It is hard to know where to place Permai. Budget, mid-range, high-end? It all depends on whether you consider nature the ultimate luxury. The accommodation is best described as charming, creaking a little, leaking a little, but nestled in actual treetops where silvery langurs might hang out by your balcony. The restaurant closes at seven, but it looks straight out over the South China Sea at sunset. The cabins are a trek from the reception, up slightly slimy jungle paths, but there is always a chance of a flying lemur detaching itself from the trees above you and launching into a glide. The water pressure is unpredictable, non-existent at night, but your days can be spent swimming in rock pools and paddle-boarding in sight of Santubong’s great mountain. It is a firm favourite with Kuching folk looking to detach themselves from modern life for the weekend – affordable, accessible and inspirational. So just let go and look for inner peace at Permai.