Our Guide to Visiting Phuket - When Is The Best Time to Visit
Phuket is one of the dream destinations for tourists around the world. It is famous for its white sand and clear turquoise water. If you want to relax and soothe your tired muscles, there are many spas and masseuses on the island for you to choose from. Making a conscious decision about the time of year to visit Phuket is necessary if you want to have the best experience there.
Since Thailand is a tropical country, there are wet and dry seasons throughout the year. Luckily, these are the only two weather conditions that you have to be concerned about because Phuket never gets cold! No matter what time of the year that you’re planning to go to the island, the temperatures will always be nice and warm.
To make the most of your dream vacation in Phuket, here is a guide for you to choose the best time to visit:
The Dry Season
The time between November and mid-May is the peak season of all islands in Thailand. If you love being outdoors and exploring nature, this period is probably the best time for you to go to Phuket. From March down to the beginning of May, it is summertime in Thailand. The sun rays will be shining down and reflecting on the sea water, making it shimmer and sparkle beautifully. The dry season is the time when you will get to bathe in sunlight, enjoying the warm sand and picture-perfect sea all day long.
Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, flip-flops, beach towel, and your favorite swimsuit! When night time comes, Phuket offers a fantastic nightlife experience that you will never get from anywhere else. We recommended you to go to Bangla Road and Patong Beach Boulevard to enjoy the wild parties all night long!
Since there are so many fun activities during this time of year, numerous tourists from all over the world will be visiting Phuket during this season. Therefore, you may have to fight for a spot to sunbathe on the beach.
Moreover, accommodation and food may cost a little bit more than it usually does. As a matter of fact, you may find that the flights cost 50% higher than the ones offered in low season! This may sound way too expensive, but the price does come with perks. You will get to enjoy sunny weather and low humidity levels during this time of year. Don’t sweat the downsides and bask in the moment!
The Wet Season
If you aren’t a fan of crowds and loathe the idea of fighting for a spot everywhere you go, choosing to visit Phuket during the wet season might be a better idea. This season is from mid-May to the beginning of November. The beach will be less crowded and the streets free of traffic. If your budget is your main problem, visiting Phuket in this season will help you save up to 50% more than you would spend during peak season! You will find many promotions during this travel time. Flights, accommodation options, and food are at lower prices while the quality stays the same.
The reason why it is called the wet season is it will be raining most of the time on the island, especially in September and October. However, don’t worry too much because there will be long breaks between each time the rain comes. While it is pouring outside, you can enjoy indoor activities such as joining a Thai cooking class, relaxing at a spa, or soaking in a tub of aromatherapy treatments. It is not advised to swim while the monsoon hits as there may be strong undercurrents. That being said, you can still book a boat trip with a registered guide to take you to snorkel and visit other nearby islands.
The Shoulder Season
This travel time is between the peak and low season. From March to May, you will be offered discounts up to 20% on flights and accommodation. The weather can be unpredictable during this period, but it will not be extreme. Be prepared for both sunny and rainy weather conditions.
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