The Light House, Isla de Kapas
Kapas is an island paradise off the west coast of Malaysia. Few people go there because they're more attracted to Thailand's beaches. It's in the region of Terengganu, a half hour on the Marang speedboat. It costs 15 RM per night for a single room, and 30 RM per night for a double room. The rooms are well-ventilated, but they don't have air conditioning. Anyway, the weather is nice, it's less humid there than it is in the south. The owner is friendly, they have good food that's simple and tasty, and activities include diving and fishing. The hotel also provides snorkeling equipment. There's a small library where you can exchange your books.