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Phanganist want to share with you some of our best ideas for keeping dry and still having a good time when it's raining!
This season, the weather has been a real assortment from blustery to sunny to scatterings of rain to full-on monsoons! We cannot predict is the weather. However, beautiful Koh Phangan has many magical spots to in which to seek shelter from the drizzly spells. We can all use some down-time, especially post-NYE-parties, so enjoy some low key activities in the rain…..
Go to the cinema
Koh Phangan has one of the most fantastic cinemas, the Moonlight Cinema, in Thong Sala. With laid-back, lounge seating and headphones for movies, this is the perfect place to relax and keep dry.
2. Drink coffee and read a book
There are some truly top coffee shops in Koh Phangan. So whether you like your cappucino, machiatto or just a ‘cuppa tea’, you can find what you’re looking for. Keep cosy and hole-up in your best, local coffee shop with a book, laptop or just yourself.
If you’re new to the island, here are some ideas of places for you to get a top coffee: you could try Bubba’s or Hundred Island’s Coffee in Baan Tai. Nira’s Bakery or Doppio Coffee in Thong Sala. Or, Cookies Cafe in Sri Thanu.
Even if you don’t have a book - watch the rain come down, people walk by and soak it all in (not literally!).
3. Head to a hostel to play board games!
Grab a rain mac and head to a hostel to play a game of scrabble, jenga or monopoly…. Monopoly is arguably a long game but then again, you could have all day!
Many of the hostels have board games in their common areas. So pop your head in to your nearest hostel, buy a drink and play away to your heart’s content.
The meditations... have you done any while playing in the sun?
Did you ever go to the yoga class? Now it’s nice and chilly in the Salas and only few students in one class... super advantages both of them!!
Didn’t you want to paint also?
I heard you said writing your travel log or the book you are about to publish?
You were making these nice clothes last year – did you have any time to do so this year?
Baking yummies in the heat sucks, but backing yummines in the rain Rocks!
What about the Thai cooking school you never got to cause you didn’t want to stay inside a kitchen all day in the sun and stew?
The Chai Ron you never had – because the Chai Yen was more appropriate in the heat – will now be tasted. And it is delicious
The herbal saunas is the Rain PRICE nice hot and warmish... after a cold trip on your bike or just chilly from your moistened house and bed and everything around – its amazing to warm up in one of the Herbal saunas – fully warm up from the inside - to scrub your body with herbal soaps and body salts and just feel warm and cozy - and then - when you come out – instead of using the cold bucket shower - you just stand DIRECTLY in the RAIN instead. THIS is the real way to do sauna. RYou feel SO good after warm hot herbal treatments and full natural rain shower - and plzzzz .. one time in and out is NOT enough. We recommend Anodash Sauna f.ex
If after all that you prefer to just stay at home than you can just do the regular things, like watch a movie or chat with friends.
Enjoy the rain NOW and remember when the Suns comes out again – You will appreciate her so much more than you did before in your shadow seeking manners ;)
Most of all, don't forget to have fun whatever you are doing. Even if it's raining we can still make the most of being in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Kind Rainy Regards from Phanganist Team!!
Looking for more suggestions ? Check "What to do in rain" also !