There are practically 2 seasons in Phuket: summer or hot season from November – April with an average temperature from 75°F – 89°F (24°C – 32°C), and the rainy season from May – October with monsoon rains as the name of the game and unpredictable sunny breaks to tourists’ delight, and an average temperature from 70°F – 90°F (20°C – 33°C). Phuket’s summer time is the most favorite time of year for tourists to visit and make the most of Phuket, thanks to daily strong sunlight rendering the sea appealingly azure, as well as smooth and crystal-clear sea off monsoon periods making swimming safer and snorkeling more enjoyable. This peak tourist season results in larger crowds destined for the island from near and far, with pricey accommodations and everything, compared with the rest of year.
The rainy season from May – October is considered an off-peak season marked with monsoon downpours from the southwest and usually rough sea. However, this is offset by Phuket’s greener side of tourism comprising of lush greenery and rainforest verdure at its zenith, along with overflowing waterfalls in cooler and refreshing ambience. Lower costs of a holiday, including accommodations, airfare, bargain shopping and dining, are deemed as a key low-season advantage for those looking for greater value for money while staying away from big crowds. Rain is of course expected almost every day, with possible sunny breaks that let you have more quality time enjoying Phuket’s sun, sand and sea. An umbrella should be in your must-carry list for being out and about more conveniently.
Some tourists make the most of their low-season stay by combining their holiday with medical treatment of their choice. Phuket is unquestionably a world-leading medical tourism hub for over a decade. State-of-the-art healthcare providers serve both international clients and local communities up to world-class standards. Cosmetic surgery and dentistry are among popular choices for tourists opting for high-quality treatment at a greater value. After such medical treatment, they can have follow-ups and speedy recovery while enjoying their holiday in Phuket at the same time.