Resorts are powered by generators in the island (no powerlines). KIR did not advertise that there TURN OFF the electricity/generators between 8am-12pm and between 4pm-7pm (total 7 hours) daily!!! Poor insulation meant the rooms are HOT by 8.30am with the aircon or fan not working (note aircon rooms do not have fans, rooms have one or the other. Considering check-out is by 12pm, you could spend the rest of the 4-hour-morning struggling to relax or complaining (e.g. we did not get the aircon comfort we specifically paid for). The electricity is turned on again after 12pm checkout, but since check in is at 3pm, it meant guests only get to use the electricity for a maximum of 1 hour before 4pm power cut!
The other resorts kept their power running or only turned it off for 1-2 hours, at a time, or once daily.
Other than this MAJOR issue that feels like false advertising, we can accept that the KIR is old and rustic, looking like it's rundown and needs some care/maintenance kind of charm. The entrance to the jungle trekking is behind it (convenient), and it is the only accommodation in the whole island with a small pool. A simple European/American style breakfast was served as part of a package. Kapas Island Resort's location was quieter than the main party area where Coral Beach, Ombak and KBC are located.