Leave it all behind
Ao Ting Rai, Ko Jum T: (090) 492 7144
The Old Lamp gets the award for the best name on Ko Jum, but it's also a darn good place to stay for those who enjoy an intimate and secluded vibe.
Owner Mr Chai treats his guests like old friends, striking an ideal balance between laid-back and attentive. Though lacking any of the bells and whistles found at the two much bigger resorts on Ao Ting Rai, Old Lamp's 12 wooden bungalows are very spacious and thoughtfully designed with woven bamboo interior walls, several large windows, soft beds covered in mosquito nets, large cold-water bathrooms and great porches. The bungalows are spread amid a shady hillside and almost no trees were cut to make room for them. Old Lamp serves excellent Thai food along with hearty breakfasts that feature Mr Chai's signature "slow-rise" bread, which is baked on site. A pair of Australian chaps who were staying here had loads of good things to say about the place.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 9th June, 2014.