The beach at Ting Rai Bay Resort, Koh Jum

We are heading to Thailand in a few days for the kids' Easter break, and we are all very excited. Martin has been working hard and will be travelling a lot for work this year so really needs this break with us to prepare mentally and physically.

For a lot of people he has a job made in heaven (sports journalist/editor) but in reality the weeks away on assignment can be pretty tough, especially for a born family man! I know he misses the kids a lot (and me a little??) so this holiday will a chance for us to have some fun together.

Anyway, we have been to Phuket a few times and wanted to try somewhere different this time. The kids are old enough to enjoy getting a bit wet jumping on and off the longtail boats, so we have decided on a little island hopping from Krabi. We are flying to Krabi (first time) and heading to Ko Ngai, on my sister's recommendation, Ko Lanta, and lastly Ko Jum.

We found this resort, Ting Rai Bay Resort on Ko Jum, on the internet and it looks divine. A lot of the operations on this island were damaged by the tsunami, but these huts are situated on a steep hill so only the beach bar and four chill-out huts were destroyed. All the same, the bungalows all look new and well looked after, and we have a deluxe family bungalow for only S$56 a night!

There is nothing much to do here except swim, snorkel, read, eat, and sleep, which sounds perfect to me! Here are some photos of Ting Rai Bay Resort for you to enjoy; looking at them makes me take in a deep breath and feel more relaxed, so can't wait to dive into that water.


Anonymous said... @ April 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

How's the political situation there? We're planning to go Phuket end of May, but my husband & mom are both very concerned about possible riots & wanna cancel the trip!

Milly said... @ April 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

If you are traveling direct to Phuket I can't see a problem. Keep an eye on the situation, avoid Bangkok and have a great holiday!

Gill said... @ April 5, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Where are you staying in Koh Ngai and Koh Lanta - my sister is planning to head over there next week? Gill

Lily Pang said... @ April 5, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I like to live in the bungalow. So cheap and nice. I'll try it next time. Thank you for sharing!

Milly said... @ April 9, 2010 at 4:09 AM

I am writing this from CoCo Cottages on Koh Ngai and it is beautiful-very peaceful and relaxing. I am sitting at the restaurant looking out to the ocean, light sea breeze, sun setting over the limestone islands offshore. Tomorrow we head to Koh Lanta to stay at Twin Bay Resort which we read was family friendly, but I think CoCo Cottages is a hard act to follow. Hope your sister has a great time :)

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