One of the most popular excursions in Krabi town and very easy and cheap to visit. Either you catch a songthaew by yourself or you buy a ticket. If you buy a ticket, they will pick you up from the hotel and send you back. You will have 2 hours to climb the stairs. Tickets are 200 thb 2 way. If you catch a songthaew by yourself, it will cost you 140 thb 2 way. To climb to the top, it will take you between 20-45 minutes depending on your stamina. To reach the temple at the top you need to climb 1237 stairs. My last walk took me 23 minutes, but I was quite tired and soaking wet with sweat. Bring a bottle of water, you will need it. Once at the top, you will have an excellent view over Krabi. Beware of the monkeys, they like to steel stuff. Even if they are very cute you should not try to pet them because if you get bitten you need to go to hospital and get a series of rabies shots. Walking down is of course much easier and should not take you more than 30 minutes. Some of the stair are quite high and steep and you will feel it in your knees.
Same as for Koh Jum the boat starts from Leam Kruad pier, see timetable below. Since we already were on Koh Jum, you need to take the boat back to Leam Kruad pier and change boat to reach Sriboya.
Another alternative is to rent a Longtail boat and go directly from Koh Jum to Sriboya. Since we were 10 people it was more economic to rent the Longtail, it cost us 1500thb and saved a lot of time.
We rented bungalows at Siboya Bungalows which was a good decision, very relaxed area. Clean and well-maintained resort. Lots of hammocks to take a nap in and also here a good kitchen and bar.
Compared to Koh Jum there are even less to do on Sriboya, just time to chill out.
We had a great time and will be back.
You can go to Koh Jum by boat from Leam Kruad pier, the ticket costs 100thb one way and the boat leaves about every 1,5 hours (see schedule in pics). From Krabi town you can catch a songthaew to Leam Kruad pier, but you need make one change on the way.
If you booked a room already, I suggest calling the resort and ask if they can pick you up from Mu Tu pier on Koh Jum.
We stayed at Jungle Hill bungalows which offered affordable bungalows by the sea, highly recommended. Good kitchen as well.
What to do on Koh Jum? Not much, just relax. Rent a motorbike from the resort and explore the island. Swim a lot, the water is clear, and you have plenty of beaches to choose from.
One of the more popular tours and takes about a half day to complete. Normally you are picked up at the hostel at 8.30 am. From the Good Dream it’s about 60km ride to the Hot Springs. The water average 35-42 degrees and are full of minerals that are claimed to have therapeutic heeling. In the water fall there are many natural carved “tubs” where to sit. The water is hot, and it’s not recommended to sit more than 15-20 minutes in the water and trust me, you will feel exhausted after 20 minutes.
From the Hot springs to Emerald pool it’s a short ride. From the parking it’s a 1km walk to the emerald pool. After Hot springs it’s nice to cool down in the emerald pool. Don’t buy any food on the way in since you are not allowed to bring it inside. Besides the Emerald pool you can also walk to see the Blue pool, the water there is amazing. You are not allowed to swim in the Blue pool but it’s still worth the walk. There is also a great swimming spot near the entrance if you like streaming water.
This is a cool restaurant about 18km’s from Good Dream and the easiest way to get here is by motorcycle. Not only do they offer plenty of laid-back spaces, but you may also take a swim in the stream passing through to cool down. A good place to spend some lazy hours.
Today we try the afternoon kayaking. This trip is perfect if you don’t want to wake up too early, they pick you up at 3 pm at Guesthouse. The price for this activity is 700 thb including transfer to and from, water and some fruits. The kayaks are quite robust and there’s not any risk of capsizing. The paddling is quite easy once you get a hang of it. No need to say anymore just look at the pictures.