Con Dao, Vietnam – A mysterious island

In 2011, Travel and Leisure Magazine named Con Dao one of 21 most mysterious islands on earth. The island’s beauty is unique added to your satisfaction while immerse yourself in blue sea and bright sunshine.

1. Viet Nam visa

You should check if you are required to get Viet Nam visa. Visa on arrival is preferred with many advantages such as low fees, time saving and simple process. Some trusted and recommended websites are, or

2. Transportation

Con Dao is located 79 sea miles from Vung Tau City – a beach town about 120km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City. The popular way to get there is to take a 1-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam Airlines. Taking a fly to the islands probably is the best option. Otherwise, you can take a ferry from Vung Tau at around 17:00 and arrive at 5:00 next day. The schedule of ferry is announced every month and different depending on weather and sea condition each month. The fee is from VND 150.000-200.000/each way.

You should rent a motorbike (VND 120.000-150.000/day) to travel on the island since there is no taxis service.

3. Attractions

– Historical sites: open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM every day. Ticket price is VND 20.000/person.
– Con Dao National Park
– Beaches:
• Nho Beach: the most beautiful beach on the island. It has a serene ambiance with a nearby freshwater stream.
• Nhat Beach: located at the end of the island, where you can view the best sunset.
• From May to October: it is the season of turtles breeding. You can rent a boat (fee of VND 2.200.000 for a boat of 8people) to visit the nearby island to witness turtles leaving their sandy nests for ocean.

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