When it comes to Con Dao tourism, many people still think of the scary prisons. However, in recent years, when sea tourism has become a new trend, people have discovered the pristine and magnificent beauty of this isolated island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau. To enjoy your trip to this island in a newly way, do not ignore the following experiences.
Hire a motorbike to discover Con Dao
With only from 100,000 to 150,000VND/day (excluding gas), you can rent a motorbike and actively move anywhere, stop at any attractions and explore all corners on this peaceful islands. There are two petrol stations, all located in the center area. So, you should remember to fill with gasoline before departing.
You can leave the motorbike anywhere without worrying about secure problems even when you do not lock it. Besides, if you do not know how to ride a motorbike, you can rent a bicycle which is cheaper with only from 30,000 to 50,000 VND/day. Tourists often rent right at the hotel they stay.
Swimming and have relaxing time on Dam Trau Beach
Considered as the most beautiful beach Con Dao, Dam Trau beach is located 12 km northwest of Co Ong airport. From the town center, it takes about 30 minutes to get to Dam Trau by motorbike or car. This beach is famous for its soft white sandy stretches, virgin forests with lush greenery and cliffs with unique shapes. At Dam Trau beach, visitors can swim as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery or dive to see the coral.
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Con Dao consists of different islands and islets such as Hon Bay Canh, Hon Tai, Hon Tre, Hon Trung, Hon Trac or Hon Cau, etc. This island is the convergence of the highest density of coral reefs in Vietnam. It is the ideal place to explore the wonderful ocean world. In the diving sites, visitors will be guided some basic operations and dive with the instructor.
This is one of activities that foreign tourists love most in Con Dao. At Hon Tai, Hon Bay Canh, Hon Tre, Hon Cau and Hoi Trung, there are many professional diving equipment rental services. You can swim freely in the clear blue waters and watch the beautiful coral reefs, colorful fishes and the diverse ecological environment under the sea.
You can choose to snorkel on your own or book a tour. If you buy a snorkeling tour, you will be equipped with necessary equipment. The price is from 500,000 to 1,000,000 VND/person.
Special itinerary for a perfect 3-day trip in Con Dao
- Day 1: Visit Cat Lo port (Vung Tau)
- Day 2: Discovering the hell on earth
You can combine a trip to Con Dao Prison and exploring Dam Trau Beach
- Day 3: Con Dao National Park, Ba Phi Yen temple, Nui Mot Pagoda and Nhat Beach
Try to have a trekking through So Ray and Ong Dung Beach. It will not disappoint you.
Enjoy fresh seafood
The most famous restaurants recommended by the locals in Con Dao:
- Thu Ba Restaurant
Address: 7, Vo Thi Sau
Opening hours: 09:00 to 23:00
- Tri Ky Quan
Address: Nguyen Duc Thuan Street, opposite to Con Dao resort
Phone: 0643.630338 or 3830294
- Quan An Gia Dinh
Address: Tran Phu, Area 5
If you have time, go to the market and buy the best seafood there to cook for yourself or hold a seafood party. This is not a bad idea when you are traveling on a budget.