Balcony Media Group is now representing Avana Retreat in Mai Chau, Vietnam. The new 36-villa property, set on a mountainside amid verdant tropical jungle and terraced rice paddies, features four infinity pools, natural springs, and a stunning waterfall at its heart. The property also has a yoga studio set above a stream, and Orchid Spa, with local therapies that embrace Vietnamese traditional medicine and the surrounding landscape. The design reflects the local culture and craftsmen from the different minority groups in Mai Chau taught the Avana team how to make the earth-walls, weave rattan ceilings, and roof the villas with palm leaves, so that each villa is perfectly-suited to the local climate. Ninety percent of the staff are local and Avana has already reforested ten hectares of land and planted more than 5,000 trees in the area. Mai Chau, 150 kilometers from Hanoi, is famous for trekking, cycling and experiencing the culture of local minority groups, such as the Thai. Avana Retreat has a strong focus on experiences so guests can immerse themselves in this unique part of the country.