The weather in southern Thailand is showing signs of improvement, and things are starting to return to normal. However, there is still some disruption.
The current situation is as follows:
The airport and all major roads remain open.
The rough sea conditions are preventing smaller boats from operating, so all of our island tours and speed boat trips are cancelled until further notice.
Large ferries from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi are still operating as normal.
The floods in Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam and Bophut are starting to recede, although water levels are still quite high. Vehicles can now drive around most of the island, albeit with caution, hence journey times are longer than expected.
Samui airport is back to almost full capacity, and most stranded passengers have been transferred off the island. Any people who are left should be able to leave very soon.
Ferries to / from the mainland and Koh Samui are now operating again.
Ferries from the mainland to / from Koh Pha Ngan are now operating again.
Only ferries to / from Koh Tao, and between Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan are suspended – but these are expected to resume operations tomorrow.
As the sea is still too rough for small boats to operate safely, all of our boat trips and sea excursions around Samui are cancelled until further notice.
All ferries were operating as usual this morning, but were forced to stop their services this afternoon due to bad weather. We expect that they should be operating as normal tomorrow unless the weather worsens significantly overnight.
All of our sea excursions around Krabi are suspended until further notice.
Krabi and Trang airports are still open and operating as normal.
Nakhorn Si Thammarat airport is still flooded and therefore remains closed as of today.
Orient Thai Airlines, who flies to Nakhorn Si Thammarat airport in southern Thailand, has cancelled all flights and is re-routing passengers to Phuket, Trang and Hat Yai, or allowing a change of travel dates or a full refund.
Thai Air Asia has also cancelled all Nakhorn Si Thammarat flights, rerouting passengers to nearby airports or allowing change of travel dates within 92 days of original travel dates. Refunds are offered depending on ticket conditions. The nearest alternative airport is Surat Thani, and the airline is providing a free shuttle service from there to Nakhorn Si Thammarat.
Nok Air has also stopped all Nakhorn Si Thammarat flights until 4th April and is offering refunds and alternative travel options similar to the other airlines.
No trains are operating to or beyond Nakhorn Si Thammarat, the most southerly province that trains are servicing is Surat Thani.