Thailand normally has 3 season’s Hot Season, Cool Season and the Green Season (Rainy Season) but Thailand does not share the same weather pattern. On the west coast of Thailand, Koh Lanta, Phuket, Krabi the Rainy Season is different to the East Coast like Koh Samui, Koh Phagnan and Koh Tao.
Koh Lanta is a little unique. For many years it only claims to have 2 seasons. The Hot and Dry Season which lasts from November untill April and the Green Season which lasts from May till October. The Green season is basically the rainy season as the rains fall bringing all the trees and flowers back to life creating a lush setting. But don’t be fooled even in the Hot Season some showers may prevail.
The best time to visit Koh Lanta is between January and April. This is where your nearly guaranteed blue skies, flat calm sea’s and temperatures beyond 34 degrees it really is paradise. How ever one down fall is it can be still pretty expensive to travel.
So why travel to Koh Lanta in the Green Season? When it might rain!
The Green Season you can save money!
In the high season it is very expensive to fly and hotel prices are hiked up especially over the Christmas and New Year period. In the green season some hotels promote special offers of free nights Christmas or very low rates some times a third of the high season price which makes it affordable for the most humblest family to stay in Luxury Resorts and it is easy for you to book the room you really want.Or maybe a family Koh Lanta Villa.
If you really want to get away from the crowds the green season on Koh Lanta is perfect for you. With less tourists than the high season you can find many beaches deserted and many hotels and restaurants the same.
It is cooler
It is cooler in these months and more comfortable to be in. The temperature never drops below 27 degrees which is still a nice temperature and when it does rain I still wear my shorts all day. Compare this to the high season where it is so hot and sticky that some days I take 5 showers just to cool off.
So if your looking for a a quality holiday with less tourism and your not scared of a few showers Koh lanta is a great choice to be considered.