About Koh Jum
Welcome to Koh Jum (aka "Ko Pu"), a moderately unknown tropical island paradise in the Andaman Sea thirty minutes by boat from Krabi mainland. The island with its great beaches and unwinding atmosphere has been mainly left untouched and with slight amount of visitors makes it an idyllic island for a silently calm private hideaway holiday.
The northern part of the island is locally known as "Ko Pu" whereas the southern part, and the actual name of the island itself, is called Koh Jum. Although some consider the island as a distant island it really is not. Koh Jum is effortlessly accessible from Krabi mainland. There are daily shuttles going up and down to the main land in Krabi. There is nowadays also twenty-four hour electricity access on the island (which some distant places won't have in Thailand) and Koh Jum is located just before Koh Lanta so in essence it is about half the time to travel to Koh Jum from Krabi then it is to Koh Lanta.
Whilst neighbouring Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi have been disrupted by mass-tourism, Koh Jum's local communities managed to maintain the island, its culture and its natural surroundings. Koh Jum is really the last great place for those seeking private and intimate Thai beach life that was several decades ago.
Koh Jum's coast is dotted with colourful long tail boats which are mainly used for fishing. Three small villages thrive mostly on fishing but there are a few places that have setup great private little hang-outs to welcome visitors.
If you love playing guitar around a campfire on the beach then it is what you look for. There are great little places around the island to meet people although a lot of places do close down during the rainy season. Koh Jum Beach Villas and a handful of other places remain open, however, during "rainy season" the weather is very pleasant. The lush forests are benefical during the evening or late night showers.
Nature lovers won't be disappointed either as the lush and dense forests on the northern part of the island are truly sensational experience and full of wildlife. Guests have the oppoturnity to explore the forest with the help of experienced guides. Around the island are lush mangrove forests which keep safe the beautiful beaches and its animal kingdom.
The coral sand on the beaches, it's clear and clean aquamarine water and of course the amazing sunsets with Phi Phi background assure visitors to Koh Jum to have amazing experience.
As Koh Jum is located to the Phi Phi National Marine Park and surrounded by stunning reefs making a tremendous place for diving and snorkelling. Even with lots of visitors to Phi Phi or Koh Lanta there are quiet places around and the only dive school on Koh Jum, Koh Jum Divers, knows exactly where to take you for quiet snorkelling or diving to satisfy all of your desires.
The really great thing about Koh Jum itself is that it is not disrupted by tourists keeping intimate and private experience. Here one can often wander around the island or even go island hopping without ever meeting anyone. Having a stroll on the wide golden sandy beaches quite often means that you won't see anyone else.
The local people of Koh Jum, even though they were not involved in mass-development, are well known in Krabi for their friendly, warm and hospitable characteristics. Therefore, travellers seeking a true, genuine and authentic Thai experience will quickly feel at home on Koh Jum.
The island has very little roads and little of traffic. This makes it perfect to explore the island and its quiet beaches by bike, explore some local southern cuisine, or just take nice walks along the shore. Koh Jum Beach Villas itself is located on a four kilometre stretch of beach which gives great sunset views over Phi Phi, the perfect setting for an evening stroll along the beach or drinking coctails in front of our resort.
Koh Jum has three small villages which are easily accessible by bike or local taxi from our resort if you like to venture out and experience the local life.
To the north there is "Baan Ko Pu", a sleepy little village with some nice hang-outs whilst the southern "Baan Koh Jum" is the more frequent town where there is a mini market place, some eateries and restaurants and a pier.
Whilst the island promotes a laid-back atmosphere with basic and primitive facilities which can be great for a day out or to get away from everything, Koh Jum Beach Villas wanted to bring a little more sophistication and a touch of luxury to the destination so that our guests can still experience the island life but at night also have a great place to drink, dine and sleep with all comforts of a typical luxury resort.
Visitors seeking a true retro Thai island experience in its purest form then a visit to Koh Jum is an absolute must!