All of Ko Jum’s roughly 30 places to stay now have 24-hour electricity, though it may be patchy at Haad Lubo in the remote north. The majority of options are tailored to budget traveller’s taste, but fancy options are found on the Golden Pearl half of Haad Yao. The same beach’s southern Andaman side has some great, long-running resorts, while Ao Si and Ao Ting Rai serve as good compromises with central locations. More cheap bungalows and even a hostel have opened amid Jum’s inland terrain in recent years, and these can be worth a look for long stays.
We have 9 places to stay in and around Ko Jum.
In the southwest of the island, this is quintessential Ko Jum when it comes to both scenery and accommodation. Wide patches of casuarina forest divide up the resorts along a lengthy beachfront. The setting is ultra-relaxing and the location convenient to the restaurants of Baan Ko Jum.
Set north of a bend sporting a seawall that spans the length of the Koh Jum Beach Villas property, this portion of Haad Yao is the only place on the island where resorts lie stacked in tight one after the next, resulting in a more crowded beachfront than down south. It’s still a lovely area with easy access to the island’s main road and the restaurants of Baan Ting Rai.
These two bays sit side by side along the central stretch of Ko Jum’s west coast. We’re big fans of Jungle Hill on Ao Si, but all four resorts on Ao Ting Rai didn’t impress on our last visit, and we think Ao Si is the better of the two beaches. If you go for Ao Ting Rai, Last Fisher (formerly Old Lamp) has decent budget huts, and the long-running Koh Jum Resort offers old midrange air-con rooms and a small swimming pool.