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Best Time To Visit Koh Samui

When planning your trip, knowing when the best time to visit Koh Samui is will make a massive difference in your trip.

The weather in this part of Thailand differs significantly from the rest of the country. But having said that, even during the rainy season, there’s tons you can do here.

Best Time To Visit Koh Samui, Month For Weather & Least Rain, Thailand

While the islands are enchanting all year round, the best weather is from December to April. February is usually the driest, while April is the hottest. It will be sunny during these months, and the chances of light rain are close to zero. If you are looking to spend most of your time outdoors, such as hiking, snorkelling, or sunbaking, this is the best time to go.

October and November are the rainiest time of the year, so if you travel during this period, don’t be surprised if you confront a major downpour that may even last several days. The average rainfall in Koh Samui is 48cm, which is a lot of rain. However, if you’re travelling for total relaxation, the islands are still captivating even if it’s raining.

During June and July, travellers enjoy coming for a quiet island holiday since this is when there are fewer families, especially if you visit right before the school holidays start.

April is the month of the Thai new year, known as the Songkran, which is celebrated with a fun water war that the whole family can participate in. The island doesn’t celebrate Songkran as intensely as in Phuket or Pattaya, but it is undoubtedly one of the most fun festivals you should try to experience at least once in your life. Koh Samui will be filled with parties throughout the islands, and everyone is invited to join in.

So now that you know what the weather’s like, you’ll know when is the best time to visit Koh Samui depending on your travel preferences.

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Koh Samui Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Koh Samui many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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