Popular hill-top huts
The popular and friendly Jungle Hill has more of a professional feel than most of Ko Jum's budget spots.
The free WiFi works well, the kitchen is always stocked, tours, motorbikes and onward transport can be booked at the drop of a hat, and someone is always waiting to serve customers in the reception/restaurant area. The mini resort has a small number of tin-roof wooden bungalows perched on stilts high above the sea or further back under some rubber trees. The restaurant and some of the rooms enjoy fabulous views, though you'll need to shell out extra cash for them. Bungalows are reasonably spacious and come with hardwood floors, firm beds draped in mosquito nets, wall-mounted fans and front porches. The best rooms have hot water and king-size beds. While most of the rooms are well kept, a couple of well-worn bungalows (we'd call them "sheds") are best avoided unless you're looking for the cheapest of the cheap. Much of the resort is connected by wooden walkways that stand high over the steep hillside, making Jungle Hill a bad idea for families with young children. The beach is accessed via a steep set of concrete stairs. At the other end of the beach, Ao Si Bungalows has a similar set up without the professional service.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.