Koh Jum Beach Villas 

When you want to get away from it all

Escape the bustle at this boutique eco-resort, which has a handful of bespoke villas, a pretty beachside setting and authentic Thai feel.

You can barely see the rooftops for the trees at Koh Jum Beach Villas, an intimate hideaway on a scenic, beach-lined stretch of Koh Jum’s relatively undeveloped coastline. Nestled into the lush tropical gardens, there are just 21 spacious villas, all individually designed and decorated, ranging from one to five bedrooms. You can soak up the views across the marine park from the shaded terrace or four-poster bed or snooze by your private pool (if you have one). It’s a perfect place to recharge and reconnect with life’s simple pleasures: relaxed farm-to-fork meals, sunset cocktails on the beach and maybe a stroll to the local village or a wildlife-spotting kayak trip along the shoreline.

Why we love Koh Jum Beach Villas

  • It’s smothered in greenery in a tranquil corner of an already tranquil island, so if you’re looking for peace and quiet, you’ll find it here

  • Restful isn’t the same as dull, with adventures such as island-hopping, sea fishing, mountain hikes and one-to-one cooking classes on offer

  • No two villas are the same in layout or decoration, so they feel more like private seaside homes than part of a beach resort

  • Thanks to a focus on local, seasonal and often organic ingredients, the food is deliciously super-fresh and bursting with flavour

4 stars
Koh Jum
On a mile-long stretch of pale sand on Koh Jum’s south-west coast, with a handful of small bars and restaurants in walking distance
Approx. 70 minutes’ transfer and boat from Krabi airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

The restaurant and bar make the most of local seasonal produce, with international favourites, Thai dishes and daily themed specials providing plenty of variety.

The restaurant is the venue for farm-to-table breakfast (buffet or à la carte depending on the number of guests), lunch and dinner, starring fresh local ingredients from the organic garden and local fishermen.

Pull up a chair in the rustic bar to enjoy artisan coffee, ice cream or a signature cocktail with views of the beach and the Phi Phi islands.

Be sure to be in the bar at 5pm for the arrival of the superb frozen margaritas – the perfect accompaniment to sunset watching.

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant

There’s a treatment room with a short list of therapeutic massages (also available in your villa), daily yin yoga classes and meditation sessions. Fitness fans can use the small gym.

Rent a bicycle to pedal trails through the jungle, join a guided trek or arrange a private Muay Thai lesson.

The main swimming pool overlooks the beach, where there are kayaks and paddleboards on offer. If you want to snorkel, there are pristine sites on nearby islands, easily accessible on a private boat trip; dive trips can be arranged via Lanta Divers. Other water-based guided activities include fishing trips and kayak tours through the wildlife-rich mangroves.

A host of eco-friendly policies has earned the resort Travelife Gold certification. These include everything from the building of the villas, designed to reduce the use of air-conditioning, through providing guests with natural mosquito coils and repellent, to an in-house bottling plant for drinking water.