Koh Jum or Koh Phu is one of the smaller islands between Koh Lanta and Krabi. A few thousand people between buddhists, muslim and chinese living together in sacred peace. A smile brings back many smiles.
People settled on the eastcoast and the midland. Development is slow here, only in 2009 electricity came. And the first two Tuk Tuk.
The beaches and resorts are on the westcoast, six beaches alltogether; swimming is generally better towards the north beneath mount Koh Jum.
One can wander the length of the west coast by rock-hopping between the beaches. It takes less than 2 hours at an easy pace, and the rock-hopping is mostly simple, except at high tide.
And fine views on the silhouette of the Phi Phi islands at large.
Get a motorbike to explore the island's agricultural countryside.
Rubber makes the living for many families, and Coconut palms - small scale fishing at Baan Koh Pu.
Some basic shopping at Koh Jum village, a well renowned seafood there, people having eaten there seemed satisfied ...
If you are lucky, you step into the annual "Three Islands Cup", the football games of the island, held at baan Tingrai around christmas.
Standard excursions are trips to Bamboo Island, left almost untouched in its natural condition, snorkelling and more. And, sure enough, to the famous beauty and waters of the Phi Phi Islands.
An american friend of this island has set up a quite informative website about Koh Jum, that might interest you (www.kohjumonline.com).