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What we say: 4 stars

The first place on Ko Jum to open to foreign travellers back in 1990, Joy began with a handful of basic bamboo bungalows on the edge of the forest. After the '04 tsunami knocked down several of them, the resort underwent a face lift that added a number of smart wooden cottages built atop sturdy concrete stilted foundations. The owner put a lot of thought into the new design, constructing a range of different rooms that will suit everyone from solo travellers to families with a bunch of kids in tow. There are now over 40 rooms in all, though they're spread over a large area with plenty of breathing room between them. The tin-roof, dark-wood bungalow that we checked out was very well kept, with modern cold-water bathroom, reasonably comfy bed on raised platform, lots of windows and front porch. The only electricity and WiFi is found in the restaurant area, so keep that in mind if you must have a fan running to be able to sleep. With 25 years of experience, the friendly owner and his staff strike the right balance between a relaxing atmosphere and quality service. A large beachfront restaurant also serves some of the best food on Jum. Rates are reduced by 100 baht in October, November and April, and Joy shuts down completely for the rainy months.


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Andaman Beach, Ko Jum.  T: (089) 875 2221, (075) 618 199 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Deluxe bungalow n/a 1,000 baht
Beachfront bungalow n/a 1,500 baht
Family room n/a 3,050 baht Two bedroom villa
Bungalow fan private b'room n/a 650 baht 850 baht for closer to the beach

Added to Travelfish on: 8th June, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 9th June, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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Joy Bungalows
Andaman Beach, Ko Jum. 
T: (089) 875 2221, (075) 618 199 
http://www.kohjum-joybungalow.com

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