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

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

When to go to Ko Samet, Thailand

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

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

January

January here is really hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Ko Samet during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat hazy. 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).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is extremely hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Ko Samet during April, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Ko Samet is extremely hot, extremely rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Ko Samet, with most of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Ko Samet in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot, extremely rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Ko Samet is extremely hot, extremely rainy and somewhat stormy. 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 Samet, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Ko Samet is constantly hot and extremely rainy. 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 Samet, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Ko Samet in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering, extremely rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain almost every day of the month.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Ko Samet is extremely hot, very rainy and very stormy. 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 Samet, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Ko Samet during November, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Ko Samet during December, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ko Samet, 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 Samet

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