Sun Smile

Sun Smile

Aosi Moo 5, Ban Tingrai, Kohsriboya, Nueklong, Ko Jum 81130 Thailand
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#3 of 6 hotels in Ko Jum
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Sun Smile their hotel of choice when visiting Ko Jum. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a mosquito net and a seating area, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to room service, a sun terrace, and beach chairs while staying at Sun Smile. In addition, Sun Smile offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Ko Jum trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Ko Jum has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Luboa Cafe, MAI THAI FOOD, and Rock View Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.

At Sun Smile, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Ko Jum.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
Currency exchange
Car park
Restaurant
Fishing
Car hire
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Aosi Moo 5, Ban Tingrai, Kohsriboya, Nueklong, Ko Jum 81130 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 47 out of 100
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Krabi Airport
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TripMadLeeds_UK wrote a review Mar 2024
Leeds, UK37 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We are well travelled in Asia and have stayed in many different types of accommodation and bungalows. We love rustic but this resort could really do with a bit of TLC both in the rooms and the grounds and the food could have been presented better.
The rooms are overpriced for the standard but I expect is the quality of comfy bed that has pushed the price up.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ragnar N wrote a review Dec 2023
Grums, Sweden77 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sun Smile Beach Resort is probably as close to a Thai paradise as you can get. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic massage, top service, nice beach and not least the FOOD!. After more than 15 trips to Thailand and a total of more than a year here, I can only say that the food here is overall the best we have experienced in Thailand. Even the simplest vegetable or noodle dish tastes amazing. When we have eaten breakfast, we immediately long for lunch.
The first few days we lived in a bungalow in the second row with a fan and cold running water, which was perfectly fine. For the last three days we have lived in the front row with hot water, AC and fridge. A little more expensive, but worth every single bath.
We have had an hour massage 5 days in a row and it has been incredibly good for the body. Tried both oil, Thai and neck/back massage.
If we go back to Thailand at some point, it is absolutely the reason to visit Sun Smile again.
Ragnar
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barbro N wrote a review Dec 2023
57 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As close to paradise as you can get. Sun Smile is an absolutely wonderful place. You can stay in simple bungalows with fan and sea view or luxuriously in the front row with AC, fridge and water. The beach is very close and it's lovely to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. Very good service! The restaurant serves fantastic food! Best so far and I can compare with many restaurants through all trips to Thailand.
There are two good masseurs at the resort and why not do like us, one massage a day! Very talented!
Rented a moped but it is so nice at the resort that one day was enough. You want to come back here☀️
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kristina_alaska wrote a review Feb 2018
Bristol55 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to know how looked Thailand like 20years ago please go to sun smile beach :) small island 5km long with few cars and lots of scooters, monkeys, nice beach, amazing food and simple clean bungalow. That's everything what I wanted :) we planned to stay there 3nights but stayed longer as for me was the best place in Thailand. I knew that I need to get out of ferry on the second stop but I didnt know that this stop will be in the sea :) ferry stop in the sea and you just move to longtail boat and will transfer you to the sun smile beach bungalow.
and by the way the best sunset ever, thank you
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: nice simple clean bungalow with the best view on the seafront
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Zara V wrote a review Apr 2012
Leuven, Belgium2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the most horrible holiday experience ever at this place!!!
The owner only wants your money. He is totally not interested in you having a nice stay. He claimed that we still had to pay food (which we never ate). And he had the guts to start over the discussion five times. When we asked our money back to go to another place on the island he wanted to use violence. He is really crazy and stupid because why wouldn't we not pay 5euros???
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Date of stay: February 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MrsCGMarshall wrote a review Apr 2016
46 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just left Sun Smile having stayed there for 5 nights. We have just started a 5 month travelling adventure and decided that Koh Jum would be our first stop so we could relax after our London life. The reviews we had read online prior to our visit sounded like exactly what we needed: quiet, secluded and not very touristy.

We had an amazing time in the bungalows with our great hosts who were always on hand should we need anything (mainly banana pancakes and green curry).

It is true what other reviews say - there really isn't much to do on the island so don't go there if you're looking for an activity filled, social holiday. But if you're after some uninterrupted r+r, beautiful private beaches and spectacular sunsets then Sun Smile on Koh Jum is where to book!

The bungalows themselves are very basic! A fan to keep you cool at night, a bed and basic ensuite (shower over toilet jobby) so don't expect luxury. However, the location and views more than make up for this and for 2,500 baht for 5 nights, it's really good value.

Highly recommended accommodation for a relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yvonne C wrote a review Jan 2016
28 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Came here for 2 days, stayed for 10 days. Bungalows very clean (rooms cleaned, fresh bedding and towels every 2 days). Good food, friendly staff, very efficient service.
Very peaceful beach, easy to get to villages if desired.
The bar and restaurant close at 9pm but other 2 on beach open until late.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Brady1760757 wrote a review Jan 2015
Windsor, United Kingdom23 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful and relaxing stay. Beach is almost private, only 3 other bungalows on this stretch. Easy to walk over the hill at the back to reach the road where there are a few shops, a bakery and a really good little restaurant. Owners are friendly and helpful. You can hire a bike and drive around the island.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kafferpilla wrote a review Jan 2015
Hayle, United Kingdom9 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've just got back from
Our three week trip to Thailand. We stayed in koh Jum for the last 9 days to get away from the hectic tourist areas such as krabi, koh Lanta and phi phi.

If you are looking for total seclusion , beautiful white sands, clear seas and wonderfully friendly people, Koh Jum and sun smile is for you. It is no frills, no air con, no TV , no hot shower- but who needs any of that when you are surrounded by palm fringed deserted beaches ?!? The wild life (monkeys, bats, snakes, lizards) was a nature lovers dream come true!! Mr. Ka and his wife Kim along with there incredible team of staff made our stay that more special, with bonfires on the beach at night and giving advice on touring the small island by mo ped. Anyone who gives sun smile and koh Jum any less than 10 out of 10 need their head examining.It was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. So much so that my heart broke the day we left and I ended up crying like a baby. We will undoubtedly be returning to Sun smile.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Madasil wrote a review Nov 2014
Toronto, Canada39 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sun Smile is a cute getaway right on the beach. It has great views right from your window and private beaches! No body, and I mean no one is walking on that beach, it feels very secluded.. even lonely at times, but its a great escape from the touristy thailand.
Keep in mind this beach is not white sand or that pretty, but there are a million sea shells and its so quiet and peaceful you just forget about the sand lol.
The food is average here, and you are forced to eat and drink at the restaurant since there is really no where else on the island unless you skip over to the next hotel. ( a good day excursion )
NOTICE: This is not the most social island, its more of a relaxing escape for what seemed to be mainly Germans. The locals in town are mainly muslim so there is no alcohol in town.
Enjoy the sea shells!
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the hillside! the views are incredible and it feels like your private home :)
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Answer from Yvonne C
28 contributions9 helpful votes
Any travel agent in Krabi will book ferry for you. If you contact sun smile to book a room, they will send boat to pick you up from the ferry. Hope you enjoy it there.
kristina_alaska wrote a tip Feb 2018
Bristol55 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"nice simple clean bungalow with the best view on the seafront"
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Madasil wrote a tip Nov 2014
Toronto, Canada39 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the hillside! the views are incredible and it feels like your private home :)"
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PRICE RANGE
S$26 - S$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandKrabi ProvinceKo Jum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Smile
Which popular attractions are close to Sun Smile?
Nearby attractions include Baan Tiew (0.9 km) and FU BAR - Koh jum (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sun Smile?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sun Smile?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sun Smile?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sun Smile?
Conveniently located restaurants include Halal Food, Ban Ban, and Tingrai Restaurant.
Does Sun Smile have airport transportation?
Yes, Sun Smile offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sun Smile?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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