Koh Tao Weather October Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Koh Tao in October?
Located in the Gulf of Thailand, just 40 kilometres from the mainland, Koh Tao is a small but popular holiday island. The island receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year thanks to its world-class diving spots, beautiful beaches and hot, sunny weather.
Koh Tao experiences a sub-tropical climate with consistently high temperatures and rainfall dictated by monsoon winds. The island has three different season; the dry season, the hot season and the wet season. October falls in the middle of Koh Tao's North East monsoon season which brings a big increase in rain to the island. As a result, it is one of the wettest months of the year, falling just behind November.
There an average of 275mm of precipitation and 20 wet days per month in Koh Tao, with a 47% chance of rainfall, so travellers are likely to experience some wet weather on their trip. An increase in rain brings with it an increase in cloud cover, and October sees a 62% chance of a cloudy day.
There will be a slight drop in temperature for the month, though temperatures still remain hot. The average temperature at this time of year reads at 27°C with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. High humidity levels can make it feel even hotter.
Sea temperatures remain constant throughout the year and aren't affected much by the seasons. In October the average sea temperature is a balmy 29°C which is more than warm enough for swimming, snorkelling and diving when it's not raining.
Koh Tao is a sunny island all year round, though extra cloud cover in October can make many days dull and cloudy. There's an average of 6 hours of sunshine every day, but only a 2% chance of a sunny day.
The wet season is the least popular time to visit Koh Tao because of the monsoon and increase in wet weather. However, if you're looking for peace and solitude and don't mind heavy showers, the island is much quieter at this time of the year.
Hotels in Koh Tao in October
October is outside of peak season in Koh Tao so travellers should have no problem finding great value accommodation on the island.
Koh Tao Hillside Resort
Koh Tao Hillside Resort is a popular choice located in Aow Taasak bay overlooking the island of Koh Nangyuan. The resort is perfectly situated for a convenient stay; the pristine beach of Sairee beach is nearby, along with Sairee Plaza and Ko Nang Yuan, Mango Bay and Mae Haad Pier. Different types of rooms are available and all feature luxurious furnishings and spacious wooden decks with garden or sea views. Each room comes with a refrigerator, a stocked mini bar, air-conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi and toiletries.
Montalay Beach Resort
Catering to all travellers, Montalay Beach Resort combines luxury with affordability. Located in Tanote Bay, the beach is just a short walk away so the hotel benefits from beautiful sea views. Guests can enjoy the hotel's outdoor pool as well as the full service spa and on-site bar. Spacious rooms have sea or garden views and all rooms come with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV and a furnished private balcony.
Anankhira Boutique Resort
For a luxurious stay, look no further than Anankhira Boutique Resort. This stylish hotel is popular with honeymoon couples because of its relaxing atmosphere and stylish design; each room features Balinese-inspired architecture with luxurious touches such as canopy beds and private plunge pools. Anankhira is located just steps from Sairee Beach.
Beaches in Koh Tao in October
Despite an increase in wet and cloudy weather, October does see some good weather throughout the month. If the sun is shining, why not make the most of it by hitting one of the island's many beaches?
The biggest and most popular beach on Koh Tao is Sairee beach located on the west of the island. This is the hub of the island and is surrounded by many shops, resorts, restaurants and cafés. The beach stretches out over 1.5km of soft white sand and the water is very clear, making it a great place to snorkel. Other popular activities on the beach include volleyball, kayaking and watching the sun set on an evening from one of the beach-side bars.
Bars and Restaurants
The Blue Chair
The Blue Chair is often named as one of the best places for authentic Thai food in Koh Tao. This gem is tucked away in Sairee village just off the main road and has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. The menu is filled with affordable and tasty Thai dishes such as massaman curry, pad Thai and tempura shrimp.
Zest Coffee Shop
For a taste of home, many British tourists head to Zest Coffee Shop for breakfast or lunch. Located in Mae Haad, this eatery serves everything from eggs benedict to fish and chips. The homemade pastries and bread are also highly recommended along with a fresh pot of coffee.
Tattoo Bar & Restaurant
Another popular choice is Tattoo Bar & Restaurant. This casual venue sits on the beach and is a great place to chill out while enjoying a drink and a bite to eat in beautiful surroundings. The menu is varied with something to suit every taste, including pizza, burgers, steaks, Mexican food and Thai dishes.
Things to Do in Koh Tao in October
October's heavy rainfall doesn't mean that you can't have fun in Koh Tao. There's plenty to do on the island besides sunbathing on the beach.
Fishing Koh Tao
Fishing is a great activity whatever the weather. Fishing Koh Tao offer daily game fishing trips in the rich waters around Koh Tao. Manned by highly experienced fishermen, the boats come come with GPS technology and the latest fish finder to locate the best catch. Species normally caught include barracuda, king mackerel, red snapper and trevally, plus occasionally marlin and sailfish.
Red Power Motor
Getting on a bike is one of the best way to see the island of Koh Tao. Red Power Motor rents out different types of well-maintained motorbikes that include Honda Dream, Yamaha Mio and Honda motorbikes. It is located in Mae Haad which is a great starting point for touring different attractions throughout the island.