Ko Phi Phi, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ko Phi Phi, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Ko Phi Phi, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

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

Important essentials for Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

If you go to Ko Phi Phi in February, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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March

Traveling to Ko Phi Phi in March, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

April in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

May in Ko Phi Phi is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in Ko Phi Phi can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you go to Ko Phi Phi in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you visit Ko Phi Phi during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. 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 about half of the time.

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September

In September, Ko Phi Phi is consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ko Phi Phi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

Traveling to Ko Phi Phi in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you vacation in Ko Phi Phi during November, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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December

December for Ko Phi Phi is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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Activities for Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ko Phi Phi.

If you go to Tsunami Memorial Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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