Best Time to Visit Krabi

Overview

As Thailand becomes an increasingly popular country among tourists from all over the globe, certain cities and provinces within the country have carved out a special place for themselves. One such place is Krabi.

With its exquisite collection of expansive beaches, thriving night markets, bustling nightlife joints, and islands rich with nature’s most picturesque gifts, it is obvious why Krabi ends up on many bucket lists.

With that said, a lot of one’s experience of a destination depends on the time they choose for their visit. In this article, we will be discussing the experience of Krabi in each month of the year, so you can make informed decisions to create an itinerary suited perfectly to your needs.

Without further delay, let’s dive right in:

You can also check our tailor made Krabi Tour Packages & Krabi Honeymoon Packages

Quick Links to the Information on This Page

Krabi Best Sellers

Krabi In January

Tourist Density: January is the most busy month in Krabi. The pleasant weather attracts scores of tourists from around the world. While crowds may be a little dense, you can be sure of experiencing the best of everything Krabi has on offer.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In January:

  • Superb weather, perfect for enjoying the fantastic beaches
  • Calm and perfectly temperate waters, ideal for watersports like scuba diving in the Similan Islands
  • Thriving nightlife scene along featuring everything from swanky beach bars to bustling night markets

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In January:

  • Tons of tourists racing to experience the same things you may have on your itinerary.
  • Travel and accommodation prices are at an all time high. Sometimes, finding accommodation in top resorts can be difficult.
  • Visiting temples like the Tiger Cave Temple can turn out to be a bitter experience because of the large number of crowds.
January Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 32°C
Avg. Low Temp 22°C
Avg. Rainfall 15 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 3 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 8 Hours

Krabi In February

Tourist Density: Temperatures are on the rise and the tourist crowds start thinning slowly. However, the difference isn’t usually apparent until the late weeks of the months as the weather largely remains pleasant.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In February:

  • The calm waters are perfect at this time for swimming and sailing. The famous Bay Regatta is also held during the month of February, and is one of the most noteworthy events to happen in Krabi throughout the year.
  • The Chinese New year also falls within the month of February, and is celebrated in Krabi with great vigour and a lot of fireworks.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In February:

  • Accommodation and travel prices are still quite high.
  • Tourist crowd density is also high and thus, there’s also considerably higher traffic on the roads
February Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 34°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 19 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 2 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 9 Hours

Krabi In March

Tourist Density: March sits at the end of the tourist season with pleasantly low crowds. At the same time, the weather is pretty much clear with long, sunny days.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In March:

  • The weather remains ideal for outdoor activities and exploration. Nightlife is also pretty alive during March.
  • The crowds are much less in comparison to January and February.
  • Finding accommodation is also marginally easier than the preceding months.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In March:

  • Since March is still considered high tourist season, accommodation and flight prices remain on the higher side of the spectrum
  • There are still enough tourists to cause congestion during peak hours in the city roads.
March Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 34°C
Avg. Low Temp 24°C
Avg. Rainfall 48 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 5 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 8 Hours

Krabi In April

Tourist Density: April is the hottest month in Thailand. As the high tourist season comes to an end, the tourist crowds start thinning considerably.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In April:

  • While warm and humid, the weather is still great for a beach holiday.
  • Thanks to the low density of tourists, it is easier to find deals on accommodations and flights.
  • Getting around is easier thanks to less traffic.
  • The Thai New Year is celebrated in April. The festival is celebrated by sprinkling water on each other and is a superb experience for the visitors!
  • While the days are warm and humid, the nightlife is thriving. The Walking Street Market of Krabi is a must visit during this time.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In April:

  • Sudden showers (especially during the last weeks of April) are common and can easily dampen any plans.
  • Warm weather, coupled with high humidity may make it difficult to explore the town areas of Krabi.
April Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 34°C
Avg. Low Temp 26°C
Avg. Rainfall 106 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 8 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 8 Hours

Krabi In May

Tourist Density: Tourist density is extremely low during May, thanks to the increasingly humid weather, along with frequent showers.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In May:

  • Low tourist crowds guarantee a serene and calm experience of Krabi’s beaches
  • May is considered one of the cheapest months to visit Krabi as a tourist. There are great deals available on flights, accommodation, and shopping.
  • While May is one of the wettest months in Krabi, continuous showers that go on for days are rare. This means, with flexible and thorough planning, a budget trip is possible, without much compromise on the experience.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In May:

  • High humidity and frequent showers can make it difficult to explore and enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Road conditions in some areas may deteriorate. Moreover, the frequent showers make it impossible to get around on rental motorcycles and scooters.
May Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 33°C
Avg. Low Temp 26°C
Avg. Rainfall 216 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 14 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 8 Hours

Krabi In June

Tourist Density: While June isn’t considered a monsoon month in Krabi, showers are quite common and thus, the tourist density remains low. Most areas of tourist interest see very low footfall.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In June:

  • Peak monsoon hasn’t arrived in Krabi and there are a lot of days filled with pleasant weather that is perfect for beach and water activities.
  • Thanks to low tourist density, it is much easier to find great deals on accommodation, flights, and shopping.
  • The traffic density in the towns is also much lower and thus, getting around is quicker and cheaper.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In June:

  • The ocean waters are not calm in June and thus, watersports become inaccessible.
  • Areas like Trat Ko Chang receive unusually heavy rainfall, of exceeding the 900mm mark. These areas should especially be avoided if you plan on renting a two wheeler.
June Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 32°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 215 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 14 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 7 Hours

Krabi In July

Tourist Density: July shares the spot of wettest month in Krabi with May and September. As a result, the number of tourists coming to Krabi in July is at an yearly low.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In July:

  • Extremely easy to find deals on flights and accommodation.
  • Krabi rarely gets continuous and heavy showers and thus, there are several hours of the day that are filled with sunlight and are perfect for exploring the beauty of Krabi.
  • Record low crowds on beaches and inside popular temples like the Tiger Cave Temple and the Wat Sai Thai temple.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In July:

  • Watersports aren’t available at this time of the year.
  • July is a wet month and rain is bound to mess with at least some of your plans during your time in Thailand.
July Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 32°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 217 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 15 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 7 Hours

Krabi In August

Tourist Density: As mentioned earlier, August is among the wettest months of the year in Krabi and thus, there are very few tourists visiting during this month.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In August:

  • Cheap hotel prices and great deals on shopping.
  • Low crowds at popular places.
  • Nightlife of Krabi still thrives in August and is extremely popular as an indoor activity

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In August:

  • Thanks to the frequent rain, getting around on a two-wheeler becomes impossible.
  • No outdoor activities are available except for a few hours of sunlight on the beaches.
  • Even boating is risky as the tide is high and the ocean waters are violent.
August Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 32°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 230 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 16 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 7 Hours

Krabi In September

Tourist Density: The tourist conditions in Krabi in September are identical to August. Very few tourists come during this time and thus, only selected activities are available.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In September:

  • Flights and accommodation prices are at an all year low.
  • Great deals on shopping in Krabi malls like the Vogue Shopping Center.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In September:

  • Heavy showers make it impossible to enjoy outdoor activities
  • Driving conditions deteriorate and many roads become unfit for driving.
  • Some town areas may see mild flooding.
September Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 32°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 281 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 18 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 7 Hours

Krabi In October

Tourist Density: As the wet season comes closed to its ends, the showers are still very frequent and thus, few tourists come to Krabi in October.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In October:

  • All the pros of the low tourist season, like cheap hotels and flights, shopping deals, are available in October.
  • The Krabi Vegetarian Festival is also celebrated in October. Visitors can witness and participate in a parade that starts in front of Krabi’s City Hall.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In October:

  • Unexpected heavy showers can occur at any time.
  • Adventure and water sports are still unavailable.
October Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 31°C
Avg. Low Temp 25°C
Avg. Rainfall 298 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 19 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 6 Hours

Krabi In November

Tourist Density: November marks the beginning of tourist season in Krabi. While it isn’t a peak tourist month, scores of visitors start travelling to the country at this time.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In November:

  • While November in Krabi has rain showers littered throughout the month, most days are clear and sunny. Moreover, the unrelenting temperatures and humidity are also lower than the preceding months. This means on most days, the weather conditions are pleasant enough for outdoor activities and exploring the beaches of Krabi.
  • As the ocean waters start calming down, many water sports becomes available
  • King’s Cup Regatta, one of the two main regatta events held in Krabi, happens in November. Sailing enthusiasts come from all over the world to attend the happening event that lasts 10 days.
  • The nightlife of Krabi comes alive once again and streets like The Walking Street become busy with activity.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In November:

  • It can still rain quite a bit in the first few days of November.
  • Virtually all flight, accommodation, and shopping deals vanish into thin air.
  • Finding bookings for accommodation and other rentals may turn out to be a challenge.
  • The streets are flooded with tourists, making traffic conditions worse.
November Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 31°C
Avg. Low Temp 24°C
Avg. Rainfall 153 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 12 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 6 Hours

Krabi In December

Tourist Density: Tourist density increases significantly during December, as Krabi prepares for the New Year and Christmas celebrations. The wet season is virtually over by this time and outdoor activities are happening in full swing. HOtels fill up early in the month and it is highly recommended to make bookings well in advance.

Pros Of Visiting Krabi In December:

  • Krabi once again comes alive and puts its best foot forward for the visitors. From elaborately decorated malls and markets to thriving nightlife scenes, to plentiful beach-related activities and water sports, everything becomes available in December.
  • The dry season, along with relatively lower temperatures and humidity, make for perfect conditions to explore Krabi’s beaches and temples.
  • While Krabi is a predominantly Buddist region, the city celebrates Christmas and New Year with great enthusiasm. Parties in areas like Phi Phi Islands and Ao Nang are famous across the globe and are a must attend if you visit Krabi in December. There are also elaborate displays of fireworks across the city.

Cons Of Visiting Krabi In December:

  • It becomes next to impossible to find deals and discounts on hotels or flights.
  • Traffic conditions become worse than November, but are still better than January.
  • Everything becomes expensive as the New Year draws closer. One must expect to pay a premium on anything ranging from cab rides to food, especially after 15th December.
December Weather Statistics
Avg. High Temp 31°C
Avg. Low Temp 24°C
Avg. Rainfall 60 MM
Avg. Rainfall Days 6 Days
Avg. Daylight Hours 7 Hours