Vietnam – Mai Chau – Avana Retreat

Avana, which translates to “a beautiful flower”, portrays a beautiful wild blossom nourished by nature and its environment to bloom at its best in its native land.

Theme

Art & Culture, Classic, Family, Honeymoon, Sustainable, Wellness

Country - City

Vietnam - Mai Chau

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Official category

5*

Easia category

Luxury

Total number of rooms

36

Price level

$$$

Description

Avana, which translates to “a beautiful flower”, portrays a beautiful wild blossom nourished by nature and its environment to bloom at its best in its native land.

Imagined, conceptualized, built and managed by the Co-Owners of Easia Travel, Avana Retreat is a high-end mountain resort in Northern Vietnam that has been designed to represent a genuine love for the environment. Located within walking distance of nearby ethnic villages, Avana Retreat is able to simultaneously absorb and showcase local heritage while being far enough away to remain tranquil and secluded.

Avana Retreat is a genuine synergy of nature, culture & sustainability.

The Pung Waterfall, the heart of Avana, is the very origin of the Retreat. Ten years ago, Avana’s founders came upon a natural waterfall while trekking through the Pung Village. The stunning beauty they discovered was the seed that inspired the project.

A decade later, a total of 41 Villas, including 3 luxurious Pool Villas, dot the mountainside overlooking the unspoiled beauty of Mai Chau just 3.5 hours from the country’s capital Hanoi.

Every element of Avana Retreat, even the smallest detail, has been carefully curated to develop a calm, relaxing environment in total harmony with nature and local ethnic people.

Avana Retreat is a true sustainable property
– 5,000+ trees planted
– 90% local manpower
– Plastic-free retreat
– Purified drinking water produced on spot at Avana’s on-site bottling center to reduce deliveries
– Green programs created in harmony with local authorities

Selling Points

  • A pure 5-star escape surrounded by nature, waterfall and serenity
  • Authentic representation of Vietnam: Rice fields, ethnic traditions, people, buffalo, and karst mountains
  • First sustainable hotel in the mountainous area of Mai Chau
  • Convenient access from Hanoi
  • Stunning spa integrated and immersed in the forest near the waterfall
  • Excellent spot for photographers to catch images of “cloud hunting”, a highlight of Avana Retreat during most of the year
  • Extensive hiking or cycling possibilities around the resort for leisure or adventurous travelers

Supplier Actions

Protection of Environment

Support local communities

Child Protection

Animal Welfare

Time Transport

FROM TO DISTANCE (KM) BY DURATION ROAD CONDITION
Hanoi Avana Retreat 170 km car  3.5 hours Good
Ninh Binh Avana Retreat 170 km car 4 hours Good
Mai Chau Town  Avana Retreat 29 km car 35 minutes Correct

 

Easia's recommend room type

Lantana Mountain Bungalow 2 Bedrooms – 124sqm – 5 Rooms 
Lantana Mountain Bungalow 2 Bedrooms offers 124sqm of living space including a spacious balcony. The bungalow features twin beds that can be converted into King beds upon guest request and two seating areas in each room. Each room has a large bathroom with a vanity basin, a separated rain shower, and a bathtub. Max Guests: 4 adults, 4 children or 6 adults, 2 children
The Bauhinia Mountain Suite – 98sqm – 22 rooms
Graceful living space includes a 36sqm balcony. The Bauhinia Mountain Suite features a king bed or twin bed, a large, separated seating area, and beautiful views. It has a large bathroom with a vanity basin, a separated rain shower, and a bathtub. Max Guests: 2 adults, 2 children or 3 adults, 1 child

Ferns Grand Mountain Suite – 115sqm – 6 rooms
A spacious suite with one bedroom and a generous balcony. The Grand Mountain Suite features a king bed, and a large, separated seating area. The private bathroom with a vanity basin, a separated rain shower, and a bathtub offers an amazing view of the surrounding nature.
Max Guests: 2 adults, 2 children or 3 adults, 1 child

Senna One Bedroom Hilltop Pool Villa -194sqm – 1 room
Set on the hill, this romantic one-bedroom pool villa offers spacious living space and stunning views of the rice terraced field and valley. It features a king bedroom, a living room, a large bathroom with a vanity basin, a separated rain shower, and a bathtub. There is a 61sqm private heated pool and a terrace with sun loungers.
Max Guests: 2 adults, 2 children or 3 adults, 1 child

Senna Two Bedroom Hilltop Pool Villa – 229sqm – 2 rooms
Set on the hill, this two-bedroom pool villa features a spacious living area. It offers a king bedroom, a twin bedroom, a living room, two private bathrooms with vanity basin, separated rain shower and bathtub, and a panoramic view of the rice terraced field and valley. The 89sqm private heated pool has a terrace with sun loungers.
Max Guests: 4 adults and 4 children or 5 adults and 3 children

All rooms are equipped with large balconies offering views of the rice fields, mountains and valley, complimentary minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, rain shower, bathtub, individual safety deposit box, tea & coffee making facilities.

Room configuration

Connecting rooms

yes

Extra bed

yes

King bed

yes

Twin beds

yes

Services

24 hour reception

24h security service

Babysitting

Buffet Breakfast

Catering (beach, river, cave, other)

Children Activities

Complimentary bottle of water

Concierge service

Cooking Lesson

Credit Card payment

Cycling

E-bike rental service

Fishing

In-house English speaking tour guide

In-Room Dining

Laundry service

Limousine Service

Luggage Storage

Massage

Porter

Private event, partying

Room Service

Services for children

Spa

Swimming Pool

Traditional show

Visiting local villages

Wake-up service

Wi-fi Free

Yoga Retreat

Facilities

Air Conditioning

Bar

BBQ Facility

Bicycle

Bond fire

Buggy

coffee and tea making facilities

Coffee Machine Facilities

Family Room

Fan

Fitness centre

Garden

Hair Dryer

In-Room safe

Internet

Library

Mini Bar

Restaurant details

GREEN CHILI RESTAURANT
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 22:00
Serving breakfast 06:00 – 10:00; coffee, tea, and
beverage service throughout the day; lunch 11:00 – 14:00;
and À la carte dinner 18:00 – 22:00.
Capacity: 138 seats

CLOUD POOL BAR
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
À la carte lunch: 11:00 – 14:00
Happy Hour Buy 1 Get 1 Free: 15:00-18:00
Afternoon snack: 16:00 – 17:00
Capacity: 56 seats

 

Notes

Inclusion during a stay

  • – Complimentary welcome set upon check-in.
    –  Accommodation & daily breakfast from 6:00 to 10:00 AM at Green Chili Restaurant for 2 adults and 1 child under 6 years old (4 adults and 2 children under 6 years old for Lantana Mountain Bungalow 2 Bedrooms and Senna Hilltop Pool Villa 2 Bedrooms).
    – 1 Fruit basket in room daily
    – 2 Bottles of freshly squeezed juice daily
    – 4 Bottles of Avana purified water daily
    – Complimentary minibar in room, replenished daily
    – In-room coffee & tea maker with coffee capsules and Vietnamese traditional tea
    – Daily afternoon snack service at Cloud Pool Bar
    – Complimentary usage of the tablet in room
    – Buggy Service
    – Daily turndown service
    – Complimentary usage of heated infinity swimming pool at Cloud Pool Bar
    – Complimentary usage of Fitness Center, Kids Club & Playground, Library, Stilt House Museum, Yoga House
    – Complimentary Wi-Fi access in the room and throughout the retreat
    – All rates are in VND per night inclusive of tax and service charges

AVANA Exclusive benefits (for adults only and offered per night of stay) for guests of Ferns Grand Mountain Suite, and Serena Hilltop Villas 1 or 2 bedroom:

  • Personalized Retreat Host
  • In-room check in and special welcome set
  • Complimentary 60-minute massage for 2 adults (4 adults for Senna Hilltop Pool Villa 2 Bedroom)
  • Daily afternoon snack service in room or at private swimming pool for 2 adults (4 adults for Senna Hilltop Pool Villa 2 Bedroom)
  • Complimentary 2 pieces (4 pieces for Senna Hilltop Pool Villa 2 Bedroom) of laundry and ironing
  • Complimentary evening cocktail at Green Chili Restaurant for 2 adults (4 adults for Senna Hilltop Pool Villa 2 Bedroom)

 

Activities at Avana Retreat 

Full Day- Avana Retreat – A view from the Top

Walking this trail is an iconic mountain trekking experience in Mai Chau. You will hike directly uphill into the mountains behind Avana until you reach the top of Bò Buôi Mountain. From there, you will be able to embrace a true feeling of freedom while enjoying a tremendous view of the entire valley below. After a rest, continue to an ethnic Hmong people village before hiking further downhill to visit some Thai ethnic villages. The hike provides an awesome opportunity to enjoy spectacular grasslands, hills, valleys, and local scenery. It includes a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Avana’s culinary team.

Meals included: Picnic lunch
Duration: 8h 30min – 15 kilometers
Level: 3
Difference in height: 100 m – Elevation: 450m (from 350m to 800m)
Terrain: Mountain trails
Note: This hike is not recommended for guests younger than 15 years of age. Good physical fitness is required.
Note for Sales: Code FDAV

Full day – Avana Retreat – Hike to Hmong villages

After a drive of 30 minutes, you will reach the home of some Muong ethnic people at Tau Na village. From there you will hike further up until you can almost feel at one with the mountain while taking in the sights and sounds of the remote region. The hike then continues through a beautiful meadow dotted with Hmong stilt houses. Here and there, you will likely see Hmong children in their colorful clothes sitting on the rocks and playing while their parents work in the garden. Walking along the winding red dirt roads, you will certainly see buffalos roaming their own trails before heading back down to Tau Na. A tasty picnic lunch will be served mid-tour with an opportunity to rest and soak up the tranquil mountain atmosphere.
After the lunch, you will meet your driver and transfer back to the resort.

Meals included: Picnic lunch
Duration: 7 hours – 14 kilometers
Difficulty level:2
Terrain: Mountain trails
Difference in height: 200m – Elevation 550m (from 350m to 900m)
Note: This hike is suitable for those 10 years old and above.  
Note for Sales: Code FDHV

Half Day – Avana Retreat – Cooking class with the Chef

Uncover the tasteful secrets of local cuisine with a cooking class at the resort. You will start the experience on a ride with the chef to visit a local garden, learn about the local vegetables and hand-pick the ones needed for the cooking session. Then, travel back to Avana Retreat and try your hand at crafting a delicious meal. The chef will reveal his cooking techniques and the ingredients behind each dish. Finish with a tasting session of the food prepared in class.

Meals included: Lunch
Duration: 5h 30min from 08:00 to 13:30
Note for Sales: Cooking Class

Half Day – Avana Retreat – Half Day Nature Walk

Starting your walk from Avana, along the route you will witness the beautiful countryside surrounding as well as feel the peace emanating from the majestic green forests, the deserted country roads and the verdant rice paddy fields and get an insight into the local life by meandering through the ethnic villages and admire the picturesque landscape of the area.

Duration: 2h 30min – 6 kilometers
Difficulty level: 1
Elevation from 100m to 300m
Note for sale: Code HDNW
Note: This hike is suitable for those 10 years old and above.
          Must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Half Day –  Avana Retreat – Hike to Thai villages

You will start to hike directly from Avana Retreat and walk for 1 hour near the forest, eventually reaching the top of the mountain to enjoy a scenic view of the region including the villages of Panh and Cun Pheo. You will then continue through the countryside, witnessing the beauty of the region with rice fields, corn fields and scenic mountains. After passing Thai villages  you will visit a house and meet with some local people to learn about traditional life and customs. From there, you will be picked-up and travel back to the hotel.

Duration: 3 hours –6 kilometers
Difficulty level: 2
Terrain: Mountain trails
Elevation 350m (from 350m to 700m)
Note: This hike is suitable for those 10 years old and above.  
Note for Sales: Code HDTV

Avana Retreat – Jeep Tour in the countryside

You will start your jeep tour from Avana Retreat and leave the area via the backroads, passing through areas of natural wonder as well as the local village. During the 2 hour Jeep tour, you will see a lot of beautiful rice fields and rice terraces, cross some small rivers and bridges and witness the beauty of the countryside. You will have a lot of opportunities to learn about the culture and the region as well as being able to stop for pictures.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Notes: 3 people per Jeep
Note for Sales: Code Jeep Tour

Avana Retreat – 60 minute signature massage at Orchid Spa

A combination of individually chosen essential oils, a medium to firm pressure, acupressure points, and the stimulation of circulation. The restorative advantage of warm Vietnamese herbal packs is added to this treatment to soothe tired muscles and inflamed joints, increase flexibility, and restore energy to your body.

Duration: 60 minutes

Avana Retreat – Romantic Dinner by the waterfall

In the evening, you will stroll to a waterfall located within the hotel property. Following the enchanting path sitting above the nature and the water, you will arrive at a small platform located next to the waterfall ready to enjoy a romantic dinner.

Note for sales: Code Waterfall Dinner

Important remarks

Service Description
Honeymoon treat Flower
Birthday treat Small Cake
Room Service Yes
Handicap room No
Breakfast in room No
Baby Cot Yes
Balcony Yes
Lobby Space (how large and capacity)  
Number of floors 1
Welcome Drink Tea/Water
Road condition leading to the hotel good
Others  

Contact

Address: Panh Village, Bao La Commune, Mai Chau

Website: https://avanaretreat.com

Tel: (+84) 2183 819 868 / +84 2473 024 868

Email: [email protected]

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