Still relatively rugged and unspoilt, this is a stunningly beautiful region. Con Dao National Park makes up approximately 80% of the area and exists to protect sea turtle nesting grounds. Other marine life includes dugongs, rays and reef fish.
Main island Con Son has golden sands on both sides which are well worth seeing ̶ Dam Trau Beach on the north-west coast is clean, fringed by turquoise water and flanked by swathes of hilly green. To the east, you’ll find the luxurious and contemporary – yet eco-friendly – Six Senses Con Dao. The island served as penal colony during the Vietnam War and the small museum offers an insight into its political, pre-colonial and natural history.