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October Holiday Inspiration


October marks a transition month in much of South East Asia when there is a switch in the prevailing monsoon systems, brining drier more settled weather to some regions and wetter, less settled weather to others.

The West coasts of Thailand and Malaysia are coming to the end of the 'rainy' season. The second half of October can be a great time to take advantage of free night offers in destinations such as Phuket, Koh Lanta and Khao Lak, before prices go into high season on 1st November.

Over on the East coast of Malaysia similarly, the drier months are drawing to a close and wetter weather is becoming predominant. October can still be a very good month to visit Borneo, although a visit to the East coast of Malaysia risks seeing some rainfall.

October is still a good time of year to visit Bali and Lombok and much of Indonesia, although there is the risk of rain at this time of year.

October marks the end of the low season for touring in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. River levels will be at their highest in Cambodia and Myanmar, making this a good time of year for river cruising in Asia.

October is a good time of year to visit China as things are cooler along the Yangtze and in the south, and elsewhere, autumn brings it's seasonal beauty.

In the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and the Maldives are moving towards high season, but with low-season prices. Mauritius is a year-round destination and October is a good time to visit. October is one of the best times to visit the Seychelles as the climate is usually calm and windless.

October is a good time of year to visit Oman and the UAE, as temperatures are more tolerable than the preceding months.