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Vietnam / Con Dao Seatravel Resort

31/03/2016

Con Dao Seatravel Resort is one of a handful of 3-star hotels on the island. Their website says:

Offers bungalow accommodations with views of the bay and free Wi-Fi. It features a private beach area and a restaurant. At the Condao Resort come with air conditioning, cable TV and a minibar. Guests can enjoy snorkeling activities during their stay at the Condao Seatravel. Bicycles are available for rental. Laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services are available.
Asian and European dishes are served at the resort’s restaurant.

My opinion is slightly different from the website..
Before booking this resort me and mum went through SO many reviews of the few hotels available and everyone had similar stories. Good service, bad service, no wifi, wifi, bad food, good food. It was so difficult to choose! In the end we decided to book Seatravel Resort for no particular reason. Just liked the look of it to be honest.

The reception staff were friendly and spoke ok english – considering we were on a island which most tourists don’t know about, this was a good sign!
One of the staff members showed us to our bungalow and at first I thought the entire house was ours.. but it wasn’t, haha. Our room was nicely decorated, had AC which is a must, good shower and big windows. However.. there was no wifi at all. Our bungalow was the one furthest away from the main reception and the wifi wasn’t able to “reach” our room which was quite annoying. The big beautiful windows were very dirty but the rest of the room clean. Both of the beds were very hard, but so are most beds in Vietnam – they just prefer hard mattresses.
In terms of food.. That will have to be in another post 🙂

DSC02922DSC02918DSC02914DSC02561We had the left half of the bungalowDSC02553 DSC02554 My extra bed 🙂DSC02556Semi-outdoor bathroomDSC02555 I thought this was a beautiful featureDSC02912DSC02913DSC02559 The view from the terrace wasn’t that bad!DSC02560 Slightly bigger bungalowsDSC02635Spent countless of hours here, reading and relaxing. Wished the chairs wasn’t chained (!) to the wooden umbrella though..

If you have any questions do let me know! More than happy to answer 🙂

Update: The bungalow prices vary depending on size. Rates on various websites from £34 per night.

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Vietnam / Flying to Côn Đảo

30/03/2016

On to my favourite part of my Vietnam holiday; Côn Đảo Islands.
Côn Đảo Islands are an archipelago in the south east of Vietnam and contains of about 16 islands and islets.

I’m genuinely not scared of flying but there’s just something about those smaller planes, haha.
Flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Côn Đảo takes just under an hour and flights are quite cheap. DSC02546 Cargo in front.. Well that’s new.DSC02548 DSC02549 Smallest airport I’ve ever been to.. DSC02552We got picked up by our hotel’s chauffeur and the drive to the hotel was about 30 minutes along the narrow and wingly roads.

Choosing hotel was quite difficult as there are literally a handful to choose from, and they all have mixed reviews. Also, it was a choice between extreme luxury Six Senses OR affordable, friendly Con Dao Seatravel, haha. We went for the latter 🙂DSC02924DSC02923
More pictures of the hotel in my next post!

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