Thailand’s weather is reliably dry and hot throughout May, but the majority of the crowds have headed home, making this an excellent time to visit. Throughout the month you’ll enjoy summery temperatures and uncrowded beaches, as well as mostly blue skies, with just a small chance of rain.
If you tire of the beach, you might take a guided walking tour of Bangkok’s street food or go to Dragon Island, where you can explore the bizarre rock formations, sheer limestone cliffs, hidden grottoes and untouched beaches. For an in-depth look at Thai life, head north to Chiang Mai and spend a day with a local family.
- Don't miss: Classic Thailand tour
- Flight time: 11½ hours (Bangkok)
- Time difference: UTC +7
- May Temperature (Day): 30 to 32°C, depending on region
- May rainfall: 133 to 361mm, varies by region