It’s a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius this morning in Koh Jum. I was just checking the Koh Jum wikipedia page and found very little information about our remote little island here in the Andaman sea. There is so much more to our island that I feel compelled to write about.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Koh Jum is often referred to as Ko Jam or Koh Phu which can be a little confusing. You’ll find the little island of Koh Jum just between Krabi and Koh Lanta. During the high season, there are boats that run between Krabi and Lanta and will stop to drop you off along the route. Actually, since we to not have a pier on the island, the ferry will rendezvous with one of our long-tail boats just offshore. It’s a fun and adventurous way to get to the island.
A little bit about the geography of the island. The southern half of the island is called Koh Jum or Ko Jam, and the northern half is called Koh Phu because of Phu mountain. It’s all one small, happy place. You’ll find Oonlee Bungalows on the western side or the island where there are a string of sandy beaches. We also have some lovely beaches studded with large rocks which is very fortunate when their are large tropical storms. These large rocks form a nice bit of protection for our garden villas. You can walk to all of the different beaches, including Ting Rai Beach, Andaman Beach and Golden Pearl Beach along the west coast of the island.
When you have had a full day of sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling or trekking, you can relax at our water front bar and watch a blazing, orange sunset with Phi Phi off in the distance.