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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Goodbye to February 2017

Goodbye to February 2017


It's the end of this very short month and time to say 'Goodbye to February 2017'. Besides 2008 and last year, February is usually a very nice month around Koh Samui and this year was no exception.
After the horrendous flood problems in December 2016 and January, just last month, it was time for a change and a break and Koh Samui got the break.

The month was nice and sunny with most days partially clouded skies with lots of blue and sunshine in it. The island could warm up again and recover from the damage done by two consecutive massive rain and flood periods. Lots of roads were fixed very quickly and it for the visitors it was a great time to hang out at the various Samui beaches, do some sightseeing and in general enjoy the atmosphere on our beloved island.
There were only a few times when we had rain, mostly in the evenings or night anyway and yesterday saw a stormy day, with lots of rain and cloudy sky all day long. Today is already looking better again and the sun is out and about again, to send February off in good fashion.

Goodbye to February 2017

Goodbye to February 2017; The Naval Base in Lipa Noi was hosting a two night camping trip of our son's school and all kids in his school year went on the trip. This is usually not an area open for public but on this occasion, parents were allowed to visit their kids on the premises. This big anchor can be found there as well.

It was a busy month for me, with completing a PADI IDC program on Koh Lanta and with just a travel day in-between, starting and completing another PADI IDC program on Phuket, before I could finally make it back home at the end of the month, having been on the road for almost a complete month. Both programs also saw some PADI Specialty Instructor training, which included a good couple of days diving!

Goodbye to February 2017

Goodbye to February 2017; Near the finish line of this years edition of the Surat Thani marathon, which I completed in a new personal best of 3 hours and 43 minutes, coming in twelfth all over and second in my age category, although only 78 participants started.

Once back on Koh Samui, I enjoyed time being together with my family again, going out for dinner and lunch and slowly start running again after the Surat Thani marathon.

Now it's time to look forward to next month, March 2017, which usually is also a very nice month with plenty of sunshine. See you around on Koh Samui!

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page 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, 
Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

 Camille

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017


It's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017.
First today's weather though is shaping up nicely, it was cloudy this morning with a refreshing shower around 7.30am and it's clearing up right now, around 10am. The remainder of the day may be partially cloudy with a slight chance of another shower. Current temp at 10am is 30C

My time on Phuket came to an end with a Gas Blender course being taught on Monday and a great days of diving around the Koh Phi Phi dive sites, teaching PADI Specialty Instructor courses. A nice way to end an almost three weeks trip with two PADI IDC programs on Koh Lanta and Phuket respectively. Now it's good to be back home again for a while.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017; Big Buddha basking in the sun. This picture actually dates back to mid January, just after the floods and torrential rains stopped, It's great at the moment though, Koh Samui is well worth a visit with excellent current weather conditions.

Last week the weather was excellent, all days had plenty of sunshine and only today had a little bit of rain. It was mostly partially clouded skies but as already mentioned, the sun was out each day. Great weather to spend a day on the beach or travel around the island and take in the views.
Perfect February weather, as can be expected this time of the year! Max temps reached 31C to 32C 

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st - 26th February, 2017; Sunset over Phuket, the end of a days diving, reaching PADI Instructor specialties around the Koh Phi Phi dive sites and this was a nice view towards the end of the day. The next morning, very early, I was on my way back to Koh Samui, beating traffic on the way out of Phuket

The forecast for the next week is not that great, at least not as good as last week. Mostly partially clouded days are predicted, nothing new here, but with a bit more chance of rain. Tomorrow, Monday, may see a lot of rain with a bit less rain come Tuesday. Wednesday may be almost dry but Thursday and Friday could see rain again. Next weekend should be nice and sunny again though. 
Hang in there, nothing is lost, it will still be an enjoyable with bits and pieces of sunshine, nothing to worry about.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page 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.
Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

 Camille

Monday, 20 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017


Today's weather;

It's a lovely sunny day over Koh Samui with a few clouds and it looks like it will stay like this for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 26C

Here at Kata on Phuket, where I will be for another two days, it's also nice and sunny with a current temp at 7am of 27C

Yesterday the PADI IE for February 2017 was completed and all of my candidates passed with flying colors. Job well done and congratulations are in place.

I was in Surat Thani yesterday where I participated for second consecutive year in the Surat Thani marathon and came in 12th overall and second in my age category (50-59), well chuffed with that result. I ran 42.17km in 3:43'31 or a 5'18 pace.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017; The Natural Museum in Wat Lamai, well worth a visit, but be careful, in that corner of the temple there's a brownish colored dog that likes to bite visitors. You have been warned. 

Last week Koh Samui had good weather, since 16th February. Only one evening saw a light shower and all other days were sun and glorious. It's good again to be on Koh Samui and enjoy the beaches and all the things that Koh Samui has to offer. Max temps ranged from 30C to 32C with cool morning temps of around 25 to 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017; Kata on Phuket, next to PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia' and the Kata Big Rock scuba training pool, the steep hills that are on the Northern side of Patak road, leading through the mountains. Great for hill running and training

The forecast for the next seven is looking good, partially clouded skies all week long with an occasional shower. Great weather to enjoy Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 17th - 20th February, 2017: Me during the Surat Thani marathon, within the last 8km of the race, at the new bridge, linking Surat Thani and the bypass road to the Surat Thani airport.

As already mentioned, great weather conditions for the next seven days around Koh Samui to enjoy the beach 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 and with a bit of luck you may spot one of the whale sharks visiting currently the dive sites, especially Sail Rock.
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, 
Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Thursday, 16 February 2017

10 year jubilee for the Koh Samui info and weather blog

10 year jubilee for the Koh Samui info and weather blog


Today is the 10 year jubilee for the Koh Samui info and weather blog. This is something I never expected to happen, but with this first post here it all started and became an integral art of my life. Ten years with almost uninterrupted daily updates, I'm amazed myself.

10 year jubilee for the Koh Samui info and weather blog

10 year jubilee for the Koh Samui info and weather blog

There will be a few changes coming up though, I will stop updating the blog on a daily base but will continue to update on a weekly base, over the weekend, either on a Saturday or Sunday.
Local events and other events that require or deserve attention, may get daily updates. It will be a lot more flexible from now on.

Stay tuned, I hope it will become more interesting for all of you.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th February, 2017


Today's weather;

A very nice and blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this early in the morning and it should stay like this all day long. The few isolated clouds that are currently in the sky will most likely be evaporated by the sun once it starts to heat up. Current temp at 7am is 26C

It's an ideal day to hang out and relax at the beach, go on a dive trip or of you're not certified as a diver, sign up for a Discover Scuba Diving trip or the PADI open water diver course and enjoy the current great diving conditions or get a bit more active on the island itself and decide to explore and enjoy and see the island. There are various tours on offer and I can help you book  lovely half day gourmet lunch and snorkel trip in the South of the island or join a photography tour during which you will visit the most photogenic locations around the island or if you like a drink or two, join the drinks tasting tour around the island and learn how to make some cocktails as well.
Please contact me for more information on any of the tours on offer.

At Kata on Phuket we have very similar conditions, possibly with a few more clouds in the sky though. Current temp at 7am is 26.3C

Tomorrow will be the 10th year anniversary of this blog! A few changes to the concept of the blog will be revealed.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th February, 2017; A platform build around a tree, in the middle of the jungle in Maenam. There are a few zip line options here and you can order food and drinks. Great view over the jungle and the ocean from here. It's at the very end of Soi 5 in Maenam. A lovely waterfall is nearby as well

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day but occasionally there was also a fair bit of wind. Max temp reached 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th February, 2017; Sign for the Kata night market on Phuket. A small market area with plenty of stalls where you can buy all kind of things, including lots of fruit and food, otherwise it wouldn't be in Thailand

The forecast is looking really good, sunny skies are ahead of us during the next seven days or possibly also some partially cloudy skies. Not much rain is predicted, maybe a few rain drops during Thursday afternoon or Sunday morning. Enjoy the good weather but be careful with the sun exposure and have some sun lotion within hand reach!

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th February, 2017


Today's weather;

The sun is rising over Koh Samui this morning and the few clouds that are currently in the sky will most likely very soon be evaporated. It's looking like another nice and sunny day is ahead of us. Current temp at 7am is already 27C

At Kata on Phuket we have an almost prefect blue sky shaping up with just a few, isolated small clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 26.1C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th February, 2017; Statues at Wat Lamai for making merit or 'tamboon' as the Thais say. Wat Lamai is well worth a visit, especially the 'Koh Samui' or natural museum inside the temple is worth checking out.

Yesterday saw some strong wind at times around Koh Samui but also a nice blue sky with plenty of sunshine. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th February, 2017; A row of bars going down a side street at Kata on Phuket, with the Kata hills ion the background

The weather forecast for the next seven days has changed and for the better! Gone have the windy and wet days coming up as of tomorrow and they have been replaced by blue skies and partially clouded skies with an occasional drop of rain, if at all.

A great opportunity to enjoy the beaches around Koh Samui or get active and join one of the many activities that Koh Samui has to offer. I can help you with booking a dive trip or a dive course, so you can enjoy the current great visibility and abundance of fish at the dive sites or get out and about with one of the following tours; a half day gourmet picnic and snorkel trip in the Southern part of the island, get to see the most photo genetic and scenic parts of the island during a photography tour or try some tinkle at various tasting stations around Koh Samui with the drinks tasting tour.
Custom made tours are also available, please contact me for me more detailed information on any of these options.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 13 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017


Today's weather;

And we're back in business, after two days of cloudy and fairly wet days, it's blue skies galore over Koh Samui again. It's looking like a hot day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 25C

At Kata on Phuket we have also a lovely blue sky shaping up and it looks like we will have a hot day here as well and we still have a fairly strong wind blowing here. Current temp at 7am is 27.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017; Big Buddha surrounded by trees, under a partially clouded sky. Big Buddha is located in the north eastern corner of the island, not too far away from the airport and is well worth a visit. Great views can be had if you climb up to the platform where the Big Buddha statue is housed.

Yesterday was not anywhere near what the predictions told us, the start of the day was still fairly good, with a partially clouded sky and a bit of sunshine but soon the clouds moved in and completely took over and there was a fair bit of rain coming down during the daytime. Max temp reached 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th February, 2017; The full moon standing proud over Kata on Phuket yesterday, before the darkness set in

The forecast for today and tomorrow is looking good with blue skies being predicted. Wednesday and Thursday may see partially clouded skies with some light showers and Friday more clouds may move in with heavy cloud layers over the weekend but it should stay dry,

A great opportunity to enjoy the beach for another two days and than get active, dive trips or courses can be booked, the visibility is great at the moment with lots of fishies everywhere or if you're interested in island based tours, you can participate in a half day gourmet picnic and snorkel tour, a photography tour at the most scenic locations of the island or a maybe drinks tasting tour is more to your liking?

Contact me for more information on any of these activities, diving or touring the island and I will get more detailed information to you.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017


Today's weather;

Koh Samui has a partially cloudy sky this morning which should be turned into a blue sky once the sun heats up and vaporizes the clouds. Better get ready for a warm to hot hot day around the island. Current temp at 7am is already 28C

At Kata on Phuket we have a mostly clue sky as well with a few isolated clouds in it but also a fairly strong wind is blowing. Current temp at 7am is 26.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017; Wat Laem Suwannaram or Wat Plai Laem, our neighborhood temple with the Meh Guan Ihm statue, an iconic statue on the island in the most interesting temple and beautiful temple on the island, at least in my humble opinion.

Yesterday saw a little bit more rain than expected, so things cooled down a bit. Around noon the rain started and by the time it started to turn dark, between 6 and 7pm, it started to slow down to eventually stop. Max temp reached nonetheless 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th February, 2017; The beach road between Kata and Karon on Phuket, at the Kata side

The forecast for the next seven days is looking nice and sunny until Tuesday, with mainly blue skies and a strong wind today. From Wednesday onward we have a bit more clouds but still plenty of sunshine and possibly a shower on Wednesday.

Still great weather to enjoy the beach or take a dive trip or dive course, there's currently great visibility at the dive sites, or explore a bit around the island and I can offer you some guided and private tours to do so. There's a half day gourmet picnic and snorkel tour at offer, a photography tour at Samui's most scenic locations and a drink tasting tour can be booked as well.
Contact me for more information on all of the landbased tour options and the diving options available to you.


Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th February, 2017


Today's weather;

There are some very thin clouds hanging over Koh Samui this early in the morning, but once the sun heats up, I assume that they will evaporate swiftly and a nice and hot day is in the making! Current temp at 7am is 26C

On Kata on Phuket, the current PADI IDC for February 2017 is about the enter it's third already and all this under lovely blue skies and warm days. Phuket is busy, sunny and warm! Current temp at 7am is 26,6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th February, 2017; View from Big Buddha towards Bang Rak bay. This is one of the bells that hang around the Big Buddha platform, where the statue is. You can get a wooden stick there and walk around the platform and hit each bell with your wooden stick, for good luck

Yesterday saw a lovely day around Koh Samui with sunny skies and it was warm, with a max temp of 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th February, 2017; Seen in Kata, Phuket, a shop selling rice in combination with a wooden shack tattoo parlor in the back of the shop, the perfect and logical combination, right?

The forecast for the next seven days hasn't changed that much, between this afternoon and tomorrow morning but plenty of sunshine after that again for the rest of the week, maybe with a partially clouded sky. Enjoy.
Great conditions to enjoy the beach and relax, kick back and do nothing or of you like some activity, go on a dive trip or take a dive course or take a tour, like the half day gourmet picnic and snorkeling trip, a photography trip or a rinks tasting trip. Contact me for more information on any of these activities.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Friday, 10 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th February, 2017


Today's weather;

Yesterday there was no update thanks to Bill Gates. Windows 10 was updating to a new version, but after 15 hours without any movement, and a previous 7 hours of getting a 42% part update, I decided that was enough and re-booted my computer. It was way too late in the afternoon, early evening to post an update. So, thanks but no thanks Bill!

A lovely blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui and it looks like it's going to be a hot day today! Be prepared and don't get sunburned, it happens faster than you think, especially when you drive a motorbike. The wind is cool but the sun may seriously burn you! Either wear long sleeved shirts or apply sun lotion on a regular base. Enjoy the day though! Current temp at 7am is 24C

Since two days I'm back in Kata on Phuket now and yesterday the February PADI IDC started here, an update is to follow later today. There are great conditions here as well, with mainly sunny skies and warm days. Current temp at 7am at Kata beach is 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th February, 2017; Chaweng beach in recent days in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort, soaking up the sunshine

Yesterday saw a nice., warm and sunny day with a few isolated clouds in the sky and a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th February, 2017; Every day I walk under the entrance gate of Wat Kitta Sangkharam to work in Kata, Phuket

The forecast for the next seven days is looking good. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning may see some rain and strong wind but other than that it is sunny skies and warm weather.
Great weather to hang out at the beach in front of your resort, book a dive trip or course or go on one of the tours that you can book with me, like the half day gourmet lunch and snorkel trip, a photography trip or a drinks tasting trip. Contact me for more details!

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th February, 2017


Today's weather;

The sky is blue, the sun is red hot and you have the ingredients for a lovely day around Koh Samui today. A few isolated clouds may be looming around but better have the sun lotion within hand reach today. Current temp at 7am is 27C

On Koh Lanta my PADI IDC candidates all successfully passed the PADI IE, all seven of them, with flying colors! There are some clouds in the sky but it's very blue and it looks like another hot day is in the making. Current temp at 7am is 24C

This morning I will drive over to Phuket and start a new PADI IDC program there tomorrow.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th February, 2017; A small altar in the Guanyin temple in Pangka Ka, the Southern part of the island. Very much out of the way of everything but well worth a visit, not only for the temple but to see the unspoiled part of our island

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around Koh Samui with plenty of sunshine but also with a nice breeze which cooled things down a bit. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th February, 2017; Tinglish (a mix between English and Thai) can be very funny at times. This building can be found near Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, next to the police station. Let the games begin?

The forecast for the next seven days remains looking good. Possibly a bit cloudy tomorrow, and as of Sunday some stronger wind and possibly some isolated rain showers on Saturday. Plenty of sunshine ahead of us though and a great time to relax at the beach, take a dive trip or dive course and enjoy the excellent current diving conditions, or participate in one of the island tours you can book through me, a half day gourmet picnic and snorkeling trip, a photography tour or a drinks tasting tour. 
Please contact me for more information on any of these options and get the most out of your stay on Koh Samui!

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2017


Today's weather;

Blue skies and sunshine, that's what you will get today around Koh Samui, from early in the morning until late afternoon. Beach time! Current temp at 7am is 26C

On Koh Lanta we have a few thin clouds up in the sky but plenty of blue out there as well with the sun starting to warm up and probably ready to blast away the cloud layers. Current temp at 7am is 25C
Yesterday all IDC candidates passed their first day of the PADI IE, around mid day we should have seven new PADI Instructors!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2017; Big Buddha baking in the sun. It's hot and sunny around Koh Samui, enjoy it!

Yesterday saw a very nice day around Koh Samui with blue skies and it got hot again, the max temp reached 33C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th February, 2017; One of the ferries connecting Koh Lanta with Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. There are also ferries going 'the other way', they're going south bond towards Koh Lipe and further on into Malaysia. Most if not all of these ferries dock and leave from the Ban Saladan pier, in the northern part of the island.

The forecast is looking great, sunny skies more or less for the next seven days with stronger wind come the weekend. Enjoy, go to the beach but don't get sunburned, take a dive trip, go on a trip around the island, participate in a gourmet lunch and snorkel trip, participate in a photography tour or sign up for the drinks tasting trip. All great activities to participate in when on the island. Life's a beach!
Contact me for more information on one of the trips mentioned.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 6 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2017


Today's weather;

It's a fantastic day in the making around Koh Samui, a glorious day in the making with early morning blue skies and it's going to be warm to hot. A day to have the sun lotion with hand reach, wherever you are if you're out and about. Current temp ta 7am is 26C

On Koh Lanta a warm and sunny day  seems also the be in the making and it's showtime for my PADI IDC candidates, since today the PADI IE or exams start. They should be ready though and tomorrow afternoon I hope that I can welcome seven new PADI instructors to the world! 
Yesterday there was no update since I was on the boats all day long, from 6 in the morning until almost 5 in the afternoon.
Current temp at 7am on Koh Lanta is a 26.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2017; Three deities at Wat Lamai, overlooking the scene! Be careful when visiting this Wat or temple, if you enter and walk to the left, to the Museum, there's a vicious brown colored dog who likes to bite people.

Yesterday saw  partly clouded to very sunny day all around Koh Samui and it's starting to warm up again, slowly but surely. Max temp reached 33C and it's been a while since we clocked these kind of temperatures.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th February, 2017; Sunrise over Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta yesterday morning, on the boat setting up the dive equipment. What a great way to start the day and what a privilege to be able to witness such beautiful part of the day. Another day in paradise! This morning I was out and about for an early morning run and enjoyed another beautiful early morning sunrise. 

The next seven days are looking good. Partially clouded ti sunny skies are expected around Koh Samui with possibly some strong wind come next weekend. 
Enjoy it and book a tour, diving or around the island , get out and be active. You can book dive tours and courses as well as a half day gourmet picnic and snorkel trip, a photography trip and a drinks tasting trip with me. All well worth and enjoyable under the current and expected circumstances. Contact me for more details.

Do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2017


Today's weather;

It's time to start flocking back to Koh Samui again! This morning sees lovely blue skies all over the island and it should stay like that all day long! Current temp at 7am is 26C

On Koh Lanta we also have a lovely blue sky shaping up, with a a few lone and thin clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 25C
A few of my PADI IDC candidates and myself will be on the boat, diving over the next two days, before the PADI IE start on Monday morning! But first it's time to enjoy and relax.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2017; Sunset at Lipa Noi. The good weather is back on Koh Samui and is here to stay!

Yesterday saw an interesting day with some rain and at some places on the island, very hard rain, but in our North Eastern part of the island, it was cloudy but stayed dry all day long. Max temp reached 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 4th February, 2017; View towards the bridge connecting the two Lanta islands, Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. Koh Lanta Yai is where all the development and tourist action is and that's where this picture is taken. The bridge is great, since it eliminated the need of using the very small ferries that caused massive traffic jams and waiting times to get on or off the island and opened less than a year ago

There forecast for the next seven days is looking very good, how about blue skies with occasionally a cloud in it? Excellent conditions to relax at the beach or go out and about and see and explore the island, on your own or with a tour, like the tour options that you can book through me, the half day gourmet picnic and snorkel tour, the photography tour or the drinks tasting tour. Diving is also top notch now, with the water clarity getting better each day and lots of fish to see and flat oceans. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information an any tour option you may be interested in.

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Camille

Friday, 3 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2017


Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy over land, with at some places some dark clouds and possibly some rain and over the ocean it's partially cloudy with the sun coming out around Koh Samui this early in the day. There may be another shower today and the sun may break through at times as well/ Showers should be sort and relatively light, if at all. Las night there were also some showers. Current temp at 7am is 26C

On Koh Lanta we have a partially cloudy sky and possibly a sunny day ahead of us, providing the sun can burn the clouds away. Current temp at 7am is 25C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2017; This picture was taken during one of the very rare very nice days in December last year and shows a Samui beach baking in the sun and enjoying a sunset

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy day with plenty of sun around the island and it was fairly warm with the max temp reaching 32C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 3rd February, 2017; A small snake with a relatively long body, spotted at the pier at Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, part of his body can be seen among the plans on the left bottom corner. Any idea what species this is? It was maybe half a meter long.

The forecast for the next seven days has changed slightly with some rather unexpected rain predicted for today but the rest of the weekend and next week should be sunny to partially cloudy again and in general is showing a very pleasant weather forecast. Plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beach or any of the many activities and options you have around Koh Samui, including one of the tours you can book with me, being the half day gourmet picnic and snorkel tour, the photography tour and the drinks tasting tour, Contact me for more information and enjoy next week!

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Camille

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2017


Today's weather;

There's a very thin cloud layer early this morning over Koh Samui and it might stay slightly cloudy today. It seems that the sun is working very hard to dissolve the clouds, meaning that you my expect some sunshine today as well and it should stay dry today. Current temp at 7am is 23C

On Koh Lanta we have a similar partially cloudy sky and I expect it to be a nice and sunny day, but yesterday the day started out the same here but ended up being cloudy all day long. Current temp at 7am on Koh Lanta is 22C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2017; Another aerial shot of Hin Ta in Lamai by Richard Barrow. On  of Koh Samui's most popular tourist attractions and worth a visit. See yesterday's weather update for an explanation on Hin Yai and Hin Ta

Yesterday saw a partially cloudy and dry day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 2nd February, 2017; Sunset over Koh Lanta towards the sea, taken from yesterday's dive site near Koh Lanta

The forecast for the next seven days remains very good and promising. After today all days should be very sunny with at worst a partially cloudy sky and at best just plain blue skies. Very nice weather ahead of us, time to book some tours to keep yourself busy or plan a relaxation day or days on the various beaches around the island. Enjoy it!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Welcome to February 2017

Welcome to February 2017


Hi and Welcome to February 2017, one of the best months in the year to visit Koh Samui! It's usually very nice and sunny without having the scorching hot temperatures that we have later in the year and there's not much to hardly any rain. A perfect month to visit.

A great month for diving, clear water and flat oceans or to participate in other water or land based activities or join one of the tours on the island that I endorse, the half day picnic and snorkel trip, a photography trip or a drinks tasting tour. Well worth your time, enjoyable and relaxed.

Welcome to February 2017

Welcome to February 2017; Picture and all rights by Joe Clasby
Selling floats at Chaweng beach, the day before the floods started in January! In total contrast on how February most likely is going to be.

Until half way through the month I will be on the road, currently I'm on Koh Lanta for a PADI IDC and once that is over I will go straight to Phuket to start another PADI IDC program on 9th February.

Come 16th February it's time to celebrate, this bog will turn 10 years young!

Come Sunday 19th February I will run my first race of the year, the Surat Thani marathon and I plan to finish in under four hours.

Hope you will enjoy this month! Stay tuned for more updates, I'm also planning some changes in the blog, which I will mention later this month.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2017


Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but the sun should start to dissolve the clouds fairly quickly, one it heats up. It should stay dry today and become sunny. Current temp at 7am is 25C

On Koh Lanta the current PADI IDC has already passed the halfway mark and later today we go out on the boat for some open water training dives. The sky is nice and blue and it looks like another warm and sunny day is in the making here. Current temp at 7am is 23C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2017; Picture and all rights by Richard Barrow
Aerial picture of Hin Ta and Hin Yai in Lamai, or Grandmother (Yai) and Grandfather (Ta) rocks. The beautiful rock formation and look respectively like female and male genitalia.
“A folklore of Samui Island tells the story of an old couple by the name of Ta Kreng (Grandpa Kreng) and Yai Riem (Grandma Riem) who lived with their son in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Since their son had come of age, they felt that it was time he got married. “One day they decided to sail to the neighbouring province of Prachuap Khiri Khan to ask for the hand of the daughter of a man named Ta Monglai. During their sea journey, their boat was seized by a storm. The old man and his wife were unable to swim ashore. They died at sea, turning into rocks as proof to the would-be bride's parents of their true intentions. The rocks stand there to this day.”

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny and sometimes partially cloudy day over Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C A great way to say goodbye to January 2017!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2017

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 1st February, 2017; Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta, the narrow one way road next to the klong or river, looking towards the ferry pier.

The forecast for the next seven day is still looking, possibly partially to fairly cloudy tomorrow and Friday but other than real nice blue skies should be hovering over Koh Samui for all other days. Enjoy, get a tan and don't forget the sun lotion!

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Camille