Similan Islands, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Similan Islands, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Similan Islands, 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 Similan Islands, Thailand

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

Important essentials for Similan Islands, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Similan Islands, 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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  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Similan Islands, Thailand by month

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January

If you are traveling to Similan Islands in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Similan Islands in February, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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March

If you visit Similan Islands during March, you might find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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April

In April, Similan Islands can be sizzling and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Similan Islands, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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May

May here is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Similan Islands in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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July

In July, Similan Islands can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Similan Islands, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

August is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

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

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October

If you vacation in Similan Islands during October, you will probably see that it is extremely 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 (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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November

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

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December

December in Similan Islands is really hot. 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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