With international travel returning to pre-pandemic levels, and the June holidays on the horizon, it’s a great time to plan a beach holiday in Thailand. Koh Jum Beach Villas in Krabi is located on an island just off the coast, and offers plenty of seclusion and authenticity. The highlight of this Krabi resort are the gorgeous beachfront villas located steps from the beach; they come in various sizes, ideal for everyone from families on holiday to romantic couples enjoying a getaway. Here’s what you can look forward to!
Beachfront villas in Krabi, Thailand
The best way to experience a family vacation in Krabi is by staying at a beachfront villa. Koh Jum has a range of 19 one- to five-bedroom beachfront villas that include split level and pool options for each. The one- and two-bedroom options are ideal for couples and smaller families while the larger villas can accommodate up to 10 visitors comfortably. Some of the villas are slightly further from the beach; they benefit from the serenity of surrounding gardens while still being a short walk from the water’s edge.
Sustainable dining and eco-friendly amenities
A highlight of any Thai getaway is tucking into phenomenal local food. The resort’s restaurant puts seasonal organic ingredients at the forefront – many of which come from the on-site organic garden. What’s more, the seafood is sourced from local suppliers who use sustainable traditional fishing methods. In addition to traditional Thai cuisine, the restaurant also hosts themed nights highlighting Indian, Italian, steak and seafood barbecue dishes. There’s also a beachfront bar that offers a range of artisan wines, signature cocktails, mocktails and single origin coffees.
Koh Jum Beach Villas’ commitment to sustainability goes beyond its dining programme. Furniture is made from bamboo or recycled wood, beachfront villas are designed to make use of the natural sea breeze to minimise the need for air conditioning, and roofs are insulated to keep rooms cool. The resort also partners with tour agencies from the local community and holds regular beach cleaning sessions. These efforts have helped the resort clinch the Travellife Gold Certification and Tourism Authority Thailand’s Responsible Thailand Awards 2020 in the Eco Lodge/Hotel category.
Discover Koh Jum and nearby islands
Koh Jum is relatively unknown and therefore mostly untouched by major tourist developments. The island is also blissfully free from the crowds you’d find at more popular destinations. If you prefer to explore on your own, the resort offers paddle boards, kayaks, motorbikes and bicycles to rent. With these, you can explore the island’s beautiful coastline or visit the local eateries and beachfront bars that dot the island.
After you’ve explored Koh Jum itself, you can sign up for a private longtail boat tour. Once aboard, you’ll cruise to nearby islands and locations like Phi Phi National Marine Park and Railay Bay. Once there, you can jump out and snorkel the calm, shallow waters, discovering the island’s remarkable undersea life. Prefer something a little more adventurous? The resort can also arrange fishing tours, mangrove kayak trips and other outdoor activities.
How to sort your beach holiday in Thailand
Koh Jum island is located off the coast of Krabi. Despite its marvellous sense of remoteness, it’s just an hour away from Krabi International (including a 30-minute boat ride). Travel arrangements can be made directly with the resort so it’s extremely convenient for family vacations. For more information on these beachfront villas in Koh Jum, click here.
Written in collaboration with Koh Jum Beach Villas.
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