Travel Tips: When Is the Best Time to Visit Koh Samui?
Thailand is a perfect destination for island getaways, and one of the best spots that any tourist can explore is Koh Samui.
If you have never been to this place before, you’ll agree that this island can give a taste of everything you love about Thailand. Its majestic shorelines, accessible hikes, calming spas, and delectable street food will keep you coming back for more.
Koh Samui has a tropical climate, which makes it a perfect spot for outdoor activities and people who loves adventures. Whether you want to relax, take a swim, go on an adventure, you can do all of these in Koh Samui.
To help you plan your next vacation on the beautiful island, here are some of the important things you need to know about this place and the perfect time when to book your trip.
Tropical Weather in Koh Samui
Koh Samui has a tropical weather which means it has three distinct seasons in a year: dry, hot, and rainy season.
The dry season runs fron December to March and is the busiest season in Koh Samui. During this time, a lot of tourists flock the island to enjoy the captivating place and the beautiful weather. It is the best season to visit this island because it has little to no rain and has a relatively optimum temperature of around 28ºC. The humidity is just right and manageable so if you’re thinking of doing an exciting adventure outside, nothing will stop you from exploring this majestic island.
This is also the best time for you to go trekking, swimming, and going around Koh Samui. However, because the weather is perfect during this time, the place can become quite crowded.
So if you do not like too many people, then consider this a pass.
Tourist Season in Koh Samui
Just like what we mentioned above, the dry season is the peak season for tourists from around the world. If you have decided to visit during this season, here are a few things you can do to enjoy your stay.
Celebrate Christmas: Although Christmas in Thailand is not the same as how western countries celebrate it, you still get to enjoy the holiday season here in Koh Samui as the people greet you warmly and you’ll see a few Christmas decorations around the place.
Greet the New Year in Koh Samui: Thailand embraces the western New Year celebration through fireworks, grand parties, and good music. You and your family will enjoy the night full of exciting events as you and other visitors greet the New Year with fun and laughter under the beautiful night sky of Koh Samui.
Celebrate Makha Bucha Day: Makha Bucha Day is one of the biggest Buddha festivals in Thailand. This is a festival honouring the third lunar month and where monks gather with tributes to Buddha. Although celebrations on the island can be quite small, the people that celebrate this festival will still give you a valuable experience to remember.
If you’re looking for a travel destination this December to March, Koh Samui is the perfect place to be. Breathtaking shorelines, majestic views, fun outdoor activities, authentic Thai food, and the wonderful celebrations await you!
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