Koh Jum Resort3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This place feel like you just entered a travel magazine. Its absolutely beautiful. its got a stunning view of the ocean and amazing sunsets to match it. We got a AC bungalow over looking the ocean. the rooms were beautiful and the beds clean and comfy. They have a wonderful pool next to where you can sit back, have a cocktail and relax. There restaurant has amazing food too. Definitely would love to come back here again one day
The location is just perfect. We had the premier villa beachfront room and it was literally 10 metres to the beach and the front porch was a delight to sit on and watch the sunset. The rooms were air-conditioned and clean. Some of the other rooms were up the hill further and the restaurant and reception are down near the room I stayed in, so keep that in mind when booking if you have mobility issues. The pool was adequate and looked clean, the ocean water is very warm. I would have rated this resort more except for the food and lack of alcohol let it down. The quality of the food was lower than what we had eaten at other local restaurants during our stay in Thailand and there were very few options if you wanted an alcoholic drink. There is no where to really walk to from the location so you would need to use one of their scooters or a local taxi to get about the island. We found that at this time of year there were not many food options open (which we knew before going) but I had hoped that the resorts food would be better. The bar/restaurant staff were lovely and obliging and made great fruit shakes. It is an adventure getting to and from the island and worth the journey. We stayed 3 nights but I think that 2 would have been enough as I was a little bored on the last day. If you want to lie around and read a book this would be ideal.
The bugalows are huge! While this is no 5 star resort, I would not hesitate to go back. The staff are super friendly, the food was great, we ate here all weekend. Its a relaxed, laid back, atmosphere. We looked at many places to stay on Koh Jum and we feel, after touring the island, we chose well. The beach is semi-private as well as the resort which is tucked away on a hillside. The only downside, the road to the resort has not yet been paved, it is very rocky and muddy.
I could not have found anywhere better to spend my final 10 days in South East Asia after 8 months. The accommodations were upgraded as they were available as a lovely Surprise at no extra charge. I fell in love with the beautiful people of Koh Jum...A very out of the way resort. Very peaceful. Not too close to any big activities which was absolutely fine. I enjoyed daily massages and many naps while hearing the ocean lap at my house and beach. The house was absolutely huge. The food was absolutely outstanding to say the least. Thai food at it's finest. It was very very sad to say goodbye....I will come back every chance I can.... Very important things to remember when in a very different part of the world. Be respectful and tolerant of others ways and capabilities. To expect a duplicate of western ways is to miss the reason for going abroad. This resort does an outstanding job of giving one a holiday to remember... Some things one has no control over... Love and hugs to all a Koh Jum😍❤👣👣👣👣
Very nice resort, directly on a very nice beach! We had a bamboo cabin just (#614) a few meters behind the beach with the balcony with sea view, amazing view and always some fresh wind in the cabin! The resorts restaurant is very good, and I can highly recommend it, best food we get on koh jum!!! I can also recommend to book a scooter and drive the resorts own road to the islands main road, it's an adventure! Also visit ban koh jum in the south and the beach with its resorts up north at the end of the road. The road ends on a huge wonderful beach!!!
Calm, relaxed and very friendly resort . Simple yet elegant - clean and right at the beach. Outstanding massage listening to the sea. Not too many tourists - enjoy the silence. Try the "Last Fisherman" restaurant 200 meters up the beach.
Visited here in March for 4 days on way back to UK from Australia. Didn't want a huge 5 star resort that could have been anywhere...this place is a lovely individual boutique resort. Beach bungalows are exactly as described..clean and overlooking the sea. Food was a pleasant to surprise and far better than more expensive establishments I've visited. Finally..the staff are so friendly and helpful. I will definitely return. Roy
We loved staying at Koh Jum Resort for 5 nights on our honeymoon- such a peaceful, quiet, beautiful resort. Staff were very friendly and helpful; we appreciated their commitment to making our stay so enjoyable (including cleaning the beach every morning). Food: Food at the restaurant was excellent and reasonably priced- standouts included the pad Thai, massaram curry, fried pineapple rice, all seafood, and banana fritters. Breakfast was good, fresh made omelets, local options, coffee, fruit and yogurt. Wouldn't hesitate to eat every meal at the hotel restaurant. Location: Having walked most of the west side of the island, this resort definitely has the best beach, at least in the northern end- soft, white sand, with some rocks in the water but fairly big so walking and swimming was easy. The southern beaches definitely felt busier. The smallness of the resort meant that it was very quiet (we were often the only ones eating in the restaurant), and that finding beach chairs / your own space was never a problem. Cons: Only cons would be that some of the sheets had faint stains on them (maybe invest in some more bleach or Oxyclean?), and that despite having a full tub shower in our room, there was no shower curtain to contain the spray- may be a simple fix? To Do on the island: A standout experience was the Phi Phi snorkelling tour that the hotel arranged for us- we had a fantastic time out with our boat driver (Sa?). Beyond that there wasn't much to do (which was exactly what we were there for!). We did walk into Ko Jum Village one day, along the road and beach- it took about 2.5 hours (hot and sweaty walk!) but nice to get a bit of activity in. We ate at Koh Jum Seafood in town, which was great, and picked up some cheaper beers and water to enjoy. Also ate at Oonlee Bungalows down the beach one night- very good food but more expensive. Room Type: Differences between them were somewhat confusing. We had a superior room in the third row back- at first we were unhappy at not being right on the beach, but ended up really enjoying the treehouse-like feel of ours. Spent a lot of time enjoying that balcony! Had them bring up a table so we could play scrabble :) No bugs in our room. Overall a great experience; would strongly recommend!
Journey here involves ferry from mainland then scrambling over longtail boats mid-sea to the one that goes to your resort. In our case, there wasn't one so we were directed to one from another resort and asked to pay an extra 200thb each. As ticket included transfer costs we were not happy, especially having to wait almost 90mins for Resort transport! A 20-min ride over very rough terrain ended any thoughts of scooter hire but once we entered our beautiful teakwood villa (no. 602), we were charmed. The large room was spacious with large balcony and comfortable cane chairs, and an uninterrupted view of the sea and pool area below. The bathroom was fabulous and featured a huge window with sunken bath and rain shower. We really enjoyed our time relaxing on beach swimming, sunbathing, and reading under the casuarina trees. NB: Sea best for swimming in mornings when clear and calm but gets choppy and cloudy in afternoons from longtails coming/going to meet ferries -difficult to see stones lurking beneath! Breakfasts at Resort were good, lunches excellent (club sandwiches, chicken saté, etc.) and served on beach, and dinners reasonable. We ate twice at Ting Rai next door till they forgot my husband's meal on second evening! On negative side, lack of aircon was a problem and to clarify, none of the rooms have it. What they do have is a wall fan unit that looks like aircon (and probably the cause of confusion), plus separate floor fan. I was aware other reviewers had found fans and open doors adequate but it wasn't adequate in 40+ degrees, + wall fan simply blew the mosquito net directly onto our bodies which wasn't ideal. Luckily, we didn't get many bites! Surprisingly when you consider the heat and location, Koh Jum attracts a lot of northern Europeans with very young families and, frankly, we found their loud screaming and grizzling at the pool below annoying and distracting. It spoilt any chance of enjoying a quiet read on the balcony before dinner but their parents were oblivious to it and we were pleased to have two peaceful days once they left! Why subject such young children to extreme heat and travel when there are warm countries much closer to home? These two things aside, we had a fabulous time on our 6-night stay.
Koh Jum is the place to chill, relax on the beach and just slow it down. This resort is nestled into the hill overlooking the sea. Rooms are not air conditioned but the fans, breeze from the sea and canopy of trees did not require it (when we were here). Kayak use is free...buffet breakfast is substantial with omelettes, French toast yogurt and fresh fruit. We found the food here very good and the restaurant has superb views. Massage for 400 baht in cabana overlooking the water is a great way to end the day. Highly recommend this little piece of heaven. Bit difficult to get here...but worth it once you arrive.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 193 reviews