A fresh gust sweeps across the thick woodland of Con Dao Islands – a breeze that brings with it excitement and delight with every new hiking trail discovered or rare marine life sighted.
Six Senses Con Dao
VIETNAM’S HIDDEN JEWEL TEMPTS ISLAND GOERS WITH ITS MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND LUSH JUNGLES.
A fresh gust sweeps across the thick woodland of Con Dao Islands – a breeze that brings with it excitement and delight with every new hiking trail discovered or rare marine life sighted. It is a far cry from the hardship Vietnamese soldiers faced here decades ago when the island played host to the notorious prison camps.
The Con Dao Islands is a group of 16 islets off the southern coast of Vietnam, only an hour away from Ho Chi Minh City. The archipelago is dotted with delicate beaches, blessed with one of the most abundant marine biodiversity in Asia, thousands of hectares of lush forests, and jagged outcrops of rocks forming islands that gain and lose real estate with the changing of the tides. Many seafarers used to stop by the island, such as Italian explorer Marco Polo whose fleet anchored at Con Dao in 1924 to seek shelter from a typhoon.
© This article was first published in Feb-Mar 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.
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