Pearl sits in the middle of the stretch of beach which was the
most heavily hit on KJum by the Tsunami. Next door neighbors
Koh Jum Lodge, Seasons Bungalows, and Green Bungalows all
suffered heavy damage. Most everybody reckons the waves that
hit the island were 4 or 5 meters high (the second wave was
the biggest of the 5 or 6 waves that came ashore that day) and
rolled in going 200-300 kph, but after seeing the destruction
at GP Beach it's not hard to believe that the waves were much,
much bigger down there.
only good news is that nobody was killed. That's also hard to
information on contacting and booking at the Golden Pearl is
non-existent so you'll probably have to call them for
reservations. It's worth the effort. All bungalow
operations in Thailand should be this good.