High Season in Thailand: Excitement Awaits

A while back I did an article on the low season in Thailand and why some people think that is the best time to travel. We touched on some topics such as prices, hotels, general service from businesses and the overall pros of that time of the year. Now I want to give some pointers about the high season. You will gain insight as to when it begins and which months are the best time to visit.

When Does Peak Season Start?

The high season in Thailand starts around the middle of October, and keeps going until around middle of March.  There is a gradual increase in tourists until it peaks, right around December, January and February. Around February it slowly starts to taper off.


Expensive Airfare Tickets in Thailand

At this busy time you will find that international airfare tickets are at there highest. Also many local routes within the country get full pretty fast. Many tourist book their tickets well in advance. They don’t want to pay premium prices for fights in and out of Thailand.


Aircraft in Thailand


More Expensive Hotel Prices

Expect hotels to charge a premium for their room during the high season. As more tourist think that this is the best time to visit to Thailand, the hotel rooms get booked quicker. Due to less supply, hotels can charge much higher then they normally do. Travelers have no other choice than to pay the high prices.


More Crowds in Thailand During The High Season

Expect more crowds during the peak season. Some people prefer this and others don’t. Some like it when it is more busy as the overall feeling of the scene seems more fulfilling. The shops are busier. Restaurants are fully staffed. Tour excursion trips and events are up and running to their maximum potential.

Single male travelers also prefer the high season. It means more girls come around. The beer bars and go go bars are a exciting place to be due to the high influx of tourists in the country.


Pattaya Walking Street 1


Amazing Weather Conditions

Perfect weather conditions is one of the major factors causing more travelers to come to Thailand during the high season. Expect the best conditions from the month of December through to February. It barely rains, and the heat and humidity is very tolerable.

Now don’t get me wrong, it is still VERY hot, but in the evenings it gets very pleasant. Unlike the rainy season where the heat and humidity is just uncomfortable.

Island in Phuket Thailand


Forget About The Monsoon – Forget About The Rain.

Another good point is that you will bypass the rainy months. You will enjoy a worry free vacation. Traveling during the monsoon is no fun. It can rain for days on end, even causing flooding at times.


Bangkok at Night


Christmas Holidays and New Years

It is interesting that during the holidays, just when many people want to vacation, it is also the best weather in Thailand. This causes more people to travel at that time of the year. It is a major reason for the massive amounts of tourists during the high season.

Another factor is that Thailand is a very enchanting and fun place to be. It can be an excellent place to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year. The red light districts will be packed and exciting. There will be the maximum amount of entertainment available.


The Best Months To Visit Thailand

If you are planning to travel at the peak season then I recommend to go during the months of December, January, and February. These months are almost flawless in terms of sunshine and humidity.  Expect beautiful clear skies, and tolerable temperatures. You can enjoy all that Thailand has to offer. It is a vibrant and exciting time when many other tourists will be traveling.


Final Thoughts on Thailand’s High Season

Thailand is truly an amazing country and it can be fun to travel to at all times of the year. That being said, I must admit that it can be a bit more fun being here during the high season. Everything seems more busy. Service is slightly better, and the weather is the best it will ever be, especially from December to February. Not to mention that the beer bars and go go bars are fully staffed with hot Thai girls.

I recommend for everyone to experience it so they can see it for themselves. Let me know when you prefer to travel to Thailand.


Further Reading

Street Girls In Thailand

Thailand’s Bar Girls Guide: Essential Reading

3 Good Ways To Make Money In Thailand

Different Types of Prostitutes in Thailand

Best Time to Visit Thailand





Amigo is a freelance writer and photographer living and working in south east Asia, spending the majority of his time in the beautiful country of Thailand. He loves to travel and write about his experiences on the web in order to help others with travel topics.