However, good weather is possible at any time of year and Phuket during the less busy months can still provide a wonderful tropical vacation. You can save up money than going in the high season.
This is also the best to book tour to Phi Phi Island or Maya Bay to experience the soft sand & crystal clear beaches.
Airfares are much lower and, with “discount-wars” occurring among the Phuket resorts, it’s possible to get even luxury accommodation at the best beach resorts at less than half the high season price.
Do you know which time of year is best for you to visit Phuket island? The following describes some positive and negative aspects of each month along with detailed weather statistics, to help you decide.
Phuket high season peak starts in November and ends in April. Always look out for hotel special discounts when planning to visit Phuket during high season.
The benefits when going to Patong during the high season peak including hot sunny days, low rainfall, happening Patong nightlife scenes. During the high peak season, the popular Bangla Walking Street packed with European and Chinese tourists. Traffic in towns can get congested.
Motorcycle & Car Rental
Travelling to some places or attractions in the city can be an issue due to the far distance. If you decided not to take public transport and plan to save up some bahts, you can rent a car or motorcycle instead.
There are many vehicle rental shops to find around the city. Many vehicle selections to choose from saloon car, scooter to a superbike.
Tips: Find the best car rental deals to save up expenses and always be cautious of accidents while riding motorcycle due to traffic congestion during the high season.
Songkran Water Festival in April (High Season Ends)
Many people flock to Phuket specifically to join in the celebrations which mean once again that early bookings for both flights and hotels are advisable. The water-throwing celebrations in Phuket usually last for seven days.
The hottest time of year and also the month of the Songkran water festival which celebrates the start of the Thai new year and involves everyone enthusiastically dousing each other with water.
For visitors who enter into the spirit of things, it can be an amazingly fun experience through others, hoping for rest and relaxation. You may find it a great inconvenience as its almost impossible to go outside without getting drenched if you stay in the towns.
Always remember to book flight and hotel early to enjoy the lowest hotel deals near Patong city.
While April generally produces the highest average temperatures of the year there is also an increased chance of rainfall especially towards the end of the month.
The low season month usually the wettest month of the year with high humidity makes it hard to recommend visiting Phuket at this time. The nightlife at the bars are quiet but in return, you will still get to enjoy drinks and have fun away from crowded area.
Statistically, September is the wettest month of the year as there are heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in Phuket.
Loy Krathong Festival in November (High Season Starts)
Loy Krathong festival usually occurs in November (Thai calendar 12th lunar month full moon). Hundreds of hot air lanterns (khom loi) are released and can be seen floating out to sea.
In November, tourist numbers start to increase the towns are not crowded. The nightlife atmosphere improves as bars start to pick up more business. Many of the staff that left Phuket for the low months return to work.
Plan your destination and book your hotel early at least 4-5 months to stay at great hotels in Phuket Island that offers the lowest hotel deals before heading to Phuket.