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

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

When to go to Ko Tao, Thailand

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

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

January

January in Ko Tao is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Ko Tao in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Ko Tao in April, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Ko Tao in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Ko Tao is consistently 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:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Ko Tao can be very 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 Tao, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Ko Tao in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ko Tao, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Ko Tao during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Ko Tao is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ko Tao, 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 Tao
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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