Hello folks, I really would like to try Phuket and Thailand for the first time but am unsure about when to plan the trip. Some say if you can avoid high season, do it. My question is being a solo traveler, will the nightlife suffer in low season? I would like to socialize with locals and other travelers but definetly do not want it to be dead when I travel. I enjoy good nightlife and having many a beer with others. I like to socialize. I would like to do the sea kayaks and see james bond island as well. Does the rain that comes in low season affect daily plans all day? I am fairly open in my vacation schedule and am the middle of the road traveler. A good 3 star is good for me. Looking at maybe 5 or 6 nights in Phuket and 4 in Bangkok. Maybe a couple nights in Pattaya. Obviously would like to keep budget within reason (around 2000 baht a night for a decent hotel) and get a somewhat decent bang for the buck. Looking at a 5000 baht budget a day for activities and food as an estimate. What month would you advise on? Just worried about the rain. April was a thought. Thanks.