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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019. The long run has to wait until the end of the day, since I started teaching a PADI IDC today. You can find me in Khao Lak on Thailand's West coast.

It's partially cloudy today with a current temperature of 32C at 11am. It's going to get warmer, or hotter today! It feels already a lot warmer! 

Here in Khao Lak it's very similar, 32C at 11am under a partially cloudy sky.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

The Namuang waterfall. Always worth a visit, although now it hasn't rained for six weeks. The water cascading down is not a lot at the moment. It's great to swim in the pond though. 

Lo and behold, last week we actually had some rain! Monday saw a cloudy and wet day. What a relief it was. The fun didn't last too long though and the rest of the week was a steamer again.
Maximum temperatures reached 35C and the lowest temperature measured last week was 24C. That must have been very early in the day.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;18th March 2019 – 24th March 2019

Back in Khao Lak and that means a picture of the current state of the Rua 817. A wall is being build around the stranded boat. The tsunami memorial is still a very popular location in Khao Lak.

Next week should see some partially cloudy skies. There is a light chance of an occasional, tropical shower as well. Temperatures are rising gradually and we're closing in on April, the hottest month of the year.
Enjoy your time on the island and do go out and about. Explore, enjoy and see what Koh Samui has to offer.

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, 17 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019


Sunday morning with another long slow distance run done and dusted and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019.

We're entering now the seventh week without rain. It's been hot again. Today will be no different, we have a nice and blue sky shaping up. Current temperature at 9am is 29C but it already feels much warmer.

Last week has been warm again. Maximum temperatures reached 34C and minimums were around 25C. 
Due to the general heat, I typically run very early, sometimes even in the dark, to beat the heat. I can feel the average temperature rising each week. My running watch also notes the slow but steady temperature increase. Week after week.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update;11th March 2019 – 17th March 2019

Temple party in Bophud. No temple party in Thailand will be complete without lots of food. Loads of vendors are selling their respective meals on this temple party.

Not much change in the forecast for next week. Very unlikely to see some rain and mainly blue skies with some occasional partially cloudy days. The temperatures will keep rising, slowly but steadily. Enjoy your stay on the island and go out and about. Be active and have a look around what Koh Samui has to offer. Plenty of hidden gems in the forms of temples, small beaches and plenty of obvious and more touristy attractions and sights.

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, 10 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019


Sunday morning on our island, long slow distance run done and now it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019.

It's partially cloudy at 8.30am and 27 C with the temperature rising! Don't forget to visit the Samui Green market later today, as of 3pm at Elysia Boutique Resort in Fisherman's Village!

Last week saw once more a cork dry week with plenty of sunshine. The general temperature is slowly rising. The afternoons can get very hot.
On the other, the dry spell Koh Samui is having at the moment, could do with a break. Water levels are dropping and some rain will be welcomed right now. Rain is actually needed!

Maximum temperatures reached 34C and the minimum last week settled around 24C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th March 2019 – 10th March 2019

Side walk construction is going on at our part of the island. This is in front of our, Since weeks it's been very dusty around our parts of the island.

Next week is looking very dry again. This equates to sunny days, especially today and tomorrow. Later during the week we get some partially clouded skies. Not much rain in sight though!

Enjoy your stay on the island. Get a tan and also don't forget to go and about and explore the island. There's plenty to discover.

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

Monday, 4 March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019


A day late but here we are with the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019. The delay is due to a very busy Sunday yesterday on the mainland. It started out with a very early rise, so I could be at the start line for a half marathon in Surat Thani at 5am.
After that it was family time, we visited a nice market in Surat and Central Plaza and before you know it, it is time to get back to the ferry.

In case you wonder, the half marathon went well, I ended up as third in my age group. That was a good result, running 21km in 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Let's move to last week's weather though. It was splendid. The end of February was as good as the start of March. Sunny skies, sometimes with a few clouds and no rain. The temperatures are still very agreeable, although the afternoons slowly start to become warm.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 25th February 2019 – 3rd March 2019

The main entrance to Wat Phra Nha Lan in Maenam, on the ring road

Today, Monday morning 4th March, a thin cloud layer is hanging over Samui. The sun is working hard to break through though and the current temperature at noon is 30C but it feels a lot warmer already.

Last week temperatures ranged between 31C and 27C. Although these are the values that have been officially measured, most days it felt a lot warmer.

The forecast for next week is sunny with mostly blue skies, an occasional cloud and no rain. Hard work on the beach is called for!

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, 2 March 2019

Welcome to March 2019

Welcome to March 2019


Second day of this month and here we are with a warm Welcome to March 2019. 

March is usually a good month to visit Koh Samui and it's neighboring islands. The nice and kind weather of February typically continues. Plenty of sunshine, blue skies or partially clouded skies should be ours during a typical March on Samui. The best part is that there's still hardly any rain during a March around the Samui archipelago.
We need to go back to 2011 before we saw a rainy March, a rather untypical occurrence.

We just arrived in Surat Thani for the weekend, where I will participate in a half marathon event tomorrow morning.

Welcome to March 2019

Welcome to March 2019; The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem. Always a great temple to visit and I consider myself lucky to be living around the corner of this temple.

Enjoy this March on and around Koh Samui. Go out and about and have a look at the surprises that Koh Samui has to offer.

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

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Goodbye to February 2019

Goodbye to February 2019

The second month of this year is already coming to an end, hence it's time to say Goodbye to February 2019. And what a February it was. Hardly any rain, lots of sunshine and partially cloudy to blue skies. As good as a February can get around Koh Samui.

This morning saw blue skies with a few scattered clouds and by 11am it's 30C. Don't get fooled though, it feels a lot warmer.

Goodbye to February 2019

Goodbye to February 2019 

Maenam beach near Wat Phra Nha Lan and the Lomprayah ferry pier. Not Koh Samui nicest beach, the sand is rather grainy, but a nice and quiet beach.

February is about the best month to visit our island. The temperatures are nice without being too hot. Especially the last couple of days there has been a fair bit of wind which brings a cool breeze.

Goodbye to February 2019


Goodbye to February 2019 

Bounty beach on Malapascua in the Philippines. The main beach stretch on Malapascua island. Here you can find most restaurants, dive shops and the like.

Most of this month I have spent in the Philippines. Specifically on Malapascua island, teaching a PADI IDC there. Good times were had but it's also good to be back home and enjoy the last bits of this fab month.

Hope you all had a good time on Samui during your stay and I'm looking forward to March coming on! The forecast for the first March week is looking good. Very similar weather were February ended, blue skies to partially clouded skies and no rain in sight.

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, 24 February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019


Sunday morning, long run in the bag and back home, it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019.

It's nice and sunny around the island. There are just a few isolated clouds in the sky and the Great February holds on. Current temperature at 10am is 30C

It was a busy week, with lots of travelling. Leaving Malapascua in the Philippines for Cebu City. First off with a boat ride, followed by a 4 hour car ride. One night in Cebu city followed by a night near Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. Friday morning I was back home, at last!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019; Plai Laem beach

Last week was a lovely February week around the island. Loads of sunshine and nice temperatures. Maximum reached 32C and the minimum hit 25C. February is a great month to visit Koh Samui! Proven year after year!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019; Sun rise in Malapascua in the Philippines

The forecast for the end of this month is looking great. Sunny to partially cloudy skies and no rain are predicted. Enjoy your stay on the island and be thankful for what you got. Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangsta lean!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 18th February 2019 – 24th February 2019; A jeepney in the busy traffic jungle of Cebu City in the Philippines

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, 17 February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019


Sunday morning, long run in the bag and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019.

On Koh Samui we have light cloud cover with plenty of blue spots over the ocean. The clouds are slowly disintegrating though, the heat of the sun is too much! At 10.40am it's 29C and climbing.

On Malapascua in the Philippines we have completed the February PADI IDC and the PADI Instructor Specialty training. Tomorrow the PADI IE or exams start. 
It's already 11.40am here under a blue sky and the current temperature is around 30C.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019; Wat Pra Nha Lan in Maenam. Dragon on the lookout! 

Last week was a nice week with plenty of sunshine around Koh Samui. Maximum temperatures reached 31C and minimum 27C. Not too hot, but nice and sunny at the same time. Perfect February weather around Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 11th February 2019 – 17th February 2019; New day rising on Malapascua. The early morning thresher shark dive at Monad shoal. The sun is rising and the tanks are ready. Early rise though, the boat leaves at 4.45am.

Next week expect lovely weather conditions around our island. Plenty of blue skies and no rain is the prediction. Enjoy your time on the island.

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, 10 February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019


It's Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019.

It's just a quarter past nine in the morning on Koh Samui and we have a lovely blue sky pretty much all over the island. Current temperature is 29C and rising.

Back in the Philippines on Malapascua it's a quarter past ten and we also have a nice blue sky with a current temperature of 28C and rising. 
The PADI IDC here on Malapascua is in full swing. We have already passed the half way mark.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019; Lovely scene in Wat Pra Nah Lan in Maenam.

Last week was a nice week with lots of sunshine and just a rare shower. Maximum temperature reached 31C and the minimum hit 25C. A very good and also very typical week for February on Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 4th February 2019 – 10th February 2019; One of the main roads on the small island of Malapascua in the Philippines. Small and sandy roads can be found all over the island, from South to North and from East to West. The longest road is not even 1km long, before it breaks off or goes over a trail road over a steep hill. Cars are not allowed on the island, only bicycles and motorbikes.

The forecast for next week is looking good. Monday through Thursday sees a little bit of increase in wind. On the other hand, it should be plenty of sunny skies again. Maybe a tropical shower on Tuesday. 
Enjoy the week to 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, 3 February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019


Early Sunday morning in Cebu city in the Philippines and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019.

On Koh Samui it's still dark at 6am. It's partially cloudy and the current temperature is 28C. Get ready for a sunny day!

In Cebu city it's already 7am and it's partially cloudy with a current temperature of 24C
I participated in a half marathon earlier this night and did well with a 7th place all over. 21.53km in 1:44'04 or a 4'50 pace. 
In an hour or two it's off to Malapascua where I will start a PADI IDC tomorrow.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019; The temple entrance at Wat Pra Nha Lan in Maenam, earlier this week. Next to the Lompraya pier. 

Last week was pretty much as predicted. Plenty of sunny moments throughout the week. There was the occasional shower as well but all in all it was a steady nice week.
Maximum temperatures reached 32C and the minimum temperature dropped to 25C. Fairly typical for this time of the year!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 27th January 2019 – 3rd February 2019; View over Cebu city in the Philippines when coming from Mactan airport. Mactan or Lapu Lapu and Cebu city are divided by a river and you need to cross over by bridges.

Next week is looking good. The prediction tells us that it will be very sunny and just the slightest chance of a very tropical shower. If there's rain at all, it will almost be over before you realized it started.
Looks like February 2019 is kicking off in style. Enjoy your stay on the island and 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

Friday, 1 February 2019

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January


First day of the month and here we go with a warm Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January.

Due to having a very busy day yesterday, there was no time for a Goodbye to January message. Hence its coming right now! This January started out on a scary note, with a real typhoon heading towards Samui. Luckily enough it all turned out to be a storm in a glass of water so to speak. Typhoon Pabuk just turned it's direction away from Samui and hit the mainland instead.
It was wet though through the first two weeks of last month around the island.
The last two weeks were more in line with that January usually has to offer, plenty of partially clouded skies and occasionally a shower. Plenty of sunshine was also to be had. Temperatures remained very nice and agreeable with slightly colder than average temperatures in the first week of the month.

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January; A picture of the new buses that offer free airport shuttles around the island. A massive welcome to them and a great alternative to the taxi mobsters ruining the island.

Now let's move on to February. This is usually one of the nicest month to be on the island. Plenty of sunshine but not too hot. Great diving conditions in general as well. All around one of the best month of the year on Koh Samui.
Come and enjoy it!

Most of this month I will be in the Philippines though. on Malapascua to be exactly. First two days in Cebu City, where I will run a half marathon come Sunday 3rd February. I will be back on Samui during the last week of this month. Do check in for regular updates though.

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January

Welcome to February 2019 and goodbye to January' A jeepney in Cebu City in the Philippines. Will be in Cebu City for two days before I move to Malapascua. Malapascua is a small island famous for it's thresher shark sightings. I will teach a PADI IDC there.

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. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019 


Early evening, on the ferry back to Koh Samui and better late not than not all, here is the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019. 

It's been a long and busy day today. A very early wake up call at 3am, since I was participating in a half marathon in Trang city. At 11am we left Trang and via Patthalung and Thalenoi we made our way back to the pier in Don Sak. 

Koh Samui had a nice and dry day with a partially clouded sky. Maximum temperature reached 30C. 

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019; A small road side shrine. You can find them all over Koh Samui. This is one is in front of a tree on the road to Big Buddha. Many trees in Thailand are considered 'holy' and they will have garlands wrapped around them, a shrine in front of them and offerings to accompany the shrine. The offerings are usually small and simple, some red Fanta seems to be very popular, a small piece of food and some incense.

Last week saw a fairly nice week with some rain towards the end of the week. Maximum temperatures reached 31C and minimum temps reached 26C. A fairly even week with a slighlty wet ending, although the weekend was dry again.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 21st January 2019 – 27th January 2019. The clock tower in Trang at 4am. The picture is not that great but it looked really nice with green lights covering the tower. This morning I ran a half marathon in Trang. Hence we spend the weekend there.

For next week it's looking very sunny and hot for tomorrow. More partial cloud coverage for the rest of the week with some showers here and there. Time to start looking forward to February, one of the nicest months of the year to be on Koh Samui!

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. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019 


Sunday morning, long run is in the bag and it's time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019.

It's nice and blue this morning over Koh Samui with a current temperature of 27C at 7.30am.

It's my last day for now on Koh Lanta and it's very similar as Koh Samui this morning. A blue sky and a current temperature of 25C. After I finish writing this blog post, I will be on my way, back to Koh Samui. Back home to join my family again.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019; The Seatran ferry pier in Nathon. This afternoon I should be rolling in again, coming all the way from Koh Lanta. 

Last week saw a few times rain, including Friday and yesterday. Maximum temperatures reached 32C and the minimum got stuck at 23C. Not a great week for January but also nothing out of the ordinary.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 14th January 2019 – 20th January 2019; Lanta bridge in the early morning, during sunrise. The bridge connect Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. Always a great sight when you're preparing for a days diving on the boat in the early morning.

The forecast for next week is looking really good. Partially cloudy to sunny with almost no rain forecasted.
Enjoy your time on Koh Samui and look into one fo the tour options I offer.

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. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019 


Early Sunday morning and time for the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019.
It's cloudy over Koh Samui this morning with a current temperature of 26C, nice and cool.

On Koh Lanta, where I am about to complete the first PADI IDC of this year, it's partially cloudy and on;y 23C. It will get warmer once the sun comes out though.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019; The new love station in Nathon, near the Seatran pier. It's part of a whole new installation, just waiting for you to take some memory shots of your stay on Koh Samui

Last week was a nice week with some rain yesterday. Most of the week saw sunshine though. A far cry from the previous week when tropical storm Pabu was mulling around the island.
Maximum temperatures reached 32C and the minimum got stuck at 27C. All around a nice week to be on Koh Samui if you came looking for nice weather.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 07th January 2019 – 13th January 201; View from a hill over the ocean on Koh Lanta. This was taken at the pool that we used during the January 2019 PADI IDC on Koh Lanta 

The week ahead of us looks very promising. Partially cloudy skies most of the time, which means plenty of sunshine as well. Be prepared to possibly have a short shower though on some days.
Enjoy your stay on Koh Samui!

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, 6 January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019 


Welcome to the first Sunday of 2019 and the Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019. 
This morning it's partially cloudy around Koh Samui with the sun being out again. Current temperature at 7am is 28C, expect it to get warm today with a high humidity, so very sweaty!

The next two weeks I will find myself on Koh Lanta, teaching my first PADI IDC program of the year. It's nice and sunny here as well, with a very blue sky. Current temperature here at 7am is a cool 23C but I expect it to get very warm here.
Pabuk did not really impact Koh Lanta at all. A bit stronger wind than usual with marginal amounts of out of the ordinary rain. On Koh Lanta it was really a storm in a glass of water.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Tropical storm Pabuk visits Hua Thanon. The Southern and South Eastern part of Koh Samui seems to have been hit hardest by Pabuk.

The big news last week was of course tropical storm Pabuk. Initially it seemed that Pabuk was heading straight for Koh Samui. But it turned out the storm veered off over the mainland before it coudl reach Koh Samui. Still, Samui got battered, especially the South-Eastern part of the island, but anywhere near as bad as anticipated or expected.
Plai Laem, where we live was actually relatively calm and besides stronger wind than usual, it was almost a non event.
Ferries and flights to and from Samui were cancelled on 4th January but all scheduled ferries and flights have resumed their normal schedule by now.

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Yesterday's flash floods around the island,. This is in Chaweng, in front of Blue Lagoon. Most flash floods should be gone by today.

Strangely enough the worst day was yesterday, Saturday. It seemed that the tail end of Pabuk didn't find a way to leave the Gulf of Thailand and big clouds with much more rain and stronger wind than during Pabuk hammered Koh Samui yesterday until somewhere in the afternoon. Loads of flash floods at the usual and less usual spots were all around the island.
That has passed now as well and everything seems to be back to normal on Samui.

The mainland was hit much harder though but luckily without big loss of life. I have only seen reports of one person being killed by and during Pabuk.

It seems that Koh Samui and the surround islands got away fairly unscathed. The island were shaken but not stirred!

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019

Koh Samui, Thailand weekly weather update; 31st December 2018 – 06th January 2019; Electric repairs in Ban Saladan on Koh Lanta. Big power lines from the mainland were cut by a big, passing catamaran. It took three days to fix it again. The day I arrived, 3rd January, power was off in my hotel until 8pm.

The forecast for next week shows mostly partially cloudy days with some light showers occasionally. The wind is slowing down, day by day and towards next weekend we should be able to enjoy sunny skies again.
Enjoy the good or better weather conditions around the island this week!

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. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens. 

Camille

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Welcome to January 2019

Welcome to January 2019


The first day of a new year and a food moment to say Welcome to January 2019. Under a mostly blue sky with a few clouds. Current temperature at 10.30am is 31C 
It looks like a nice day is about to develop to kick off the start of this new year.

January is a bit of a mixed bag. There are always some days with lots of rain and possibly flash floods. Two years ago it was a real challenge!
This year we have most likely a massive storm moving literally over Koh Samui. Thursday it starts with strong wind and lots of rain. This is to intensify towards Friday midday, when Koh Samui should get the full on strength of the storm. Very strong wind and loads of rain are predicted for the whole day, culminating around 7am to 2pm.
Better lower the hatches for this one.

After the storm has passed, it should clear up fairly quickly though and by Sunday the sun should be out and about again.

Let's hope for the rest of the month to be sunny and nice, without getting too hot. The latter a nice benefit of January!

Welcome to January 2019

Welcome to January 2019; Blessed be the new year! My sister in law's new year morning blessings for her car, motorbike and house. 

During the first part of this month I will be on Koh Lanta, to teach a PADI IDC. On Sunday 27th January I'm planning to run a new personal best for a half marathon in Trang. Not knowing the course, how hilly it possibly may be, I don't know yet how likely that is going to be.

Enjoy your stay on Koh Samui during this January!

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. 

If you like to donate to this blog, use this secure link PayPal.Me/CamilleLemmens.

Camille