CON DAO ARCHIPELAGO
Con Dao archipelago located in Ba Ria Vung Tau province and is the dreamy secret spot to escape. Besides, the island was once “hell on earth” but today it’s the “heaven on earth” because of its charming beaches, lagoons and scenic bays with a dozen high-end hotels. Archipelago Con Dao includes 16 islands and is a protected national park. Isolated from the mainland Con Dao largest island Con Son was used as a prison island for political prisoners, during the French colonial era. Moreover, the previous name was Poulo Condore with infamous cells known as “tiger cages”. Prison buildings are nowadays rebuilt to a small museum which reflects the history. Best time to visit Con Dao is between March and September when Con Dao weather is best and the sea is calm.