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Mid July - what island to go to?

Posted by beckparker on 29/6/2007 at 16:44

Hello,

My partner and I are taking off from a long few months in Kuala Lumpur, and are really seeking a Thai island to relax on -- not too big on the party scene ( a feeling of small town seclusion appeals), and has a little bit of nature to enjoy (snorkeling, hiking).

Ko Lipe really appealed to me, but i am afraid we will be rained out in july. I see Ko Pha Ngan has been recommended for a couple going in September-- would it have decent weather in July?

Thanks for any advice you can give me!

Cheers,

Becky

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Posted by cybervlad on 29/6/2007 at 18:31

I have been on Koh Tao (near Koh Phangan) in the May, 2005.
Locals say that there is good weather (I mean: no heavy rains, but very hot) till September. In October usually begin strong winds and big waves, so many dive shops closed till November.
According this, I think mid July is a nod bad time for Samui-Phangan-Tao archipelago.

By the way, you can see weather statistics on many places in Thailand here:
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/city.php3?c=TH&refer=

p.s. Nearest location to Phangan in this list is Chumphon

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/7/2007 at 06:24 admin

Lipe will be largely shut down in July.

Both Ko tao and ko Pha Ngan will have fine weather in July. The east coast of Ko tao in particular will be excellent for snorkelling as the waters should be dead calm.

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