Another attractive beach in Con Dao Island is Dam Trau Beach. Dam Trau Beach is considered as one of most beautiful beaches in Con Dao. Dam Trau beach is located 15 km north of Con Son town center near the Con Dao airport. Dam Trau Beach which is about 1km from the airport, has a fantastic 700-meter crescent half-moon coastline. The path to get to the beach consists of sandy road. Therefore, if you are coming here by motorbike, remember to ride carefully.
This is home to stunning scenery of white smooth sand which is considered the deepest and softest yellow colored sand in all of Vietnam, stretching along the foot of all-shaped cliffs. Although it is a bit of a trek to come here, your journey is worthy as Dam Trau Beach is another clean and beautiful beach not only in Con Dao but in all of Vietnam where pristine beaches are quite rare in this country. Seawater of this beach is more turquoise than that of other beaches in Con Dao. Blue sky and endless lush forest's shadow blend with the emerald color of the sea, creating a wonderful scenery in this beach. This gem of a beach is an excellent place to watch the sunset, have a drink at one of the few restaurants found here, camp on the beach, snorkel the reefs located 700m from shore and watch airplanes land close to the shore as the airport is located nearby. This beach is surrounded by lines of trees. The best time to pop in this beach is at low tidal level.
From Dam Trau Beach, tourists can reach Suoi Nong Beach (Hot Spring Beach) with small lagoon by walking through a short forest road. Suoi Nong Beach remains its unspoiled beauty, as few people know about this beach. This beautiful beach looks like a vivid picture of tropical sea with white flat sand and rare mangrove ecosystem. The ecosystems such as coastal wetlands in the Mekong Delta, can be found with many species of submerged vegetation such as water coconut, mangrove trees, ... growing on mud ground along streams during the rainy season, water flows down from the top of the canyon and the water becomes warm so called hot stream .
For more information:
- Tourists can book a sightseeing and learning history trip with transportation by motorcycle or car, which is organized and operated in the Park Visitor Center. The service includes Co Ong village tour, visit the Prince Temple, swimming, scenic nature.
- Requirements: bring needed luggage, snorkeling gears renting from Park. It should need a guide of National Park or the local community for guidance.
- Duration: 2 - 3 hours, suitable for relaxation, camping, team building.