Travel+Leisure writes: "With distinct golden sand, soft swells, and shady groves of bamboo and evergreen trees, it's the kind of place to spend the day gently swinging in a hammock with a beach read, or walking in the surf with a freshly hacked coconut".
The site added that, due to its location close to the airport, "commercial flights fly thrillingly close," giving swimmers a chance to watch planes take off and land.
Located around 230 kilometers (143 miles) southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao is an emerging tourist destination in Vietnam.
Eariler, the New York Times included southern Vietnam's 16-island archipelago, Con Dao, in its list of “52 places to love in 2021”.
In 2017, CNN praised it as one 12 paradise islands in Asia, while the US magazine Time included Con Dao in its list of 13 places around the world that amaze travelers with their clear blue water.