Perched on an archipelago thatâ€™s both a national park and a marine reserve, Six Senses Con Dao is an idyllic retreat for those who seek a truly luxurious eco getaway. Designed to complement the lush green surroundings, the resort resembles a quaint Vietnamese village fashioned from natural, reclaimed and sustainable materials. Reclaimed materials does not mean skimping on quality as over a thousand antique teak wooden panels are used in its construction, rightly earning the resort a Green Globe 21 certification for sustainable tourism.
The resort also sells its own mineral water, with proceeds going towards implementing clean-water systems for the island. Should a particularly enthusiastic round of golf result in the balls finding their way into the South China Sea, you shouldnâ€™t worry as its biodegradable, breaking down into fish food within 48 hours.
Those very waters are also home to the critically endangered dugong and the Con Dao islands is home to about a dozen of these creatures once thought to have inspired the legends of mermaids. As luck would have it, the waters right in front of Six Senses Con Dao is a habitat and feeding ground for this small group, and the resort is doing all it can to help. Partnering with the nearby national park, a long-term plan to protect the sea grass beds that nourish the dugong and restore a severely damaged coral reef system nearby has been formed. Guests of Six Senses and visitors to Con Dao are more than welcome to help in this endeavour to restore the marine environment to its former glory.
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