The island of Koh Phangan in Thailand offers visitors everything from sun-soaked days at the beach to lively full moon parties. Here is a guide to help you choose when to plan a visit.
Understanding the Weather
It’s important to have a general understanding of the local weather and climate before booking your resort in Phangan. While some say there are two main seasons, others break it up into three; each season has its pros and cons which make the island such a great place to visit year-round.
The Dry Season
This is the peak season when the weather is at its best though crowds and rates are higher; This period, generally from December to March, is hot but not that humid with fewer chances of rain. Staying at beachside properties like Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas is perfect for enjoying the sublime coastal weather.
The Hot Season
The heat and humidity begin to pick up from April onwards which can be classified as the start of the hot season. You can expect downpours, but not all the time, so you can look forward to days spent amidst glorious sunshine too. During this time, the rates and crowds will be less as well.
The Rainy Season
The monsoon rains come into full effect usually from September to November and temperatures may drop slightly too. Storms can be experienced especially in the late afternoon or evening but do keep in mind rates are at their lowest and some great Koh Phangan hotel deals will be on offer as well.