Truth be told, Koh Samui is a great destination to visit all year through! The thing is, however, some periods may be better than others, though each season has its benefits too.
The Three Seasons
Though it has lots of sunny days, even a tropical island like Koh Samui has three seasons, though don’t expect snow or autumn leaves! Be you planning to stay at Lamai hotels or Chaweng Beach resorts, remember that the island’s dry, rainy and hot seasons are marked by varied weather conditions.
The Dry Season
This season begins in December and runs till March and is considered the peak season. You can expect lots of tourists and higher rates, but on the up-side the weather is warm, the seas calm and there’s little rain. Properties such as Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort beside the beach are popular since you can enjoy water sports too.
The Hot Season
April marks the beginning of the hot season that carries on till August. The temperatures do reach highs of about 30°C (86 ºF) and you may want to spend the afternoons in air-conditioned comfort! The mornings are still great for activities including water sports and generally, there will be showers in the afternoon which cool things down.
The Rainy Season
From September to November, the monsoon or rainy season arrives and sees the highest rainfall in the island. However, there are advantages of staying at a resort in Koh Samui during this off-peak season; the rates are lower, the beaches crowd-free and there are rainy-day activities to enjoy too!