Ko Lanta, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Ko Lanta, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Ko Lanta, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Ko Lanta, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Ko Lanta, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Ko Lanta, Thailand by month

January

January here can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

February

If you vacation in Ko Lanta during February, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

March

Traveling to Ko Lanta in March, you will notice that it is sweltering and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

April

If you go to Ko Lanta in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

May

In May, Ko Lanta can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ko Lanta, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

June

June here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

July

In July, Ko Lanta can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ko Lanta, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

August

August in Ko Lanta is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

In September, Ko Lanta is really hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ko Lanta, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

October

October in Ko Lanta can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

November

Traveling to Ko Lanta in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

December

If you visit Ko Lanta during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ko Lanta, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ko Lanta, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Ko Lanta
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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