Surat Thani, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Surat Thani, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Surat Thani, we'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 Surat Thani, Thailand

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

Important essentials for Surat Thani, Thailand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Surat Thani, Thailand by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Surat Thani is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

February

If you vacation in Surat Thani during February, you might notice 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 low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

March

If you are traveling to Surat Thani in March, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

April

If you visit Surat Thani during April, you may see that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s 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 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

May

May in Surat Thani can be sweltering and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

June

If you go to Surat Thani in June, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

July

If you vacation in Surat Thani during July, you will probably notice 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

August

If you visit Surat Thani during August, you may find 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 low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

September

Traveling to Surat Thani in September, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

October

If you go to Surat Thani in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

November

If you are traveling to Surat Thani in November, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

December

If you vacation in Surat Thani during December, you might see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as City Pillar Shrine, wear:

If you go to Rama 9 Park (สวนหลวง ร.9), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you're considering visiting Phu Rin Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Kuha Cave? You'll need:

Activities for Surat Thani, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Surat Thani.

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