Ko Samui Weather April Averages, Thailand
- Temperature 29°C 84°F
- High Temperature 32°C 90°F
- Low Temperature 26°C 79°F
- Day Temperature 30.1°C 86°F
- Night Temperature 28.6°C 83°F
- Sunshine Hours 8 hours
- Rainfall 80 mm
- Rainfall Days 5 days
- Sea Temperature 28°C 82°F
What's the Weather like in Ko Samui in April
Ko Samui is an extremely popular tourist destination inThailand, thanks to its tropical climate. Temperatures are fairly constant all year round; the only variables are rainfall and cloud cover. April falls within the hot season and the resort has an average temperature of 29°C. Only May has a higher average temperature. The average daily high temperature in April is 32°C and the average low is 26°C, together with June making it the second-hottest month of the year after May. April is characterised by slightly rising high and low temperatures in the course of the month. The average high temperature on April 1 is 31°C; by the end of the month it has risen to 33°C. The month starts off with a daily low temperature of 26°C, a temperature that rises to 27°C by April 30. The sea temperature in April is 28°C, which stays that way through September. As is common with most resorts that enjoy tropical climates, the weather is usually hotter during the day and cooler at night, when a cold sea breeze cools things down a bit.
The length of the days in April is basically constant. With 12.13 hours of daylight, April 1 is the shortest day of the month. April 30 is the longest day, with 12.28 daylight hours. This 15-minute increase is not enough to call it significant. April has an average of eight hours of sunshine per day. This is the maximum amount of sunshine in the year, a number that is shared with February and March.
This high number of sunshine hours is due to relatively low cloud cover in April, although cloud cover does increase rapidly throughout the month. April 1 is by far the clearest day of the month, with 49% of cloud cover. There is a significant rise during the first week of the month. By April 7 there already is about 62% of cloud cover. April 30 has a cloud cover percentage of 68. The end of April marks the beginning of the cloudier, and therefore also wetter, part of the year.
April also sees a rise in the amount of rainfall, compared to the previous drier months of February and April. April has a total amount of 80mm of precipitation and five rainy days. It still is the third-driest month of the year though, but things are bound to change in May, which will suddenly get significantly wetter. April already sees an increase of rainfall in the course of the month. April 1 is the driest day of the month with a 28% chance of rainfall. April 30 is the wettest day with of chance of 36%. The two most common types of precipitation are light rain and thunderstorms, respectively occurring on 42% and 41% of the rainy days. The chance of thunderstorms increases greatly in the course of the month though. Luckily these storms are generally short-natured. In terms of fog, April is the fifth-foggiest month with a total six days of fog. April is the last (relatively) dry month in the year.
The humidity in the resort drops a little bit in April. While in March it was at 85%, now it ranges around 80%, which is still extremely humid by all accounts.
Ko Samui Hotels in April
Maenam Beach is not only home to backpacker's bungalows, but also to luxurious resorts, most of them hidden away in a natural setting.
Santiburi Resort is one of those. This fantastic five-star accommodation is located in a 23-acre landscaped garden and caters to both families and honeymooners. The resort owns 300 meters of Maenam Beach and consists of 59 luxurious villas and 21 duplex suites. All of them are furnished to the highest Thai-décor standards. Amenities and activities include an 18-hole golf course, children's program including a petting zoo, a few restaurants, poolside bar, theme nights, an award-winning spa, fitness centre, football field, tennis court, squash and Thai boxing facilities and bicycle rental.
Napasai Beach Resort & Villas
Another five-star resort in Maenam is Napasai Beach Resort & Villas. This luxury resort is set in a grove of cashew trees, right at the beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. All bungalows and villas have either a garden or sea view. Additional amenities are a fitness centre, infinity pool, tennis court and other sports, restaurants, bars, spa, etcetera. It has all you can expect from a high-end resort.
Fair House Villas & Spa
The four-star Fair House Villas & Spa is yet another paradise-like place to stay. It is located at the eastern end of Maenam Beach and lays only a few minutes' walk from Fisherman's Village in Bophut. The resort has six different villa types, all of them equipped with a flat-screen TV, a king-size bed, bath tub and separate shower, refrigerator and private terrace. Facilities and services include a swimming pool, water sports, a wedding planner and organiser, tour information desk, a meeting room and four restaurants. It is also possible to have a chef prepare a private dinner in your villa. Pandanus Spa is located on a hillside and offers all kinds of treatments and massages.
Ko Samui Beach for April
Maenam Beach is well-known for its seven-kilometer-long sandy beach that is lined with palm trees. It is the last beach on the island that is mainly occupied by backpackers. Maenam is the place to be if you want get away from it all on a budget. Some people stay for weeks, others for months on end, in the cheap bungalows that dot the beach. One of Maenam Beach's main features is the excellent view of Ko Phangan.
Bars and Restaurants
Maenam Walking Street may only be a few hundred meters long, but it is packed with food stalls, snack vendors and even mobile cocktail bars.
Barracuda Restaurant is one of the very best places to eat in Maenam. This award-winning restaurant is run by a German chef and serves a combination of Asian and European food. The menu is changed every three months to keep things interesting. This is fine dining at a reasonable price. Make sure to order the house wine; it's phenomenal.
Farmer Restaurant & Bar
The Farmer Restaurant & Bar is certain to provide a unique dining experience as well. As one of the resort's most unusual restaurants, it is set in the middle of rice fields. The interior is simple and sober, yet modern, and the food ranges from traditional Thai to Italian and Chinese. The restaurant gets its five kinds of rice from the surrounding paddies.
Things to do in Ko Samui in April
The Horse Riding Samui School
A great way to see and explore the island of Ko Samui is on horseback. Sure, driving around and going on boat trips is a lot of fun, but horseback riding is a great way to wind down and slow down. This allows you to enjoy the views even better! The Horse Riding Samui School offers horseback rides on the beach or through the jungle. You will receive instructions and a lesson before setting off to explore Lipa Noi Beach, the dense jungle or the mountains and Laem Sor Pagoda. There are 1-hour, 2-hour, 4-hour programs, as well as a three-day course that includes lessons on how to clean nails, shower a horse, set up equipment, etcetera.
Samui Bungy Jump
Thrill-seekers may want to skip horseback riding and go for more exciting activities. Bungee jumping is definitely one of those. Samui Bungy Jump is located in Chaweng and certainly provides the thrills you may be looking for. They will shoot you up into the air, which is followed by a free-fall and several bounces over the deepest swimming pool in southern Thailand. In addition to regular jumps, they also offer specialist jumps, such as backward, reverse and running jumps.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai
Another completely different experience can be had on the south coast of the island. There you can visit Hin Ta and Hin Yai, also known as the Grandfather and Grandmother Rock. These famous rocks are possibly the most-photographed natural feature in the resort. It is easy to see why they're so popular; they are shaped like male and female genitalia. Of course, such-shaped rocks have a legend attached to them. The local folklore goes that an old couple's boat sank in a storm, after which they were washed ashore and turned into stone.
The rocks are located next to a small sandy beach that, unfortunately, is not suitable for swimming. However, the water is so clear that fish and other marine life can be seen from the surface. From the rocks, you can enjoy great views across the sea of nearby islands. Hin Ta and Hin Yai are situated south of Lamai Beach. Around the site you will find lots of food and souvenir stalls, souvenirs including Grandfather Rocks in all sizes. A suggested place to visit nearby is the Muslim village of Huan Thanon, which is surrounded by plantations and buffalo fields. This may be as close as you can get to a view of traditional life on Ko Samui before the tourists arrived.
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