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Con Dao Islands

Secluded Con Dao boasts some of Vietnam's finest beaches and most exclusive resorts. A short flight south from the hubbub of Ho Chi Minh City delivers you to the idyllic paradise islands of Con Dao, great for relaxation, diving and observing the population of turtles if your visit is well timed.

Con Dao Islands Map

“For a truly secluded beach option there is nowhere else in Vietnam like Con Dao. Beautiful and far from the madding crowd.”

Enfys Maloney, Team Leader

Con Dao is a chain of islands with Con Son being the largest in this collection. Con Son is a tiny island just 20km at its widest point and was once used by the French to hold thousands of prisoners-of-war. Now predominantly protected by the Con Dao National Park this island is the nesting grounds for Vietnam's most important sea turtles (nesting season May-November). For visitors, this is a beautiful island and the small number of resorts, including the sumptuous Six Senses, is a perfect choice for some mellow beachside relaxation.

Recommended Accommodation in Con Dao Islands

The following are some of our favourite accommodation options in Con Dao Islands.

Experiences in Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of the local culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Con Dao Islands

The Climate Guide for Con Dao Islands is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 30 31 32 33 32 31 30 30 30 31 30 30
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 22 23 24 25 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 23
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 7 6 7 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Heat and Humidity Discomfort High High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High High High Very High High High
Days with some Rainfall 7 5 7 10 16 17 18 20 21 20 15 10
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 68 35 51 81 159 201 208 226 231 266 261 180
UV Index (Maximum) 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10