Long Beach, Ko Jum

BEACH
Long Beach offers a 2-kilometer stretch of golden sand with only a few places to stay. Before COVID it was a quiet and beautiful natural beach with cozy stays all along the beach. However, right after COVID, the northern part of the beach had a somewhat deserted impression. Nowadays, the southern part is better developed and is the most social part of the beach.

Be sure to pay attention for the swimming condition! At low tide there are stones off the coast, making it more difficult to swim. Fortunately, there are still places in the south and middle part of the beach where you can enter the water to cool off. At Woodland Lodge you can swim at low tide, but not further north. In the southern part of the beach, near the small island of Ko Pe Lat, snorkeling is enjoyable. You won’t find coral, but you will find colorful fish.

WHERE TO STAY
Koh Jum Delight Beach and Andaman Beach Resort are both mid-range options. Joy Bungalow and the Woodland Lodge are both budget options, offering simple but beautiful bamboo and wooden bungalows among spacious gardens. To swim at low tide at Andaman Beach Resort you have to walk 5 minutes south!

On the beach there are only a few restaurants, but if you walk to the main road you will find some alternative options.

ISLAND
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.

WHAT TO DO
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.

TRANSPORT
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.