Weather Averages for Borneo in August
Averages for Borneo in August
August is a brilliant month to holiday in Borneo. As day time temperatures can easily hit 31C, make sure you pack plenty of sun screen. Even though Borneo is well known for its rain showers, August remains primarily dry. At night the weather is a bit on the chilly side, with temperatures averaging at 23C.
Both the west and east side of the island offer plenty of activities to enjoy. Kick things off with a trip on the East Kalimantan, where you can visit the underrated but breathtakingly beautiful Kutai National Park, where, as well as orangutans and other animals, you will get the chance to spot colorful exotic birds.
Another popular tourist attraction in East Kalimantan is Derawan Island, a resort where, enjoy the stunning white sand beaches, swim and dive. While there, do not forget to take a trip to the city of Samarinda; East Kalimantan's capital. Samarinda is a trading port, and very popular among tourists. Kalimantan Art Gallery is good for souvenirs and its selection of Indonesian sculptures and paintings, while Arena Promosi Citra Niaga should meet your shopping needs.
August 7th marks the last day of Ramadan. On August 17, Indonesia celebrates its Independence Day, so you can enjoy many festivities on the island, including boat races along the Sungai Martapura River and various parties across the island.
The Aston Samarinda Hotel is right in the city center and connected to the main shopping mall. With an amazing view of the Mahakam River, and located close to the city's botanical garden, this hotel is a great choice. The Swiss-Belhotel is another good choice. Located in Balikpapan, this hotel boasts a big pool, a well equipped gym and lounge.