The whole thing from start to finish was superb so thank you and Lucy for arranging it.
The arrival was very friendly and then our “GEM”, Minh took us on a tour of Six Senses Con Dao while our cases were sent off ahead….
Arriving at the villa, it was just what we had hoped for and more – luxurious but rustic and not over-the-top and with everything we could possibly need…. and a great view and direct access to the beach. A free bottle of champagne was on ice on arrival and a well-stocked, and not ridiculously priced mini-bar… Minh was great and throughout the week was available at all times but not too “in your face” as in some resorts…
Food throughout the week was fantastic and the chef was able to accommodate changes to the menu as and when we requested it… the wine was great and reasonably priced (probably because we’re used to Dubai prices but still!) – our only complaint (and it is very minor) is that it would have been nice if the beach side restaurant would have served local food. I’m sure we could have asked to be served local so it was probably our fault but as I said, no big deal.
Breakfast was also great – a lovely way to start the day with a wide range of healthy drinks, food and bloody marys… !
Regarding the activities on offer, we’re used to exploring by ourselves and never go on organised tours so we rented a moped one day and went around the island which is stunning… a great day out but the man-made sights were a bit of a disappointment to be honest (but this is obviously no reflection on the hotel!).. the hotel’s organisation of the moped was very good though and they even gave us a phone in case of any issues which was a nice touch… Diving was not an option as the vis wasn’t great at the start of the week and by the end of the week I had an ear infection (for which the hotel provided me with free medication) so couldn’t dive but we really appreciated their honesty in telling us that the vis was rubbish and not trying to persuade us to dive despite this… a welcome change from most dive shops.
This was just what we would have expected from such a fantastic hotel and left us with a very warm feeling that they really cared about their guests. In fact that was the overriding feeling all week – that they actually wanted you to have a good time – the service from everyone was genuine, friendly and not over the top…
And the bill at the end of the week was extremely reasonable seeing as we had three meals a day, beers by the pool and at least a bottle of wine most evenings!
So, all-in-all you have two very happy customers so thanks again for organising what really was a fantastic week.
Whilst we don’t like to go back to the same place twice, we will be recommending it to our friends and will certainly be getting in touch with Lucy next time we want a similar kind of holiday!