March Weather Averages for Ko Lipe, Thailand
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in March
Enjoying warm temperatures is what Ko Lipe, Thailand is all about. Visiting in March, you can expect some of the highest daily temperatures of the year—they range around 29°C, a daily average temperature that's also observed in February and April. Daytime high temperatures rise up to a sweltering 34°C, the annual maximum, while nighttime lows range around 23°C, making it very comfortable...
What's the weather like in Ko Lipe in March
Enjoying warm temperatures is what Ko Lipe, Thailand is all about. Visiting in March, you can expect some of the highest daily temperatures of the year—they range around 29°C, a daily average temperature that's also observed in February and April. Daytime high temperatures rise up to a sweltering 34°C, the annual maximum, while nighttime lows range around 23°C, making it very comfortable to spend time outside in the evenings.
Both temperatures, however, decrease a tiny bit in the course of the month, by about one degree. Approximately 62% of March days are considered to be warm; 38% are classified as hot. March is without question one of the hottest months of the year in Ko Lipe. The sea temperature averages a warm and bath-like 29°C, a temperature that's virtually constant all-year round.
The total amount of rainfall for this month is 91mm, making it the third-driest month of the year after January and February, so you can definitely enjoy outdoor activities to their fullest. Precipitation is least likely to occur in the beginning of the month and most likely at the end—the chance of rainfall increases from 38% to 63% throughout March. By far the most common type of rainfall is thunderstorms.
They occur on no less than 73% of the days with rainfall. Light rain falls on 18% of rainy days and moderate rain on only 8% of days with rainfall. March is definitely still within the dry season, but the significant increase in probability of rainfall shows that the wet season is approaching.
Cloud cover stays around 90% throughout the entire month, a percentage that doesn't vary greatly in the course of the year. With 9 hours of sunshine per day, March is one of the sunniest months of the year though. April, May and June have the same amount of sunshine hours—the annual high.
Due to a tropical location close to the equator, the length of the days doesn't vary a whole lot throughout the year and March is a month that reflects that. March 1 is the shortest day of the month with 11.59 hours of daylight. March 31 is the longest day and has 12.10 daylight hours.
Hotels in Ko Lipe in March
Idyllic Resort or Idyllic Concept Resort is found throughout Thailand, including on Ko Lipe. It is Ko Lipe's most modern, well-equipped and luxurious hotel offering guests an outdoor bar, swimming pool, and private bungalows with neat patches of greenery, gorgeous views of the ocean and steps down to Sunrise Beach, one of the best places to catch a sunrise in the whole country.
Arguably one of the most fun places to stay in Ko Lipe is Pooh Lipe. There are 8 concrete bungalows, all equipped with air-conditioning, a queen size bed, private bathroom with shower, free internet and an outside terrace. In addition to affordable and comfortable accommodation, Pooh Lipe also has its own dive shop, a lively bar where you can watch sports games and drinks cocktails, a bakery, and a restaurant.
Beaches in Ko Lipe
Sunset Beach (Hat Pramong)
Hanging out on Sunset Beach for a day (or several!) is an absolute must. Sunset Beach, known as Hat Pramong among locals, offers great snorkelling, plus it's a perfect launch pad for a kayak to tour around the island. The beach is only about half a kilometre long and is located on the north side of Ko Lipe, but faces west toward the sunset. Its name is appropriate—there is a spectacular sunset almost every night. This is a rather quiet and laid-back area, an area that still radiates happiness, peace of mind and the charm of the atmosphere as it was before the big resorts arrived. Restaurant and beach bars built from driftwood add to the relaxed atmosphere.
Bars and Restaurants
Papaya Restaurant, also known as Nee Papaya, is found on a side street of popular Walking Street, the resort's main street. It's a classic place for traditional northern-style street food. Specialties, which you really should try, include seafood barbecue, deep-fried chicken, larb (a spicy minced meat salad) and som tam (a spicy green papaya salad).
Peace & Love Bar
The Peace & Love Bar is located right at Pattaya Beach—literally on the beach. It's a fabulous place to grab a beer or cocktail and enjoy some refreshing sips while sinking your feet into the warm sand.
Things to do in Ko Lipe in March
Ko Lipe is all about the sea, sun and sand, and soaking up the island's friendly and relaxed atmosphere. In between sun-worshipping and enjoying various water activities, a stroll through Ko Lipe, especially on Walking Street, will take in various street food stalls selling delectable (often spicy!) treats, shops, little cafes and bars, plus a good choice of restaurants—all laid back and open-air. The combination of these tropical and touristic ingredients is what makes Ko Lipe the perfect beach destination.
Chado Cliff and Pirate Falls
Ko Lipe in March is quiet in terms of festivals and events; however, with day trips to nearby islands available you might happen upon a small local festival or religious celebration. Chado Cliff and Pirate Falls on Ko Adang are enjoyable places to visit, as is the jungle on Ko Rawi. Temples are located on many of the surrounding islands and are well-worth looking out for as they will often play host to various religious rituals and celebrations.
Not only are these religious ceremonies fascinating to witness, they offer an interesting insight into the province's local culture and beliefs. Many islands and beaches in the area, such as massively popular Phuket or Ko Phi Phi, can be reached by ferry, speedboat or cruise.