Bintan Weather January Averages, Indonesia
What's the weather like in Bintan in January
January in Bintan, an island in Indonesia located just across the Singapore Strait from Singapore, tends to be quite warm and humid, with humidity at around 84%. This month also tends to be a bit breezy with winds coming in off the ocean at around 10 kilometres per hour (6 mph).
January is in the middle of the wet northeast monsoon season in Bintan, so rain is a common occurrence. The average rainfall is around 180mm this month, which makes it the sixth wettest month of the year. With the rainy season come winds and waves, so January is not the best time for water sports in Bintan, as the seas can tend to be a bit wilder and unpredictable. Relatively speaking, clarity underwater is also minimal, due to these winds and high amount of rainfall. That being said, however; rainfall happens mostly as short, but wet afternoon downpour or thunderstorms. Moderate rainfall accounts for 51% of all rainfall, while thunderstorms make up 35%.
January is the least sunny month of the year, together with December. There are 6 hours of sunshine per day on average. This is due to the fact that cloud cover is at its highest this time of year, averaging 67%.
When it comes to temperature, you should know that Bintan is a tropical destination and therefore enjoys constantly high temperatures throughout the year. Average temperatures range between 26°C and 28°C all-year round, with January being 26°C warm on averagehe annual "low." In January, the afternoons are 29°C warm on average, while at night, the mercury doesn't drop below the average low of 23°C. It's hot in Bintan, even in January.
The sea temperature, too, stays pretty much constant throughout the whole year. In January, it averages 27°C, which is as "cold" as the seas around Bintan ever get. The same temperature is recorded in February, after which the water warms up a bit until it reaches its 30°C maximum in May.
If you're planning on holidaying in Bintan in the near future, you can check out the weather forecast on this page.
Bintan Hotels for January
The Angsana Bintan is one of the many resorts on Bintan. It features 113 rooms and suiteshe suites have a convenient private terrace where you can enjoy the sunshine, an outdoor shower and even an outdoor jet pool. This beautiful resort is set right at a soft, sandy beach and has beach cabanas, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a spa and a marine conservation lab, among several other facilities.
Another luxurious resort on the island is Banyan Tree. This is like heaven on earth place where you can enjoy both seclusion and absolute luxury during your January vacation. The complex comprises 64 luxury villas, 52 pool villas, 6 one-bedroom villas and 6 two-bedroom villas. Facilities are abundant and feature virtually everything you could wish for, including wedding venues and services, a beautiful swimming pool, water sports facilities, a spa and a golf course and club.
Bintan Lagoon is also a gorgeous resort where you can spend the most relaxing of holidays. All villas in this resort have a kitchenette, living spaces, barbecues and even a private buggy for transportation around this expansive resort. Facilities and amenities are overwhelmingly plentiful and include, but are by no means limited to, a gym, mini-golf, an amusement arcade, more than 10 dining and drinking venues, a spa and a kids' club.
Bintan Beaches in January
Lagoi Bay is located in the northwestern corner of the island. This is where you will find the Bintan Resort, a collection of exclusive beach resorts that is separated from the other parts of Bintan by dense forests. This enclave of tropical resort forms a town on its ownhere are restaurants, club, water sports centers and so on, but also magnificent beaches. This gorgeous white beaches are ideal for sunbathing and lazing around, while more active people can go canoeing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and sailinghe 27°C water temperature is more than comfortable enough!
Bars and Restaurants
No matter what time of day it is, you will always be welcome at the Lotus Café in the Angsana Bintan Resort. This dining venue is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves all kinds of international and local cuisine. In this bright and large venue, characterised by high glass windows, you can enjoy everything from Indonesian specialties and Southeast Asian dishes to popular international fare.
For just typical local food, you can head to Café Helo Helo, located near Pasar Oleh Oleh. Observing people will have noted that the café's name is the location spelled backwards. When you're there, make sure to try some local specialties, such as coconut rice with lemongrass, Indonesian meatball soup, skewered marinated meats with peanut sauce, noodles with chicken, beef or other ingredients, and stir-fried seafood and tofu.
Things to do in Bintan in January
One of the things you may want to do in January is visit Tanjung Pinang, the largest city in Bintan. It is also the capital of Riau Islands in Indonesia. Located on the island's southwest coast, this city has long enjoyed a favourable location for tradinghis is essentially where the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca connect. There are several colonial buildings, shopping malls and, of course, parks and beaches in and around the city.
Tanjung Pinang is home to a Buddhist Temple with the biggest sitting Guan Yin (Goddess of mercy) in South-East Asia. The amazing sight is a must-see when visiting the island
Another main attraction in Tanjung Pinang is the Senggarang Temples. The Senggarang Temples are a compound comprised of Chinese and Hinduist holy places. Among the sites at the temples is a 40-armed statue. One particular temple is the oldest Chinese temple on Bintan, a beautiful old structure that is partly overgrown with the roots of banyan trees. This one is found in the nearby old Senggarang Village, which is built on stilts.
A nice trip from Tanjung Pinang takes you to the nearby island of Penyengat, once the Malay capital of culture. Well-known for its history of literature, linguistics and Islamic learning, the island has definitely the potential to inject a dose of culture into your tropical vacation.
In case it rainsnd it most likely will at some point in the afternoon--you can head indoors and enjoy an indoor activity. There are plenty of those to take part in in the resort area. You can find a good game of snooker, majong or maybe join in on some karaoke. Massages and other treatment are found all over the place as well.