Slow Down and Enjoy Life at Slow Gili Air
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Many of us live in a fast-paced society, where we are constantly on deadline, where having instant accessibility to e-mail, social media and the internet has become the norm, where fast service has become a standard expectation. Life is so frenetic, so exhausting. There’s just no rest. Last month, Kev and I took some time off to embrace slow living at Slow, a private pool villas on Gili Air that offers a relaxed and quiet escape from hectic city life.
Slow Gili Air
Unlike many other beachfront villas, Slow brings something truly different: seclusion and privacy. The intimate boutique villas accommodation is nestled in the middle of the island of Gili Air, making it the dream destination for a romantic retreat to escape and relax in the seclusion of peace and tranquility.
Slow features 10 contemporary Balinese villas, all tastefully designed to create a serene yet luxurious environment where you can slow down, relax and savour life’s simple pleasures.
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The Private Pool Villa
All villas, both one bedroom and two bedroom, are fully self-contained and have their own private pool, terrace, sunbeds, and beautiful coconut garden. The outdoor space is absolutely stunning and my favourite place to unwind and relax!
The villa offers all the comforts of home and much more. The air-conditioned bedroom is luxuriously spacious with a king-sized bed and ample storage spaces. The outdoor, open-air bathroom brings a tropical touch while TV in the bedroom and complimentary Wi-Fi keep you connected on your island retreat. The fully equipped kitchen makes it easy and convenient to create your favourite dishes that can be served in outdoor dining area. Clean drinking water is provided and refilled everyday.
If you ever need anything, the dedicated in-villa staff are just a phone call away, ready to take care of your every request!
One thing we loved the most at Slow is its complimentary breakfast service. With 6 different style to choose from (English, French, Australian, Vegetarian, Gili, and Indonesian), there’s something to fit everyone’s taste. Breakfast is served at 8 am. If you are up early for a morning activity (e.g., a morning dive), you can request a breakfast box to be prepared instead!
Although there is no restaurant on-site, you could ask to arrange a gourmet dinner at your villa (IDR$1,000,000). The home cook will prepare delicious local dishes with fresh tropical ingredients for you to enjoy by the pool. Alternatively, you can request the staff to order delivery from selected local restaurants.
Spa and Leisure Activities
For a complete relaxation, visit SlowSpa. The beautifully designed bamboo building, housing 3 massage rooms, a bath and a pilates/yoga studio, emanates tranquil setting where you can have a peace of mind and pamper your body. The Balinese massage (30 min for IDR$150,000, 60 min for IDR$300,000, 90 min for IDR$400,000) is a great way to regain energy and ease away the day-to-day stress!
Interested in exploring Gili Air? Why not take a bike and wander around the beautiful island (bike rental available at Slow)! The island offers many fascinating activities to take part in, including yoga and zumba lessons, cooking classes, diving, standup paddle boarding and horse-riding. Daily tours to Lombok, such as Mt. Rinjani trekking, are also great options. All can be easily arranged through the front desk!
Slow is a special place where time feels different. You seem to have all you need. Spending the day doing nothing, taking a dip in the pool just before lunch, or sunbathing on a white sandy beach – this can be every day at Slow. It is the ideal place for those who want to take things at a slower pace and escape the stress of modern life in total luxury and peace!
About Slow Gili Air
Disclaimer: My stay at Slow Gili Air was provided by the resort at no charge. I was fully responsible for incidental charges like food and drinks. As always, all opinions on For Two, Please are my own and I only recommend services that I 100% stand behind.
Wow this is a sort of place I like, luxury and so relaxing…. I can laze around all day in this place. A perfect getaway place.
It feels like you are in a totally different world! A great spot to relax and do nothing!
Right now I need a place like this. We all need to shut it all off for a little while.
So true, Susan! The experience was so liberating 🙂
Ohh, that looks gorgeous. Didn’t get to the Gili Islands yet but now I’m looking forward to it!
You must go the next time you’re in Indonesia and experience the slow-living island life!
Sometimes you just need to take a break and recharge! Beautiful photos!
Thank you, Sam! Exactly, sometimes doing less is experiencing more!
This place looks amazing!!!! I would love to stay here when I visit Bali one day. I’m also really obsessed with that outdoor shower!
I had never had an outdoor shower before. It was a new experience for me and I really loved the design!
The Villa look so great! Beautifully decorated, private and comfortable. Just the way I liked. Pined your article for future reference when going to Bali.
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I looked into Slow when I went to Gili and now reading this I am a bit mad for not booking a night. It looks absolutely stunning. The only thing I wonder if I would miss an ocean view as this is part of the reasons I loved Gili – you get them everywhere.
Also, what is a Gili breakfast? I am intrigued…
Ya, the only thing is it doesn’t have an ocean view, but the villas are not too far from the beach (only about 5 mins bike ride). I really enjoyed its secluded location so we could have some privacy. Gili breakfast is banana pancakes with lime, sugar, honey, or nutella!
I came across this place when researching for the Gilis! Too bad we won’t have to visit this time.. otherwise we would’ve totally booked a stay here. Looove the outdoor shower and I love how you brought your own unicorn hehe. Would’ve loved the yoga classes too with all the different breakfast options!
This hotel looks so beautiful – so bookmarking this! The entrance is beautiful and who doesn’t want a private pool?! Your dinner looked amazing too, ok can’t wait to go now!
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