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    Weather in Southern Thailand Right Now?

    Hey I am in Chang Mai with the wife right now. We are going to spend a few days in Udon visiting friends, but after that we are thinking about going to Krabi or maybe Ko Samui. I can see that the ten-day forecast is for rain about every day down there, but the question is is it going to rain all day or just for a couple hours a day like it is doing up here? Is the wind going to be whipping up the waters and making it unpleasant to swim, or what? In other words, is it worth going down there or should we think about spending time somewhere else?

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    Samui's rainy season starts around September so you wont get much rain

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    But its the rainy season on the other coast. Lots of rain Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Phangna. My kids are on Tao now scuba diving. They are getting rain showers but not storms. They are heading for Samui next through July, hope the weather stays nice for them.

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    OK thanks; that's exactly the kind of info I needed. Off to Samui then.

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    Bought the tickets.

    What do you guys recommend for a non-crowded beach in Samui? We're getting there tomorrow night.

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    Chaweng is the busiest.

    Lamai is nice and a bit quieter

    Have a look at these.

    http://true-beachfront.com/guide/koh...secret-beaches


    Miss Traveller did a nice thread of an island next to samui, it looked beautiful.


    Can anyone find it?

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    I have one back to Samui. Mostly covering Chewang.

    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-beache...eng-samui.html (Back To Chaweng Samui)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Nice thread; thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Chaweng is the busiest.

    Lamai is nice and a bit quieter

    Have a look at these.

    Koh Samui, Thailand; Top 7 most beautiful secret beaches


    Miss Traveller did a nice thread of an island next to samui, it looked beautiful.


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    I checked out that webpage. We might try to find some of those very beautiful places but doubtful we would stay there; out of our budget.

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    We were going to go to Lamai but a guy at the bus station to the ferry suggested Moon Hut at Mae Nam Beach. Good choice. 1300 B for an air-con bungalow 100 ft from the beach. It's nice here. We'll stay for a few nights then go check out some more islands. Ang Thong Park too.

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    Moon Hut Bungalows is an excellent location. Very quiet with a decent beach and a bar.
    We have had one day with no rain in the last 10 days. Late afternoon early evening moderate, occaisionally heavy showers for 1 or 2 hours. Clears quickly. Try https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura..._Province.html onthe main ring road Maenam for good tucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle View Post
    Moon Hut Bungalows is an excellent location. Very quiet with a decent beach and a bar.
    We have had one day with no rain in the last 10 days. Late afternoon early evening moderate, occaisionally heavy showers for 1 or 2 hours. Clears quickly. Try https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura..._Province.html onthe main ring road Maenam for good tucker.
    Nice, thanks. It just rained and cleared up quickly with a quick temperature drop. We had to fly 28 hours to get to Bangkok. You Australians are lucky. In addition to not having the whole Trump annoyance.

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    Thanks for the advice, all

    We just got back to the US after 34 days in Thailand. We spent 10 days in Samui/Phangan. It rained most days, but only for an hour or so in the afternoon. Perfect weather. I heard that the Andaman coast was hit hard by monsoons, so this was a great choice for us.

    First, we stayed 3 days in Moon Hut in Mae Nam on Samui. The beach was nice, but I thought that Samui (at least the side of the island we were on) was a little overdeveloped for my taste (just like everyone here has said). Moon Hut has a nice restaurant right on the beach with nice people, and there's an easy walk out to the main road. My wife became fast friends with a lady that runs a little coffee stand out on the road, so it was fresh coffee and batango every morning for us. We made it out to the main town once and checked out the mall and did other touristy stuff like taking a speedboat out to Ang Thong.

    Then we went to Phangan - 2 nights in Had Salad, 1 on Chalongklam, 2 in Had Kuat, and 2 in Had Yao. Had Kuat was definitely the nicest beach with the clearest water. The others were all fine, although Had Yao had a lot of sea urchins on the bottom.

    Phangan was beautiful but there was a weird dynamic between the (mostly unfriendly) Farang tourists and the Thais, especially in the areas where all the Yoga people were hanging out. As expected, also, it was the most expensive place we saw in all of Thailand. A short songthaew ride was 150 baht, compared to 20 baht in Chiangmai. Still, we were lucky to hit the island right before their high season so we never paid more than 1500 baht for a nice room.

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    ^

    Thailand is a very long way to fly to, I do wonder why you Seppos do it when so many other great destinations near by.

    Anyway, it's all about the journey innit.

    Glad you enjoyed it,

    I will be in Krabi next week but the flight will only be one hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    ^

    Thailand is a very long way to fly to, I do wonder why you Seppos do it when so many other great destinations near by.

    Anyway, it's all about the journey innit.

    Glad you enjoyed it,

    I will be in Krabi next week but the flight will only be one hour.
    Well, in my case it's because the wife is from there. She goes back to see the family every few years. I've only been there with her three times in the last 30 years.

    And yeah, it is a hell of a long journey. If we lived on the West Coast it would take about 7-8 hours off the trip.

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