Weather in Phuket in JuneThe weather in Phuket in June is surprisingly very good, despite it being a low season for travelers. It is the monsoon season on the island but lots of tourists visit this destination to enjoy the nightlife, strong waves that make it a good time for surfing and the festivals.
- The average rainfall is about 233.4mm dropped over in 16 to 19 days, falling mostly in the evenings and towards the end of the month.
- The average temperature of the month is 29 degrees celsius that falls between the average high and low of 25 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees celsius. You may feel much hotter and stickier because of the humidity which is 85% on average.
Places to visit in Phuket in JuneWhatever the weather conditions, Phuket offers tourist attractions for all sorts of travelers in any season and time of the year. In the month of June, the island experiences higher nighttime temperatures which makes it ideal for tourists to experience open-air venues and the exciting nightlife the place has to offer. Even on rainy days, there are a number of museums and indoor spaces for you to enjoy. Here is a list of places you can visit in June.
- Phuket Trickeye Museum
- Ao Yon Beach
- Layan Beach
- Khao Phrae Thaeo Wildlife Park
This museum is an interactive 3D painting exhibition that offers its visitors stunning photo opportunities and a great time for families. It has a gallery of over 100 painted scenes using deceiving eye techniques, giving you plenty of moments to be in hilarious unreal world-like situations. The genius 3D art that creates perspectival illusionism is sure to fool you and leave you spellbound.
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Ao Yon Beach is among those precious hidden beaches that are untouched by tourists but are equally stunning as the other beaches. Visitors to this beach can be lucky to see the local dragon boats practicing their rowing techniques in person. This beach is located between Cape Panwa and Panwa Beach and has the most stunning backdrop of palm trees. It has a few small eateries that you can choose from. As one walks along the length of the beach you will observe the luxury villas and holiday resorts that are present seaside.
This beach is surrounded by beautiful Casuarina trees and palms. This is a quieter beach as opposed to the more popular beaches of Phuket. On days of low tide, you can walk to the island that is just off the beach. One will not be able to snorkel here as the water is too shallow but you can definitely visit this beach to relax in it’s the balming atmosphere and serene views.
If you are a nature lover, Khao Phrae Thaeo Wildlife Park is a must-visit for you. One should not only visit the park for its beauty, flora, and fauna but also because it is the only remnant rainforest left on the island. There are several trails that you can take but there is especially one that takes you to a waterfall called Ton Sai which is absolutely mesmerizing! The park is home to many species including bears, langurs, porcupines, deer, gibbons, and civets. There is an 8-kilometer trek that you can take to Bang Pae waterfall which is the tallest waterfall in Phuket at 15 meters height.
Things to do in Phuket in JuneWhile swimming at the beaches of Phuket is a given, at this time if the year some beaches have larger waves and stronger undertows due to the monsoon. Before heading into the water for a swim we recommend you to seek advice from lifeguards about safe swimming conditions. While the monsoon season of this month can stop you from staying out on a few days, here are a few things you can do despite the rainy season.
- Immerse yourself in a Thai Spa experience
- Take the Blue Elephant Cooking Class
- Jungceylon Shopping Mall in Patong
When in Thailand, experience authentic Thai massage and spa! Most traditional Thai massage parlors are simple and devoid of fancy décor. You can find them in shophouses near beaches or in many of the three-star hotels in the city. A typical massage session lasts about two hours and costs 300-500 Baht. A foot massage session lasts for about 40 to 50 minutes and costs 300 to 400 Baht. On the beach, a massage and foot massage will cost you around 300 Baht an hour.
This class is conducted by the well known Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket and is a must-visit if you feel like learning how to cook a traditional Thai meal with the expertise of seasoned instructors. Classes run at two different slots- the first one is at 8.45 AM and the second one is at 1.30 PM. The duration of a typical class is usually from 3 to 5 hours depending on the type of class you choose. Only one slot runs on a particular day. If you take the morning class, you will be able to take a short trip to the nearby local market, where you will get the opportunity to learn all about local ingredients and how they are used in Thai cuisine. Similarly, if you select the afternoon class, you will get to learn all about Thai flavors and cooking techniques.
When it’s raining outside, head to the Jungceylon Shopping Complex that stands diagonally opposite the Bangla Road. The two main stores in the shopping mall are Robinson and Big C; both well lit and upper shops. Visitors have 200-plus stores to enjoy their shopping spree that sells branded clothes, sunglasses, cosmetics and perfumes, shoes, electronics, and accessories. It is also a great entertainment zone with a five-room SF Cinema and a 16-lane bowling alley where you can enjoy yourself with your friends and family.
Festivals in Phuket in June
- Baba (Peranakan) Wedding Festival in Phuket
- Run Paradise Marathon
- Chao Le Boat Floating Festival (Sea Gypsy)
The Peranakan, or Straits Chinese people, are also as Baba in Phuket. They are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the island in the 19th century. The annual Wedding Festival makes you experience all the nitty-gritty of the elaborate preparations of well to do Chinese immigrants in the most elegant Sino-Portuguese mansions located in the old town quarter. The festival includes colorful street celebrations on Thalang Road decorated with red lanterns including a lively parade, a lion dance and more. It’s a great photo opportunity!
Location: Phuket Old town
An annual marathon, Run Paradise is the latest edition of the Laguna Phuket International Marathon at Asia’s most popular family-friendly destination marathon. There are different levels of the race such as the full 42km marathon, 21 km half marathon so on and so forth. It is a colorful and friendly run among beautiful green locations with plenty of refreshments, lots of parking and best of all – it’s for a good cause.
This festival falls in the month of June and November yearly. The fest is held at the Chao Le, or Sea Gipsy, villages in Phuket. Ceremonies center around setting small boats adrift at night. This is done with the intention and hopes to drive away evil and to bring good luck. Tradition requires people to put fingernail clippings and strands of hair in the little boats before they are released, along with little dolls made of wood. Afterward, the villagers perform a famous local dance around their own boats, called the Ram Rong Ngong.
Location: Rawai Beach and Sapam village
What to Pack and Carry
While you gear up to paint the island all sorts of colors, we recommend you carry these items with you to have the most seamless trip possible.
1. Sunblock is a must! Be it a day out on the beaches of Phuket or simply traveling to tourist attractions, do not forget to pack your sunblock and protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun
2. Given that June is the monsoon season of the island, packing an Umbrella and Raincoat will help you meander through rainy days
Clothing and Accessories
1. Given that June is the monsoon season of the island, packing an Umbrella and Raincoat will help you meander through rainy days
2. Last but not the least, do not let the monsoon scare you! Pack your beachwear to enjoy the quintessential attractions in Phuket- its beaches!
3. Hats and Bandanas! Roaming Phuket during the sunny days shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on your style. These stylish accessories will allow you to enjoy your time in Phuket looking trendy!
How to Reach Phuket
Phuket is a very well-connected island with the rest of the world. The quickest means of commuting to the white pearl island is by taking a flight. While Phuket can be reached from other parts of Thailand by road, there are no direct trains that connect it to other cities yet.
By Air: Phuket International Airport connects both international and domestic flights from and to Phuket. Many countries like India, Germany, Australia, Singapore as well as Malaysia are directly connected to Phuket by air. Since this is not the peak season for Phuket, you can grab cheap deals for air tickets.
By Road: There are A/C and Non-A/C buses that are easily available and one can avail of a bus from Bangkok, Surat Thani, Krabi, Phang Na and other similar areas of Thailand. Thailand also has a well-linked road network for localities and travelers alike that makes intra-city travel convenient and pocket-friendly.Phuket in June is a beautiful amalgamation of a sunny-swampy 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!