Koh Samui in February
Well done. If you’re coming to Koh Samui this February you’ve picked the month that’s – as far as averages state – the island’s driest month of the year. And the clincher? An entire extra hour of sunshine per day over January!
What to expect on Koh Samui in February?
Expect good things! Koh Samui in February has the least rainfall of any month in the year. What’s more, the island is a whopping 1.7% warmer – on average – than in January. That’s a difference of 0.5°C Celsius (29.5°C, versus January’s 29°C, or 84° vs 85° Fahrenheit) but still – take what you can get!
What should I pack for Koh Samui in February?
#1. Take a look at my What to Wear in Thailand page, and spend twice as long reading the suggestions at the bottom for sun protection – especially if you plan to be on the water.
#2. If you prefer toxin-free toiletries, this list includes the natural sunscreens I’ve tried, tested and really like for Thailand.
#3. Other than that, here’s a totally foolproof Thailand Packing List, including clothes, your carry-on and electronics to bring.
Is February a good time to visit Koh Samui?
If you love sunshine and like a perfect “not too hot, not too cold” temperature, February is the ideal month for you to visit Koh Samui.
Is February or March better on Koh Samui?
You decide – March tends to be hotter than February, but there’s not much in it.
- Temperature (avg): 27°C in Feb vs 29°C in Mar
- Sunshine (hours): 8 in Feb vs 8 in Mar
- Rainy days (avg): 5 days (30mm) in Feb vs 4 days (30mm) in Mar
- Sea temperature: 27°C in Feb vs 27°C in Mar
February 26, 2015 on Koh Samui: A blue sky beach day at Sea Dance Resort.
Is Koh Samui or Phuket better in February?
Let’s call it a tie…
- Temperature (avg): 27°C on Koh Samui vs 28°C in Phuket
- Sunshine (hours): 8 on Koh Samui vs 9 in Phuket
- Rainy days (avg): 5 days (30mm) on Koh Samui vs 4 days (30mm) in Phuket
- Sea temperature: 27°C on Koh Samui vs 29°C in Phuket
- *data source
What are hotel rates like for Koh Samui in February?
Compared to January (which this year had Chinese New Year), high-end February rates in 2017 are much more attractive.
- High-end: Hansar Samui (£206/night reduced to £183)
- Mid-range: Escape Beach Resort (£51/night)
- Budget: Chaulty Towers Guest House (£27/night)
TIP! Need help choosing the beach you’ll love best, or the hotel pool with the best view? See Where to Stay on Koh Samui for a total island intro.
*Rates for a random Monday night in February, avoiding major holidays and events. Rates via Booking.com, links include affiliates.
February 28, 2015 on Koh Samui: A hot day at Sareeraya Resort at the north end of Chaweng Beach.
Koh Samui weather in February
What’s the weather like on Koh Samui in February?
As for average daily lows, brace yourself for a frigid 25°C/77°F.
How much does it rain on Koh Samui in February?
It rains very little in February – it’s typically the driest month. Total rainfall is just 30 mm (just over an inch), spread across an average of 5 barely rainy days.
18 February, 2016 on Koh Samui: Here’s just how “bad” it could get – happy hour at Vikasa Yoga Retreat‘s café (having skipped the yoga to just show up for drinks).
How hot is it on Koh Samui in February?
Whereas I (a wimp) can usually be outside all day in early January (and rarely need air-conditioning), by February, I’m usually hiding inside for part of the day.
You’ll definitely have at least one “hot dog hanging out of a car window” moment, promise.
Is it sunny on Koh Samui in February?
Using my own experience and “what the internet says is statistical data”, oh yes-yes-yes. Not every second of every day – but certainly all the sun a winterised body needs to see.
February 10, 2008 on Koh Samui: Before Melati Beach Resort was built! There are a few more houses on the hill now, as well as Melati, but it’s still as sleepy as ever.
Things to do on Koh Samui in February
What are the best things to do on Koh Samui in February?
No matter how much you care to plan your February visit to Samui, romantic or otherwise, you’ll find something delightful at every turn. Fragrant flowers, shady sun-beds and a Thai massage – try to top it!
As it’s typically so sunny, you might particularly enjoy getting out on the water to enjoy snorkelling, stand-up paddling or a lazier sunset cruise.
Find details and recommended outfitters, plus safety tips galore, in The Koh Samui Guide. (It totally solves “what to do on a rainy day” problems, too).
Koh Samui events in February?
See the 2017 Koh Samui events calendar for a fully up-to-date list of what’s on when. As for annual fixtures, that would be…
February 14: Valentine’s Day
Want to be a smug love bug this month? If roses and chocolates are the order of the day, you’ll find special romantic dining options all across the island, and at large resorts particularly.
Favourite resorts that cater to wedding and honeymoons include:
All of these and more will offer sweet and discrete beach dining for two. Get more romantic ideas for Koh Samui – and tips for (shh!) proposing on Samui.
What fruits are in season on Koh Samui in February?
Jackfruit and tamarind are winter fruits, with mangosteen and salak fruit starting to come into season for the spring. Perhaps not four fruits ever combined into a single fruit salad – but you might be brave.
Can I swim in the sea on Koh Samui in February?
Barring freak weather (which, let’s face it, can happen anywhere at any time of year), yes, it’s nice and swimmable on Koh Samui in Feb.
23 February, 2014 on Koh Samui: Surprise, surprise, another sunny day on Choeng Mon Beach.
When are sunrise and sunset on Koh Samui in February?
On February 1st, early birds will hop to it at 6:42 am, and toast the sunset at 6:26 pm. (Add between 5-10 minutes to those times if you’re visiting closer to March).
More Koh Samui questions?
Planning your February trip and have lots more questions? Like where to start, how to choose your best beach, where to find incredible Thai food, and e-v-er-y-t-h-i-n-g else? Hit pause on your panic: as you can see, I’ve been going OCD on Koh Samui for a very long time. The Koh Samui Guide means you’ll arrive prepared and ready to roll. Download your copy now, and read it in bed while you count down your sleeps to Samui!
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