Best time to Visit Chiva-Som
Thailand is well known for its seasonal weather with a Rainy season, a Warm season, and a Cool season, but different regions are influenced to different extents. How will this affect your stay at Chiva-Som, and when is the best time to visit?
March-June: The Warm Season
Warm days and nights, some high humidity, an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and rainfalls of 2.5 inches.
Bright and clear days, with only occasional cloud and afternoon breezes.
Tides can be quite high, but generally there’s plenty of open beach. The afternoon breeze is enough to stir up a few small waves to make the Hua Hin region one of the best in Thailand for water sports particularly kite surfing.
The highlight has to be “Songkran”, the Thai New Year, from April 13th – 15th. Colorful parades, traditional ceremonies, lots of water and lots of fun. A time for everyone to celebrate a new year and new life.
On April 19th we celebrate Chiva-Som’s birthday. Join the traditional Monk’s Blessing Ceremony at the Resort.
July-October: The Rainy SeasonTemperatures
Warm and fairly pleasant, with occasional cooler nights, an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and rainfalls of 3.7 inches.
Typically sunny or partly cloudy in the mornings, with a little more afternoon cloud cover. Rain is sporadic, certainly not daily. It doesn’t last long – enough to refresh the environment and stimulate the senses! Hua Hin doesn’t experience the heavy rains often found further north or south during the rainy season.
A wide expanse of flat beach at low tides and still plenty at high tide. Calm seas, especially in the mornings, with a slight chop in the afternoons.
A quieter time of year, with a few Public Holidays but not linked to any particular festivals
November-February: The Cool SeasonTemperatures
Mild days with cool nights, an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and rainfalls of 1 inch.
A lot of sunshine, but it’s not as strong as during the Warm season.
The tides turn in November, with King Tides rolling in, and so are much higher. With the winds come waves, which are great for body surfing.
Loi Krathong is a very special Thai celebration in early November, characterized by beautifully decorated floating candles which are sent out to sea or along waterways with special wishes for a new and lucky life. Judge the amazing creations of the staff in our inter-Department competition, make your own Krathong, and float it on the pool or the sea so as not to miss out on good luck!
The beginning of December marks the King’s Birthday, with a street parade and parties in the town. There are the traditional Western celebrations for Christmas, closely followed by New Year’s Eve and our Gala Dinner, held outside under the stars. New Year’s Day has proven to have spectacular sunrises for our “welcome the dawn” ritual followed by the giving of alms to the poor.