Koh Samui in July
With assuredly glorious temperatures and plenty of sunshine, it doesn’t get better than Koh Samui in July. With weather and events in mind, here’s everything you can look forward to…
What to expect on Koh Samui in July?
6+ hours of solid daily sunshine! The average July temperature on Samui is a more-than-acceptable 29.25 degrees Celsius (84.65°F). Since 2003, the coldest it ever dropped was 22°C/72°F – not exactly jacket weather, even then.
Is July a good time to visit Koh Samui?
Tremendously so. Quick note: You’ll run into information stating that July is rainy season in Thailand. While July is a pretty wet month on Phuket (an average of 19 days of 31), Oct/Nov/Dec are Koh Samui’s rainy season. Instead, expect the occasional (and quite spectacular) tropical storm. These usually come in the form of “afternoon showers”, and they’re nothing to dread. They don’t last long and are an extremely refreshing, often dramatic, experience. Seriously – rain – not a problem. It will be sunny plenty of the time.
TIP! I recommend that every visitor to Koh Samui expect at least some rain – if you’re prepared, or even looking forward to it, a short tropical storm can be another great part of your Samui holiday. Really! Find my very favourite, and very indulgent, rainy day activities (plus answers to all your FAQs) in The Koh Samui Guide
Is July or August better on Koh Samui?
Temperature (avg): 29°C in July vs 29°C in August
Sunshine (hours): 6 in July vs 6 in August
Rainy days (avg): 9 days (120mm) in July vs 10 days (100mm) in August
Sea temperature: 28°C in July vs 28°C in August
Is Koh Samui or Phuket better in July?
Temperature (avg): 29°C on Koh Samui vs 28°C in Phuket
Sunshine (hours): 6 on Koh Samui vs 8 in Phuket
Rainy days (avg): 9 days (120mm) on Koh Samui vs 19 days (300mm) in Phuket
Sea temperature: 28°C on Koh Samui vs 30°C in Phuket
What are hotel rates like for Koh Samui in July?
TIP! For an introduction to Koh Samui’s beaches and great hotel suggestions, see Where to Stay on Koh Samui.
*Rates for a random Monday night in July, avoiding major holidays and events. Rates via Booking.com, links include affiliates.
What’s the weather like on Koh Samui in July?
Some superlative Samui weather for the past 10+ Julys:
Hottest: 35°C / 95°F (2010)
Coldest: 22°C / 72°F (2007)
Windiest: 28 kmh/ 17 mph (2006)
Driest: 0.10 mm of rain (2010)
Wettest: 35 mm / 1.3″ rain (2004)
What should I pack for Koh Samui in July?
July is a very sunny month and Thailand’s sun means mega business. Specifically: pack enough sunscreen (my fave natural sunscreens), big sun-hats and lots of shoulder, neck and back-of-knee-protecting cover-ups for the beach and pool. For tips on the best fabric, plus temple vs resort dress codes see What to Wear in Thailand. Add to that:
- What to wear at night: dressy vs casual
- What shoes to wear: your 5 best options
- Mosquito repellent: The best natural bug spray
Will there be mosquitoes on Koh Samui in July?
There will be mosquitoes on Koh Samui until the rapture (and probably long afterwards). Winning the battle against mosquitoes in Thailand totally depends on:
(A) you coming prepared and;
(B) where you happen to sit (i.e. you’ll have better odds on a breezy beach than besides a sticky swamp).
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Things to do on Koh Samui in July
What are the best things to do on Koh Samui in July?
July is a perfect month for family holidays on Samui – whether you’re planning your annual summer break or escaping a southern hemisphere winter. For your best-ever family holiday:
- Dig in: Find out where to eat
- Top 10: Things for families to do
- For families: Koh Samui kids’ clubs
- Samui sunsets: The best spots
Koh Samui events in July?
So far, there’s little planned in the way of island events in July 2017, but perhaps you’re importing celebrations of your own? July is a popular time for weddings and honeymoons on Koh Samui – if you’re in that lucky demographic, congrats! While the backpacker set count down to July’s full moon, some visitors might hope to celebrate their own holidays while on Samui.
TIP! My 2017 Koh Samui events calendar is kept constantly up-to-date – it’s always a good place to check for events announced last minute.
July 1: Canada Day – If, to you, this means beer and BBQ – try The Shack, a great restaurant in Fisherman’s Village. For a delectable piece of Canadiana, Four Seasons is indeed a Canadian company. Book in for an indulgent lunch or dinner on the beach.
July 4: U.S. Independence Day – For a taste of home around happy hour, try Stacked or Hard Rock Café for a burger in Chaweng. In Bophut/Fisherman’s Village, swing by The Frog & Gecko – co-owned by an American, you might be in luck.
July 22: Hammock Day – Apparently, there’s an invented July holiday called Hammock Day. Just one day? Nah – if you’re excited to be visiting Koh Samui this July, circle the calendar as Hammock Month.
What fruits are in season on Koh Samui in July?
It’s the height of the summer fruit season which, unlike the cherries and raspberries of temperate climates, means custard apples, rambutans, durian, rose apples, dragon fruit and salak fruit. Bananas and Koh Samui coconuts are in season year-round, you lucky pups.
What time does it get dark on Koh Samui in July?
Dusk begins at 7:07 pm on July 1st, and at 7:05 pm on July 31st. Give or take twenty minutes from then until it’s dark.
More Koh Samui questions?
Right! Let’s get ‘Best Ever’ started! Ready with honest advice about all your big (and little) questions, The Koh Samui Guide has everything you need for the fun part, too. We’ll help you to be as intrepid or as lazy as you like – whether on the high seas or at the island’s best spas. Enjoy!