Off the beaten track – Ko Jum, Thailand

by Aly Hazlewood on February 3, 2016

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Ko Jum Island, 25 miles south of Krabi, is just a short ferry ride away (350 baht, departing Krabi port at 11.30am daily) and is still something of an off-the-beaten-track paradise. Mercifully free of late night bars pumping out cheesy house music along the shoreline, it still has a sleepy, laid back vibe, punctuated by the odd impromptu jam session by local or visiting musicians.

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There is no major port or pier on the island yet, so one has to jump off the ferry onto waiting long tail boats at sea - baggage clutched perilously in hand - which then transport you to your chosen accommodation. It is a chaotic experience and you risk a possible soaking, although I’m told this rarely happens. [click to continue…]

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