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When is the best time of year to visit Khao Lak?

You'll hear many opinions about the best time of year to visit Khao Lak - and, in fact, it is probably quite a personal question.

Since weather is the biggest issue for many people - just for a start - you might want to check our Khao Lak Weather page.  Many people like low season (summer and the rainy season) as it is quieter and traffic is greatly reduced - and hotel/resort prices are often half or less of the low season prices. 

Some people may be put off by the rougher seas and some beaches may an undertow and it is not always safe to swim as the sea reacts to the weather. Swimming for children in particular is probably not safe unless you seek more protected waters.  Be safe, ask if you are not sure about swimming.

  October to April (cold weather season in the northern hemisphere) is high season as people escape their harsh winters and flock to nicer climates.   Some people suggest November to February as the best time to come - when Khao Lak is its busiest. If you are a people watcher, it is also a fun time to just sip a beer and watch people walk by.  Winter is also the time of year when the sea is calmer and the water much more clear - so perhaps better for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming in the sea.

In truth, there is no bad time to visit Khao Lak - do your research and you'll not likely be disappointed.   The weather page on this website can give you many details to help you make the best decision.