Thailand 3 Places to See in September


In September, Thailand is still in but coming to the end of its monsoon season, you will see general improvement in the amount of rainfall but not everywhere on the island! A lot of the island should definitely be avoided at this time!

Our top tip, for this time of year would be to head south to the Gulf of Thailand this includes Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao. These three islands are all assessable to each other via ferry and Koh Samui also has its own International airport.
The three islands are easily accessible, well developed and dramatically beautiful. They have something for everyone, calling all party-goers, beach bums and active adventurers.

If you don’t have time to visit all three then here is some top information that will help you decide which island is for you! Use this guide to help pinpoint your perfect paradise vacation.

Koh Samui

SeeSea Restaurant

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Coordinates: 9.513249, 100.011015

Koh Samui is known for its five-star resorts, lavish infinity pools and high-end spas, it is also good for colourful neighbourhoods and independent adventure, with many hostels and spare rooms for rent. It is the largest of the trio of islands, 2nd largest island in Thailand and is also the most well established.

Nightlife: Chanweng is known for its raucous night life, it has a main street which is miles long, with bars, restaurants, fast-food, shop after shop and many spa’s and massage parlours.

Luxury: If you are looking for charming beach bungalows, infinity pools, on demand Thai coconut oil massages, frangipani facials and pedicures and on hand waiter service, then you have come to the right place!

Activities: Relaxing massages, spectacular waterfalls, Big Buddha’s, Huge colourful Temples, long white sand beaches and plenty of water sports to splash around in the sea! The Fisherman’s Village Market is also a must!

Budget: Backpackers and Honeymooners!

Getting around: Pleanty of taxi’s, tuktuks and if you are feeling adventurous the rent a moped as cheap as £3 a day!

Koh Samui Island landscape

Koh Samui By KatieVictoriaHulland

Koh Pha Ngan

Nightlife: It is safe to say that Koh Pha Ngan is known for it’s alcohol buckets at it’s outrageous full moon party! It’s a rite of passage to every backpacker and party-goer! There is neon galore and raving beats until the sun is rises! They play anything from intense trance to chilled reggae, it’s a night you will remember.

Koh Pha Ngan nightlife

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Coordinates: 9.737670, 100.019485

Activities: Beyond the wild beach parties there is much more to Koh Pha Ngan. It has many temples to visit, Thong Sala Night Market, beautiful beaches, Thai cooking classes, wonderful waterfalls and hiking up Khao Ra.
Budget: Solo Backpackers, Groups of Friends and Couples. Budgets can range from £2 a night at a hostel to £100+ at a fancy hotel
Getting Around: Tuk Tuk, Taxi and our all time favourite a moped! It is Cheap and cheerful and allows you to explore the island at your own pace for £3 a day.

Koh Pha Ngan beach

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Koh Tao

Welcome to Thailand’s Premier diving hub!

Koh Tao is more known for what is under the Gulfs translucent waters than the islands themselves. It is a top tourist destination nowadays due to its world-class diving instruction! With it’s shallow, warm waters and abundant marine life many divers find themselves plunging into the crystal-clear waters, exploring the colourful coral reefs and getting lost in the underworld of Koh Tao.

Activities: Diving, Yoga, Hiking, Watersports and lazing about on beautiful golden beaches.

Nightlife: Plenty of bars with pumping music to keep you parting after sunset

Budget: Couples, Honeymooners and Groups of Friends. Hostels as cheap as £5 a night and 5* luxury boutique accommodation at prices of your choice!

Getting Around: Walking, Cycling, Long Tail Boat, Taxi, Rent a scooter

Scuba diving on the Thailand islands

Photo by Sightseeinggroup

Coordinates: 10.097685, 99.840553

To conclude September is the wettest month of the year so if you can put of your trip for a month then ideal! If you can’t then the Gulf Islands are where to spend your time, so start here for a month and then make your way around as by October the weather should have improved.