An aircraft flies close to Dam Trau Beach. Photo by Shutterstock/Tran Chi Thinh.
Other beaches included in the U.S. travel site list were Clearwater Beach in the U.S., Saud Beach in the Philippines, Railay West in Thailand and Elafonissi Beach in Greece.
Located around 230 kilometers (143 miles) southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the 16-island Con Dao Archipelago was once home to a brutal prison where French and Americans jailed and tortured many Vietnamese freedom fighters during the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, Con Dao is an emerging tourist destination in Vietnam.
Currently, Vietnam Air Services Company, commonly known as VASCO, a subsidiary of Vietnam Airlines, and FLC’s Bamboo Airways are the only two carriers operating regular flights to the island.