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Phuket in May: A Whole Guide about Things to do, Weather & More

Phuket in May
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Planning your Phuket holiday in May? We have everything you need to know about the weather, events, and festivals in May. And we’ve got some tips on where to go and how to book your Thailand holiday package.

Phuket Weather in May


May is one of the hottest months, and temperatures goes to around 35  °C (95°F). However, the humidity is still relatively low, and the sea is warm and inviting. It’s a great time to hit the beaches and enjoy water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and surfing.

Phuket Events and Festivals in May

Phuket is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and it’s also a great spot for some fun in May. Here are some events and festivals you can check out!

  • May 1-3: The Phuket International Film Festival will take place for the third year. It features films from around the world and is a great opportunity to see some of your favorite movies in a different setting.
  • May 6-8: Phuket Bird Week occurs on these two days. You can learn more about birding, or just enjoy seeing all kinds of birds that come to Phuket every spring.
  • May 9-11: Phuket Open Yoga Festival is an annual event that brings together yoga teachers from around the world to teach classes at various locations throughout Phuket Town and Patong Beach. This year’s festival will include classes by top instructors like Yogi Amrit Desai and Srividya Krishnan from India, as well as local teachers from Thailand!
  • May 13-15: The National Day Holiday is observed on this day in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday.

Best Places to Visit in Phuket During May

If you’re planning a trip to Phuket in May, there are plenty of places to visit that will make your vacation unforgettable. 

  • A great place to start is the famous Patong Beach, known for its stunning white sand and crystal clear waters. It’s also a hub for nightlife, shopping, and dining, so you can easily spend an entire day exploring the area.
  • Another must-visit destination in Phuket is the Big Buddha, a 45-meter-tall statue located on a hilltop overlooking the island. The views from the top are breathtaking, and you can also explore the nearby Wat Chalong temple, which is one of the most important Buddhist temples on the island.
  • For a more laid-back experience, head to Old Phuket Town, where you can stroll through the historic streets and admire the Sino-Portuguese architecture. There are also plenty of cafes, art galleries, and boutique shops to explore.

Phuket has something for everyone. If you visit these amazing places listed above in Phuket, you won’t be stranded in any place you don’t want to be. Whether you’re looking for a loud and active environment, a high-end luxurious experience, or a calm coastal getaway. Pickyourtrail can help you customise your Thailand itinerary and book the best Phuket holiday packages.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket in May

1. Banana beach 
2. Tritan Beach 
3. Sai keaw beach 
4. Nui beach 
5. Aoyong Beach

1. Banana beach 
2. Nai Khan Beach 
3. Katanoi Beach 
4. Bang Tao Beach 
5. Yanui Beach

This depends on what you are looking for. Karon Beach is also a great beach, but thanks to the huge buildings that surround it, it feels more like a tourist area. Kata Beach, on the other hand,  feels more cosy and homely to people.

Spending in Phuket may vary from place to place. It depends on what type of area you have chosen for your stay.

Phuket temperature in May goes around 35 °C (95 °F) with low humidity and warmness making it the perfect time to enjoy at beaches, indulge in water sports and more.

Both Krabi and Phuket are stunning in May and offers amazing beaches and exciting activities. Krabi is less crowded compared to Phuket so, you can plan your holiday accordingly.

Yes, May a good time to visit Phuket as you can enjoy plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures giving opportunities to partake in thrilling water activities, and enjoying indoor fun.

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