Koh Tao Weather June Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Koh Tao in June
Koh Tao is a popular tourist destination located in the Gulf of Thailand, just 40 kilometres from the mainland. It is one of the smallest of the Thai islands but is growing in popularity over recent years thanks to its relaxed pace and world-famous diving scene.
Like the rest of Thailand, Koh Tao has a sub-tropical climate with sunshine, high temperatures and some rainfall. Monsoon winds dictate the weather throughout the year and create three seasons; the dry season, the hot season and the wet season.
June is right in the middle of the hot season in Koh Tao. While there isn't much variation in temperature over the year in Koh Tao, it is slightly hotter than the dry season. The average temperature is around 28°C with highs that can reach 31°C during the hottest part of the day. Even with sea breezes, night time temperatures remain high, at 24°C. These high temperatures will continue into July and August.
The addition of rainfall also makes the weather feel very humid at this time of year. Koh Tao's hot season sees fairly consistent levels of rainfall, though the amount of rain does decrease slightly from May to June. There's an average of 118mm of precipitation which generally falls over 16 wet days. This means that there's a 33% chance of a rainy day.
With rainfall comes an increase in cloud cover in Koh Tao and there's a 50% chance of a cloudy day on the island. However, this still leaves plenty of time to enjoy Koh Tao's stunning beaches and soak up the sunshine in June. The month sees an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day.
Average sea temperatures remain high throughout the whole year in Koh Tao, which is one of the reasons it's such a popular diving destination. In June, the sea is a beautifully warm 30°C.
Hotels in Koh Tao in June
June can be a busy month in Koh Tao, as students finish school and begin their travels to Thailand. Luckily, the island is well-equipped for tourists and has a wide choice of accommodation options to suit everyone.
In Touch Resort
For a stylish stay in Koh Tao, In Touch Resort is an unbeatable choice. This hotel is located just steps from the quiet end of Sairee Beach but is within easy reach of the island's best restaurants and nightlife. Rooms here are comfortable and contemporary in style, with simple décor, satellite TV and private balconies. One of the hotel's best features is its wooden deck where guests can relax and watch the sun set over the beach.
Utopia Suites Hotel
Comfortable accommodation need not be expensive as Utopia Suites Hotel, located thirty meters from the white sandy shores of Mae Haad Beach, proves. At this small but friendly hotel, there are different types of room available with air-conditioning or a fan, a fridge and mini bar, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with Thai and Western items on the menu.
Koh Tao Royal Resort
Koh Tao Royal Resort is an unpretentious three-star hotel that suits every type of traveller, from backpackers to couples on their honeymoon. The hotel is set among lush gardens just a short walk from Sai Nuan Beach and Mae Haad Pier. Accommodation consists of standalone wooden bungalows that are decorated in a traditional Thai style. There's also a bar, a restaurant and a spa on site.
Beaches in Koh Tao in June
Koh Tao is a relatively undeveloped island, so the beaches remain naturally beautiful, with soft golden sand and a backdrop of mountains. At just 21 km², the island is so small that most visitors choose to travel around and visit many of the beaches and bays during their stay.
Sairee is the largest and most popular beach on the island, but smaller beaches such as Freedom Beach are worth a visit. Freedom Beach is located on the southern tip of the island and has an intimate and secluded feel that's perfect if you want to get away from it all. There are hammocks to relax in and a small restaurant which sells drinks and snacks. Freedom Bay is also a great place to snorkel, with a diverse marine life and clear waters.
Bars and Restaurants
After a day of diving or just relaxing on the beach, holiday makers can satisfy their hunger at one of Koh Tao's many cafés and restaurants. The little island has it all, from traditional Thai cuisine to European fare.
Fitness Café is a mecca for the health conscious traveller, with a menu full of delicious and nutritious dishes. The casual café is located in the heart of the island, just a short walk from Sairee beach and next to a gym, so you can work out and then refuel. With menu choices such as protein pancakes, shakes, salads and wraps, it's a great choice for breakfast or lunch.
For a taste of the Mediterranean in Koh Tao, head to Kusto. Located in Sairee Beach, this friendly bistro serves a selection of delicious Spanish tapas and other Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as fish and pasta. There's also a wide choice of wines and the desserts are also highly recommended.
La Carotte Qui Rit
Last but not least, La Carotte Qui Rit is the place to go if you want to sample some authentic Thai cuisine that's all vegetarian. The small eatery is located in Mae Haad and ran by a French couple, but serves a wide choice of traditional dishes such as Penang and Massaman curry.
Things to Do in Koh Tao in June
Not everyone goes to Koh Tao for the first-class diving and other water sports alone; there are plenty of other interesting activities to try, such as Muay Thai or Kick Boxing. The Island Muay Thai is a camp that provides the best training in a relaxing location just a few minutes from scenic Sairee Beach. Different training packages are offered from beginner to competition level. Muay Thai equipment is provided, including shorts, T-shirts, ankle wraps, wrist wraps, mouth guards and gloves. On any potential rainy June day, this action-packed indoor activity will keep you occupied.
Bowling and Mini Golf
A family-friendly place perfect for days when the sun is not playing the game is Koh Tao Bowling and Mini Golf located at Mae Haad. The outdoor 9 mini golf holes are floodlit at night and will take you through some wonderful scenery. There are four island-type indoor bowling lanes behind the bar where skittles are manually arranged by the staff. The place also has two Petanque courts, a pool table, a restaurant and bar.