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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Sunday afternoon and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019. Later than usual today since we just got back from Koh Phangan.

It's been an interesting week. Plenty of weather changes. First of all sunny skies. Secondly, mostly partially clouded skies with a very humidity which makes for hot weather. Thirdly, some tropical thunderstorms. All in a weeks work! Most importantly, this is typical June/July weather on Koh Samui during this time of the year. It's after all a minor rainy season going on. 

Today it's 33C at 2.30pm but it certainly feels a lot warmer or should I say hotter? All this under a cloudy to partially cloudy sky.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Late afternoon at Choengmon beach earlier this week. It's very quiet at this moment on Koh Samui.

Last week saw maximum temperatures of 35C. The minim reached 28C, fairly hot during the night!
As already mentioned, we had a tropical shower or two but also plenty of sunshine and warm weather.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Winner in my age group 50+ at 'The Moon' on Koh Phangan, a 15km trail run I participated in. I was 7th overall out of around 400 runners.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 10th June – 16th June 2019

Walking street in Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, yesterday afternoon and evening. A very nice and interesting walking street with lots of local foods and goodies.

Next week may see another change of weather! The prediction tells us first of all plenty of strong wind. Secondly plenty of clouds. Most importantly, plenty of rain! It looks like the Celsius will drop a few degrees during next week. get the board games out!
Nonetheless, if you find yourselves on Koh Samui next week, enjoy!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd June – 9th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd June – 9th June 2019

Sunday morning, the end of a week and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd June – 9th June 2019.
The Sunday morning long slow distance is in the bag. My 68th training half marathon. Next weekend is a big racing weekend. First of all the Cancer Care run on Saturday. Secondly the Koh Phangan 'The Moon' 15km trail race on Sunday.

This morning it's cloudy but dry around Koh Samui. It will not surprise me if there will be a shower later today. Maybe during the late afternoon or early evening. Current temperature at 10am is already 30C though. 

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd June – 9th June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 3rd June – 9th June 2019

The new mosque at the airport road is almost finished. The main building almost looks the same like a normal, big, Thai house. Even some temples have similar buildings. Maybe they sued to same architect? Wonder how noisy their prayers will be. I'm not a big fan of having to listen to amplified religious manifestations. Whether it's a Muslim loudspeaker with prayers or a Catholic church bell that rings every hour.

Last week saw quite a bit of rain. The road leading from the Bophud traffic lights to the entrance of Fisherman's Village turned into a mud bath. Rather messy. The construction is ongoing!

Maximum temperatures last week reached 34C and the minimum got stuck at 25C.

For next week the forecast predicts a slight improvement compared to last week. After tomorrow the wind should drop again and there will be hardly any rain or tropical showers. It may well be fairly cloudy but a lor drier compared to last week.

Enjoy your time on our island and make sure to go out and about and do some exploring.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th May 2019 – 2nd June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th May 2019 – 2nd June 2019

Sunday morning in progress and that means time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th May 2019 – 2nd June 2019.
It's a strange day, weather wise. First of all, it started very early for the 5am start of the Bangkok Airways Koh Samui half marathon. Secondly, it was still dark at the start. However, during the race when the darkness lifted, it almost looked like rain. When we got closer to 9am, the sun was in full blaze mode and it was turning hot rather quickly. Now at 11.30am, we have mostly a blue sky.

Current temperature at 11.30am is 33C and it's heating up. It feels already a lot warmer, closer to the mid forties!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th May 2019 – 2nd June 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th May 2019 – 2nd June 2019

The winners ceremony of the 50+ age group at this morning's Bangkok Airways Koh Samui half marathon. It's me on the left, with the 3rd place trophy. With a 13th spot all over, it looks good. It was a hard race though and I'm not enjoying the same form and speed as three months ago. Still, a good result. 20.9KM in 1:44'26.7 with a 4'59 pace

Last week saw some good weather. A couple of tropical showers, which you can expect during this time of the year and plenty of sunshine and hot weather. Maximum temperature reached 35C and the minimum temperature hit one night 26C

Next week is looking very similar to this week. Possibly with some stronger wind towards the end of the week and over next weekend.

If you're on Koh Samui, enjoy your stay!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. Camille

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Welcome to June 2019

Welcome to June 2019

The weekend has kicked off, it's Saturday morning and welcome to June 2019. The first day of this month is underway.
Moreover, it's a beautiful first of June. First of all we have blue skies. Secondly, the sun crunching is already crunching it out early in the morning. A warm overture to June is in the making.
It's almost 11am and the quicksilver is already hitting 32C.

In general June is a nice around Koh Samui and it's archipelago. There's a minor rainy season, but nothing to get too worried about. Expect tropical showers later this month but also plenty of sunshine.

The first June week of this year looks great. In other words, partially clouded to blue skies in the beginning of the week. This will be followed by stronger wind towards next weekend and an occasional tropical shower.

Welcome to June 2019

Welcome to June 2019

At the renaissance resort in Lamai. The part of their beach where they conduct weddings. A very scenic backdrop.

Moreover, this month will see plenty of running and racing action. Starting with the Bangkok Samui half marathon, 10km and 5km races tomorrow. Therefor we will visit Nathon later today to pick our BIB's (race numbers).
After that, there's Cancer Care fun and charity run come Saturday 15th June. On the same day, on Koh Pahngan, 'the Moonm' trail starts with distances ranging from 100km to 15km. I will be participating in the 15K race on Sunday 16th June.

Plenty of other things to do as well for you.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Friday, 31 May 2019

Goodbye to May 2019

Goodbye to May 2019

The month is coming to an end and it's time to say goodbye to May 2019.

It's been a fairly good but also a rather typical May for the weather around Koh Samui this month. In general it was still fairly hot. Maximum temperatures hitting the mid thirties on a regular base. On the other hand, we also had a few showers. Mostly tropical showers, hard but short. I really enjoy them, they cool things down and balance out the water levels of the ground water on the island.
June should see a few more (tropical) showers next month.

Half of the month I spent on Phuket but I'm glad to be back on Koh Samui for at least a couple of months. 

Goodbye to May 2019

Goodbye to May 2019

Part of SRU; Surat Thani Rajabath University. The International school of tourism in Chaweng.

Right now it's time to look forward to month of June. Always an enjoyable month on Koh Samui. Although June has is part of a smaller rainy season, it's a nice month to be on the island. The temperatures aren't as high anymore but there should still be enough sunshine to keep you happy.

It's also going to be an excellent month for running on the island(s). Starting with this weekend and the Bangkok Airways Koh Samui Half marathon, 10km and 5km races. Hope to see you in Nathon come Sunday morning.

If you were on the island this month, i do hope you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Let us here about!

Now on to June, there are some races that need to be run!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th May 2019 – 26th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th May 2019 – 26th May 2019

It's Sunday morning once more and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th May 2019 – 26th May 2019. First of all, it's nice to be back on Koh Samui again. Secondly, the long slow distance run for Sunday has been taken care of. Not so long, only 18km but very slow. I hope to be in shape to run a good time next weekend in the Bangkok Airways series Koh Samui half marathon. See you in Nathon next Sunday!

This morning it started out very cloudy. However, by now, 10.30am it is nice and sunny with a lovely blue sky. Current temperature is 31C and expect it to go up a few degrees. It's another hot one in the making today.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th May 2019 – 26th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 20th May 2019 – 26th May 2019

The new school of our youngest daughter. For one more year she will be visiting this school in Chaweng, opposite the University of Tourism. Now all 3 of our children have been to this school.

Last week saw a few showers. Always nice this time of the year to have a shower to cool things down a bit. As long as it remains a tropical shower, that is! Short, fast and furious! Most of the week we had sunshine and hot fays though. Maximum temperature reached 35C and the minimum got suck at 27C. Not bad for a week in May around Koh Samui. Fairly average at the weather side of things for this month.

For next week, going into June 2019, it looks good. The wind is about to drop down. Expect the occasional tropical shower and partially clouded skies. There should be plenty of sunshine until the end of this month and the start of the new month, next weekend.
Enjoy your stay on the island(s) and go out and about. I have some options listed for you below or do a search on the blog here.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Friday, 24 May 2019

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

The first Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019 is knocking on the door. Mark the date! First of all there is a 2.2km fun run on the road and partly on the beach. Secondly, there's a also a 11.8km run on the road, with 30% trail and a bit of beach just before the finish line.

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

Prices are 400.-THB per person for the fun run and 500.-THB per person for the 11.8km run. You can sign up online under this link
The majority of the charity funds will be going to the Lamai government school.

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

Lamai Charity Run 18th August 2019

The routes for the 2.2km fun run and 11.8km main run

It's great to see new running events on the island. Running is since a few years becoming increasingly popular in Thailand. Each weekend sees multiple running events across southern Thailand. Nice to see that Samui is keeping up the pace!

Hope to see you there! Put on your running shoes and go for it! Lamai, here we come!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break.

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course.

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two.

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

Camille

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019


It's Sunday morning and the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019 is calling.
It's nice and sunny around Koh Samui with just a few scattered clouds. Current temperature at 9.20am is 31C. Get ready for another nice and warm day. Oh yeah, and dry! Perfect weather for May on the islands!

My time on Phuket is coming to an end after two weeks. The Sunday morning long slow distance run is in the can. I'm on track for the full marathon come 15th September at Samui Festival. First running stop will be the Bangkok Airways Samui half marathon come 2nd Jun. Just two weeks away. First of all though, tomorrow I will be back on the road to Koh Samui.
On Phuket we have this Sunday morning a partially clouded sky and also 31C with the temperature rising.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019

Maenam beach with a view on the Lomprayah pier

Last week saw some rain early in the week. Nothing unusual for a typical May month around our archipelago. Maximum temperatures reached 35C and the minimum temperature got stuck at 24C last week.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 13th May 2019 – 19th May 2019

View on the road towards Phuket town from Central Phuket. This is taken at the bridge connecting the two Central shopping malls

The forecast for next week is looking good. Possibly more cloud coverage through the week compared to today. However, it will remain dry besides a possible tropical shower. Towards the end of the week, the wind will pick up a bit. Well above a May average!
Enjoy your time on the island. It's not too busy but the beaches are still bright and shining.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

Sunday morning in Phuket and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019. The long slow distance run is still to come, in the afternoon. After I finish teaching the current PADI IDC on Phuket.

It's nice and sunny early in the morning. It promises to be another hot day. It's relentless! 28C already at 7.30 in the early morning!

Phuket is looking very similar. 28C early in the morning with a slightly cloudy sky. 

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

The ocean behind the Laem Sor pagoda in the deep southern part of the island.

Last week it was hot with hardly any rain on Koh Samui. Maximum temperatures ranged from 35C to 27C. It felt at times a lot warmer than the measured 35C. A nice start to this month of May.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 6th May 2019 – 12th May 2019

The new roundabout at Chalong circle on Phuket is almost ready. Here you can see the brand new clock tower, still not completely finished. The tunnel under the roundabout is also almost completed. Hopefully it will give a much needed relief to the local traffic.

Next week is looking nice again. Maybe some rain tomorrow but the rest of the week should be dry. Partially cloudy and warm is predicted with more blue in the sky towards next weekend. Don't forget the sun lotion this week. Especially coral and ocean friendly sunscreen lotion!
Enjoy your time on the island and make sure to go out and about!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. 

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. 

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

Camille

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

It's on again, the Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019. This must be the 4th edition. I only missed the fist time, 3 years ago, when I was not on the island. 

Just like last year, I'm planning to run the full marathon. Unfortunately I got injured fairly early into my training program and couldn't participate in the full marathon. I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the 10km event.
This year I started an 18 week training program just two days ago. Crossing my fingers I stay healthy and in one piece for the 15th September. My goal is to run as close to a 3 hours 30 minutes time. Am looking forward to it!

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

The distances available on 15th September are the full marathon, a 10km race and a 5km race. On top there's a also a 30km trail run.

Start and finish will be in Nathon. At the moment these are all the details available, More details about participation fees and son will be revealed later.

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

Samui Festival Marathon & Trail 15th September 2019

Start of the 10km race last year

This is a big event each year. Well organized and with plenty of other activities, like concerts during a full week surrounding the running events.

Hope to see you at this event. I will update this blog as soon as information with more details will become available. See you on the 15th September!

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break.

If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course.

You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two.

You may also opt for a very special dinner experience at The Thai Experience. Behind closed doors, reservation only and a very enjoyable and well worthwhile way of spending an evening on Samui. Authentic Thai food and a great atmosphere. Can highly recommend this experience.

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

Camille