Bintan Weather July Averages, Indonesia
What's the weather like in Bintan in July
July falls smack-bang in the middle of the dry southwest monsoon season in tropical Bintan, an island in the Riau archipelago in Indonesia. This is one of the driest months in the year; sunshine is abundant; and temperatures are gloriously high. The weather, in short, is absolutely spectacular this time of year.
The average day temperature is 27°C, which is a number that really doesn't vary all that much throughout the year in this resort. It's essentially very warm all-year round. In July, you can enjoy afternoon temperatures that average 30°C. At night, you will be sweating in your hotel room if you don't have air-conditioning because the average low temperature isn't lower than 24°C. The other dry season monthsa href="http://www.holiday-weather.com/bintan/averages/june">June, August and Septemberre equally as enjoyable.
Diving is a very popular pastime in Bintan in July. The sea water temperature averages a bath-like 29°C this time of year, which makes it comfortable to spend hours upon hours in the sea. Underwater visibility is also optimal, due to the lower amounts of rainfall this season.
The total amount of rainfall in July is 152mm, which makes it the fourth driest month of the year, after the three other dry season months. This would be a rather high number in non-tropical destinations, but here, in this tropical resort, it's quite low. The chance that you will encounter precipitation decreases greatly in the course of the month, from 27% in the beginning to 16% at the end. By far the most common type of rainfall this time of year is moderate rain. It is observed on no less than 63% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is second, being recorded on 23% of those days. Thunderstorms happen on 13% of the rainy days.
As rainfall decreases noticeably, so does cloud cover. The percentage of cloud cover drops from 38% to 33% throughout July, opening up the skies for more sunshine. There are 8 hours of sunshine per day on average in July. This is a rather high number, considering that this is a tropical location near the equator and that the days are significantly shorter than more northerly places this time of year.
You can check an up-to-date weather forecast for Bintan here.
Bintan Hotels in July
Arguably one of the very best resorts to stay at in Bintan is Club Med Bintan Island. This world-renowned resort group totally lives up to its reputation of luxury in Bintan. This incredible resort offers an all-inclusive option vacation couldn't be more relaxing and stress-free than that. There are no fewer than 310 rooms and facilities, while services include everything from a fitness centre and all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports to evening entertainment and an award-winning golf club.
Sprawling across 330 hectares, the amazing family-friendly Nirwana Gardens Beach Club is the place for people who visit Bintan for business, an event or simply to relax and enjoy the gorgeous July weather. There are 42 nice cabanas, beautifully landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, a gift shop and a mini-market.
The Ria Gold Lodge is the perfect place to stay for anyone looking for a golf vacation. This hotel is aimed at golfers and has a golfers' lounge, a golf pro shop, a beautiful golf course and even a golf simulator. Additional facilities include a private section of the beach, a spa with Jacuzzi, and a restaurant.
Bintan Beaches for July
Bintan is home to many gorgeous sand beaches. If you're staying at one of the resorts, you'll most likely have access to a private beach section where you can enjoy the 29°C warm waters. The north coast of the island is where you'll find most of those resortst's a busy area with plenty of beaches. The east coast is much more relaxed (and affordable), yet also home to some spectacular beaches, most notably Trikora Beach.
Bars and Restaurants
In the resort complex of Nirwana Gardens (see above), you will find the excellent Rin Japanese Restaurant. This is one of the top-rated dining venues in Bintan, a place that offers waterfront dining that will be remembered for a long time. Moreover, this is essentially the only place on the whole island where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine. It specialises in Kaiseki, which is an authentic Japanese dinner that consists of no fewer than eight courses, including sea snails, sashimi and dumplings. After ordering, you can watch the chefs prepare your food basically right in front of you.
Things to do in Bintan in July
If you want to make the most of the high water and air temperatures, 29°C and 27°C respectively, in July, Bintan has a ton of water activities to enjoy.
One of the dive sites tourists flock to is Cabana Jetty, which provides divers access to some of the most beautiful and colourful coral gardens in the world. Even veteran divers will find the diving impressive, with warm waters, outstanding visibility and what seems like sea life that remains undisturbed by excessive tourism.
Another fun July activity in Bintan is the Mangrove Tour, which runs day and night. If you go at night you will be treated to firefly watching, as those fascinating insects are out in droves. You can catch a tour every couple of hours. During the day, you might see local fishermen hauling in their day's catch, discover typical mangrove vegetation and spot wild animals, such as snakes, king fishers and even monkeys.
If shopping is more your thing, you'll want to make sure to take advantage of the many opportunities in the areas around all the resorts in Bintan.
One of the many markets is in the Bintan Ferry Terminal where you can get traditional handicrafts made by locals as well as traditional clothing items like batiks. Batiks are cloths with very traditional colours and patterns unique to each region where they are made. These make a great gift to bring back for family or friends as they are inexpensive, easy to fit into any luggage and unique to the area.