Famed for being the finest beach destination in the entire world, Phuket boasts its glittering white sands, azure waters, lush green swaying palm trees, and the lively hustle of towns. From architectural marvels reeking of colonial vibes to islands full of locals who are humble as ever, Phuket is a destination like no other. Offering something for every kind of traveler - solo to thrill-seekers, Phuket is truly paradisiacal. Because of the pleasing weather, tourist traction to Phuket increases than the summers but is still low compared to the peak season of November - March. Be it the pleasant weather, or engaging in adventuresome water sports or indulging in the Thai cuisine with an exceptional blend of spices, Phuket is action-packed. Take a look at this guide to make sure you are well equipped with all the necessary information of what goes on in Phuket in July and have an extraordinary time when traveling to Phuket!

Weather in Phuket in July

Phuket experiences an increasingly wet monsoon season in July, but as tourists you can still manage to enjoy a nice beach holiday with plentiful sunshine.
  • With the southwest monsoon season being present in full swing, the average rainfall this month is 300 mm arriving over about 17 to 18 days that mostly falls in sudden, short-lived bursts that too usually at night.
  • During the day, these showers are replaced by bright, sunny days and a cooling breeze with an average temperature of 27.8 degree celsius.
The humidity is at about 73% making it feel hotter. The monsoon is brought by the strong, violent winds of the southwest making the west coast not so ideal for surfers as a result of which some beaches may be closed during this month. The water temperature is at an average of 30 degrees celsius.

Places to Visit in Phuket in July

The monsoon season takes over the hot summers of April and May and brings along the pleasant monsoon season with the southwest winds. Here are a few beaches and places you can visit in Phuket in the month of July.
  1. Laem Ka

    Laem Ka

  2. A few beaches in Phuket remain shut due to the strong southwest monsoon winds. Among the ones that are open to tourists is Laem Ka beach, found in the south of Phuket (near Rawai). Tourists remain in awe of the shade of the cool coconut palms that can be found after you take a few steps down to the beach and then through a small gate. During this season, you will observe that there are several beach vendors selling food and drinks. There are some sun lounges here that you can book, making it a good area to enjoy a lazy day at the beach.

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  3. Koh Panyee

    Koh Panyee

  4. For those seeking a culturally immersive traditional Thai experience in Phuket, Koh Panyee is where you should be. This quaint village gives you the chance to witness the true lifestyle of Thailand firsthand. Koh Panyee is right in the heart of Phang Nga Bay and is home to the descendants of Toh Baboo and his family. They were the first people to create a settlement in this village 200 years from now. It is home to some beautiful limestone cliffs that have developed over the years. The aesthetics of the village are magnified due to the rains making it even more lush green and a must-visit attraction of Phuket.

  5. Bang Pae Waterfall

    Bang Pae Waterfall

  6. For all the nature lovers out there, a trip to Bang Pae Waterfall is something you should not miss! This is Thailand's tallest waterfall with a height of 15 metres. Because of the monsoon season, the waterfall is in its full magnanimity. If you want to pack your day with more tourist attractions, you can trek to the falls post which you can visit the Gorilla Rehabilitation Project in Ban Pa Khlok as it is close by. The pools formed by the waterfall at the end are great and tourists enjoy themselves by taking a dip in them.

  7. Rawai Beach

    Rawai Beach

  8. Rawai Beach is another beach open to the public during the monsoon season and is a great place to spend hot hours of the day under the cool shade of the trees. This beach is not a swimming beach, however, it is home to many boats that are moored just off shore. On days with low tide the mud flats on the beach are exposed making it an extremely scenic experience. A nice way to unwind away from the crowds on this beach is to walk to either ends of the beach that have capes and make it an ideal relaxing spot.

Things to Do in Phuket in July

Phuket has a plethora of attractions to offer, ranging from vibrant beaches activities to calm boat tours to fellow tranquil beaches and multiple sites that allow you admire the cultural mix that Phuket offers.
  1. Ultra Trail Phuket 2020

    Ultra Trail Phuket 2020

  2. Ultra Trail Phuket is an environmental awareness trail running event conducted every year in the first week of July. Every year there is participation from local runners as well as foreigners who are passionate about trail running as well as the cause. This activity gives you an opportunity to experience the beauty and charm of the spectacular view of rainforests in the southern part of Phuket.

  3. Snorkelling at Ya Nui Beach

    Snorkelling at Ya Nui Beach

  4. If you are someone who wants to tick snorkelling off their travel checklist, you most definitely must go to Ya Nui Beach. It can be found in the shadows of Phrom Thep which is near Rawai. You will be able to hire snorkelling gear and kayaks quite easily here and can thus explore the local marine area. If you are traveling with your children they will love this beach. It is an endless galore of shells! Just off shore is Koh Keyao Noi, a small island, that you can snorkel out to or kayak to. Tourists also enjoy paddling to Nai Harm Beach from here. The northern part of the beach (towards the end) is the right spot for body boarding and you can also try to get a massage here.

Festivals in Phuket in July

  1. Kathu Festival in Phuket
  2. Commonly known as the Kathu Street Culture Festival, is relatively a new event in comparison to a few other well-known festivals celebrated in Phuket. It is gaining popularity as it draws a bigger crowd each year. Spectators enjoy the street stalls, stage shows, live music and traditional Thai games for children. The festival features Chinese-influenced local eateries among which many are vegetarian dishes, the magnificent lion dances and martial arts, vibrant and energetic parades where people put on their best attire and traditional costumes. This is done with the intention of promoting the traditions and customs of the folks at Kathu and passing them on to the coming generations.The most ideal time to go is in the evening and is located on Wichit SongkramRoad.

  3. Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
  4. This is Phuket’s most exciting international- standard yacht racing that spans across four days off the east coast. Close to 35 yachts enter into this competition every year with over 400 sailors from all over the world. Throughout the race week, many social activities take place throughout the day followed by magical and splendid beachside parties at the Cape Panwa Hotel - a 5 star property. This event is recorded and telecasted on international TV channels and reaches close to 140 million households. Tourists who wish to purchase tickets for this event can avail the Early Early Bird Rate offer that remains valid until 31st March 2020.

What to Pack and Carry

Just to reiterate what has been mentioned above, Phuket experiences the onset of Monsoon season in the month of July. Owing to this weather and activities planned for the month, we suggest you carry the following for your trip to Phuket in July.

1. Umbrellas and raincoats will always come in handy whenever you are out there, basking in the tropical frenzy of Phuket and will help you remain stress free in case of unexpected showers.

2. Carry an extra pair of clothes in case you do end up getting drenched in the rains

3. If you are keen on participating in the Ultra Trail and walking the trek to Bang Pae Waterfall, we suggest you pack a pair of comfy shoes with good grip.

4. Last but not the least, do not let the monsoon scare you! Pack your beachwear to enjoy the quintessential attractions in Phuket- its beaches!

How to Reach Phuket

The most picturesque beach destination in the world, Phuket is very well-connected with all the major parts of the world. The quickest and the most feasible mode of transport to reach Phuket is by taking an airplane. Phuket does not have any direct trains that connect it to other cities. Although, this destination can be reached from other parts of Thailand by road.

By Air: Phuket is home to one of the busiest international airports of Thailand that connect international and domestic flights well. The Phuket International Airport allows daily flights from Bangkok to fly in and out of the town easily. India, Germany, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia are a few of the many countries that are directly connected to Phuket by air mode of transport.

By Road: One can board a bus from various other areas of Thailand including Bangkok, Surat Thani, Krabi, and Phang Na. Thailand has a well-linked road network that makes traveling between the cities more convenient and budget-friendly. There are air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses easily available, pertaining to every kind of pocket.

Phuket in July is a swampy, muddy version of heaven on earth. The pleasant weather, opportunity to engage in water sports, drool-worthy cuisine, remarkable experiences, and some of the most breathtakingly beautiful attractions is what makes Phuket what it is. Phuket has emerged as one of the most popular destinations amidst tourists and purely for all the right reasons!