Smart, sophisticated, classy and romantic are all words that could be used to describe this small upscale resort.
Like neighbouring Koh Jum Beach Villas, Koh Jum Lodge has been careful to preserve the existing trees while doing minimal damage to the environment. Set just back from the beach under the shade of numerous trees, the gorgeous fan-cooled stilted villas are set well apart from the next. High ceilings, generous windows, soft yellow cotton curtains and natural materials like wood, thatch and rattan allow for optimal airflow. Each massive villa comes with both a ceiling fan over the sumptuous bed with mosquito net and moveable fan, as well as a mezzanine that's reached by a ladder and equipped with an extra single bed. You'll also find a fridge, sitting area with silk cushions, traditional Thai art, hammocks on the huge porches and stone water basins at the entrance for washing the sand off your feet. Along with loads of rattan hammocks, a polite staff and welcoming Western owners, the resort boasts one of the more refined restaurants on Ko Jum. Closed for low season.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 9th June, 2014.