Entering March now, although the weather is quite hot, it can be said that we are still in a period where the sea is clear and the beaches are beautiful, perfect for seaside trips, island hopping, diving to see coral reefs, or enjoying various sea activities.

However, the Andaman Sea with its white sandy beaches and clear waters allows us to admire its beauty for just a few months a year. This is because the southern region of our country is influenced by the monsoon winds, resulting in heavy and frequent rainfall from mid-year almost until the end of the year. Therefore, traveling to the sea during this time not only means missing out on the beautiful sea views due to heavy rain but also poses a danger if we still insist on swimming while the monsoon is still present.

Now let’s see, on the shores of the Andaman Sea, when do we have time to go out to the sea, see corals, and swim in the clear waters? Here are our recommendations:

  • The suitable period for visiting the Andaman Sea is from November to April because it is a time when there is no monsoon. The sea is calm, the sky is clear, and the clear water is perfect for various water activities.
  • The period that is not suitable for visiting the Andaman Sea is from May to October. During this period, it is a time when there is monsoon and heavy rainfall.

But as we mentioned earlier, the Andaman coast will experience heavy rainfall. Therefore, during the beginning of November or the end of April, there may still be some rain that you might encounter.

The Andaman Sea region consists total of 6 provinces, namely Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang, Ranong, and Satun. Each province has beautiful beaches and picturesque islands that are widely known. The most famous islands located along the Andaman Sea coast include Racha Island, Mai Thon Island, Hey Island, Surin Islands, Similan Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Ngai Island, Kradan Island, Lao Liang Island, Mook Island, Tarutao Islands, Lipe Island, Payam Island, Kai Island, Hong Island, Khai Island, and Rok Island.

However, the islands mentioned above are just a small part of the many beautiful islands and beaches in the Andaman Sea, which are waiting to welcome nature-loving tourists like us. You can choose to travel according to your interests, budget, and convenience.

Knowing this, if anyone wants to visit the sea before the monsoon arrives, start planning and prepare for a trip to the Andaman Sea before the monsoon season begins, which will last until the end of the year. 

Have fun traveling and enjoy your journey. Importantly, remember to protect the environment and travel safely.