Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia During Monsoon

In Malaysia the Southwest Monsoon usually occurs between May to September, bringing rainfall to the western side of Peninsular Malaysia. This affects places such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi.
On the other hand, the Northeast Monsoon starts from November and lasts till March, brining heavy rainfall to areas on the east side of Peninsular Malaysia, such as Kuantan, and Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak).
The Malaysian beaches are in particular famous as monsoon retreat among tourist from all over the world.


Pangkor Island Beach Resort, Perak, Malaysia

Located on the unspoilt tropical island of Pangkor, Pangkor Island Beach Resort is surrounded by lush greenery and untouched natural beauty, greeting guests with a sense of calm and tranquility. 
Pangkor Island Beach Resort, Teluk Belanga (Golden Sands), 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia.
Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, Kuantan

This 330-room resort has three restaurants, two pools and is located near an 18-hole golf course.

Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, Telok Chempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia (+60 9 518 1234; Doubles from Rs 5,500

JapaMala, Tioman Island

JapaMala, the only boutique resort on Tioman Island, has 14 luxury villas nestled amongst 11 acres of lush forests.

JapaMala, Kampung Lanting, Pulau Tioman, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia (+603 2161 0769; Doubles from Rs 10,000

Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu

This 99-room resort is renowned for its spa village, a complex of gardens, pools and structures all designed for rejuvenation.

Tanjong Jara Resort, Batu 8, Off Jalan Dungun, 23000 Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia (+60 3 2783 1000; Doubles from Rs 16,000


In northern Thailand the seasons are clearly defined. Between November and May the weather is mostly dry, however this is broken up into the periods November to February and March to May. The later of these two periods has the higher relative temperatures as although the northeast monsoon does not directly effect the northern area of Thailand, it does cause cooling breezes from November to February.
The other northern season is from May to November and is dominated by the southwest monsoon, during which time rainfall in the north is at its heaviest.
The southern region of Thailand really has only two seasons -- the wet and the dry. These seasons do not run at the same time on both the east and west side of the peninsular. On the west coast the southwest monsoon brings rain and often heavy storms from April through to October, whilst on the east coast the most rain falls between September and December.

Some of the beaches and island of the south eastern side of Thailand tend to stay dry while the rest of the country receives heavy rainfall. There may be quick showers in Koh Samui from May to August but for the most part it is warm and sunny.


Banyan Tree Samui, Koh Samui

This resort boasts villas with private pools and the island’s first hydrotherapy spa.

Banyan Tree Koh Samui, 99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand (+66 77 915 3333; Doubles from Rs 31,163

Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square
This hotel is just 0.24km from the main city center of Bangkok. The Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is a 4 star hotel in the vibrant centre of Bangkok. With 429 well appointed rooms, this is the perfect destination for both business trips and holidays. Guests can relax bythe  pool, in one of the 5 bars, or be tempted by the delicious choices available in the 3 restaurants. Close to transport, entertainment and shopping, the hotel is ideally located. Parking is available for your convenience.

392/44 Siam Square Soi 6, Rama I Road Pathumwan, 10330 BANGKOK.

Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

This luxurious beach resort is leagues away from Koh Samui’s crowds.

Anantara BophutResort & Spa, 99/9 Bophut Bay, Samui Island, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand (+66 77 428 300; Doubles from Rs 19,000

W Retreat Koh Samui, Koh Samui

This 75-villa resort brings W’s signature elements of cool to Samui from the minimalist design to the party vibe.

W Retreat Koh Samui, 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand (+66 77 915999; Doubles from Rs 21,500

Most of Indonesia has its monsoon from October through April. In fact, the best time to visit Bali, Moyo Island and Lombok is during the months from May to August when there are high temperatures during the day and cool, refreshing evenings.


The Oberoi, Lombok

The resort is spread over 24 acres which includes a private beach and beautiful gardens.

The Oberoi Lombok, Medana beach, Tanjung 83352, North Lombok (+62 370 6138 444; Doubles from Rs 15,000

The Bvlgari Resort Bali, Bali

Set aside a cliff top, this luxurious resort boasts stunning views.

The Bvlgari Resort, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Indonesia (+62 361 8471000; Doubles from Rs 36,310

Amanwana, Moyo Island

Amanwana, the only resort on the natural reserve island, is surrounded by crystal clear waters and an abundant marine life.

Amanwana, Moyo Island, West Sumbawa Regency, Indonesia (+62 371 22233; Doubles from Rs 45,500


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