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?


Other amenities include high-end linens, free wifi throughout and AC.


Slow Private Pool Villas are located on the "quiet side" of Gili Air, a tiny island off Lombok.

There are fast boats and other ferries that arrive daily from Bali and Lombok. Contact Slow Gili Air for help arranging travel plans with their sister company Gili Travel Agency.


One bedroom villas start at $220 in low season and $330 in high season.


There are no motor vehicles on the island, so be prepared to walk, or even better, ride a bike! There are also cidomos (horse and cart) if need be, to taxi you around with your luggage.


Gili Air is the perfect place for diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, swimming, yoga or just doing nothing!

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*Photos via our contributor, Nicola Easterby (@polkadotpassport), and Serge Anton


"After three days at our Slow Villa, it honestly felt like a home away from home. This was the whole concept of that the lovely owner Julie wanted to create. Slow prides itself on being environmentally sustainable in every way possible. Each Villa provides everything from glass water bottles and wicker shopping bags to take down to the market, keeping the place a plastic-free zone. It's the little details that make this place special- the included on-site massage on arrival, the plush dressing gowns and slippers waiting for you in the room, the delicious breakfasts delivered to your poolside balcony each morning.
For breakfast, there are seven choices on the menu, from the "Australian Breakfast" of poached eggs and avocado on toast to the option of French crepes piled with fruit and condiments.

The dining options don't stop at breakfast- for dinner, you also have the option of getting the in-house chef to cook you a meal of your choice in the kitchen of your villa. Slow also provides services like Yoga and Zumba classes, bike hire and massages, and can help organize island-based activities for you during your stay." Nicola Easterby aka @polkadotpassport, March 2016