Not new anymore, but still good
Andaman Beach, Ko Jum T: (089) 726 2652
This friendly family-run bungalow spot was named "New" because it was the newer of Ko Jum's two places to stay when it opened way back in 1993.
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It has aged gracefully and remains a very friendly spot to forget the world for a while. The cheapest thatch-roof woven bamboo huts are a solid 200-metre walk back from the beach; they're fairly run down with holes in the mosquito nets and squat toilets in the cold-water bathrooms, but acceptable for those seeking dirt-cheap accommodation. On the plus side, they do have shelves, fans and porches with a couple of chairs. Pricier, larger and newer are a line of tin-roof wooden bungalows set closer to the beach. Electricity comes from a generator that runs only from around 18:00 to 22:00, and the engine can be rather noisy for those staying in the rooms that are furthest back from the beach.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 150 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes: Up to 300/450 baht for larger bungalow closer to beach
Room: Superior double room, low season: 450 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes: Fan-cooled bungalow
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