Epitomising barefoot luxury, this exquisite Six Senses resort sits on a private bay in a protected marine park on Con Son Island, in Vietnam’s southernmost archipelago, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City. There are 50 villas at Con Dao, all of which exhibit the hallmarks of sustainable luxury for which the Six Senses group is famous. Each villa has its own private infinity pool, butler service and magnificent, unobstructed views of the South China Sea. The villas are open plan to maximise air flow, and flooded with natural light while being unusually sparsely decorated and furnished with little more than local teakwood and canopy beds. Outside there is an outdoor shower and private furnished terrace by your own infinity pool, while inside all mod-cons are catered for, with Satellite TV, Bose sound systems and iPod docking stations. For dining the open kitchen of Vietnamese by the Market offers authentic local dishes, while the main restaurant, By the Beach, which specialises in locally-caught seafood, is the perfect place for a romantic sunset dinner. There is a large, central swimming pool and the Six Senses Spa, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lo Voi Mountains, offers a range of treatments, yoga and meditation classes. From water sports and hiking, to nature discovery and turtle watching, there is a host of activities available on the island to entertain all ages.