Exploring Con Dao with Saigon-Con Dao

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Tourists visit Con Dao Island - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist

Tourists visit Con Dao Island - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist

Con Dao has about 16 islands in varied sizes and 20 beautiful sandy beaches, mountains and primitive forests that create a poetic landscape under the shade of malabar almond lines. There is also colorful coral in Dam Trau Beach, Bay Canh Islet, Nhat or Lo Voi beaches. After swimming on Dam Trau Beach, tourists can go fishing on Bong Lan Island, squid fishing on Tau be Cape, snorkeling on Tre Islet or witness turtles laying eggs on Bay Canh Islet.

There is the option of trekking into the forests for a panoramic view of the island. Moreover, tourists can learn more about the history in Con Dao Museum, Ma Thien Lanh Bridge and Hang Duong graveyard.

Ong Dung Primeval Forest is also a stop that tourists should not ignore to explore the wild life and Love Cape is where tourists can enjoy romantic moments at sunset.

If you are thinking of heading to Con Dao, Saigontourist-Con Dao Resort, under management of Saigontourist, is recommended as the best place for accommodation. Located in the center of the island, the resort has 120 rooms which are well-equipped and accompanied with other services such as swimming pools, tennis courts, a business center, karaoke and massage. The resort offers trips for tourists to discover the island.

The resort has 36 villas renovated from French villas built in 1920 as offices for French officers.

The hotel’s Poulo Condore and Hoa Bien restaurants will ensure guests experience some delicious seafood.

The Saigon-Con Dao Resort is located at 18-24 Ton Duc Thang Street, Con Dao District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, tel: 064 3830 336, email: sgtcd@saigoncondao.com. The HCMC branch can be contacted on: 08 3601 8999, hotline: 0643 508 236.

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