The Koh Samui rainy season typically runs from October to mid December. While there may be more rainfall during these months, the sun still shines, temperatures remain warm and holiday prices are cheaper.
Here are a few ways to enjoy the Koh Samui rainy season
1) Book a Spa Day
Koh Samui has been voted as Asia’s top spa destination in recent years and there are no shortage of sumptuous spas to choose from. Island favourites include Kamalaya Spa, Six Senses Spa and Tamarind Springs Spa.
Here guests can indulge in back massages, foot rubs, body scrubs and then finish off with a manicure or pedicure.
For further relaxation of the mind, visitors should also consider booking a yoga session, don’t worry if it’s raining as the sound may make for peaceful meditation music.
Many luxury villas in Koh Samui come complete with spa features including infinity-edge pools, jacuzzis, massage salas and villa staff with the option of booking spa treatments.
2) Indulge in Island Delights
If it’s raining outside there’s no better way to pass the time than by sampling the many superb restaurants in Koh Samui.
Local restaurants have rain screens to keep everyone dry, even the ones on the beach so you can sit outside without getting wet.
If the rain must keep you inside why not pass the time by sampling the delicious local dishes.
First fill up on the phat thai (thin rice noodles stir fried with egg, tofu and shrimp) then follow up with kai yang (grilled chicken marinated in fish sauce, coriander root and garlic, served with papaya salad).
Interpret any rainy day as an invitation to indulge in island delights. After all, there’s no rush.
3) Take a Thai Cooking Class
The only thing better than eating out, is learning how to cook some delicious Asian dishes at home.
The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA) offer intensive three-hour cooking classes to professional chefs and visiting novices alike.
Pai Cookery will teach everyone how to make the perfect spring rolls so as to keep up the habit at home. Finally, Smiley Cook will teach a class of four to cook four dishes, including the mysterious mango sticky rice.
Luxury villas may come complete with personal chefs who can be hired for cooking classes in the comfort of your luxury Koh Samui vacation home.
4) Volunteer at the Rescue Centre
The Dog and Cat Rescue Samui foundation (DCRS) looks after all the strays in Samui, providing animal rescue, veterinary clinic and shelter services.
There are two locations in Chaweng and Ban Talig Ngam and they always welcome volunteers, even just for one day.
There are around 350 dogs and 100 cats just waiting to be cuddled, played with and looked after by animal loving tourists. This is not an opportunity to be missed.
5) Don’t Move A Muscle
Watch a movie from your villa media library – many of them have a wide selection – or, if the Wi-fi is particularly good, just stream your favourite show.
Write some postcards, enjoy a drink and just listen to the pitter-patter of raindrops outside your window.
Rain in Koh Samui is not the same as rain back home. It sounds different, the greenery outside smells different, the view on a rainy afternoon is simple stunning.
These are just a few suggestions for how to pass the time during the rainy season but don’t forget that rain showers are often light and pass quickly. Guests can still enjoy plenty of sunbathing and outdoor activities during the rainy season in Koh Samui, book a Koh Samui villa today for a great deal!