Co-founding Avana Retreat, Exotic Voyages Longs For Authentic Mountain Experiences And True Nature Escape
n the last two years, when the country closed its borders, Exotic Voyages owners decided to not ‘hibernate’, but to dedicate time finishing a special project, a mountain retreat that represents a deep connection between nature, people, and tribal culture.
Their wish is to bring Vietnamese beautiful nature and true mountain experiences to visitors from all over the world while helping a hand in preserving the authenticity of Vietnamese culture. With this concept in mind, Avana Retreat was born. Exotic Voyages is proud to be its co-founder.
Spectacular views of the mountains, valleys, and terraced rice fields.
Beautifully set on a mountainside in northern Vietnam, Avana Retreat offers 36 gorgeous bungalows, suites, and pool villas, showcasing the talent of local artists with earth walls and thatched roofs. The retreat’s secluded location ensures ultimate privacy while its 15-hectare area gives plenty of space to roam.
Guests can truly enjoy the uninterrupted views of pristine nature from the infinity pool from an Orchid Spa running along a murmuring stream, or view the idyllic scene of ethnic Hmong working on the fields. All are the perfect antidote for stressful living in urban environments.
Asia's Leading Retreat 2021 & 2022
Since its opening in late April 2021, Avana has welcomed more than 10,500 domestic visitors and ex-pats. It was awarded as Asia's Leading Retreat 2021 & 2022 by the noble World Travel Awards, two years in a row. Now, Avana Retreat has become a premier destination for luxury travel, an eco-friendly environment, and nature-based experiences.
Inspired by ethnic architecture with earth walls and thatched roofs, Avana Retreat looks like a Thai village hiding behind the green foliage of the mountain. Ranging from 98sqm to 229sqm, each of the elegant accommodations is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive balcony that allows guests to take in the natural surroundings. In Avana Retreat, guests can enjoy
authentic cultural and natural experiences
Open for private dinner, the Pung waterfall is accessible via a long wooden bridge that is lit by candles. A delicious seven-course menu provides guests an opportunity to experience gourmet fine cuisine served by a private chef.
“I want to do a green business that prioritizes the environment and local community. I don’t want to develop it massively, leading to the ruination of traditional culture”
Founder & CEO of Exotic Voyages
“Located remotely, there isn’t any tourist hotspot in the surroundings but I believe like-minded people like Exotic Voyages’ customers who value authentic culture and sustainable efforts will love to come to Avana Retreat. Not only because of its beautiful tranquility but also because of the experiences it has to offer. They come to visit a traditional Thai Stilt house that has been transformed into a museum. They come to stroll under shady trees, sit by a waterfall, and listen to water streaming through stones. They come to share small talk with the locals and smile on a beautiful day. Happiness sometimes is just that simple.”