Ko Jum, South Andaman

Ao Lo Yai

Ao Si

Long Beach

Ko Jum (South Andaman) is a smaller, more relaxed version of its neighbor Ko Lanta. Most of the beaches are located on the west side of the island, allowing visitors to enjoy the sunset. The northern part of the island is also called Ko Pu, but we stick with the name Ko Jum.

While the beaches on the northwest side of Ko Jum are equally beautiful, they are too rocky for swimming at low tide. That’s why we don’t mention the beaches in this area. The beaches we included in our list are accessible for swimming all day. At low tide there are rocks in the sand, but you will find enough places to enter the water.

Ko Jum is a place where you can slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of an authentic Thai island experience. Swimming, snorkeling and exploring the island by scooter are the most popular activities on Ko Jum. The island is relatively small, making bikes or scooters the the most convenient way to get around the area.

Here, you can enjoy nature, visit the small villages, and enjoy the local atmosphere. You can follow cooking and boxing classes on the island! In the south is the town of Ban Ko Jum, where you can eat out at simple little restaurants with tasty food. There are some small shops but there is no ATM, so make sure to bring cash.

Ko Jum can be reached by taking a minibus or taxi (500-600 baht) from Krabi (airport) to Laem Kruat Pier, where a shared longtail boat (140 baht) will take visitors to Ko Jum. The shared longtail boats depart 8 times a day. Alternative transportation would be to take the speedboat connection from and to Ko Lanta (850 baht).

Most stays rent scooters.