im booking my flight to SE asia for 2nd of april returning 18th of June. planning to spend the last 3 weeks in the islands. is it a bad time? is there going to be lots of rain?
#1 greektraveller has been a member since 24/1/2011. Posts: 44
Less chane of rain in the lower gulf then (Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, Ko Tao). But June usually isn't too bad elsewhere, maybe some late-day showers but otherwise can be very hot in April-June. Really heavy rains tend to wait until September/October.
great thanx :) i heard accommodation might be cheeper also
#3 greektraveller has been a member since 24/1/2011. Posts: 44
Yes, after the Thai New Year (Songkran) April 13-15 tourism usually goes quiet until mid-June when many Europeans and Americans arrive and it gets busy again. So mid-April until mid-June you can often find discounts on guesthouse rooms and beach bungalows.
30-50% cheaper rooms in low season. Less crowds and generally much nicer. May to July is the best time to go.
#5 Krabiman has been a member since 2/1/2011. Posts: 223