If you can get your hands on some crimpers, PEX is a very good product. You do need to make sure the crimpers are adjusted properly, you should be able to get a "Go-No Go" guage where you buy the PEX. What you do is crimp a ring on a fitting and then check it with the guage. You will probably have to go to a real plumbing supply for both. I would also stay away from the plastic fittings. The manufacturers claim they are better but I prefer the brass fittings.
You could also certainly use CPVC. That's what I have in my house but I think PEX is better.
You can do it!
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