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Koh Jum Oonlee Bungalows
Ranked #1 of 8 Ko Jum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hout Bay, South Africa
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“Somewhere very special...”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

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!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Valerie, Oon and their team have built up a beautiful lodge on the unspoilt island of Koh Jum and they bring in a very personal top-notch service, that I've never experienced anywhere before.

The bungalows are built alongside the hill, so that you never have a bungalow obstructing your view to the beautiful garden or to the ocean - that gives you privacy in your own space while still being in reach of all the facilities - take in account that the climb can be "hard work" after a few sundowners at the bar, watching the sunset with Ko PhiPhi on the horizon - but the food is worth every "effort"!

You can spend the days in your own hammock in the shade, go snorkelling right in front of the beach, take a moped-tour of the island with it's unspoilt infrastructure, kayaking, take in a massage ... in my eyes a little paradise, which will definitely see me again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

This was our first stop ever in Thailand's Islands and I consider us incredibly lucky. The warm welcoming you receive by Valerie when you walk up the stairs makes you feel like you've just arrived at home. The wildly beautiful surroundings/landscaping make it feel like you've arrived on your own private island. There is so much attention to detail in each of the bungalows, the restaurant, relaxation decks, bar....and the list goes on. Valerie is a wonderful woman who always makes sure everything is just right. Her crew is outstanding; so friendly and concerned about your comfort. Although the beach directly in front of the resort can get be rocky it is fun for snorkeling (equipment provided at no extra charge) or you can walk just a bit down the beach for perfect swimming space.

We can't say enough about this wonderful place and can't wait to plan our next visit.

Room Tip: For just a few baht more the sea view bungalows aren't a bad way to wake up!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Excellent , delicious, clean, friendly, Family Business!

Funny People who know what Service means!
Perfect Bungalows for a very Good Price!

I've Never Seen auch a Professional Kitchen in Thailand!

Hope See you again sometimes! We will for Site come back to Koh Jum! Wish you a Nice Holiday too

  • Stayed April 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We were planning to stay at Oon Lee for 5 nights, reservation and transportation advice all worked out very well. You can see that the place was built with a lot of love. So much effort put into little details, you can feel it. We were staying in one of the simpler bungalows with sea view, no air condition, just a mosquito net and a fan. It was quite hot during our stay and we were sweating pretty hard as we were spoilt by air conditions at our previous stays.

Things you should know:
- yes, there will be at least geckos in your room, but they eat all the mosquitos and bugs
- yes, there are some cracks in the floor, "things" could get into your room - we were sleeping with open windows and never had a problem at all. first two night we were a little bit freaking out about this fact, but hey, you are on a small island with no major resorts and thousands of tourists - it is worth it.
- yes, the beach right in front is rocky - if you expect a white sandy beach a la Railay, go somewhere else. (you need to walk a few minutes to get to a more sandy area) - there are definitely nicer beaches out there --> go on a island tour, you can rent the longtail boat with a driver from the resort
- yes, the food is more pricey than e.g. eating at the nightmarket in Krabi, BUT the food is ALWAYS excellent, tasty and you ARE on an island with no major grocery strore or anything around. (a bottle of water is 35 baht, a can of beer around 70).

If you can deal with all of the above, this is your perfect stay. Cozy, family run, warm and welcoming atmosphere, relax and do nothing.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We loved our time at Oon Lee Bungalows. It's a little haven - very relaxing and peaceful. From the second you arrive you are made to feel very welcome by Valerie, who greets you on first name terms. The warmest reception we've had anywhere. Valerie works so hard, and her staff do a fantastic job supporting her.

The bungalows are beautiful - quite cosy but you don't spend a lot of time indoors. Mosquito nets are thankfully provided. You are basically in the wild here. You can hear all the bugs, geckos, and occasionally monkeys. This wasn't a problem for us but not for the faint hearted. The resort is set in beautiful gardens, on a steep hill. At the bottom it says 26.5 steps to heaven, you just know how much pride Valerie and Oon take in this place from the very moment you arrive!

During the day we explored nearby, and stayed around the resort just soaking in the peaceful atmosphere and reading. You do have to walk a little to get to a sandy beach, but you can snorkel from just outside the front entrance, if you are careful of the rocks. Valerie explains this to you when you arrive though. Lots of lovely little decked areas looking out to sea, and you can watch a great sunset at the bar. Great location! We didn't really explore the rest of the island just e closest beaches, as it was so hot. But heard lovely things about the rest of the island. You can borrow snorkelling gear for free, hire kayaks for next to nothing, and Valerie and Oon also arrange trips as well!

The food is lovely, we tried something different most evenings, I really enjoyed the pad thai for lunch and the curries were fab - REALLY fresh ingredients! Very impressive. I would say there's lots of lovely (possibly western) touches to the way in which Valerie runs this place. (She is originally from France). These are cloth napkins with your dinner, flowers on the bed when you arrive, a huge array of books magazines and games in the restaurant/ lounge area - all of these things make it feel very homely and gives it great character.

I know Valerie goes well out of her way to help guests with special requests, but we didn't have any ourselves.

Would definitely revisit Oon Lee!!! Thank you Valerie. Sarah & Iain

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

we stayed in 2 Bungalows for 4 nights on koh jum and would have happily moved there for good. Valerie and her staff have been the most accomodating Hosts we have ever come across in asia, and the facilities are charmingly decorated with a lot of thought and style. Daily Specials are ALWAYS a good choice, and Special wishes are accomodated (no carbs ;-)). also not to miss are the massages, as was the snorkeling trip.
Sundowners down by the shore are a must before dinner.
Valerie, we thank you for the great stay with all our heart - we'll be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Koh Jum Oonlee Bungalows
Address: Kidon Beach, Ko Jum, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Jum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Jum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Koh Jum Oon Lee Bungalows Hotel Koh Jum

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