Totally agree with previous reviewers, Valerie and Oon have absolutely got it right and I'm a little reluctant to write the glowing review it deserves so as to keep it a bit more of a secret! Valerie, Oon and everyone who works there all work extremely hard and go out of their way to help and make you feel welcome.
The bungalows are spotless with lots of lovely little touches to make your stay extra special. They're perfectly designed to maximise privacy and the stunning views. The food is fantastic, every meal we ate there was delicious.
Yes, the beach is rocky, but sandy beaches are a ten min walk along the shore.
Like so many others have done before us, we ended up changing our plans and staying on longer, we were lucky that someone delayed their trip so that there was a bungalow available for us.
The snorkelling trip was a highlight, as were sundowners on the decks with new friends. We also really enjoyed a day scooting round the island. We started off on bicycles but at nearly 40degrees and with those hills, we soon switched to an engine.
You can get a motorbike taxi to the village for 170 baht (a 20 min hilly walk to the pick up point but you get o see monkeys!). We managed to get a pick up truck all the way back from Andaman resort one day for around 250 baht.
Thank you Valerie and Oon, we'll be back!
...if you go to the village green/ square at 5pm some days you can see elephants!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have created Oonlee Bungalows on the island of Koh Jum to be more than just another vacation resort amidst the others. It's a family affair. Simple, yet luxurious, beautiful and exotic, charming wooden bungalows stand on stilts, scattered around a shaded, tropical garden. Master craftsman, Oon carefully managed the construction of the bungalows and Lee the design details which proved to be a enjoyable and successful division of labor. The price of the bungalows range from 800 Thai Baht to 3000 Thai Baht at high season. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Koh Jum Oon Lee Bungalows Hotel Koh Jum