Now this is island time
I'M showering under the stars and it's magical.
The open-air bathroom in this secluded beachgoer's haven at Acacia Villas in Bingin, Bali, is stunning.
All tropical splendour, an orange and pink bougainvillea trails along the low walls, while a pandanus tree stands majestic in this spectacular space.
Weathered timber, stepping stones, pebbles, a granite washbasin and a bamboo ladder holding soft, fluffy towels all add to the serene and relaxed ambience.
This is a place to wash away all your cares as you gaze up at a sky studded with hundreds of stars.
Acacia Villas are located on Bali's Bukit peninsula - famed for its dramatic cliff-top accommodation and pumping surf.
It's been more than 20 years since I've stayed in this area, and while some may say that over-development has ruined the peninsula, it's still quiet and relaxed and far from the madding crowds of Kuta and Legian.
As I walk through the wooden front doors of my villa, I'm greeted with a vast expanse of lush, green lawn surrounding a beautifully-inviting pool.
It's huge, lined with gorgeous green slate and even features a small waterfall.
The pool is surrounded by sleek timber decking and I can't wait to dive in and cool off.
There's hammocks slung between coconut trees, sun lounges, market umbrellas and a timber table for alfresco dining.
This is a place for chilling out - where swimmers and sarongs are all-day attire.
The friendly and all-obliging Balinese staff is discreet, but never too far away, with requests for food and drinks met with smiles and a quick response. All meals are taken outside with lunch served on bean-bag chairs under a conical-shaped, open-sided outdoor room.
The food, already delicious, tastes even better, as the sounds, smells and sights of the outdoors make for a magical dining experience.
My two-storey accommodation is everything I'd hoped for.
Relaxed, but luxurious, the open air-top section, which can be closed with wooden blinds at night, contains a king-size bedroom and sitting room, while downstairs there's another king-size bedroom, daybed, television, DVD player and a small kitchen area where tea and coffee can be prepared.
Acacia Villas is managed by the renowned Mick's Place and is only a few minutes' walk from the beach.
There are four, air-conditioned villas, which can accommodate a maximum of 13 people.
Villas can be rented individually or as a group. Interconnecting gates offer complete privacy or access to family and friends.
It's Bali bliss at its best.