Located at the crossroads of surf breaks, rice paddies, the mystical hills of Ubud and cosmopolitan Seminyak, The SLOW is an eclectic mix of architecture, sound, food and art. The multi-faceted stay incorporates boutique accommodation, all-day dining and drinks, art and local culture, and interactive retail. Gravitating around the Owners' personal art collection, the overall design feels luxurious, boho and rustic at the same time, with tropical plants at every turn, comfy sofas dressed in gorgeous textiles, raw concrete flooring and rustic rugs.
Tucked away on a quiet street in Canggu and surrounded by rice paddies, the thoughtfully designed villa is light and airy, with influences from South America and East Asia. The founders of the iconic swimwear brand, F E L L A, Rosie Iffla & Christine Tang, collaborated with their favorite artists, photographers and homewares to create a luxury, boutique villa that has all the elements of a tropical oasis fused with a modern design that radiates sophistication. With a large indoor/outdoor living area, guests can enjoy day beds and lounge areas throughout the stylish space, which features natural timbers, polished concrete floors and lush, verdant tropical gardens. With 3 large open bedrooms, fully equipped modern kitchen, lounge areas galore, and a large gorgeous pool - what more could you want in a tropical hideaway that is just minutes from renowned beaches and some of the hottest bars and restaurants?
*images by Tommaso Riva.
Slow Private Pool Villas is a boutique island resort consisting of 10 contemporary luxury one and two-bedroom private pool villas. Built in the middle of a tiny island off Lombok, Gili Air is the epitome of relaxation, and Slow Villas are no exception. Based on the concept of slow spirit (slow cooking, slow moving, slow stretching), here, it is encouraged to get back to the essential value of life. All villas enjoy the comforts of a terrace, private swimming pool, kitchenette, office space, comfortable sunbeds and a coconut garden.
What more could you ask for on a tiny island hideaway?
Photos via our contributor, Nicola Easterby (@polkadotpassport), and Serge Anton
Set amidst rice fields and shimmering volcanic black sand beaches on the wilder, less-visited shores of Southwest Bali, Alila Villas Soori is the ideal place to recharge. It is the perfect example of contemporary Asian design being in harmony with its natural environment, the indoor and outdoor spaces complimenting each other completely. The sublimely minimalist villas, ranging in size from 1 to 10 bedrooms, each have their own pool and courtyard overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Alila Seminyak is Alila's newest luxury hotel, located just steps away from the Indian Ocean in one of the most upscale areas of the island. With its contemporary minimalist design characterized by natural, locally sourced materials, clean lines, rich textures, and extensive labyrinth of vertical greens, this modern beach resort radiates sophistication and is truly an oasis on the waterfront. Check out the full listing here or visit their website for booking info.
Perched high on the cliffs overlooking the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, this unique complex of 4 beautiful villas is a luxurious retreat away from the hustle and bustle. The villas are minimalist in design, with modern comforts and quality furnishings. Each villa consists of 2 air-conditioned bedrooms with spacious en-suite bathrooms, a large outdoor living area and kitchenette, an enclosed entertainment room and a private pool and jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. See the full listing here or visit their website for booking info!
Perched above the lush Ayung River Valley is the hilltop boutique resort of Alila Ubud. It is the perfect mix of contemporary design and Balinese architecture. They offer beautiful rooms with panoramic views as well as 3 types of villas. Our favorite was the newly renovated Terrace Tree Villas - the modern and spacious feel of the rooms juxtaposed by the lush, tropical jungle is incredible! I think the images speak for themselves... For more info, see the full listing or visit their website.