Centos Vagrant connecting to external MariaDB on AWS

Hello all We are running localhosts via vagrant on our windows lenovo laptops.

Our database is a MariaDB on AWS RDS

Everything works fine but the connection to the database is extremely slow

Is there something that I can do to the vagrant file or configuration to help increase the speed? Some network connection or bridge between:

My Vagrant > Windows Host file or network mapping > to AWS to speed up the database connection

Thanks in advance,