The best time to visit Thailand is between November and early April. Not only is it the driest part of the year in the Land of Smiles, but it’s also the warmest – temperatures hover between 32 and 36 degrees, with up to nine hours of sunshine a day. And although these months are great if you fancy soaking up the sun by the sea, beaches are only part of the story on a holiday to Thailand.
The Land of Smiles has cemented its spot on the holiday hot list – it comes complete with a tropical climate, time-stamped historical sights and some of the tastiest food on the globe. And because it’s one of our favourite long-haul destinations, we’ve come up with more than a few reasons to visit Thailand.
When’s Thailand’s hot season?
During the months of January and April, you’ll be guaranteed sunshine-filled days – with temperatures reaching up to 34 degrees – so it’s ideal for beach lovers and this is best time to visit Thailand. January is generally the least humid month, while February and March are the driest and sunniest. Plus, during the hot season you’ll be able to visit must-seeg World Heritage Sites, like the Similan Islands. As they’re UNESCO protected, this cluster of islets in the Andaman Sea are only open to the public between November and April, so it’s the perfect time to visit.
When’s Thailand’s rainy season?
Thailand’s rainy months are between March and October. Some days are continuously warm and sunny as normal, while others will have you running indoors from a sudden shower. Don’t let that put you off, though. When it does rain in Thailand, it’s usually in the late afternoon or evening, and it only lasts for a few hours at a time. Plus, the rain is a great way to keep cool and combat the humidity, so it’s not all bad news.
When’s it quietest in Thailand?
Did you know nearly a million British tourists flock to Thailand each year? It’s not hard to see why, either. With tasty traditional cuisine, pristine beaches and plenty of postcard-worthy sights up its sleeve, the Land of Smiles is one of the most popular destinations for all kinds of travellers. But, if you’re looking to escape the crowds, you should visit Thailand between May and September. Humidity and temperature levels will have dropped – and prices are generally lower, too. And although you can’t be sure of full days of sunshine, the temperatures can still reach a toasty 34 degrees.