There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit the Attractions of Phuket
The monsoon season is no reason to avoid visiting all the attractions Phuket has to offer. We’ll explain why.
Wednesday 11 January by Blue Tree
The monsoon season is not the endless torrential rains some tourists think it is. There certainly is no reason to avoid a trip to Thailand to see the many attractions of Phuket.
Many people from the world’s temperate regions think there are just two seasons in Thailand: the dry season and the monsoon season, but residents know there are four distinct seasons, although the differences can be subtle. This subtlety is why there really is no best time of year to visit Phuket, Thailand. Any time of year is likely to have many brilliant days of sunshine. There are just some times of the year when the sunny days are nearly constant.
Kids Planet offers an indoor play area at Blue Tree Phuket.
Let’s start with the high season since it’s the most popular season with tourists, and arguably the best time to visit Phuket in particular. The high season offers warm, dry weather and relatively calm winds. It’s the warm, dry weather that attracts tourists and outdoor enthusiasts to Thailand, and it’s the calm winds that draw visitors specifically to Phuket.
The high season begins around the beginning of November and runs until the beginning of March. During the high season, the winds drop off from the monsoon season preceding it. When the wind dies down, the seas become calmer, and the water around the islands becomes amazingly clear. This time of year is snorkeling and scuba diving season in Phuket. This is also when the beaches and surrounding islands become the places to visit for the many visitors who love to bask on the sands while their kids play in the calm, shallow waters. It’s also a great time to take a boat trip out to the spectacular islands of Phang Nga Bay.
Summer comes early in Thailand. By the beginning of March, the country can experience temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius in some areas. It’s partly why the Buddhist New Year celebration in April has transformed one of the rituals in Thailand from a gentle pouring of water onto the hands into a full-fledged, good-natured water fight in the streets. The country’s malls and air-conditioned public areas are also popular and crowded as everybody tries to beat the heat.
The cool season in Thailand starts around the end of June. The Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew at the Grand Palace in Bangkok is ceremoniously dressed in warmer clothing by The King to mark the changing seasons. In Phuket, the wind increases and this can make the sea a dangerous place to swim. The water clarity also suffers, which curtails all the scuba diving trips around the islands.
Remember, the ‘cool’ season is only relative to the hot season preceding it. The weather is still warm, beaches are still full, and people still flock to hotel swimming pools to enjoy the sunny days.
Kids love the water attractions at Blue Tree Phuket.
The rain starts to fall more frequently towards the end of August. August, September, and October are generally considered to be the monsoon or rainy season in Thailand. But don’t be scared off by the word “monsoon”. During the monsoon season, there can be many sunny days on end. However, during this season, it’s more likely to rain and rain hard. But even if there are several days of rain, it rarely rains for more than an hour or two constantly. You may be able to get several hours of activities in before encountering an hour or so of rain in the afternoon.
One area to take precautions in is the ocean. During the cool and rainy seasons in Phuket, the ocean can become a dangerous place to swim.
Exciting Option During the Cool and Rainy Seasons
The rainy season in Phuket is little more than an inconvenience for many visitors, but it can be a nightmare for parents on vacation with a family of energetic kids. Kids need an outlet for their boundless energy, and when the beach is wet, and the ocean is too dangerous for swimming, there are often few alternatives.
But Phuket is now home to another exciting option your kids will love. Blue Tree Phuket is a vast waterpark and entertainment complex that offers a multitude of fun and exciting activities for kids and adults.
For kids dying to go swimming, there’s a huge, calm lagoon where they can safely swim and play all day long if they want to. They can also indulge their love of water at the rides and water slides in the Family Fun Zone.
Blue Tree Phuket also offers Kids Planet and Adventure Village when the rain starts to fall. Kids Planet is a spacious indoor and outdoor playground just for the little ones that offers indoor games, activities, and climbing structures. Your child will have the time of their life. A bonus for parents is that Kids Planet is monitored by experienced child-care specialists, allowing them to enjoy a much-needed break.
Adventure Village is another exciting indoor facility at Blue Tree Phuket that caters to slightly older kids. It has slides, climbing structures, a ball pit, foam pit, and trampolines. There’s also a myriad of food outlets and shops at Blue Tree Phuket that offers shelter and a diversion for parents when the rain starts to fall.
Enjoy Blue Tree Phuket All Year
You can now enjoy a family vacation to Phuket all year round without worrying about the weather. Blue Tree Phuket is the perfect antidote to the monsoon season in Phuket.