Con Dao General information Con Dao is a group of 16-islands (or an archipelago) off the southeast coast of Vietnam. The only civilized way to reach Con Dao is by a one-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the main island Con Son (also known as Con Lon or “big island”), which has one central town and a main harbor Ben Dam. The limited number of flights means only so many travelers can get to paradise, making Con Dao an ideal place for nature lovers and a great opportunity to visit unspoiled tropical islands. The islands are also a refreshing enclave of protected wilderness, a chunk of the land and waters belonging to Con Dao National Park. What this means is travelers will have miles of coastal roads, hiking trails and deserted beaches all to themselves. The islands are known for their sandy beaches, coral reefs and marine life. On the island’s eastern tip, a trail through the forest climbs to the colonial-era Bay Canh Lighthouse. Weather Summary The climate here is mild, generally warm and temperate. The winters in Con Dao experience much less rain that the summers. June is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures averaging 29.7°C (°F) and in January temperatures reach their lowest for the year, averaging 17.7°C (°F). The average annual temperature is 24.2°C (°F) and the average annual precipitation is 1679 mm. However, January sees the least amount of showers with an average of 27 mm of rainfall, while September experiences the most with an average of 391 mm of rainfall.