Bintan Weather August Averages, Indonesia
What's the weather like in August in Bintan
Located in the tropical Riau archipelago in Indonesia and near Singapore, the resort island of Bintan tends to be warm and stuffy in August, with humidity at around 82%. This is the middle of the drier part of the year in this region, a time of year that is characterised by relatively low precipitation, a plethora of sunshine and high temperatures all day every day.
The average temperature in August is 27°Chis is a temperature that doesn't change very much throughout the whole year, though. At night, the mercury drops to an average low of no less than 24°C, while in the afternoon, it climbs to a hot average high of 30°C. This is a place that is warm, indeed. This is absolutely perfect beach weather and if you're looking for a summer destination that offers great diving, gorgeous beaches and excellent weather, Bintan is what you're after.
Even the sea temperature is gloriously high in these partshis is also a temperature that remains basically constant all-year roundnd averages 29°C.
In addition to that comfortably warm sea water, the low amount of rainfall makes it an ideal time of year for diving and snorkelling. With a total amount of precipitation of 133mm, August is the driest of all months in Bintan. June, however, is only a tiny, tiny bit wetter, with a total of 134mm. The other dry season months, July and September, are also fairly dry. The chance that it will rain is the lowest of the whole year this month, ranging between 11% and 16%. If it does rain, it will most likely occur in the form of moderate rain (56%). Light rain and thunderstorms are occasionally (28% and 16% respectively) observed as well.
Just like rainfall, cloud cover also reaches its annual minimum in August. Cloud cover averages 30% throughout the month. This, of course, means that sunshine will be plentiful. August has 9 hours of sunshine per day on averagehis is the annual daily maximum.
If you're looking to visit Bintan in the near future and would like to check a detailed weather forecast, you can do that at our up-to-date weather forecast page.
Bintan Hotels for August
The Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel is one of several hotels owned by the Nirwana Gardens group. This is a family-friendly accommodation consisting of 240 rooms, all of which offer brilliant views of the South China Sea. All facilities and services are modern and aimed at offering you the uttermost convenience and comfort. They include a collection of bars and restaurants, a stunning outdoor pool, a private beach and numerous outdoor and indoor activities.
The Sanchaya Bintan is possibly the most impressive resort on the entire island, housed in a striking elegant colonial-style building and set on the beautiful sands of Lagoi Bay. This luxurious resort offers everything from world-class dining and relaxing spa treatments to gorgeously decorated rooms and numerous activities. If you're visiting Bintan in August, check out this resort first!
Bintan Beaches in August
With the sea temperature averaging 29°C in August, you will unquestionably want to hit the beach this time of year. And there are many beaches for you to choose from. Trikora Beach on the east coast is arguably the greatest of them all, while (parts of) the beaches on the island's north coast are occupied by many of the luxury beach resorts. In between those two areas lies Sumpat, an area that is home to a handful of traditional fishing villages and some absolutely amazing unspoiled white sand beaches. This is a popular area for swimming, as well as fishing.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're staying at one of the Nirwana Gardens resorts, you can spend your afternoon in the pool, sipping cocktails at the swim-up Pool Bar. No need to get out of the water, you simply swim to the bar, order your beverage (or a light snack!) and enjoy it right then and there with your feet still in the water.
After a day at the beach or partaking in one or another type of water sports, you might want to wind down at one of the bars or pubs on Bintan. If you're staying on the island's north coast, check out The Pub at Nirwana Gardens. This is a laidback lounge with bar seats, couches, chairs and tables, and a pool table. A place where you can often enjoy live music, sing some karaoke and simply spend quality time with friends or family, The Pub is definitely appropriately named.
Things to do in August in Bintan
Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated in Bintan on August 17 with carnivals, cultural performances and general merriment. Indonesia has a rich and varied history and only became independent as a sovereign nation in 1945. Prior to that time it had been under Dutch control and was considered the Netherlands East Indies. The Independence Day ceremonies are marked by a flag raising ceremony which takes place at the Merdeka Presidential Palace.
With all that goes on around the Independence Day celebration, one might take an interest in the older parts of the region, outside of the Bintan resorts. Keep in mind that Bintan has a rich history and has been under the rule of several nations before gaining its own independence. Some of the old-world parts of Bintan can provide an experience quite different from the resort side of the island. Many visitors find these parts of the island even more fun and intriguing than the resortshey are certainly able to offer your August beach vacation some cultural depth.
To get to know local culture, you can browse one or more of the local markets that regularly take place in the island's towns. These are perfect places to buy traditional locally made handicrafts and artifacts. Of course, tacky souvenirs are being sold as well, but generally speaking, the majority of goods are unique Indonesian products.