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september and children in asia
2nd April, 2013
my family are planning to visit the far east in September (date is fixed ) with 2 children aged 8 and 10. We have been looking at Phuket but I'm getting a little concerned about the weather as it appears to be the height of the rainy season. i know we cant know the weather where we go before we get there but s there any where in eastern asia which will be warm and dry at that time of year. the only real stipulations is that the hotel has something for the kids to do. It is for a family reunion (half coming from australia and half uk) and the last time we did this it rained constantly for a full week in koh samui.
any advice would be great please
#1 Posted: 2/4/2013 - 17:49
I was about to recommend Samui until I read that you've already been there. In the tropics the weather can be unpredictable and rain is hard to completely avoid any time of year except Jan-March dry season. The SW monsoon prevails roughly May-October throughout most of Thailand, but rains tend to be hard and last just an hour or so, and it can also be really sunny and hot. The lower Gulf of Thailand meanwhile has a different wet season, more like October-January, so islands like Samui, Ko Phangan, and Ko Tao have some of their best weather March-September, Samui being probably the most family-oriented.
#2 Posted: 5/4/2013 - 08:01
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