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BEST TIME TO VISIT Phuket

Phuket is home to many beautiful white sand beaches, wildlife conservatories, mysterious islands and a city with a perfect blend of culture with modernism. Phuket is warm around the year, enjoying a pleasant tropical climate at all times. It’s seasons can be categorized into – dry season (with lesser rain) and wet season. The dry season (December – March) is the best time to visit Phuket. The wet months (May – October, with September receiving the maximum rainfall) are when you can explore Phuket on a budget owing to low tourist season and low rates.

Best Time for Good Weather

The best time to visit Phuket starts from December. The weather is warm and dry with lots of sunny days. The ideal time to pack in your flip flops, beachwear, and partywear. Blue skies, clear warm water and pleasant evenings are the daily weather forecasts then. This is the time when the entire city decks up to celebrate Christmas and New Year. There are lots of events and shows organised all over the country.

This great weather continues till January and is also the ideal time to go on boat cruise, diving, scuba diving, snorkelling or island hopping. February is another best time to visit Phuket when the Chinese New Years is celebrated and the whole town decks up in the traditional way.

These months are marked with very high number of tourists. The hotel prices are also very high and availability limited. Cruises, adventure sports and nightlife costs more.

Phuket in March experiences an increase in the temperature. The Songkran Water festival which is seven days long, is celebrated in April. This is a good time to visit Phuket, as not only the locals but the tourists also enjoy the water throwing festival. The nightlife is very vibrant during this time period.

Best Time for Great Discounts

The wet season starts from May in Phuket. The early days of May experience increase in temperature, humidity, and by the end of the month it starts raining more frequently. The rise in the temperature and low visibility, makes island hopping and water related activities to close down.

The tourist crowd starts thinning down by mid of May. This is the best time to visit Phuket to grab great deals and low prices in hotels, nightlife places and other indoor related entertainments. June -September sees frequent rainy days, which are broken off with few sunny days too. Tourists would find most of the towns, beaches, restaurants and night clubs quiet, with great deals and low prices on offer.

May to October is a good time to go surfing around Phuket as the seas get wild and rough, making the waves just perfect for surfers.

Best Time for Great Discounts and Good Weather

October and November see a decline in the frequent showers. Although the temperature in the daytime is still on the higher side, the night time temperature starts becoming more bearable.

The upside in these months is that the tourist crowd still remains low. The establishments which close down during the low season start opening up by November. The rates of hotels, flights and nightlife are still on the cheaper side. There are ample shopping fests, events in the hotels and nightclubs at deal prices to attract tourists.

The tropical Andaman sea is the most calm and clear in the drier months from November till April making it the best time to go snorkelling.

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