The Six Senses brand tends to build its resorts in isolated locations, surrounded by stunning nature. The Con Dao property, located in the national park, set amongst green hills—follows the suit.
Like in other Six Senses resorts, the design alludes to local aesthetics, and the architecture set in harmony with the environment.
The minimalist villas
Aficionados of the Six Senses will recognize their favorite brand in the contemporary ambience and the rustic design of villas. Walls, ceilings, beds are made of clear, raw wood, and cabinets with doors with bamboo braid have handles made of thick rope.
The villas are comfortable and modern, supplied with free WiFi, TV, Bose sound system and a coffee maker.
Their interiors are bright and airy, with white floors and huge baths. the glass walls—opening onto the private swimming pool (with eco-friendly salt water) and to the sea—enhance the sense of space.
The hotel resembles a traditional fishing village with streets full of small shops. This theme is enhanced by the distinct design of walls and facades, made of old doors and recycled vintage teak paneling.
The sense of connection with the local tradition is also carried in the “street food” themed stall, operated by local women, serving fried delicacies.
Inspired by the ubiquitous in Vietnamese cities stalls, it is the most charming dining option, next to the Six Senses Con Dao restaurants or in-villa dining.
More typical—for a Six Senses resort—offerings include an open-air cinema, a swimming pool surrounded by mahogany trees and the renowned Six Senses Spa—said to be one of the best in Vietnam.
Con Dao Island
The spectacular landscape of The Con Dao consists of rocky hills covered by dense forest, cliffs and sandy beaches—but the beauty of the island contrasts with its tragic history.
Political prisoners were sent here from the mainland, forced into hard labor and subjected to cruel punishment. Today abandoned buildings are a silent testament to the mankind’s dark side.
See video from the hotel in T+S Magazine.