Why visit Phuket in November?
Well firstly because of the great accommodation deals right here at Nakalay Palm Resort, check out the November rates.
Living in Phuket for some time Phuket in November is one of my favourite times of the year. There is a multitude of amazing events going on and activities that you can do while you stay on the pearl of the Andaman during November.
Phuket attracts a host of different types of tourists, tourists literally from all over the world, all with different budgets and all with different needs and wants from their tropical island experience and Phuket in November can fulfil all these wants.
November in Phuket and Phuket still is in the monsoon season, or as some call it the green season. Rainfall eases off compared to October and Phuket remains warm with temperatures averaging around 27°C, all of which means that not only is the islands tropical jungles lush and green, Golf courses look great and the waterfalls like Bang Pae Waterfall are at they’re best.
Activities like Hanum World, which offers zip lines and skywalks across Phuket’s rainforest, ATV tours, and a visit to one of the many Elephant sanctuary are all enhanced during November, due to the changing of the seasons.
The West coast beaches like Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Kamala are also starting to prepare for their high season. Patong Beach and Kamala are two nearest beaches to Nakalay Palm Resort and just 5 minutes drive either way. Normally, winds will have changed direction meaning that the major swell and waves during the Summer Months, (yes Phuket is in the Nothern Hemisphere, just), have dropped off.
Going to the beaches and if you are going swimming during November in Phuket please do take care when swimming of any of the beaches check the Lifeguards Flags and if they say NO SWIMMING, then don’t.
Speaking of Lifeguards there is an International Lifeguard Training event planned for 15th to 17th November. See the Phuket Lifeguard Facebook page for more details HERE.
During November in Phuket, there are also some fantastic events, both cultural, active and fun that take place around Phuket. Do you need a reason to visit Phuket in November?
The Patong Carnival has grown year on year and this annual celebration is one of the more flamboyant events in Phuket and attracts more than 20,000 visitors a year.
The celebration takes place over three-days on Patong’s Beach Road, which becomes crowded with displays and stalls selling everything from scrumptious Thai street food to traditional Thai crafts. The festival is bursting with entertainment, colourful parades, live music, and some stunning performances.
It is one of the most lively events in Phuket and a great reason to visit Phuket in November.
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon, the race of legends, is celebrating its 25th year in 2018.
It is Southeast Asia’s leading multi-sport event. The event usually features some of the best international professional triathletes. Along with a host of world champions, all of who are battling out for the 20,000 US$ prize money. The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is not just a professional race. It is open to anyone and everyone and amateurs the young and the older. Age groups are broken into different groups. Everyone has their chance to see who they compete with some of the worlds best. There is more on the 25th Laguna Triathlon HERE and you can find previous picture galleries HERE.
Looking for a Penthouse for the Triathlon weekend sleeps 4 in two bedrooms with Private plunge pool, from 3,525 thb + per night. Studios sleep two from 1,650 thb + 7% vat and 1% local tax.
The Loy Krathong festival takes place on the evening of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. This year Loy Krathong falls on the 23rd November.
Loy Krathong, also called, the light festival, or the lantern festival is one of Thailand’s best-loved festivals. November marks the end of the monsoon season. Thais and tourists alike gather at beaches, lakes, rivers, and even swimming pools with their Krathong. Traditionally Krathongs are made from the banana tree trunk and decorated with flowers, incense sticks and candles. Gathering as families and friends let it float off across the water, symbolizing letting go of any negative energy, hate or anger.
The sight of 100’s of Krathong’s floating away in the clear evening skies is truly a sight to behold.
November is a great time to visit Phuket, you can find amazing deals HERE
Anytime in Phuket is great, check out April. “The Biggest Water Fight in the World”. You can read about Songkran 2017 HERE.