As Koh Tao moves into May and June the pace winds down with fewer tourists on the island, the reason for this? We are not quite sure! We think it has to do with the west coasts monsoon; many people are scared away from the beaches of Thailand thinking it is raining and stormy. The thing to remember is that the east coast is affected by a different monsoon in November so during May and June Koh Tao has exceptional conditions, long hot sunny days with light sweeping clouds and crystal clear waters for those diving or snorkeling. It’s not to say it doesn’t rain during this time but it’s normally a heat related shower that lasts for about 30 minutes and then it’s back to clear blue skies, the perfect time to seek some shelter at a beach front restaurant and grab something to eat.[singlepic id=337 w=320 h=240 float=right]It’s a great time of year for everyone. For those looking to worship the sun May and June are very low tides meaning plenty of beach space to soak up the rays. For those looking to dive the clear waters plus an abundance of mating sessions and births mean plenty of unique aquatic life to see. For those looking to party the night away there is enough people on the island to make new friends and have memorable nights out at Koh Tao’s many beach front bars. [singlepic id=336 w=320 h=240 float=left]With the Thailand Metrological Department predicting higher than average temperatures through May of 40+ degrees it’s shaping up to be an amazing hot session. So if you’re in Thailand or planning a trip over this way why not head down to Koh Tao and see how amazing this little island located in the Gulf of Thailand is.
Did I mention there be Whale Sharks this time of year!!!