General Information about 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.