Mai Châu is a mountainous region in Vietnam, located in Hòa Bình Province, approximately 135 km from the capital Hanoi. The region is known for its beautiful scenery with towering cliffs, open rice fields and quaint villages, making exploring the great outdoors one of the key attractions for visitors. It has a laid-back vibe with traditional culture and local craftsmanship highly prominent – the locals’ welcome visitors and encourage them to experience the traditional way of life. Its northerly location creates temperature extremes throughout the year; with dry, cold winters in January and February and wet, hot summers from June to September, so if you are planning a trip be sure to take this into account. Read on to discover more about the resorts and accommodation options in this wonderfully humble area of Vietnam.
Located on the mountainside within the lush tropical jungle of Mai Chau, the Avana Retreat reflects the culture and craftsmanship of the local area and its people. The resort comprises 36-villa style properties, all of which have all been designed to suite the local climate and ensure the utmost in comfort for guests. And with four infinity pools, natural springs, and a stunning waterfall at its heart, there is a tranquil and natural ambience. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including use of the Spa yoga, trekking, cycling and local cultural experiences. Dining at the Avana is an indulgent, fresh and innovative experience as the restaurants here support local, seasonal produce to create one-of-a-kind menus. The charming Green Chili Restaurant offers guests a more sophisticated experience whilst the Cloud Pool Bar has a more relaxed vibe – the perfect place to unwind with a signature cocktail or glass of wine.