The Con Dao archipelago consists of 16 islets with 76 square kilometers. The main island, Con Son is 51 km2 and the local population is 6.000.
Looking at a map, Con Dao island looks like a bear rising from the sea to east of the most southern point of the country.
Con Dao Island sheltered brave revolutionary spirits of the Vietnamese people who were patriots and revolutionists during the French and American resistance. It was know as “Poulo Condore” and considered “The hell on earth” in long time. More than 22.000 prisoners who dedicated their lives to national independence were incarcerated on the isolated island of Con Dao.
Con Dao Island is also famous for its nice beaches shaded with evergreen trees, fresh air, clear blue water, and primitive forests. In addition that, Con Dao island is one of the few places in Viet Nam that is home to rare dugong, dolphin and to varieties of orchids found nowhere else in the country. The ocean around Con Dao island is a heaven to the splendid forest cloaks the land. This is ecotourism at its best.
In the island have large and diverse coral reefs comparable to the most famous ecotourism in the region. In addition that, the local people is kind hearted, generous characters and adventures enough to remote island as their home.