is the best time
to visit Phuket?
You'll hear many
opinions about the best time of year to visit Phuket - and, in fact,
it is probably quite a personal question.
weather is the biggest issue for many people you might want to check
page. Some people really like low season
(summer and the rainy season) as the island is quieter and traffic
is easier - and resort and hotel fares drop by 1/3 to 1/2.
though are put off by the rougher seas and some beaches will have a
strong undertow. It is not always safe to swim as the sea reacts to
the weather. Swimming for children in particular is probably not
safe unless you seek protected waters on the bay side of the island.
April (cold weather season in the northern hemisphere) is high
season as people escape their harsh winters and flock to nicer
climates. Some people suggest November to February as the high
high season - when the island is at its very busiest.
If you enjoy
the nightlife and crowds, it's a good time to come. If you are a
people watcher, it is also a fun time to just sip a beer and watch
people walk by. Winter is also the time of year when the sea is
much calmer and clearer and so perhaps better for scuba diving,
snorkeling and swimming in the sea.
In truth, there
is no bad time to visit Phuket
- do your research and you'll not
likely be disappointed.