Dasia Washington, 31, had spent seven days in solitude at a $150 per-night retreat in Bali.
But the quiet was shattered when she heard the loud chirps of a gecko – at 1am.
Dasia, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, considered complaining to management.
But she soon thought better of it – realising there was little they could do.
Dasia said: “It was a silent retreat – so it was the first noise I had heard in a week or so.
“I get up early and it was so loud and so close that I couldn’t ignore it.
“I first heard the noise at 1 or 2am. It definitely woke me up. It was so surprisingly loud.”
Dasia realised notifying staff would have been useless as all the rooms were open-air.
So she tried to block out the noise – and got back to sleep.
She said: “I managed to get to sleep. It was a moment of acceptance that you can’t control everything.
“When I first checked in another guest was freaking out because the rooms were on the border of the jungle.
“She asked what to do if a snake got in the room and the lady at the check-in turned around grinning.
“She said: ‘Walk heavily, we’re in their house.”
“I was replaying that in my head so I made peace that [the gecko] was my new roomie.