November can be really rainy and even stormy inside the gulf and is probably the worst month to hit Ko Samui/Phangan. Better to go down the Andaman (west side) where the SW monsoon rains should be tapering off. The weird weather gods, however, are playing us for fools lately so it's just a calculated guess based on previous years experience.
As captain bob said, the Andaman is much better at that time of year as it will be monsoon on the Gulf. However, the weather has been quite crazy and unpredictable this year so there is no telling what may happen. If you can wait until closer to the date you arrive then I can let you know what is going on on the islands.
#3 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252
Thanks guava_girl could I email you directly? I have loads off questions
#4 Neilk61 has been a member since 26/9/2011. Posts: 10
In the Trang Islands there is Koh Lipe, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan which all have awesome snorkelling and are really quiet and beautiful. Weather was fine there early December but I think it is just luck when the monsoon stops!
#5 kiwigirlnz has been a member since 17/8/2011. Posts: 15
Are we talking really bad weather during monsoon time or just the odd heavy down pour for an hour here and there?
#6 Neilk61 has been a member since 26/9/2011. Posts: 10
Every year is different. I have seen non stop heavy rain for days, but have also had years with sunny days and rain for a few hours in the evening. But generally it is non stop rain.
You can private message me on here with all of your questions and I would be happy to answer them.
#7 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252