From our Thailand wire:
"Phuket can be a wet place during the southwest monsoon from May through October. But as Thailand's largest and most developed island, there are plenty of things to do and places to escape to on a rainy day when the beach is not an option..."
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#1 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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Wet place for 6 mths? Why keep this myth going? The so-called rainy season is the most overated thing around. There's plenty of daylight hours and 1 hour of rain on the odd day isn't going to stop you doing much at all. All the boat tours operate on a daily basis year round unless there's a big storm.
I agree. Well, I've only been to the Andaman during the end of rainy season, but in Thailand in general, it's probably my favorite season. The cloudy skies keep things cool, the landscape is lush and green, waterfalls are at their best and crowds are thin in touristy places. And I actually like the quick bursts of rain every now and then. The only time it's not so great is when half of Bangkok and the central plains get flooded, but hopefully that won't happen again for a while.