“The 10 contemporary luxury Balinese style villas are built on a coconut grove, in the small islet of Gili. Each villa offers the same comfort: either one or two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a large terrace, a garden with a private pool and coconut trees.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

Hotel Description

Set in the middle of beautiful Gili Air, this small island holiday complex features 10 contemporary, Balinese style luxury villas, each with its own private swimming pool. Created by three Belgium friends, Slow’s concept is based on the slow spirit (slow cooking, slow moving, slow stretching) complemented by a range of activities including diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing, swimming with the turtles, yoga, pilates, zumba lessons, golf, and trekking.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description


Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.

Personal Service

The peace of mind and personal service one can only enjoy by booking direct with the Asian experts.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

Exclusive Offers

Exclusive deals and offers, and join the ‘Voyage’ loyalty program to enhance these deals.

Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Slow Villas and Spa highlight
Private pools.
Slow Villas and Spa highlight
The spa is essentially designed for you to recharge and fully relax: three massage rooms, a bath for relaxation and a pilates/yoga studio. The architecture is inspired by the round curves of the island, making you think of a bamboo cathedral.
Slow Villas and Spa highlight
Integrate yoga into your holiday and improve your health and wellness while relaxing.
Slow Villas and Spa highlight
Each house is equiped with a kitchen and the chef can come and prepare some healthy Asian and Western dishes.

Your Host & The Team

Julie ThonnardJulie Thonnard
“I travelled the world for over six years as a scuba instructor and fell in love with Gili Air. Together with two other Belgian friends, we realized a dream and built a luxury complex with private pool villas where guests can feel at home. Slow’s concept is slow cooking, slow moving, slow stretching…Discover the spirit of Gili Air.”

We Care

For every guest stay Slow Villas and Spa donates €1 to charity. The hotel supports shark conservation Shark and has adopted two manta rays from the manta ray conservation in Nusa Lembongan.

In addition to supporting the local Lombok orphans when they visit Gili Air, Slow Villas also donates money to help remove waste off the island for recycling, and is involved in The Ocean Clean-up’s mission to have an ocean free of plastic. It is also an advocate for Gili Eco Trust, the Eco warriors of the Gili islands that has several projects including biorock reef restoration, trash management, cat clinics and horse clinics. It also supports a local coconut farmer. The oil from his farm is gently blended with fresh aloe vera that comes from the garden and used at the spa.

Welcome to Lombok

Straddled between Bali and Sumbawa, and forming part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Lombok’s pristine white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters gleam. Located just minutes from Lombok, the Gili Islands are a famous haven for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, filled with reefs teeming with soft coral and marine life. Climb to the summit of Indonesia’s second highest volcano and rapture in the breathtaking scenic views at Rinjani National Park. Lombok has a wealth of waterfalls and natural springs, too including Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Other activities comprise: surfing, spear fishing, kayaking, golf, yoga, and bike riding.

Explore the city of Mataram on a cidomo (horse drawn cart) to see the sites and traditional markets known as pasar. Witness Sasak life and Lombok weaving in the traditional villages Sade and Rambitan. Take an intriguing Indonesia cookery class, or learn how to prepare traditional djamoe healing drinks made with different herbs and spices. For something even more native, visitors can study how frothy local red sugar palm tree wine (tuak) is made from local villagers. Gendang beleg (drum and dance), pearl cultivation and terracotta classes are other possibilities. Where time stands still—Lombok.

Useful Information

Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Singapore
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
2 hours drive from airport to Teluk Kode Pier then 15mn boat to Gili Air or 2 hours Speed boat from Bali Serangan Harbour.
Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - 15 km



Time & Weather

Current Temperature

26° C

Current Weather

Local Time

11:48 pm