If you are planning on a full-on island vacation in Asia, Phuket is the place to be! This Thai island has it all from luxury accommodation to adventurous excursions and much more. But when is the best time to visit?

Image via Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas

Weather in Phuket island

The weather on the island is affected by 2 main monsoons that have brought about 3 seasons. The rainy season is from mid-May to mid-October where the winds from the southwest monsoon bring rains and increased humidity. Summertime is the period between February and May where there is no rain and plenty of sunshine. Winter is from mid-October to mid-May where the northwest monsoon brings cool but dry air where the temperatures are just fine.

Peak Season

You’ll find that Phuket is more crowded between November and March. December and January are the main months that crowds seem to increase as European tourists head to the island for some much-needed sunshine.

Availability of tourist attractions

Tourist attractions are easily accessible during the peak season; however, dive sites and snorkelling spots might be too dangerous to explore during the rainy season. Also, a few sites might not permit visitors on religious holidays.


Since this is a popular vacation destination, accommodation never runs short here. Phuket beach resorts might be a little expensive during peak season. However, hotels like Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas may offer advance purchase deals so you can be entitled to a discount for your early reservation.