Photo: Another busy day on Ko Jum.


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The dueling name island of Ko Jum, or Ko Pu, happily preserves a Muslim-Thai lifestyle in surrounds that will transform even the most wound-up individual into a puddle of relaxation. It remains a favourite of ours, even if the beaches don’t quite sparkle like those on some islands.

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We use the name Ko Jum because it covers the island’s busier half, but do give Pu its due too.

Late light on Golden Pearl Beach. Photo taken in or around Ko Jum, Thailand by David Luekens.

Late light on Golden Pearl Beach. Photo: David Luekens

The name Ko Pu (Crab Island) covers the island’s northern half, from ultra-mellow Lubo Beach to the traditional Muslim village of Baan Ko Pu and mangrove forest tangling up into Ko Si Boya. In between stands Khao Ko Pu, a lush 422-metre mountain that would surely be featured on Ko Pu postcards, if anyone ever made them. We call ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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