Joy Bungalow

The Original, Still the Best!

Joy Bungalow was the first resort built on Koh Jum back in 1987, long a backpacker favorite and the best-known resort on the Island.

Joy Bungalow is of Thailand’s true travelers’ meeting points. All kinds of people, from all corners of the globe have made Koh Jum, and in particular Joy Bungalow, their escape from the rest of the world. This small, unspoilt tropical hide-away has a unique ambience which lends itself to quiet contemplation and genuine feeling of inner peace. The limited use of electricity and current use of oil lamps enhance this feeling

At JOY, we go out of our way not to make our resort a business. Our commitment is to give you nature in the most natural way.

The people of Joy Bungalow will welcome you with open arms. Just don’t tell anyone and let’s keep it this way!

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Joy’s 36 bungalows are of different shapes, sizes and expense.
There is something for everyone.

Climb the mountain… so you can see the world,
not so the world can see you.

General Information

About Joy Bungalow, Thailand

For Sand, Sun, Beaches and Island lovers in its natural setting. We are Joy Bungalow. A 32 units bungalow resort set in tropical jungle on a longest stretch of white sand beach on Jum Island. Foreigners call us “Heaven on Earth”! There is no electricity on the island. We generate own electricity for limited use in our restaurant from 6.00 – 10.00 pm. Guest will be provided with a lantern when they check in. Visit us if you like nature as it is given to us.


The beach is full of crabs and jungle full of birds. Come see the sun set behind Phi Phi Island. The best time of day when white sand turns into gold. You’ll find out why foreigners call us “Haven on Earth”!


The island is named Koh Jum which means “Remember Island” situated between Krabi mainland and Lanta Island. Operation started since 1990. Provided “Haven on Earth” for foreign visitors for over 20 years. Prepare to stay longer than planned because once you are settled you will not want to leave!


Private Bungalow accommodation starts from 450 Baht to 3,000 Baht per night. We are printed in Thailand Tourist Guide, Lonely Planet of all languages.Look under Southern Thailand then Krabi Islands, Jum Island.

Foods & Drinks

Our restaurant

Regular priced (Fried rice at Baht 50 per serving, Medium Size Magaritta Home made Pizza at Baht 130 per serving). We have suggested menus which include Thai and European dishes. Made to order can be provided especially if order in advance. Anything from Phuket Lobster to Local crabs, fishes, shells and squids.

Personal Belongings

● Toilet accessories. (Towels & soap provided)
● Sun glasses & Sun protection cream. (You’ll need it!)
● Flash light (most important!! – Lantern provided)
● Sandal


Beach walk, jungle walk, catching crabs, beach fishing, kayaking, bird watching, monkey watching, hiking..etc.

Rent a Kayak and fish for squid and fish off the beach. Squid fishing is a sure catch and good fun! Ask staff to buy plastic bait from village.

Rent a motorcycle from staff at friendly cost and tour the Island and villages.

Fishing: Rent a long tail boat fully equipped with deep sea fishing equipments. Local fisherman-boatman knows the best fishing spots!

  •  Long tail boat @THB 3,500 per day
  •  Large Fishing boat with Toilet, kitchen, sleeping area for 8 people @Thb 7,000 per day.


Island hopping & snorkeling: Charter a long tail boat for snorkeling or Island hopping

Swimming: Large & long stretch of the beach at Joy gently slopes into the Andaman Sea, ideal from swimming and skinny dipping!

Beach Volleyball daily (Guest, staff, etc….)

Petong & Board games: Provided in restaurant area.

Anything you want to do!!!! Enjoy nature mostly!