From October to December in Samui, grey skies come and go. The sun does make an appearance, so it’s possible to still get some summer tanning in. There are chances of flooding during heavy rain especially during late October and November, which can make moving around difficult, but if you stay at a resort that has all you need for an island holiday you don’t have to worry. The InterContinental is the perfect place to be stranded during the rainy season where you’ll find a range of great rainy-day activities to do with the family. Read on and see if Samui is for you during the wettest part of the year.
The weather from October to November
It’s wet, but showers are short with heavy downpours in the late afternoon or early evening. So you can still fit in pool time, lunchtime cocktails and water sports. Temperatures will still be high and hover around 27 degrees. Sometimes the rain can be a nice change and cools everything off. You’ll find Samui will be less crowded with people opting to travel during other seasons. Expect skies to be a little greyer than usual, but don’t let that deter you from having a tropical island getaway.
November is the coolest month in Samui, but don’t be fooled as temperatures hover around 27 degree Celsius, which for most people is pretty hot. The seas will be rougher during this time, so you might want to reconsider marine excursions and snorkelling.
What to see and do?
Go swimming. The water is warm. If you’re worried about it, book a resort with a heated spa.
Go to a music festival in October called Mui Fest 2018. This music festival comes with health and healing benefits too with sunrise meditation and sunset yoga. It’s fitting as Samui is fast becoming a wellness and health destination for many travellers. This festival is for music lovers of all genres from hiphop to electro to jazz. It will become an annual event in Samui, so if you miss this year’s, look out for the next festival. There’s also live music at Air Bar with amazing sunsets and cocktails.
Go shopping. Check out the great and diverse night markets of Samui. If it’s raining go to Central Festival mall as most of it is undercover. Stay away from the Big Buddha during heavy rainfall as it tends to get quite flooded round there. We don’t recommend hiking or trekking as it gets pretty muddy and can be unsafe.
Go and get spa treatments. There are some great treatments that incorporate locally grown coconuts. Treat yourself, or go for a couples massage. Take your kids to the kids’ club and indulge for a few hours.
What to do when it rains in Samui?
We’ve got you covered. Read about our rainy-day activity post for wet weather inspiration. There are unique things to do and most are lesson-based activities. The InterContinental in Samui has an excellent wet weather back-up plan of things to do around the resort. Most of it’s complimentary too.
Who should travel to Samui from October – November?
People who don’t mind the rain.
Couples who want to spend some quality time together and indulge in spa treatments.
Families who want to save on accommodation and enjoy quieter-than-usual resorts.
Samui in December – A Tropical Christmas with the whole family
The best Christmas present the island can give you is sunny skies and beautiful weather with the end of the rainy season. Book early as flights to Samui in December are hard to come at short notice.
Christmas and New Year is a great time to visit Samui with family. At most of the resorts, you’ll find great activities for kids with seasonal celebrations. Most resorts have Christmas trees and special buffets with music. Kids’ clubs will also have holiday programmes with Christmas-themed arts, crafts and games.
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At the InterContinental, the festive celebrations start from the 23rd of December with a tree lighting and carol singing. At Air Bar, there will also be a sunset party— celebrate the end of the year with one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. Sunset at Air Bar is a bucket-list experience.
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On Christmas Eve there will be a special buffet at Amber. The resort’s pop-up beachfront restaurant will also be held on the 24th of December, but tables are limited for this barefoot luxury dining experience, so book ahead. On the 25th of December, it’s all about indulging in the signature buffets and with a free flow drinks package. December 26 is all about partying poolside with hotdogs, burgers, games for kids, and free flow drinks.
On New Year’s Eve the whole resort will come together and celebrate at a very special buffet that will be set up in the beautiful and elegant open-air lobby that some say have the best views in the whole resort. There will be live music and a traditional Thai dance performance with the count-down party at Air Bar from where you’l have the best views to see the fireworks at midnight. January 1st is all about recovery plus a little indulgence. Breakfast is available till noon. For dinner there will be a lobster and oyster night on the beach at Flames — the perfect place for dinner after watching the first sunset of the year.
Explore the special packages that are on offer and find one that suits you for your end-of-year escape and retreat in Samui.