Turtle hatching on Con dao Island
With very tired and blurry eyes, we made our way to the beach to see something we might never get to see again!
One very early morning, 5 am to be exact... (which in holiday time is more like 3am) to a very exciting phone call from our G.E.M. Andrew. We were going to be very, lucky and get to see some baby turtles actually hatch!
Although we were there to see the turtles hatch, we actually got a second show as part of the deal... the most incredible sunrise! It was literally every shade of red and orange you could imagine.
With the help of Con Dao National Park authorities, The Six Senses Con Dao have restored the resort’s beach to an ideal egg-hatching habitat for endangered green sea turtles. Some guests have even been lucky enough to watch a mama sea turtle lay her eggs right on the resort premise.
Once the hatch-lings had hatched we all lined up to see the turtles make their way to their future. Some of the little green creatures were just as sleepy as us!
It was quite the thing to see... we had to pinch ourselves to were able to witness something so special.
Once the very last green turtle had hatched and made their way into the ocean we made our way to breakfast!
I ordered the biggest Vietnamese coffee they had - if you haven't ever tried one, you really must! The strongest coffee dripped over condensed milk is an absolutely wonderful thing
What a way to start our day!
More here for posts about Con Doa Island and Six Senses Resort
11/26/2019 04:08:37 am
I can only imagine what this would be like in real life. It's something I've always wanted to see.
11/26/2019 02:33:01 pm
Got to observe the release of baby turtles, a once in a lifetime experience!
11/26/2019 05:35:12 pm
Wow! So cool, I want to see the turtles hatch and swim away! :)
11/26/2019 09:20:50 pm
Wow! That is so cute! I wish I get to see it myself! So nice!
11/27/2019 12:25:12 am
I LOVE This!! Anywhere where looks after wildlife I have a lot of respect for.
11/27/2019 12:38:19 am
Awesome experience I’m sure. Turtles are so cute. How fun to see the turtles hatch and swim away.
11/27/2019 03:40:07 am
This is a great experience, it sure is worth getting up early. Your pictures are great!
11/27/2019 03:49:16 am
How special! I have watched many videos of this happening but never seen in person. Something you will remember forever.
11/27/2019 03:56:21 am
That sounds like a wonderful place to visit. The photos look amazing and those turtles are so absolute precious. I've never seen a turtle hatching in person before but that must've been a nice experience for you.
11/27/2019 08:31:40 am
I have been in Con Dao a few times, but never done this exciting activity.
11/27/2019 03:57:14 pm
What a cool thing to experience. I always want to witness this. Thanks for sharing your time in Dao Island and this wonderful experience. These photos are beautiful btw!
11/27/2019 05:30:31 pm
It's such an interesting event to watch. I too would love to get an opportunity like this. I guess you had a great time experiencing something like this.
11/28/2019 12:52:12 pm
I would literally drink the biggest cup of Vietnamese coffee just to see those little beauties come into their ocean life. What a very wonderful experience to witness that.
12/3/2019 09:46:12 pm
I love all your piccys, What an amazing place to visit and a wonderful experience xx
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