Six Senses Con Dao
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best On The Beach
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate — the spread includes detox juices, homemade jams, organic honeycomb and more
- Impeccable service and on-call butlers in a low-key, flip-flop-friendly atmosphere
- No shops, no traffic, no crowds — in other words, utter silence
- Spacious, open-plan villas have private pools
- Activities by land and on water
- The hotel is remote but connected: WiFi, flat-screens, DVD players
- There isn’t much within walking distance, but you can book lots of activities through the resort
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- A five percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout.
- Better for couples or families with older kids
- Nervous fliers, be prepared: Access to the island is by a twin-engine turboprop
- Nightlife is limited to the stars, the moon and a bottle of wine
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Six Senses Con Dao in Con Son, you’ll be on the waterfront and close to Dat Doc Beach and Phu Hai Prison. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Con Dao National Park and Dam Trau Beach.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 50 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring private pools. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and body treatments. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Con Son? This hotel has facilities measuring 344 square feet (32 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
How to Get There
We have stayed at Six Senses in Thailand, so our expectations were high. These expectations were surpassed. A number of reasons.
First the location is stunning. Not only a great beach but mountains and islands off shore to enjoy.
Second the accommodation is great. Private pool. Outside spaces and sitting room as well as the bedroom. We had an ocean view duplex.
Third - Restaurants and bars. Great choice. Good food and attentive friendly service. I even enjoyed the okra, which I had tried before and not liked! The Royal Mojito for happy hour was excellent.
Fourth - the spa, really good. Added to our sense of relaxation and well-being.
Fifth- The service. Nothing was too much trouble. Our GEM (take a bow Lucy) kept in touch to make sure everything was as it should be. The sparkling wine, fruit and my wife’s birthday “cake “ were all appreciated. She also recognised that we were there to do nothing and so her approach was just right.
We had a visitor (a tokay gecko - although the US army called it something cruder). Again housekeeping sorted things and we didn’t see it again, although we did hear it!
Altogether staff go the extra mile and the location meant we had a fantastic time. We will definitely look at other Six Senses and would recommend this for your Con Dao stay.
Our final stop for our 2 week Vietnam Trip was 4 days at the Six Senses resort Con Dao.
It requires a 45 min plane trip from Saigon, so that adds to the exclusivity of this place.
Built 9 years ago the eco friendly approach means the resort resembles a traditional fishermen village and blends harmoniously into the bay.
Also, Their commitment to sustainability has led to them being recognised as one of the worlds top eco lodges.
Guests are collected from the tiny airport in a limousine for the 15 minute ride to the resort on the other side of the island.
We were immediately made to feel very welcome.
We had a front line villa and private infinity pool looking out onto the most amazing 1.6km sandy beach, curving away in front of us.
The villa was duplex style with a large bathroom / dressing
room below and bedroom / balcony upstairs.
The beach is remarkably clean with almost perfect fine sand to walk on and no sun loungers to spoil the views!
There is a lovely by the beach restaurant with indoor / outdoor dining as well as a ‘market place’ producing Vietnamese cuisine.
No plastic bottles at all. All the drinking water comes in sealed glass bottles from their own purification system. Also, the straws are either bamboo or lemon grass - very impressive.
The staff were all incredibly well trained, all would say hello when passing, and our wonderful Guest Experience Maker (GEM) Andrew, was always on hand or contactable via Watsapp.
We did have some issues on a couple of occasions with the food quality. To their immense credit not just the waiting staff responded, the restaurant manager (Dhruv, a really nice person) came to us for a frank discussion on on our concerns and the following day the head chef came out to us with apologies and to check that things had improved.
Even more impressive was Nora, the resort manager. She is what I call a high visibility manager, not hidden away in an office but regularly ‘patrolling’ the guest areas and making herself available to any guests wishing to connect with her.
As another guest pointed out, there are comparable resorts elsewhere in the world, but once you step outside you are immediately overwhelmed by roaring local life, well not here.....that doesn’t happen until you step off the plane in Saigon!
Overall, a truly wonderful experience, easily a 5*+
I gave this one 5 stars as the setting and location deserves it. The resort is very well done. We stays in a duplex villa which very well done. Barefoot feeling. Light wood. Cool outdoor shower. The beach isn't the best to swim is the water is very flat, yet that makes it great for walks which we did every day. The hotel is smaller, which fits the island which is super small, too. Now to the flaws, nothing major, yet irritating and definitely easy to fix. First, I went for a double tank dive with a cool south african guy. He ran an independent dive shop thats connected to Six Senses, so there where other guests on the boat. The water was a bit chilly after the second dive and I asked for a towel (thats not an uncommon question after a dive). And there were no towels on the boat. So I was completely wet and had to put my shirt back on to not start freeze once the speed boat goes off. Paying 250 USD for two dives and there is no towel?? Either he brings towels for the SS guests, or the butler hands the guest a bag with a towel before leaving to the boat, or the butler tells the guest that a towel needs to be brought on the boat. None of that happened. Second, we booked a cooking class. We like that. Its cooking, getting educated on local food and a lil entertainment. Yet, at SS, the chef that ran it basically spoke no english. He was very nice, and tried hard, yet, that was 2,5h of awkward silence mixed with being slightly bored. The food was great. Yet, zero eduction, zero entertainment. A clear fail. Whoever put that poor chef in that spot needs to rethink is choice. Another one, last night before an early checkout we had the option to choose takeaway breakfast, we choose sandwiches and asked for gluten free which was possible, and i specifically asked the butler that the sandwiches are gonna be toasted as gf bread untoasted taste like cardboard, he said sure, its gonna be toasted, next morning at the airport we unpacked the sandwiches, and of course, they were not toasted. That sucked. So location was great, that the hotel to stay if you want to go to Con Dao. Yet, service was too many flaws.
The resort is placed right over a fantastic private bay. A superb long beach (maybe a kilometer in length) where you can walk or run, especially at low tide. You can swim in the sea without any problems (waves permitting, but that depends on the wind). It could be total bliss. And in large part it is.
Breakfast is just gorgeous, the Vietnamese restaurant is excellent. But room service was a bit chancy, snorkelling excursions could definitely be done better (in one place we barely avoided touching corals when the boat let us off, and that is very bad). Surprising, for a Six Senses resort, we found spa service of average quality.
It could take very little to make everything perfect. Maybe some competition would do the trick. But at the moment Six Senses is the only high quality resort in the Con Dao archipelago.
This hotel has an amazing service and staff.
As travel/lifestyle instagrammers, we really enjoyed staying there.
The staff is helping and kind.
The rooms are spacious, clean and all have a breathtaking view.
The food is very good and a nice range of choice with 3 different restaurant menus.
The breakfast is also delicious with great variety of choices.
Dine-in service is fast and the food is really good and well presented.
The pool got a nice view located right on the beach and the area is nice and clean.
Activities proposed are really interesting and can suit every need from cultural activities to sports one.
Overall, we loved our stay in this hotel for a few days in Con Dao.
We can definitely recommend it.