Koh Jum is an absolute insider tip if you are looking for a really authentic and cozy island in Thailand. It is located in the Krabi region in the south of the country.
On this beautiful island pearl many guests feel set back in time, and experience a Thailand feeling “like 30 years ago”. Koh Jum is still really quiet, with little tourism and much charm. Nevertheless, even for backpackers this island is rarely on the travel list. Too bad, because among connoisseurs Koh Jum is a real insider tip and one of the islands that you should have seen at least once in Thailand.
During a visit you can expect endless, lonely beaches with coconut palms and beautiful scenery. The locals are extremely hospitable, and you feel still really welcome as a tourist. Also the island prices are still cheap and you can find many quaint bungalows in the best location directly by the sea.