We are very proud to have been chosen as one of the Top 10 Beach Hotels in Thailand by the UK Gaurdian.
Thailand’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget
“Launching a fantastic series on the best places to stay on the beach around the world, Andrew Spooner picks 10 Thai beach pads from £4.50-a-night huts to a smart, family-friendly resort”
OonLee Bungalows, Koh Jum
Most visitors to the Andaman Coast hub of Krabi head straight to the flesh-pot of Phi Phi or the busy beaches of Ao Nang – and have probably never even heard of the nearby island of Jum. Those who make it to Koh Jum are thankful that this somnolent, verdant isle is still off the radar. The beaches here are not the postcard-perfect sweeps of white sand you’ll find elsewhere, but the charm is in the Chao Ley (Sea Gypsy) locals, the thick jungle and the quirkiness. The pick of places to stay is OonLee Bungalows, run by a Frenchwoman and her Thai husband – who also happens to be a gourmet chef and a carpenter. The gorgeous homely little bungalows that blend in with the forest and peer over the sea are a labour of love for the owners. Factor in awesome food, a welcome as friendly as you’ll find anywhere, plus enough hammocks and big soft cushions for a lifetime’s worth of lazing and you should be suitably bewitched.
~ Andrew Spooner