In most of Thailand, the high season is considered to run from November to early March. For many people, winter is the most popular time to visit Thailand since these are the cold and dark months in many countries on the Northern hemisphere. In this blog post, we list the 5 top reasons to visit Thailand this high season 2022/23 and experience the many wonders of the Land of Smiles
During high season (November – February) the weather is dryer and pleasantly warm. November marks the end of the rainy season and during high season humidity levels are comparably low with some rain showers here and there, but mostly sunny blue skies. The temperatures are lower than during the hot season; during daytime, the average temperature usually stays around 26-28 °C and cools down nicely for the night time. Perfect temperature to explore the country!
As the rainy season draws to a close in October, also the seas calm down which makes the high season perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and scuba diving. For anyone wanting to explore the magnificent sea life, this is the best time to pop your head under water as the visibility is at its best during these months. Thailand offers fantastic opportunities for spotting sharks, turtles, manta rays, and the endless beauty of colourful coral reefs.
The sad truth is that Thailand’s travel and tourism sector was badly hit by covid and the restrictions it brought. 2022-23 will be the first normal high season Thailand will see in a couple of years as there are no more travel restrictions in place. Travellers are slowly and steadily finding their way back to Thailand, but the number of tourists is not yet even near the numbers that Thailand welcomed pre-covid. Therefore, this winter offers a great opportunity for travellers to experience less crowded beaches and tourist attractions, and maybe get better deals on hotels too!
Thailand has a rich food culture and is famous for low food prices. Street food is everywhere, and you can easily get a full meal for $1 or even less. Even if you prefer eating in a restaurant or enjoying Western style, Indian or maybe Japanese food, the prices are only a fraction of what they are in Europe or America. Thailand grows many different types of fruit and there are always some that are in season which means that you can fill your fruit basket with very little money and enjoy locally grown produce. Thailand is a food paradise!
Lastly, for anyone wanting to focus on their health and wellbeing, Thailand offers endless ways to boost your health for a very low cost. Massages and spa treatments are popular among tourists, so it’s very easy to find a spa and enjoy high quality treatments with professional therapists. Yoga and mediation retreats are also popular among travellers to Thailand as you can combine a holiday in the sun while actively destressing and improving your physical health.
Thailand truly has all the ingredients of a perfect holiday, and this year offers a rare opportunity to enjoy it all in a less crowded environment. At Hilltop Wellness Resort, we specialise in creating holistic holiday experiences that combine nature, culture, and wellness into one package. If you’re curious about knowing more, drop us a message or check out our holiday packages at https://www.hilltopwellnessresort.com/packages/
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