When to Go

High Season (Jul, Aug & Dec)

  • Accommodation rates increase by 50% or more.
  • Many hotels are booked far ahead; the best restaurants need to be booked in advance.
  • Christmas and New Year are equally expensive and crowded.

Shoulder (May, Jun & Sep)

  • Coincides with the best weather (drier, less humid).
  • You may find a good room deal, and last-minute bookings are possible.
  • Best time for many activities, including diving.

Low Season (Jan–Apr, Oct & Nov)

  • Deals everywhere, good airfares.
  • Rainy season – though rainfall is never excessive.
  • Can do most activities except volcano treks.