipelago
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Beach | Off the beaten track | Relaxation | Spa
This stunning Six Senses resort sits on a private bay on Con Son Island, in Vietnam’s southernmost archipelago, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City. Protected for decades as a national and marine park, the surrounding scenery is simply breathtaking: white-sand beaches, clear azure waters, jagged cliffs, and hilltops coloured with rich vegetation. Hawksbill and green turtles are found within the park, while its mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and coral reefs are home to numerous other species, including dugong (sea cow). Expect high-end, modern comforts in an edge-of-the-world setting.
The Six Senses group has perfected the art of building private pool villas that hit all the right notes of sustainable luxury. There are 50 such villas at Con Dao, each with stunning views of the South China Sea, but with private butler service offered in them all, the experience can be as private as you like. Interiors are light, airy and open plan to maximise air flow, and decorated with refreshingly little more than local teakwood, canopy beds and a smattering of unobtrusive furniture. Ocean View Duplex Villas are spacious and split level, with one bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Ocean Front Deluxe Pool Villas have private pools and terraces, while Ocean Front Duplex Pool Villas have their own private infinity pool with a terrace and sun loungers.
The open kitchen, Vietnamese at the Market, offers authentic local delicacies and daily cookery classes, while the main restaurant, By the Beach, is the perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner, specialising in locally-caught seafood. Alternatively, try Destination Dining, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a barbecue or picnic anywhere you want.
The Six Senses Spa at Con Dao is set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lo Voi Mountains and is surrounded by tropical gardens. It offers four indoor treatment rooms, three outdoor treatment salas and a yoga and meditation pavilion as well as a hammam. It also offers Ayurvedic, Yogic and wellness programmes. On top of wellness treatments, there are also fantastic signature experiences and activities available at the hotel. Explore the Con Dao Islands, go hiking in the tropical rainforest, or try scuba diving in the clear sea waters.
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