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All you need to know to visit Koh Jum

Southern Thailand
975 km from Bangkok
Province of Krabi
Thai prononciation : Go djoom


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3 jours minimum


Practical guide to go and visit Koh Jum

The small island of Koh Jum is located between Krabi and Koh Lanta. Less known than its neighbor, it is one of the few islands in Thailand who still escaped mass tourism. Pretty wild and not really modernized Koh Jum is typically the kind of place where people come for a few days and finally stay longer seduced by its zen and relaxing atmosphere. The beaches are sometimes rocky, the water is not as turquoise as in Koh Lanta and its level may be sometimes too low for swimming but no doubt you will enjoy being here. If you love having a lot of animation and a plethora of activities, you will probably get bored, there are only a handful of bars and little to do during the day on Koh Jum except trying the half dozen beaches on the coast west and make pleasant walks.
The main village, Ban Ko Jum is situated south-east of the island. There are some shops and restaurants. The island is home to about 3,000 people, the majority of them are Muslims, but there are also communities of sea gypsies and Buddhists obviously.
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Accommodations in Koh Jum

Bungalow resorts are not very numerous in Koh Jum but they are generally sufficient to accommodate visitors who go there. They have no electricity during the day and offer a few hours of electricity in the evening. Therefore, do not expect to find rooms equipped with all modern amnities. No air conditioning either in bungalows on Koh Jum.

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Practical information about Koh Jum

Koh Jum refers to the southern part of the island then called Koh Pu, the North. There are not many homes on the island and no one is air conditioned, only the fans are there to cool off. It must be said that there is no electricity on the island except a few hours at night and often they are used kerosene lamps lighting. From May to October, the winds are strong in Koh Jum and most accommodations are then closed. It is therefore not the right time to get to Koh Jum.

How to go to Koh Jum ?

There are two ways to go to Koh Jum, the official way by taking the regular ferry, one departure per day and the most confidential way called back door to Koh Jum via Laem Kruat Pier, a lot cheaper (last price recorded 50 THB) with more departures. I can not tell you more, Koh Jum is a place you have to earn but if you say back door to Koh Jum to a tuk-tuk driver, he should understand ...

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Weather & climate in Koh Jum

Koh Jum has a tropical savanna climate. On the Andaman coast like Phuket, Krabi province has to a six months long rainy season between May and November with heavy rainfalls often brief but regular. On average, it rains less in Krabi than in Phuket.

The best time to come to Koh Jum is from December to March and especially in January-February. During summer it rains oftent especially from August to the end of October, the worst period to come to Koh Jum.

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When to go to Koh Jum ?

quand partir à Koh Jum

How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Jum ?

I want to go to Koh Jum / Yak paï ti Go djoom.
Where is Koh Jum ? / Go djoom you ti naï ?
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