WSJ/Con Dao

The Far Side

Off the Southern coast of Vietnam is Con Dao Island.

WSJ. Magazine
August 2017
Story by Tom Downy

These islands ought to have gone the way of nearly all the pristine beaches in Vietnam: marred by strips of high-rise hotels and karaoke parlors. But for a variety of reasons, including its remoteness and status as a national park, Con Dao remains an island enclave, complete with a small village boasting elegant French colonial architecture and a high-end Six Senses resort on a private cove.
— Tom Downey