Weather Averages for Phuket in January
Averages for Phuket in January
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, lying in the Andaman Sea off the southwest coast of the mainland. It is a mountainous area, renowned for its lively nightlife, first class dining and temperamental tropical monsoon climate.
Weather-wise, January is one of the best times to visit Phuket. Temperatures range from a pleasant 23 degrees to a comfortably warm 31 degrees celsius and rainfall is remarkably low for the region, with 29.8mm on average during the month.
Make the most of January’s great weather by getting out and about in Phuket. Kok Chang Safari, located near Kata on the east coast, offers a unique way to take in the sights of the island; by elephant! Choose between a 20, 30 or 50 minute trek, or simply stop by the Banana Kiosk to feed the elephants. There’s an on-site bar too, serving soft drinks, ice creams and alcoholic beverages.
Travellers can also enjoy January’s fine weather by trying out some water sports and adventures. Sea Canoe offers kayaking day trips to Phang Nga Bay, a popular choice for canoeists due to the many tidal sea caves in the area which can only be accessed by canoe. Dive and Relax offers snorkeling excursions for both beginners and pros around the Phi Phi islands, made famous by the film ‘The Beach’. Koh Phi Phi is often recommended due to its 12 dive sites.
Stay at the BYD Lofts on Patong Beach which offer everything from a one-bedroomed apartment to a two-bedroomed penthouse. The smaller apartments can be reserved from as little as £56 per night and feature home luxuries such as an iPod docking station, 42” plasma TV and DVD player. There’s even a private balcony. For relaxation, make use of the on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and in-room massage.