We spent 3 days 2 nights at Qimi chalet and were extremely happy and glad that we picked this little chalet. Run by a family with additional help from 2 locals and 2 tourists who stayed with them, we felt we are at home always. They are very friendly and warm. Language is never a problem because each one of them speaks excellent English. Rose (the mother) is an excellent cook; food is delicious, nutritious and the portion is generous. Best of all, dinner is served under the stars on the beach - sand on our feet. We brought our own wines to enjoy with and after dinner. Rose was happy to chill them for us - passed to her few hours before dinner. After dinner, we spend an hour or two recollecting what we did during the day and our plan for the next morning while they play soothing selection of music from Jason Mraz's 'I'm yours' to 'Hotel California' and also Bob Marley's masterpieces.
My advise - even if you don't stay in Qimi, you must have at least one of your dinner here. Price - very reasonable. Lots to do and play here - Swimming, snorkeling, kayaks and jungle trekking to indoor games like chess, carrom and checkers when the weather doesn't permit outdoor activities.The chalet itself is not the typical 'by the beach' chalet type; at Qimi, you are surrounded by lush greenery with constant birds chirping, insects buzzing and wave hitting the beach.
An experience not to be missed. The cheapest room is a little small with dim lights (water and solar electricity is very expensive on this island) so if you are not the backpacker type, pick the more expensive room and you'll be happy. Basically, you get what you pay for ~ this resort caters for all types of travelers. It's unfair to pick the cheapest room and expect that you get top notch room. The service from the guys manning the place is top notch though. This post doesn't do any justice, you need to be there and experience it yourself. I know I will definitely return next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome all to qimi chalet. We treat you as our family... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Qimi Chalet Hotel Pulau Kapas
- Qimi Chalet Pulau Kapas