Koh Tao Weather February Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Koh Tao in February
Koh Tao is an idyllic little island located off the east coast of Thailand, close to the larger islands of Koh Phangnan and Koh Samui. Though it covers an area of just 21 km², the island has become a popular tourist destination in recent years thanks to its world-renowned diving spots, its paradise-like scenery and its beautiful weather.
Like the rest of Thailand, Koh Tao has a sub-tropical climate that's generally hot and sunny, but with rainy seasons dictated by the monsoon winds. Luckily, February is part of the island's dry season, which makes it one of the most popular months to plan a trip. In fact, it is the driest month of the year and sees tourists flock here to enjoy the beautiful weather. Rainfall is at its lowest at 39mm with only 4 wet days throughout the whole month. There's only a 13% chance of rainfall, so there's plenty of opportunity for holiday makers to hit the beach.
The dry season is also one of the coolest and least humid in Koh Tao, though even in February the weather is hot compared to British standards. The average temperature is around 26°C with highs that often reach 29°C at their peak. Nights offer a little relief, with low temperatures of around 23°C.
Average sea temperatures still remain at their lowest for February. However, at 28°C the water is definitely warm enough for swimming or enjoying Koh Tao's most popular water activity diving.
Sunshine levels stay consistently great all year round in Koh Tao (the island experiences over 300 days of sunshine a year) and February is no exception, offering an abundance of bright and sunny weather. With an average of 8 sunshine hours every day, Koh Tao is the ideal place to sit back, relax and soak up the rays.
Hotels in Koh Tao in February
February is one of the busiest months in Koh Tao and accommodation is in demand, so travellers should be sure to book ahead. However, the island is well-catered for tourists and has a wide choice of hotel and apartments available.
Koh Tao Tropicana Resort
Koh Tao Tropicana Resort is located at Chalok Baan Kao Bay on the south part of the island. This beachside resort offers air-conditioned and fan rooms that conveniently come with a balcony and an en-suite bathroom with hot showers. Its beautiful garden provides a perfect place to relax and lie in traditional style hammocks under the coconut trees, especially in the balmy, tropical weather of Koh Tao.
Asia Divers Resort
Another great choice is Asia Divers Resort, which offers good value for money with 80 rooms that are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a private terrace overlooking the lush green tropical garden. Its most luxurious room is the Superior Thai, which features hardwood walls and furnishings as well as traditional Thai decor. This resort is located about 1.5 kilometres from Mae Haad and also offers scuba diving packages that are perfect for exploring the warm sea in February.
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa
For a relaxing stay in paradise, Jamahkiri Resort & Spa is a great choice. Located in Thian Og Bay, this luxurious hotel features its own private beach and pool as well as a spa which offers a variety of beauty treatments for guests to enjoy. There's also a restaurant on site serving fresh seafood dishes.
Beaches in Koh Tao in February
With just 39mm of rainfall and a balmy sea temperature of 28°C, February is an ideal time to hit the beach in Koh Tao, whether you want to learn to dive or just relax. The island is home to some of the most beautiful shores and sandy bays in the whole of Thailand.
Thiang Og Bay
Thiang Og Bay, also known as Shark Bay is located next to the Laem Thian Resort and is a beautiful white powder beach with turquoise blue waters. Don't let the name put you off; while there are Black Tip Reef sharks in the waters of the bay, they are small and not dangerous. In fact, many tourists go snorkeling with the sharks here.
Bars and Restaurants
Koh Tao has a large community of expats from all over the world, which means that the food scene is extremely diverse. If you expected to find just Thai food here, you'll be surprised.
For a taste of traditional Italian cuisine, head to Farango Pizzeria in Sairee. This casual eatery serves delicious and homemade pizzas and other authentic Italian dishes in relaxed surroundings. The outdoor terrace is a great place to relax and chat with friends and family on warm evenings in February.
VegetaBowl is a must-try for vegetarians or those looking for a healthy meal on the island. This restaurant serves a range of vegan bowls that are fresh and flavoursome, including salads, noodles and rice dishes as well as a selection of raw, gluten free and sugar free desserts.
Finally, if you're looking for a place to grab a beer, Earth House offers the largest collection of beers and ciders in Koh Tao. The bar features a beer garden that's set in lush surroundings complete with palm trees and parasols to keep you cool. There's also a two-storey tree house where holiday makers can lie back and relax in a hammock.
Things to do in Koh Tao in February
With less rain this month than any other, February is the perfect time to explore Koh Tao's beautiful surroundings. If you're looking for something fun to do, why not go on a cruise or learn how to sail with Island Cruises? Located at Moo 2 in Mae Haad, they offer day or afternoon trips as well as sunset cruises around Koh Tao or 4 days exploring Ang Thong Marine National Park. Yacht charters are also available for game fishing, cruising or sailing around the rich waters of Koh Tao.
Kayaking is another popular activity on Koh Tao and is a great way to see secluded beaches and hidden parts of the island that aren't easily accessible by foot. The sea around the island is generally calm and gentle, allowing tourists to get around safely and easily. Kayaks are available to hire on most of Koh Tao's beaches for a small price.