Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More
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With generally fantastic temperatures (far more bearable than scorching April) we really love Koh Samui in October. Here’s what’s in store for you…

Koh Samui in October

Is October a good time to visit Koh Samui?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Yes! It’s a quiet time on the island and a glorious time of year. As we review our time on Koh Samui from 2003 to now, we noticed that more than a few of our ‘best ever’, favourite photos were taken in October.

Is Koh Samui busy in October?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Many people will be warned off by “the start of rainy season” – but not you. October on Koh Samui means the likelihood of excellent weather and the reduced presence (and volume) of school-age children. Sounds like quiet times for a few beach books and a whole lot of coconuts.

Start planning where to stay, with the smug knowledge you’ll enjoy a much quieter hotel pool than at other times of the year.

What’s October weather on Koh Samui?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

While Koh Samui’s rainy season can make an appearance from mid-October onwards, it tends to save its soggiest for November, into December.

Is it sunny on Koh Samui in October?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

We’re pretty good at Google, but we’re not clairvoyant. So beyond using the phrase “it tends to be…”, we can only remind that nature doesn’t follow an exact template. Thailand wants to be nice and sunny and warm for your perfect beach holiday – and you could very well get your wish – but its tropical plants do need water.

In full truthiness, October is (on average) the cloudiest month of the year, though this rarely means grey days and Eeyore skies.

How much does it rain in October?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Expect it to rain at least once during your trip, with the worst case looking more like what Forrest Gump calls “big, ol’ fat rain”, especially later in the month. (Typical November weather? We call that more of a Jurassic Park experience).

Is it ok to swim in the sea in October on Koh Samui?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

A roll of the dice (as ocean conditions often are, the world over). All of these photos were taken in October, a few days apart. You might not want to swim during rougher weather, but it’s still a perfect temperature for cocktails and Jenga. And massages. And reading. And learning to cook Thai food. And coconut shakes by the dozen.

Our theme here is that ‘we love Koh Samui, no matter the weather’. Should you have bad weather luck, see our ideas for rainy day activities – and welcome to our club.

What’s on in Koh Samui this October?

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

Officially, not a lot! But you’re coming for lazy days, right? Through beach chair observation, we’ve noticed that October is popular with couples, especially those on honeymoon (see our romantic ideas for two).

The first week of the month welcomes many expats leaving China during National Day holiday week. Blue skies, clean air and friendly people await; you’ll want to head straight to a peaceful beach like Maenam and rediscover quiet. Any Aussie families on spring break can find a taste of home or crucial sporting fixtures at one of Samui’s various Aussie bars.

Canadians: To cobble together your Thanksgiving dinner, see The Koh Samui Guide Get your Koh Samui Guide

Mid-month, any Canadians visiting Koh Samui in October will be looking for their Thanksgiving dinner. Will anybody hear their cries? Probably not – though you might get a nod from an obliging Four Seasons manager, as the hotel is headquartered in Canada.

Love Halloween? Thais love any reason to have fun, it doesn’t take a close cultural tie to adopt a holiday. If you want to wear very little and put bunny/mouse/cat ears on top, you’ll find fellow company in Chaweng. Trick or Treating is unlikely, but you stand a chance of finding pumpkin pie at Angela’s Bakery and Diner, in Maenam.

October sunrise/sunset times

Koh Samui in October: Weather, Events and More

6:09 am sunrise and 6:11 pm sunset (on October 1st)

How to plan your perfect trip?

Use The Koh Samui Guide For all the tips, ideas and honest advice you need to make reality exceed expectation Get your Koh Samui Guide

For all the tips, ideas and honest advice you need to make reality exceed expectation, The Koh Samui Guide is the best help your upcoming holiday can have. Know just what to expect on arrival, where you want to go and – crucially – what to avoid. We even provide the maps. Enjoy!