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Koh Jum Beach Villas
Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Ko Jum
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

My partner and I stayed in one of the small villas for 2 (Chai ley) for 4 days. Right from the moment of arrival, we were looked after so well by all of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

The villas are in the most beautiful setting, blending well amongst the trees. Our villa was right next to the beach which felt like our own private beach and the sea was so warm and comfortable to swim in.

The villa itself was lovely with a comfortable bed and beautiful terrace overlooking the beach and wonderful sunsets. The outdoor shower gave an invigorating start to the day.

From the bar, and restaurant to the personal dining experience in front of our villa, to arranging excursions, the service was impeccable. The only one criticism we had was that we could never quite obtain enough (free) bottled drinking water which came in small glass bottles. Whilst this is a small criticism, it would be good if more bottles could be provided proactively to avoid guests constantly to ask for more.

Be aware, there is no air conditioning in this villa given the eco nature of the resort. This took a little getting used to given how hot it was at night, but it did not bother us as fans are provided.

A perfect hideaway which really felt like we were in paradise. We would love to return some day.

Room Tip: The villas by the beach give a wonderful view of the sunsets over Ko Phi Phi island.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our stay here was not planned but when our first accommodations fell through, we found our way to these villas and instantly fell in love. The villa we stayed in was literally right on the beach. It was big enough for 11 people but luckily we had the entire place to ourselves for 3 nights. Words can't even describe how awesome this place was. It was spotlessly clean, and they assured us we should leave our windows and big sliding doors wide open all night, which we did. It felt like we were sleeping outside. I worried about animals coming in, but aside from one curious squirrel, nothing bothered us. Our bed had mosquito netting so we were bug free at night. The cleaning staff came in every day and even cut up our fruit that was in the fridge into beautiful platters for us. The resort is managed by Chris and his wife and they are marvelous. There are free bikes to use here as well as kayaks. We made good use of the bikes and checked out the two nearby villages as well as the bakery in one of the villages. There is a beautiful pool with a bar and a fantastic restaurant right beside it. The restaurant (Urban Café) serves the best food on the island. We loved their noodle soup with chicken and it was only 80 baht. I think the restaurant is run by a local island family and they do a fantastic job. Great food, great service and really good prices. Also on the premises are two excellent massage ladies. I had a massage, manicure and pedicure here. Once again, the prices were on par with all the other massage huts on the beach. I think people think they are going to pay far more for massages and meals here because of the reputation that this is such a high end place, but nothing could be further from the truth. Yes the villas aren't cheap, but for a treat they are totally worth it. We can't wait to go back and stay here again. Location is on an absolutely beautiful beach, great for swimming and going for nice long walks.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed 4 nights in the Baan Chai Ley villa in November 2013. The lemon grass juice welcome drink was a perfect start to our stay. Our villa was beautifully furnished and the bed and couch in the living room were very comfortable. Definitely 5 star accommodations.
But, the best part of KJBV wasn't the beautiful villa or the amazing views of Koh Phi Phi. It was the hospitality of the staff. Beginning with Chris and Sev (the property managers), and extending to the restaurant, bar, housekeeping, and massage staff, we could not have been made to feel more welcome. And, the food at the restaurant was terrific (and very reasonably priced).
We were easily able to arrange day trips to the Phi Phi and neighboring islands, and used the bikes provided by KJBV to explore Koh Jum.
Overall, we could not have been happier at KJBV and highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Koh Phi Phi and the neighboring islands while at the same time enjoying a relaxing Thai vacation.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Spent 8 wonderful days at Koh Jum Beach Villas which we can totally recommend!

Location & Beach:
can easily be reached from Krabi Airport - Transfer took a little over an 1 hour and can be arranged by the Hotel (6000 THB return), first by car and then by longtail boat. The Island has only about 1000 People and is quiet - not comparable to overcrowded destinations in Thailand - no nightlife, no disturbing beach vendors, more like a Maldive Island. Long Stretch of golden sand beach facing west - i.e. beautiful sunsets with Phi Phi Island on the horizon. One can take a 50 min. beach walk without having to leave the beach. The beach itself is good, no strong waves, however relatively high difference between high and low tide. Swimming at the lowest tide Point is hardly possible, but it was not at all a problem for us. There's still plenty of time with mid or high tide during the day where one can enjoy swimming in the sea.

Villas:
Absolutely top Standard!!! Very clean, they must do constant painting and renovations to keep them in such good shape - see my pictures which speak for themselves. Outdoor shower powered by solar energy, no aircon but fans. We did not miss air con at all. Kitchen with coffee and tea making facilities and a Minibar that is refilled every day. Our villa was Baan Chey Ley - a two person villa with direct beach access.

Restaurant:
owned and operated by Thai families, not by the Resort, therefore to pay extra at the end of the stay. Excellent and clean Food. We ate everything without worrying: fruits, salads, Thai food, but also good Pizzas and did not experience any problems. Restaurant and Minibar are at fair Price Levels. 8 days, two persons breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks were @ approx. 300,-- EUR. So no need to bring anything to the Island.

Pool:
Good, we only used it on our last day, when we had leave our villa at check out time and our boat was late afternoon. Summary: pool is children's territory - i.e. can be noisy and as usual the Level of noise tolerated by parents and couples w/o children can differ substantially. Since there are no deckchairs at the beach (the tides probably does not allow putting deck chairs on the beach), there is no escape to use the pool, once you have moved out or your villa is second row and does not have a private pool.

Resort:
It does not really feel like staying in a hotel but at a small community (though one has enough privacy). The Resort is managed by Severine and Chris. Reservation (via Internet/email) and also payment without any problems. The resort has an environmentally friendly touch (no aircon, solar energy for hot water, no plastic bottles allowed - which is a blessing if you see Phi Phi Islands' beaches these days). The employ their staff all year round and employ locals from the Island. Very sympathetic!

What else to know:
There a no keys to the Villas. There is however a safe in every Villa. According to the Management, they never had reported cases of theft but better leave too expensive valuables at home - anyway this is not the place to present expensive jewelery...

Extra Info:
1) Boat trips can be arranged by the Hotel (but must be paid directly in cash to the boatman) - we had a wonderful private one day trip to Phi Phi Island - recommendation!

2) At the south end of the Long beach after a 20-30 min. walk from KJBV there is a bar/Restaurant called "Freedom Hut" - we went there quite often for a sundowner to enjoy the sunset. Nice music - worth checking out

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I stayed here for the first week of our honeymoon. we were picked up from the airport, and met on the beach of this perfect little island by Chris, one of the managers, them ferried to our ridiculously luxurious beach villa where drinks fruit and complimentary bubbly was waiting! every thing about this place is fantastic. the level of service is exceptional, the staff go out of their way to make things perfect. Ta in particular is wonderful, she sorts out anything you want. for example, it was my wifes birthday, so I asked for something special for the occasion. ta organised a special meal, which was cooked at our villa and servers out on the beach on a specially decorated table so we could watch the sun set, and brought out a birthday cake! also the maids had written a birthday message, and a wedding message, in flowers on our bed! the food is delicious and well priced, the bar is friendly and quiet. ko jum itself is a beautiful little place perfect for relaxing away from crowds and loud bars etc. I would stay here forever if I could, but will have to settle on coming back again. I only hope not too many people decide to visit, because the privacy and isolation is one of the charms of this wonderful place!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We are a family of six adults and we stayed at Koh Jum over the New Year break. 29th Dec - 2nd January. Chris and Severine welcomed us on the beach the moment we arrived and looked after us during the entire stay. We booked our stay direct with Chris and would have stayed longer if we could but there wasn't the availability. We loved every moment. The villas are ideal and and have everything that anyone could want, including wifi. No TV's which was perfect, at least I don't remember seeing one! We explored the beach, rode bikes around the island, sat by the pool, ate the wonderful food cooked by locals at the Koh Jum Villa's restaurant where the staff are just so friendly.
Koh Jum Beach Villa's is what you would imagine the perfect island setting to be. I just hope that it doesn't get too developed, its perfect as it is. We loved it and would go back again if we could.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is with a heavy heart I write this review as I so wish we were still there.... :-(

We went to Koh Jum Beach Villas for my 40th Birthday and combined Honeymoon Dec 8th - 11th 2013.
We stayed in Baan Ton Sai (2 bed beach front pool villa) There was only the 2 of us but we wanted to splash the boat out being such a special celebration.
I'm so glad we did. This villa is stunning, with total privacy...we felt like royalty!

Koh Jum Beach Villas is a very special place, from the transfer by taxi, private long tail boat, greeting, villa staff and return everything was perfection in every way. We were treated like VIP's.
Chris and his team are amazing and nothing is too much trouble. They even decorated our villa for my birthday, those little touches were so nice.

We ate in the onsite restaurant and it was wonderfully delicious! Good selection of Thai and western fayre if you fancy a change.
We drank in the on site bar and it has a relaxing atmosphere! (Do try the James Bond Island cocktail!)
...and I treated myself to a 2 hr Thai massage on my birthday in our villa....it was sublime! (Mamma Da...you are amazing...magic hands!!!!)

If you want total relaxation, no crowds, amazing friendly people/staff and want the "true" Thailand experience, this place is paradise encapsulated.

You won't be disappointed.....but shhhh...keep it to yourself!

Room Tip: Choose a beach front villa - the sunsets will melt your heart!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 320 Moo 3, T. Koh Sriboya | Nua Klong, Ko Jum 81130, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Jum
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Ko Jum
Price Range: $210 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Koh Jum Beach Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koh Jum Beach Villas is an exclusive beachfront eco-resort for people looking to lose themselves in the unspoiled beauty of long, secluded beaches and lush tropical landscape. This community of privately owned Luxury Villas, offers sumptuous accommodation, each including a master bedroom suite, guest suites, and a dining and a relaxation area. An outstanding restaurant, lounge, pool, dining-in, massage, diving & snorkeling and tours enable guests to relax, explore and unwind in this tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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