When to Go

High Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Accommodation costs increase 30% to 50% in tourist areas.
  • Saturday nights (year-round) and Chinese New Year also see increases.
  • Typhoon season from June could mean disruptions to traffic and access to remote areas.

Shoulder (Sep & Oct, Apr–Jun)

  • Good discounts on accommodation midweek.
  • Crowds at major sights on weekends.
  • Best time to visit outer islands.
  • Peak time for Chinese tour groups is from March to May.
  • Typhoon season until October can disrupt flights and sailings.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Few crowds except during January and Chinese New Year.
  • Best discounts on accommodation at major tourist sights (up to 50%).
  • Saturday night rates may still be high-season prices.
  • High season for hot-spring hotels.