We are thinking of going to Krabi from Chiang Mai for a few days between June 25-29 to visit Railey beach, Ko Phi Phi, etc. Being monsoon season around Krabi, wondering if we should go straight to the islands around Ko Samui side directly from Chiang Mai and skip Krabi all together? We have June 25th to July 4th to explore beaches. Suggestions? We are looking to spend the bulk of our time in Ko Tao.
#1 rayste01 has been a member since 18/5/2009. Posts: 1
As you may have noticed, here on Travelfish there is so much information. And, there are 'members' who are willing to pass on knowledge. However, those members hope that those asking questions have read some of the information available on Travelfish.
To your question, I suggest the information is already here on Travelfish. In the first instance, go to the 'nation' links.
I know they are poorly placed, but if you link on Thailand you'll see a blue bold link to weather...
This second page has general answers about weather. On the right hand side of this second page, you'll see links to discussions on weather. Some of the recent topics listed are:
Weather discussions on the forum
» Weather in July and August in SE Asia?
» Thailand's weather in June?
» Ko Lanta's weather in July?
» Thailand's weather in June and July?
» Weather in August?
» Phuket's weather in August and September?
If you go to these 'links', I'm sure you'll get more information there than if anyone gives you a specific answer here.
Why do I make this suggestion? Because if you go to the links, you'll see what people are saying about the weather, AND about the tourist venues in the low, low, low season. This second point has implications for your choices of activities, transport, accommodation.
June/July is normally not the worst of the wet season most in the Krabi area - Sept and OCt tend to be wetter. I know one Phuket expat says the real wet season does not start there (it is in the same weather region to Krabi) until sometime in late July or even later. I have had good holidays both midyear and in August in the central Andaman. Usually plenty of sunshine, one or more showers/storms per day, quite a few days with no rain or rain only at night, prolonged rainy periods not real common.