Many foreign tourists share that they love the wild and mysterious beauty of Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau).
Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau) is a new destination for foreign tourists. Photo: Ministry of Tourism Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
Foreign visitors feel quite satisfied on their first visit to this archipelago.
Not yet “industrialized”
Valentin and Marion, French tourists, plan to travel to Vietnam for 5 weeks. They know Con Dao through the introductory article of a travel blogger in their hometown.
“This person suggested that Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) and Con Dao are two beautiful beach destinations in Vietnam. When we found out, we were more impressed with Con Dao and decided to choose it as a stopover,” said Marion.
Male tourists noted that this archipelago is still untouched and does not create the feeling of “industrialization” as in Phu Quoc. In addition, he has never heard his friends mention Con Dao, so he is quite curious and wants to explore.
Marion (right) and Valentin (left) were both impressed by Con Dao after their first visit.
During their 3 days here, two French tourists spent most of their time exploring the beaches. Blue sea water, fine white sand are the things they love most in Con Dao.
“There are many beautiful beaches, we can play there all day. However, the weather in Con Dao is quite erratic this season. Sudden downpours slightly affect my schedule,” said Marion.
Stef, a Dutch tourist, shares the same feeling and commented that the weather in Con Dao would be better if it didn’t rain.
“It seems that the weather is not very favorable for my trip. This is my first day in Con Dao, but it has been raining. Hopefully the next few days will be sunny so that I can sunbathe in the sea,” said tourist.
Stef noted that the beaches here are very beautiful.
When asked about the plans for the trip, Stef said he plans to spend more time exploring the beaches. The male tourist said that this is also the reason why he chose to come to Con Dao.
Stef knew this archipelago through a Vietnam travel guide. He was immediately drawn to the beautiful, green beaches in Con Dao featured in the book.
Before Dutch tourists came here, they had time to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Stef noted that the pace of life in Con Dao is completely different. This archipelago is still quite wild, peaceful and has not many foreign visitors.
“Wherever I am, people are happy and eager to support me. However, I have more difficulty communicating with the people on the island,” he said.
Has growth potential
Lisa, a tourist from the Czech Republic, spent 5 days exploring this archipelago and noticed that Con Dao has potential for tourism development.
“The natural landscape here is very beautiful. For those who love the sea, this will be an interesting destination. Besides the main island, there are many small islands around here to explore,’ Lisa said.
Czech tourists are quite satisfied in terms of natural beauty alone, but according to her, that is not enough for a tourist destination.
The female tourist said that the infrastructure for tourism in Con Dao is still quite simple. Lisa does not find many great cafes, bakeries, pubs, restaurants or supermarkets on the island.
The Czech tourist expects Con Dao to develop further.
In addition, she also judged that Con Dao’s popularity is not high. Lisa’s friends hardly know this archipelago, they especially mention Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan) when they want to travel to the sea in Vietnam.
“I think if there are more tourism services, Con Dao can become as famous as the above destinations,” said Lisa.
Similarly, Valentin also said that Con Dao needs more restaurants. She noted that the seafood here is very fresh. However, apart from seafood, female tourists don’t have many options for their meals.
The female tourist visited some other provinces before coming to Con Dao. She said she didn’t have enough time to discover all the cuisines in some destinations.
“I think the archipelago will become more popular if this can be resolved. You will hardly have a good travel experience on an empty stomach,” said Valentin.
In addition, the evening in Con Dao is quite boring because there are not many fun and entertaining activities. Valentin noted that people on the island sleep quite early, which can make the group of guests who want to enjoy the nightlife unhappy.
@ Zing News