Con Dao, a small group of islands off the southeast coast of Vietnam just a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City, has earned a reputation among travellers as a tropical paradise in the azure blue waters of the East Sea.
Its pristine beauty, however, is not it’s only selling point. The islands hint at mystery and enjoy a rich local culture and history with warm and friendly people.
Now a new resort promises to bring more new and memorable experiences to guests with the opening of The Secret Con Dao on Aug. 20 this year.
Perched on a pristine stretch of Con Dao coastline near the island’s charming town and its attractions, The Secret Con Dao was designed with the guest experience in mind.
Indeed, the islands attract religious pilgrims to their sacred locations, young tourists looking for adventure, families wanting a weekend getaway from the city, and couples in search of a romantic escape.
The Secret Con Dao with its contemporary design blended in harmony with heritage architecture, offers elegant spaces exacting to international standards.
There are 196 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with balconies with breathtaking sea views.
From each room, guests can take in the island’s fascinating natural beauty of the East Sea, its green carpeted mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see and the picturesque landscapes that capture the tranquility of the town.
Rooms are set in a minimalist style, they are close to nature and are harmonious in the their colour, which brings together a feeling of relaxation and positive energy.
In terms of dining, a world of rich flavours beckons guests to indulge at The Secret Con Dao.
With international flair, Spice Kitchen offers a tantalising selection of Western, Asian and Vietnamese dishes, including comfort food favourites on offer throughout the day.
Tropical Café serves an array of tasty drinks and pastries, too.
On the hotel’s rooftop, Sunset Lounge offers an idyllic spot to enjoy the island’s best sunset view while you sip on a selection of fine wines and craft cocktails, paired with an array of satisfying tapas and finger food.
Notably, The Secret Con Dao includes thoughtfully renovated 100 year-old French colonial-era villas that house The Secret Villa and The Secret Restaurant, both situated in their own private tropical gardens.
The Secret Villa with two bedrooms in a Vietnamese style is a secluded space designed for a truly memorable and luxurious stay.
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Meanwhile, The Secret Restaurant with old brick walls combined subtly with strong elements of modern design, attracts diners with culinary delights from across the region, including spectacular dishes inspired by the local culture and its cuisine.
An exciting additional feature to the resort is an infinity pool overlooking the sea and is also the location of Coral Deck, a chilled spaced inspired by Con Dao’s pristine coral reefs.
It provides the perfect vantage point to lounge during the day and frame those perfect “Insta-worthy” photos of Con Dao’s breathtaking vistas, followed up by romantic dinners under the starlit skies.
According to Mr. Richard Mehr, The Secret Con Dao’s General Manager, the hotel reinforces commitments towards environmental, social, and cultural conservation.
The Secret Con Dao not only elevates the experience for a satisfying stay in sleek, stylish spaces with warm and professional services, but also presents the fascinating local culture and life, as well as integrating indigenous culture into everyday experiences.
“We are careful about the environment and take action to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste,” he says. “We are also equipped with solar panels to heat water and produce part of the electricity for the hotel.”
Being the first hotel owned and managed by AKYN Group, The Secret Con Dao is considered an important milestone for the company and marks AKYN Group’s entrance into Vietnam’s hospitality industry.
“The Secret Con Dao is our desired start towards the goal of becoming one of the pioneers in Vietnam’s hospitality industry,” said Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thư, Chairman and CEO of AKYN Group.
The Secret Con Dao is offering special opening rates.
For more information about them, call +84 28 3837 6868 or visit www.thesecretcondao.com