Showing posts with label Weather Koh Samui. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weather Koh Samui. Show all posts

Friday, 23 November 2012

When Is The Koh Samui Weather At Its Best?

View of the ShaSa hotel in Koh Samui (photo courtesy
Anyone traveling from countries, which experience cold weather throughout most of the year, should take a break from that weather and visit the island, Koh Samui weather is mostly hot and sunny during most months, making this getaway attractive in the eyes of travellers from around the world.

As mentioned earlier, the majority of the months are hot and sunny, but not all every month has great weather – there are certain times of the year where the island experiences torrential rain showers. In some instances, this can last several days up to a week, which in turn can lead to flash floods, and ultimately ruin any vacationer’s carefully planned holiday.

However, it should be noted that tropical storms hitting the islet relentlessly is a rare occurrence. Moreover, while the months October to December are the usual times of year when the rain keeps coming, it usually pours during the late afternoons only. Furthermore, the rain typically last for five to thirty minutes only, making it hardly a nuisance to a tourist’s plans.

Regardless, traveling during the other months would be a wiser choice – why risk the rain when the can be avoided in the first place? With that being said, seasoned travellers like to come to this tropical paradise during January, February and March, mainly because the Koh Samui weather is expected to be hot and sunny.

During April, the temperature is at its highest. This sudden spike of heat is appreciated by the majority of foreign visitors, but may be a little too uncomfortable for people coming from colder climates. Luckily, Songkran (which is the Thai version of New Year) is celebrated between April 13 and 15. During this time, locals and tourists cool themselves off by engaging a variety of water-related activities.

From May to September, the temperature drops a few degrees, which generally is a more comfortable temperature than the month of April. Throughout the year except during the raining season, tourists are able to go to this tropical island to do tons of outdoor activities within the island. This may include kayaking, playing volleyball; going on cruises to adjacent islands, or having a little party with friend on the beach!

Nevertheless, the weather in Thailand is great for most of the year – the duration in which the rain pours usually isn’t that long, so there’s basically no bad time to go to this tourist hotspot!

Monday, 12 November 2012

What to Expect on a Rainy Koh Samui Day

Expect lots of rain in Koh Samui from June-Oct (photo courtesy
Being part of a tropical country, the Koh Samui weather is typically either dry, hot, and rainy. The average temperature on the island is about 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) and you'll normally feel that summer temperature all year long. The dry season is from December to February; the hot season starts every March and usually lasts until May, and the rainy season is normally from June to October.

If you're craving for some sunshine and are after the picture-perfect blue-green waters of Koh Samui, then it's recommended that you visit the island during the dry or hot season.  But there are still advantages when visiting the island during the rainy season. 

The Koh Samui beaches may not be as enticing but it still offers a good escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's a good environment for lazing around; gazing at the sea while small droplets of rain is coming down. The much lower resort rates during the rainy season allows you to enjoy the beautiful island and in addition, offers more privacy as fewer tourists are on the island. The cooler than normal temperature also gives tourists a break from the scorching sun and humid environment.

So what should you expect when there is rainy weather on this island? Well, the seas are normally rough and choppy, the wind is stronger than usual, the beaches and restaurants are quiet and sometimes the roads do get flooded. But the same rainy weather is what makes the tropical lands greener and so lush. People coming from non-tropical countries will definitely enjoy the scenery.

There are lots of other activities you can do on a rainy day on this island. If the waves on the beach are not cooperating, you can spend a lazy afternoon reading a good book at a beachfront terrace. You can also do some yoga or learn how to cook those delicious Thai delicacies. 

Lately, there has been a new addicting game that both locals and tourists can't get enough of – the Bananagrams. It's a word game similar to scrabble but without the need for a board, pencil or paper – it is a perfect way to spend a lazy day in a far-flung island when you are with friends or family.

It doesn’t matter how the weather is, Koh Samui is a perfect spot to de-stress and commune with nature. And as Henry Miller says, “One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Indeed, the beauty of Koh Samui gives it visitors a new perspective in life, rain or shine.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Reasons To Get Married In Koh Samui During Rainy Season

Want a beach wedding? Koh Samui is the perfect destination for a beach wedding (photo courtesy 

Getting married is probably going to be the biggest event in a man’s or woman’s life. It’s of the utmost importance that the ceremony, which commemorates the life-changing moment, is carefully planned to ensure the event is cherished forever.

With that being said, lots of couples choose to have their wedding ceremonies held in Koh Samui. The Koh Samui weather, white sand beaches, romantic sunsets, warm atmosphere, and other island features is what makes the tropical paradise an ideal location for two people to be joined through holy matrimony.

However, regardless of the fact that the idyllic setting for any wedding in a tropical destination would be moderately warm, some love birds, especially the locals, prefer to have their wedding days set during rainy season.

Planning such a special event during months it’s expected to rain may sound a little irrational, or even foolish, but upon close examination of the actual facts, as well as local traditions, it actually makes perfect sense to get married on a rainy day!

First and foremost, dressing up in tuxedos and other attire that traps in heat during a sunny day would make things unbearably hot for the soon-to-be couple, as well as their guests. On the contrary, hosting the event during rainy season, wherein the rain lasts anywhere from five to thirty minutes, is recommended since the light rain showers help cool things down.

Most travel guidebooks warn against having vacations planned during rainy Koh Samui weather because of risks of non-stop torrential rain and floods. Though this does have some truth to it, locals say that such instances rarely occur, and isn’t really as bad as many think.

The second reason to get married while it rains is to actually get wet, mainly because water is an important element in most especial occasions held in Thailand. At weddings, the more rain that hits the skin of the future husband and wife, the better - water is believed to cleanse and purify the body and soul, which thereby allows them to truly start new lives as one.

Last reason is based on the fact that there aren’t many tourists visiting the island when the Koh Samui weather is “bad”. With fewer non-guests in the vicinity, the atmosphere will naturally become more romantic.

With all that said, future husbands-and-wives can choose to have their weddings held at the magnificent ShaSa Resort &Residences. This premier commercial establishment can provide everything all future couples will need to facilitate their very special day, and make it an everlasting memory for everyone in attendance.

Furthermore, they also have some of the best rooms and suites on the entire island, so twosomes can feel free to move on straight to their honeymoons right after the nuptial.