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Best Time of the Year to Visit Koh Samui: What You Need to Know

Planning to visit this paradisiac island? Awesome! You are going to have a blast here, because Samui offers you everything you need, depending on your objectives: relaxation, fun, adventure, etc. It has everything for every kind of traveler. Worry not.

In this article, we are going to talk about the best time of the year to visit Koh Samui, so you can plan your vacations accordingly to have the best time.

Once again, it comes to you thanks to Boutique Yachting, and we hope that you enjoy it. If you have questions or doubts, feel free to comment them below, or even better, contact us!

In order to make things easier for you, we’ve divided this post according to activities and other factors, depending on what you want to do in Koh Samui.

A General Overview on Koh Samui’s Weather:

What is it like?

Best Time of the Year to Visit Koh Samui: What You Need to Know

In short, it is sunny and hot, exactly what you would expect from an island destination. This weather makes it perfect for those craving water and sand, because you will be able to enjoy its beautiful beaches.

However, as you will see below, there are some exceptions; but generally, this is what you will get when you come to visit. That is why so many people love Koh Samui, because it offers you everything to fully enjoy it and spend your holidays in a real paradise in earth.

When Is It the Cheapest?

Not everyone has a large budget to spend on a luxury vacation to Koh Samui, so if you are trying to cut costs down, then you also need to come to the island when it is the cheapest. So, what’s the best time to save money? From October to November.

Why? Because they are also known as the “rainy months”, so not a lot of people come during this season, and consequently, you will be able to get good deals in hotels, tours and more. Even though there will be rain, the weather won’t be so bad, and you will still have sunny days, so it is a good deal.

If October or November don’t work for you, then you can also save money by coming in April, May or June. As the weather is hotter and more humid than usual, you won’t have lots of tourists flooding the island, so you will also find great deals.

When is the Best Time to Visit the Ang Thong Marine Park?

If you wish to visit it (remember that we can take you there, because we have the best ships in the island), then the ideal time is during late December until September, because the park is closed every year from November to early December.

You have a lot of time to plan your vacation in case you want to visit this attraction, which is one of the most popular in the country. You will absolutely love it, just like the many visitors that come here every year to witness the abundant and exotic wildlife and its natural beauty.

This time is also excellent for kayaking, so if you would like to try it, then try to come in the aforementioned months. You will have a blast. Bet on it.

When Is the Best Time for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling?

Best Time of the Year to Visit Koh Samui: What You Need to Know

If you want to practice these sports in Koh Samui – or in a nearby island like Koh Tao which is very popular for those who practice snorkeling and diving – then you need to come during March, April, May and early December.

The water temperature and conditions will be ideal, and in addition, you will get the chance to witness whale sharks and tons of exotic marine life. Generally, these waters are perfect for beginners, because they are calm. No great challenge to face, so, no worries.

When Is It The Sunniest?

It is also the best time for swimming, because the weather is great and the sun is shining at its max! If you are looking for that, then the best time is from December to April, you won’t have to deal with rain. Not even a bit.

If you cannot make it during these months, then you can also come from May to September, but be aware that you may have to deal with a bit of rain, not a lot, but still, it will rain. Hopefully, most of the time, they will occur during the night or late afternoon, after you have had lots of fun at the beach.

The hottest month is April, and it is another popular time to come, because during it the Songkran festival takes place, one of the most important celebrations in the country.

What Is The Driest Season?

If you are looking for the driest month of the year in Koh Samui, then the trophy goes for February. It is very dry, so you will be able to forget about rain for a while. However, remember to protect your skin properly, because this month is exceptionally sunny and therefore your skin will be more exposed to damage.

What to Wear During Raining Season?

Best Time of the Year to Visit Koh Samui: What You Need to Know

Now that you have a general overview on the weather of Koh Samui and what is the best time to visit depending on what you want to do, it is time to give you a few tips regarding the raining season, in case a storm catches you:

  1. A travel towel
  2. Waterproof phone case, self-explanatory
  3. A rain jacket
  4. A rain poncho
  5. A good pair of rainy season sandals like Teva Zirra or Chaco Yampa
  6. Mosquito repellent.

There you have it. If you are planning to come during rainy season, then take these tips into account. They will help you lots. Lots!

Final Words

We have arrived to the conclusion of this article. We hope you enjoyed it and found it useful.

As you can see, the weather in Koh Samui is generally awesome but with a few exceptions. However, they offer you in exchange huge savings in hotels, tours, space, etc. So, you can take advantage of that and start planning your visit to the island!