Did you know??
Different islands have different seasons
If you’re planning to be a beach bum, be aware that Samui, Phangan and Tao have a different monsoon season to Phuket, Phi Phi and Krabi.
The high/dry season on the Andaman (Phuket) side is from November to March, so the Christmas and New Year period brings the year’s best weather. Not so on the western side of the Thai Gulf, where December and January see torrential rains batter the islands of Samui, Phangan and Tao.
Conversely these three islands have pretty good weather for the rest of the year, missing the long monsoon of the Andaman coast.