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.
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…]