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Best time to visit?

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Best time to visit?


We have been to Thailand before but only in and around the Bangkok area. We were there in March and the humidity was so high my husband found it unbearable.

We are quite interested in visiting Phuket (and maybe Patong if that's near there too) but wonder if it is as humid all year round. When would be the best time to visit?

Any advice, tips, etc to first-time visitors (seniors) would be appreciated.


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Hi Eyepye 7,

Patong is on the island of Phuket and is the main hub of activity, majority of nightclubs, bars and shopping. If you don't want to be in the thick of it I would recommend Kata, still plenty of shopping and eating there too!! Kata is a short tuk tuk/taxi ride into Patong as well.

The best time to visit Phuket is during the cool NE monsoon season, from November through March , when it isn't so humid, and the cool breezes keep things comfortable. The average temperature is around 75F to 89F (24C to 32C).


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We have been to Phuket 9 times and used to go around July/August/Sept due to the prices being so cheap (but you get rain on/off and humidity (not enough to stop you having fun but can be a bit of a pain). We now go in December/January/February and pay a premium to get fantastic weather. It depends on your budget and whether you can handle the humidity. On our last trip (December) the weather was consistently lovely/no rain and humidity wasn't an issue. Good Luck.

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