Con Dao Island is the hidden gemstone along the countries shoreline. For a long time Con Son, the largest of the islands, was Vietnam’s Robben Island. Used as a penal colony by both the Americans and the French, the dilapidated remains of the prisons, including the notorious Tiger Cages, serve as a stark reminder of the cruelty of the times. Many of those killed in the prisons were buried at Hang Duong Cemetery. The famous war of Vietnam was heroine, which was executed on the island in 1952.
Now Con Dao becoming a leading light in the country’s eco-tourism industry. Several of their beaches are the breeding grounds for the endangered Green Turtle. Each year from April to November, turtles return to the beaches where they were born to hatch their own offspring. More than 50000 hatchings make their way into the sea. The National Park Authority organizes travel around to the breeding grounds on Bay Canh Island which also offers overnight stays. The most excellent time to see these turtles is from the month of June to July.
This marine park also offers a prosperous marine life, with more than 1300 species which includes 342 species of hard coral. Travelers can enjoy the best snorkeling and diving on the off Coast of Hon Ba Island. You can dive around Bay Canh where you can explore the marine life with turtle watching. The ideal time to get into this destination was from March to May.
Con Dao is also home to a rare species of this destination named as dugong. These rare animals can be seen in the main Bay of Con Son also for some period of time. The best time to see those endangered species from the month of December and to the end of the month of January.