Koh Phi Phi in wet season
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Koh Phi Phi in wet season can be a lot of fun as it is not raining all the time as a 'wet season' tag suggests. Rather the weather can vary from brilliant sunshine to wet and stormy. Quieter and a lot cheaper, Koh Phi Phi in wet season can be be more intimate and great value.
Koh Phi Phi in wet season stretches from May 1st to October 31st. This is the tourist industry official season. However during this period there are two 5 week periods of monsoon, once centred on the middle of June and one on the middle of September. When the sun is over head, the sea warms up to make huge clouds that bring rain and wind. This happens as the sun tracks north to the Himalaya and then returns over Phi Phi in September. These are the monsoon or wet seasons. Due to the rotation of the earth and other clever physics, the winds swirl around to create cyclonic weather so you never get solid rain during this period but a series of good and bad days all mixed together.
The atmosphere on Koh Phi Phi in wet season is a lot calmer. The pier is less busy, there are less one day sightseers from Phuket and Krabi, the Phi Phi Dive sites and the snorkeling reefs are quiet. Added to this, the village is more welcoming as the local islands return to the temperament of those times before all the tourists arrived. Interestingly, the bars are still rocking as people congregate where there is a party, so some places like the Reggae Bar or Dojo do better business in the wet season than the bars on the beach.
Koh Phi Phi during the full moon party on Koh Phangan in wet season is even quieter as this famous festival of dance draws the party island hoppers people from all over Thailand. During this period you will find the best deals on the island.
Koh Phi Phi in wet season
Koh Phi Phi in wet season has many backpackers, travellers, people on sabbatical and students who come to visit. Often this group of people stay longer than the people in high season and are island hopping the Thai islands on the east and west coast. They make use of the low season rates that start May 1st and go through to October 31st. Hotels, guesthouses hostels and dormitories are up to 40% cheaper than in the high or dry season so make travel good value.
Koh Phi Phi Hotel Deals
All the Koh Phi Phi Hotel Deals can be found on the link. They provide information on any Free Night Specials, Fixed Night Promotions, Special Discounts, Early Bird Offers Honeymoon offers on the island. The hotelATM.com and phi-phi.com websites also offer a Free night for all bookings of 15 nights or more. Each hotel fact sheet has a link to it's own Free night Specials on the right hand navigation and in red.
Luxury accommodation on Koh Phi Phi in wet season
Luxury accommodation on Koh Phi Phi in wet season is tremendous value as not only the wet season rate 25% less than high season but also they offer discount and day off deals. The main deals are had at Zeavola Phi Phi Resort, Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island and Phi Phi Island Village Resort And Spa as these 3 luxury resorts continually compete for business.
Last Updated: 04 May 2012