Is December a good time to visit Phuket?
December in Phuket is the first month of the much-awaited high season, and the weather is usually perfect unless it’s an unlucky year (it tends to happen in recent years). Typically, the weather is beautiful, with a magnificent blue sky peppered with tiny white clouds and a cool temperature. 24 C is considered ‘cold’ by locals or those, like us, who lived here too long 😀 . Trees and vegetation are very green and bright after benefitting from the days of rains of the past monsoon, and waterfalls are replenished. December (and January) is the perfect month to enjoy the island’s beauty at its best and take superb photos.
Phuket Averages in December
Temperatures and rainy days in November
|Average Day Temperature||30.4°C|
|Average Night Temperature||29.0°C|
|Average Sunny Days||14 days|
|Average Rainy Days||10 days|
What to do in December
Again, December is the best month to do all the activities and tours you dreamed of. Beaches are superb, the sea is quiet, and the south of Thailand is all yours to explore.
The end of December is often an opportunity for many to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Christmas is more toned down and is often celebrated around a special dinner, but New Year is a chance to join one of the many parties Phuket is so good at! All the beach clubs, rooftop bars and nightclubs on Bangla Walking Street are ready to welcome you until morning.
If you prefer to keep it low profile, hotels always set up a New Year dinner and party (New Year’s dinner is sometimes compulsory in some big hotels! chack before you book as it can be expensive and not always the dinner you have in mind)
The sea in December gets really quiet and beautiful. This is your chance to explore the many islands nearby, from the very popular Phi Phi or Similan Islands to lesser-known gems such as Rang Yai and Maiton Island.
Prices of life in Phuket in December
The cost of life starts to switch to the high season prices, mostly in hotel rates. Tuk-tuks and night markets are less willing to lower the price when bargaining. Food and shops never really change.
Weather in Phuket Month by Month
- Phuket in January
- Phuket in May
- Phuket in June
- Phuket in July
- Phuket in August
- Phuket in November
- Phuket in December