Koh Chang’s seasons are comparable with Bangkok’s and can be visited all year round. Whilst each season has it’s positives for visiting Koh Chang, it is important that all eventualities are covered during your stay. Whether you are wanting to be part of the lively peak season or prefer the ambience of the low season it pays to be in the know. Ascertain the extensive differences between high and low seasons and make sure you hit Koh Chang at the time that suits your requirements best.
Koh Chang island is accessible all year round, however planning ahead of your trip will allow you to use Koh Chang’s high and low seasons to your benefit.
Low (Rainy) Season: May to October
Although hot all year round the rainy season unlike other parts of Thailand can be quite torrential. As well as being very wet accommodation becomes scarce at this time so be sure to plan your trip to meet your requirements from the island. There are benefits to visiting Koh Chang in rainy season. Heavily discounted accommodation and the advantage of having beautiful white sanded beaches to yourself make visiting in rainy season an attractive proposition.
High (Hot) Season: March to April
If you like your holidays scorching hot then this is the time to visit. Temperatures range between highs of 33 and 35 degrees between March and April. The unbearably hot temperatures do deter some people from coming to Ko Chang around the hot season so you benefit from warm climates without the crowds of peak season. The month of April does however have Thailand’s New Year’s Songkran festival, which can be very busy. Thailand’s New Year’s Day is on the 13th of April, but the Songkran holiday period extends to 14th and 15th of April as well.
Peak (Dry) Season: November to February
Be sure to reserve your accommodation prior to arrival especially at weekends or national holidays as tourists and locals flood the beautiful shores of Ko Chang. December is the driest month on Ko Chang with hot rain less days the norm. For those choosing to visit around the festive period you can have that Christmas spirit without the worry of your Turkey getting wet! Daily temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees during peak season.