The focus of sister villas Kalima and Makanda is the huge open split-level living area overlooking the pool, Villa Cantik could not be more different. Here the focus is two large ensuite bedrooms which open out onto a shady teak terrace bordering the 3 x 7m pool. Part of the pool sits under the shade and the overhead fans – a perfect place for drinks. High hedges surround the villa (there is a small gap leading to the Shalimar lawns). The terrace has a casual table for meals and daybeds for lounging. Behind each bedroom is a semi-open shower ensuite with loose pebble floors and star-shaped stepping stones to save the feet. Each bedroom has a king bed with canopy mosquito nets and a desk. Ceilings are vaulted, with fans to assist the air conditioning, whilst tall doors slide back to let the breeze in. Black-out curtains ensure total privacy and a good night’s sleep. Tucked behind the bedrooms is an open-plan living area which features a simple but adequately equipped kitchen of grey brushed concrete on one side (the complex also has a separate kitchen where the chef prepares most of the food) and a lounge with large L-shaped comfy sofa, 20-inch satellite TV, DVD player and stereo on the other. Trickling fountains and traditional brickwork give the room a natural but slightly rustic feel, helped by brown fabrics with dashes of green. The only light streams in though a large skylight keeping the room shady and cool – no air conditioning needed and a fan keeps the air turning over. Large, wooden, carved Balinese doors lead to the leafy main entranceway and car park.