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Green Season in Phuket – Looking at the Best Season to Visit!

Green Season in Phuket – Looking at the Best Season to Visit!

As summer approaches, many people living in the colder parts of the world think about heading to places in Asia with sunny skies and warm days. The idea of a laid-back lifestyle entices many as they plan on putting their shorts on to enjoy the beach life. Here in Phuket, the weather doesn’t have four seasons – spring, summer, autumn, and winter. There’s no cold weather, and polo shirts and shorts work for the entire year. Similarly, in Phuket, there’s also no spring season that welcomes flowers in the woods. There are only two seasons in Phuket, High Season and Green Season.

Every person has their reasons for choosing Thailand as their vacation spot. Some love it for the plethora of water activities while others are in it for the street food and amazing beaches. At the same time, the weather also plays a role in luring tourists to this beautiful country. From a tourist’s perspective, there are two seasons in Phuket: High season and Low season.

High Season

This season is about more sun and less rain. Spanning from November to April, the high season brings more storms and rain on the North East side. This is a good time for people who like to spend time on beaches in Phuket as they are calm and sheltered. Most tourists visit the country during this season, which results in temporary inflation across the country’s hotels.

(Low) Green Season

Low season, also known as the Green season, lasts between November to April. Notorious for bringing rain, the seasons bring winds from the South West side, resulting in more rain than the high season. The winds also make the beaches too rough for swimming.

The BEST season

Low season is the winner even with the winds and rain. As long as you don’t mind occasional rain and don’t want to sit on the beach for three weeks. You get to see the sun throughout the entire day, and the rain comes mostly at the start and end of the season. May, September, and October are known to be the wettest months in Phuket.

The Myth Needs to be busted!

Saying that it rains daily in the low season is a myth. Looking at the weather forecast will make you wonder that this might be true, but it isn’t. Almost 80% of the time, there is no rain. At times, the high season becomes the target of these rains. Here are some advantages of visiting in the low season:

  • The hotel prices are a bargain. All the big resorts throughout the country drop their prices drastically, and you also get to live in the cheaper guest houses for a few hundred Baht.
  • The green season is termed as green for a reason. During this season, the rain is soaked up by trees and the entire area turns lush green.
  • Another advantage of visiting in the green season is that you get to see a less crowded Phuket.

Sure, it rains off and on, but you can keep an umbrella with you if you don’t feel like getting wet. The amount of money saved and the experiences are worth it if you visit Phuket in the green season.

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Marc Partiti

Experienced Property and Revenue Manager, with strong background in Business Administration. Born in the UK, I spent over 20 years in Italy. In 2007 I moved to Thailand where I’m currently living.

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