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Low Season In Phuket

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Low Season In Phuket

Ok this is the Phuket forum isn’t it, I am sure it is or is it the lets turn people off Phuket & send them somewhere else forum.

As soon as someone mentions they are going to Phuket in May, June, July, August, September, October and a few times even November the replies start coming in, doesn’t matter that the original poster might just want a hotel recommendation etc, instantly they are told its monsoon season go to Koh Samui etc etc.

This is really quite funny. Did you know it also rains on KS during high season lol.

Maybe some people who continually say don’t go its MONSOON season had a few days of rain once in Phuket but the whole season is not like that. The weather is beautiful during low season, lots of sunshine, very hot and if it does happen to rain who cares, it doesn’t hang around for long.

Beaches are closed at certain times due to rips but it is not every single day from May to November lol. Just be aware of the red flags. Phi Phi tours will be cancelled by good operators if the weather is bad, Phang Nga tours are in a more sheltered area so are rarely cancelled, everything is still open, you can still do diving & snorkeling tours etc etc.

So if you are planning a holiday to Phuket during low season, do not be put off, just go and have a great time and if it rains well who cares, you’re on holidays & it’s still hot :)


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1. Re: Low Season In Phuket

Well said, Cathy. Good post, thank you :)

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2. Re: Low Season In Phuket

Well stated Cathy!

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We have been 4 times in June, each for around 2 weeks and I reckon we had 2 days total where it actually rained for more than half a day! The rest of the time has been pretty much sunny or late showers which barely last an hour. Like you said the weather is still warm and there are plenty of things to do. One of my best diving days was one of those days,


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"Like" :)

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5. Re: Low Season In Phuket

Totally agree. Everyone lately seems to be saying go somewhere else . We went in may last year for 14 days and only had rain for 1 day. Doesn't matter if it rains. Still hot . Adds to the adventure when you get caught in a downpour. Lol

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We are off next there again next month & go at all times of the year. personally we love it anytime of the year and the bonus in off season is better accomm specials and less crowds!!! Like Cathy said your on holidays and its always hot the rain is somewhat refreshing :)

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Agree with your post totally Cathy! Low season in Phuket wins our vote!

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And another vote for low season. We are going next month our fourth time but usually we go in Oct. Only ever had one day in all that time that it rained all day.

All the benefits far out weigh something that no one can predict.

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Just got back, it rained one day for 1/2hour and 1 evening for an hour with lightening.

Sitting on our balcony sipping a wine during a tropical storm at night was awesomely sexy ;p

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Agreed, why not go to Phiket in low season, you have to be very unlucky to get lots of rain, it's far less crowded and much cheaper. We went in May and September last year and had only one day out of a fortnight that wasn't beach weather. We are going again in October and will take our chances. We've also been in January and had rain and we paid a heck of a lot more money.....

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