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How to Enjoy Your Holiday During the Rainy Season in Phuket

If you are preparing for your trip to Phuket, chances are you have already checked the weather forecast online so that you can pack accordingly. However, these forecasts are not reliable and you should not fully trust them. To help you have a better idea of the weather in Phuket, here is everything you need to know:

The Seasons in Phuket

There are two seasons in Phuket: the high season (November to May) and the low season (May to November). The low season can also be referred to as “The Green Season” as the Tourism Authority of Thailand wanted it to sound less intimidating. That being said, the fact still remains: the low season is the rainy season.

The Best Time to Come to Phuket

Contrary to popular belief, it does not rain every single day during the rainy season in Phuket. When it does, it usually rains for short periods of time. However, there are still some weeks where it rains for three to nine days straight. Unfortunately, no one can tell for sure when exactly these weeks will be. If you want the odds to be in your favor, then come to Phuket between January to May.

How to Make the Most of Your Trip During the Rainy Season

Even if it is not raining every day the week you are in Phuket, you need to keep in mind that the sea can be rough. Here are some tips to make sure that you can still enjoy your trip even when the ocean is off-limits:

1. Book a Hotel With a Swimming Pool and Spa

It can be a good idea to choose a hotel with a nice swimming pool to make the most of your trip. Also, pay attention to the warning signs on the beach and never swim when the flags are red. No matter how good of a swimmer you think you are, rip currents will always be stronger than you. Moreover, Phuket is filled with hotels and resorts that come with a spa. If you want to make sure that you can enjoy your trip even with the rains, then choose a resort with a nice pool and an amazing spa to treat yourself to a full-package spa treatment while it is raining outside!

In the rainy season, beaches can get pretty quiet, especially small, lesser-known beaches. As these beaches are neglected during these rainy months, you will most likely encounter an unpleasant sight due to all the trash brought in from the ocean. So, make sure that you choose a hotel on one of the main beaches: Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala, and Bangtao.

2. Go on Tours

During the rainy season, tours are still operating as per usual, as long as the weather does not turn into a rainstorm. Be sure to bring a motion sickness prevention pill with you on these tours as the sea can be quite rough.

3. Enjoy the Perks

Hotel rates tend to be lower during the rainy season, and the hotel staff will also be able to focus on you better as they are not as busy. You can take advantage of the impeccable service during this time. Also, bargaining becomes much easier as most shops are more desperate for customers.

The Bottom Line By now, you should realize that the rainy season is not too terrible after all. In fact, there are many great things that you can get from visiting Phuket during this low season. All you need to do is book a nice hotel where you can relax while the weather outside is raging!

Sunsuri Phuket has some of the best options for private villas in Phuket, so feel free to get in touch with us and see how we can help!