Thailand-based Six Senses Resort & Spas will open a new Six Senses resort on Con Dao Island, a pristine 75-square-kilometer archipelago in southern Vietnam on Monday.

The US$34 million Six Senses Con Dao resort offers 50 villas along a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by green forested hills. Every villa provides stunning view of the deep blue sea and the curve of the bay.

The project, which was developed by real estate developer Indochina Land, will offer to the local hotelier 35 villas for hotel services and 15 luxury residential villas for sale.

Guests can find the resort's softly curving pool at the edge of the beach, a placid relaxation spot shaded by wild and mature mahogany trees.

For more adventurous guests, the long, flat sands and glorious sea offer plenty of watersport-based fun; Vietnamese, round 'basket' boats; snorkeling and diving around the best coral reef in Vietnam; hobby-catting, kayaking, boat trips.

Six Senses Con Dao can be reached by daily flights, of just an hour, from Ho Chi Minh City.

Established in 1995, Six Senses is a resort and spa management and development company which manages resorts under the brand names Soneva, Six Senses Hideaway, Six Senses Latitude, and Evason; plus Six Senses Spas and Six Senses Destination Spas.

The Thailand-based company has managed 26 resorts and 41 spas in six countries, including Maldives, Thailand, Oman, Jordan, Spain and Vietnam.

Tuoi Tre - December 19, 2010