Con Dao Island is part of a remote Archipelago of 16 islets, located about 180km from Vung Tau and 230km from HCMC. Originally used by the French to incarcerate revolutionary prisoners, the area now provides a national park with both terrestrial and marine resources, beaches, crystal-clear waters and coconuts groves, encompassing dense tropical forests, luminous green paddies, prominent mountain peaks and deep valleys. The surrounding waters house some of Vietnam’s most pristine coral reefs, meadows and mangroves. This is an absolute haven for divers with its stunning coral reefs teeming with a colorful array of marine life. Nature seekers will be amazed at the diverse range of plants…over 1,000 species and animal life…144 species of which 18 are rare.