Six Senses Con Dao, the first five- star resort in the archipelago islands, is located in a national and marine park where nature has been protected for decades and its value and purity has been treasured. Comprising of 50 private pool villas and multiple beach front villas and suites, this resort offers much more than luxurious accommodation, fine dining and a host of revitalising activities – Six Senses Con Dao has been recognised as a top eco lodge by National Geographic Traveller for its commitment to sustainability.
From its beginnings in 1995, Six Senses Con Dao quickly became recognised as the hospitality industry’s pioneer of sustainable practices, demonstrating that responsibility can be successfully wedded to uncompromising high-end facilities. Six Senses Con Dao has successfully managed to protect the natural environment while creating a real identity for the resort. It is clear that ecological and sustainable issues were foremost in the design inception; and also guided the architectural works to ensure that wasteful energy consumption was avoided and disturbances to the natural environment were kept minimal.
During the design phase only locally sourced construction materials and finishes were selected and local tradesmen were encouraged to get involved in the project. Six Senses is also a low density development and this has helped preserve the quality of the local setting, seamlessly integrating the resort into its natural surroundings. In order to provide an alternative to air-conditioning as the only means of cooling, the villas and main buildings are designed to take advantage of natural ventilation aided by ceiling fans and cool sea breezes. Water conservation is also considered – the property pumps water from an underground well, which is treated at an onsite water plant. Waste water is also treated at the plant and reused for watering the landscape. And of course, low consumption LED lights are used for all outdoor areas.
The resort’s unwavering commitment to preserving the environment also extends to projects beyond its walls. Six Senses Con Dao in co-operation with the National Park has a long term plan to protect the Sea Grass area around the coast and the rare Dugong population. Together with other local businesses, Six Senses is also involved with the Biodiversity PEEK program which aims to help the children of Con Dao become “self-driven and able to sustain themselves and the surrounding biodiversity on which their future depends.”
For those who want to relax and experience a new level of eco-luxury, Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam is a must.