The Northern Highlands, Vietnam

Avana Retreat

Indulge in serenity on Mai Chau's mountainside

Open yourself up to the peaceful sounds of the valley

Avana Retreat is located deep in a tropical rainforest, steeped in tribal heritage and fascinating culture. The design, construction, decor and location of this retreat create an inseparable connection between nature and people.

There are 36 timeless mountain bungalows, some with private pools and all with lush views and surrounded by green gardens. Each bungalow has been meticulously designed to ensure privacy and comfort. Traditional design has been used throughout using rattan ceilings, earth walls and thatched roofs. The tranquil orchid spa is a not-to-be-missed experience. Eight different treatment rooms offer guests a full menu of body treatments and facials targeted to individual needs.

There are two restaurants at Avana. Green Chilli restaurant is a large area with open walls and ratan ceilings. Spacious dining tables and chairs offer a sense of tranquillity while dining with the sounds of nature all around. Hearty breakfasts of freshly made breads, pastries, jams and in-season local fruits are available followed by lunch and dinner options, all created using the very best ingredients. Local flavours, spices and dishes are served with a modern twist and some international flair.

The Cloud Pool bar is located next to the stunning three level infinity pool and serves delectable lunches and small plates to satisfy afternoon cravings. At sunset, enjoy magical views from the outdoor terrace as you sip on inspired cocktail concoctions.


36 bungalows

Accommodation options include suites and villas

Spa with eight treatment rooms

Two restaurants

Pool bar

Infinity pool

Kid's club

Fitness centre

Jeep tours

Garden cinema



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Places to combine Avana Retreat with


Capella Hanoi
Nestled on a peaceful boulevard along Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Capella Hanoi is an ode to the opera artists, designers and composers. Uncover unexpected moments of delightful retrospection in this palace of artistry highlighted by resplendent suites, enthralling dining experiences and the award-winning Auriga Spa. This ultra-luxury masterpiece is designed by celebrated architect Bill Bensley, with hopes to revive the spirit of the Roaring Twenties in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Under Bill Bensley’s meticulous eye, the property was infused with early 20th-century details, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the spirit of the decade as part of a transformative travel experience. As for the hotel itself, it houses 47 rooms and suites, each of which are individually styled with operatic memorabilia that pay tribute to Opera’s legendary artists, composers, designers and performances. Discover a symphony of flavours at their dining venues – inspired by quintessential Northern Vietnamese dishes, Backstage elevates the region’s authentic flavours to new heights with modern touches, with lavish Hanoi luxury dining settings offering you the perfect restaurant near Hoan Kiem to wine and dine in. While at the heart of the hotel is their Diva’s Lounge, serving bohemian cocktails and ambrosial sweets in celebration of famous female artists who dared revolutionise their craft. After a hard day’s exploring, sign yourself up at Auriga Spa – this wellness destination adopts a unique philosophy that taps on the celestial rhythms of the moon and fuses it with ancient Vietnamese traditions and nature’s finest ingredients. In the surroundings, guests can find a plethora of eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and markets.