delights & activities in the 'green season'
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Don't be put off by the word 'monsoon'
Just one word, ‘monsoon’, makes people forget about beachfront vacations. But it does attract a few – those who understand the full realities of this neglected time of year. The few in the know understand that during the rainy season there are not so many days of rain; that during the monsoon season all of Thailand turns lush and green; that this time of year offers the coolest months of the year; that this is the quietest and most relaxing tome; that there are few tourists in the resorts; that prices are down, service is up and that there is a whole range of other things to do and enjoy.
Here are 15 of the delights of the monsoon season along Thailand's Andaman coast that can be enjoyed if you are contemplating a true beachfront resort from Khao Lak in the North, through Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi down to Koh Lanta.
However, many of the suggestions here will not apply to the islands further offshore, like Koh Phi Phi , Koh Lipe , Koh Ngai , Koh Mook and Koh Kradan because their remoteness, and the difficulty of transport once the monsoon swells are up, will rule out many activities suggested here. Those islands, however, can be fine during the monsoon season for those seeking an absolute escape without many activities and very, very few people around. ... especially in the early, transition period of May, or even June.