Koh Jum is a quiet, peaceful and friendly tropical getaway place.
Koh Jum has a number of different names. It is known as Kok Jum (‘remember island‘) in the southern part, and Koh Pu (‘crab island‘) in the northern part. The reason for this comes from the two main villages which have the same names. The island is 13 kilometres from the mainland and about 15 kilometres to the north east of Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Jum will suit those who want to chill out, have a vacation and get away from the fast pace of life. It is a place where you sleep listening to the sound of the sea, and where you don’t need a watch.
The island was connected to the mains power grid in 2009. There are no ATMs, Seven-11′s, or supermarkets on the island, although with the recent connection to mains power this may change. The island is full of natural tropical beauty, and Koh Pu still has that “off the beaten track” feeling.
The island is easily accessible by air from Krabi airport with regular connections to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. It is about 2.5 hours by road from Phuket airport.
In the high season, a ferry operates between Krabi town and Koh Lanta. this fast ferry stops off shore at Koh Pu and Koh Jum where passengers can take long-tail boats to the beach at either part of the island.
When to go?
Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year. The coolest month, December, has an average temperature of 26 degrees celcius.
The warmest month, April averages 29 degrees celcius. The period from April through to early November is called the ‘green season‘ where rain showers fall, but seldom every day or all day. October/November sees the heaviest rainfall – and many resorts are closed during this time. From late November through to early April the winds come from the East, generally leaving the seas calm, with little rain and very few tourists on the beach.