Our story

Our story

Tree Belgian friends, Christian Lechien, architect, Dominique Pissoort, advertising consultant, and Julie Thonnard, dive instructor, fell in love with Gili Air and decided to create a small holiday village. 10 contemporary luxury villas – balinese conception, Each room offers the same comfort: one or two bedroom villas with terrace, swimming pool, kitchenette and office space, comfortable sunbeds, lovely coconut garden. Particular care to the quality of the beddings, the home stylist Valérie Barkowski has added her touch of originality.

meet our team
Gentiane

Gentiane

Gentiane

Gentiane

Gentiane is the founder of the renowned Gentiane institute in Brussels. Enter a haven of peace, where lush, hygiene and professionalism are combined into the wellness for your treatments. Enter a universe at Slow Spa, where you will enjoy the benefits of having her as your personal coach. You will experience both in your beauty treatments and in your relaxation exercises, a unique sense of well- being through the privilege of personal attention.

Slow Spa

Slow Spa

Slow Spa

Slow Spa

Designed by the architect Christian Lechien, the spa at Slow Villas, adds a wellness appetite to the villa complex, the villas are essentially designed, for you to recharge and fully relax. With the Slow attitude being the identity of Slow Villas, it felt natural that a spa would find its place there, with three massage rooms, a bath for relaxation and a Pilates/ yoga studio. Inspired by the round curves of the island, the spa makes you think of a bamboo cathedral, the central window adds air and light, to the general ensemble of gentle curves. The peaceful feeling and the silence, come and support an architecture build around the natural elements of the island. The treatments: massages, facials, other treatments from your hands to your feet and therapy through movements, respond to our beliefs at Slow in relation to wellness. Slow Spa's signature treatments are with fresh aloe vera cultivated on site, to work with products that are natural and alive.

Maite

Maite

Maite

Maite

Maité is a yoga instructor that created a yoga center in Gili Air called Mandala Blue Yoga. She has years of experience in wellness and will guide you through your own personal transformation of body and mind. Leaving you free and uplifted, she will invite you to renew your spirit and be filled with new energies.

Steffi

Steffi

Steffi

Steffi

Steffi is a yoga teacher and a life coach and she emphasizes a “WHOLE- ISTIC” practice, where all aspects: body, mind and soul are taken into account. During the retreat she will focus on the asana practice, which refers to the physical practice, the poses; pranayama or breathing exercises, meditation and mindfulness that lead to a balance state of being and ultimately “self realization” and “self-knowledge”. Steffi is a fun-loving soul, with years of experience in wellness and will lead you through a transformative process on both physical and mental levels to leave you feeling light, energetic and uplifted upon completion of your yoga retreat.

Julie

Julie

Julie

Julie

Julie travelled the world for over 6 years, as a scuba instructor, to stop in Gili air. Where sho co- founded Slow private pool villas and Gili Travel Agency. If you want to travel Indonesia, ask Julie! She design tailor- made holidays in Indonesia with Love and Passion. The Slow Retreats are her design and GiliTA's team will take care of all bookings and organisation for you. She will make you discover the island where she lives. She will be guiding the morning run, to share with you her favourite sunrise of her life. She is a Pilates instructor and the co- founder at Slow Villas and Gili Travel Agency. Julie is convinced that Gili Air is a place where you can recharge and slow down; she would like to share this feeling with you.

Slow

Slow

Slow

Slow

10 contemporary luxury villas - balinese conception, Each room offers the same comfort: one or two bedroom villas with terrace, swimming pool, kitchenette and office space, comfortable sunbeds, lovely coconut garden. Particular care to the quality of the beddings, the home stylist Valérie Barkowski has added her touch of originality.

Pachamama

Pachamama

Pachamama

Pachamama

We are what we eat. Today a healthy diet is all too often forgotten. Our partner Pachamama Organic café will prepare for you a healthy menu combination of fresh ingredients, organic, raw foods and juices. Combined with a fusion of Indonesian cuisine, to make you discover the flavours of Indonesia. Delicious and healthy! Plus, they will also prepare recipe menu cards, so you can bring the magic of their dishes home.

GiliTA

GiliTA

GiliTA

GiliTA

Tailor- made travel designed with love and passion, by Julie. Thinking about travelling to Indonesia? Ask Julie!

Location

Getting Here

There are a number of ways of getting to Gili Air. Let us know if you need any help.

Fast Boat

Several boats arrive daily, directly from Bali to Gili Air. The boat ticket includes hotel pick-up from Kuta, Seminyak or Amed. Estimated travelling time from the hotel is 4-5 hours including the 1,5-2 hours boat ride. Open return tickets are available in Bali and on Gili Air. The price for a ticket is Rp.350 000-Rp.700 000, depending on the season. Check meteorological conditions. If the sea is rough it’s sometimes better to fly to Lombok and then take the 20 min boat ride across.

Airplane

It is possible to fly from a number of different places in Indonesia and the surrounding countries directly to Lombok International Airport. The price may vary, but the 25 minute flight from Bali to Lombok costs between Rp.280 000 – Rp.450 000.

The hotel is located in the center of Gili Air, just 600m from the beach, and 15min from where the boats arrive. This location has been chosen for its tranquillity. The hotel, build in the middle of a coconut gardens. Slow doesn’t have its own restaurant, but offers a system of home cooking, with local cooks, particularly appreciated by our clientele. A cuisine full of flavours, prepared exclusively with local products. All meals during our Slow Retreats will be catered at Slow Villas by Pachamama organic café. The restaurants of the island are just 7 minutes from the hotel, by bike or by local horse cart; along the beach our partners have beach chairs to relax in.

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