Despite the fact that the rainy season begins in Phuket in May, there are always many people who want to visit this tropical paradise during this time of the year. Why the resort is so attractive at this time, we'll find out in this article.
According to statistics there are about 19-22° С rainy days in this month. The rains don't last long but they can start at any minute. The temperature at daytime is + 30-32° С, at night + 27-28° С, the water temperature is +28° С. The weather is hot and stuffy in May.
The prices for tickets, hotels and other services for tourists are lower by the end of spring. There is a huge selection of “Last minute deals” at this period. And for those who plan their vacation in advance it will be more profitable to book hotel rooms and air tickets at special websites.
Strong winds come in May and cause large waves at the coast. You can often meet the warning signs that forbid swimming. There can be dangerous undercurrents in the sea.
If you still do not imagine your vacation without splashing in the sea water, it is better to plan your holiday in Phuket in the beginning of the month. You can stay on such beaches as Panwa, Ao Yon, Tri Trang or Lian. They are located in the eastern part of the island and the sea here is calmer. Popular Patong, Karon or Kata Noah Beach will meet you with high waves. They will be ideal for surfing. You can rent all the necessary equipment there and there is a school of surfing for beginners. The main thing is not to forget about sunscreen because the sun is very strong. In the peak of solar activity it is better to find a shelter in the shade or in the room.
The Thais celebrate the day of the Coronation on the 5th of May. Entertaining shows, mass marches and colorful fireworks are organized on this day. Also, an important religious holiday — Visakha Bucha is celebrated in May. The exact date of holiday is determined according to the lunar calendar. On this day, the locals of the Kingdom express their respects to Buddha and spend almost the whole day in temples, meditating and listening to the instructions of the monks. On this day, sale and drinking of alcohol are strictly prohibited, many bars are closed.
The weather in May is not as hot as in the beginning of spring, so it's a good time to visit various tours and attractions in Phuket. Most tours and entertainments are open all year round, so you do not have to be bored here.
You can learn the basics of Buddhism and the spiritual life of the Thais during visiting the Wat Chalong Temple Complex.
Together with the children you will have fun at the Splash Jungle water park, Phuket Zoo, Nemo Dolphinarium, Dinosaur Park, ride elephants or horses.
Everyone can admire the wild nature of the tropics in Kao Sok and Khao Lak national parks. There are tours to the nearby islands of Phi Phi, James Bond, Mython, Krabi and many others. In the evening, you will also find a lot of entertainments. Various evening shows and programs will give exciting impressions, for example, the show of transvestites Fantasia, cabaret Aphrodite, historical show Siam Niramit or Muay Thai fights. Numerous bars and restaurants in Bangla Road are always ready to welcome tourists.
It is a great idea to spend a May holidays in Phuket for those who prefer a secluded vacation and want to learn more about the local sights.