//by: José Berrocoso//
Six Senses Con Dao is true to the collection’s philosophy of choosing remote destinations in areas of natural beauty for their chic eco-luxe properties. This resort makes every effort to protect its surrounding natural environment, support the local community and educate its guests about wildlife conservation
In the quest to identify places of outstanding natural beauty, Vietnam’s Con Son Island was selected as the breathtaking setting for Six Senses Con Dao; an awesome site protected for decades as a national and marine park, and recently declared as Vietnam’s only marine Ramsar Convention environmental site.
Set on a pristine beach, Six Senses Con Dao is contemporary in design and embraces the essence of a traditional fishing village, modernized with elegant architecture. The villas offer generous personal space, lush tropical vegetation, and spectacular ocean vistas plus their own private rim-flow swimming pools.
Six Senses Con Dao gives new meaning to the term “Rustic Luxury”, where sustainable living meets total indulgence. Featuring the charming essence of a traditional fishing village while showcasing contemporary flair, the resort possesses a unique construction that reduces its environmental footprint. The 50 villas incorporate more than a thousand teak carvings with butterfly-style roofs designed to minimize the use of air conditioning and maximize air flows throughout the resort.
Forget crowding around a communal swimming pool: here, you’ve got a massive private beach with resident crabs and sweeping views of the snap-worthy islands. Each villa has its own private pool, too. If you are feeling sociable, there’s a peaceful curved pool below the Market Place. Palm and mahogany trees provide shade, and signature-green sunloungers are clustered around the water.
The superb spa is set with the dramatic backdrop of the Lo Voi Mountains and is surrounded by tropical gardens. It offers four indoor treatment rooms, three outdoor treatment salas, a yoga and meditation pavilion and hammam treatment. As you can expect from the Six Senses brand, spa treatments are of the highest quality.
In collaboration with National Parks, Six Senses Con Dao has become the proud custodians of selected clutches of turtle eggs, relocated by the National Park team to protect the eggs from being poached from nests on neighboring islands.