Bintan Weather March Averages, Indonesia
What's the weather like in Bintan in March
Bintan, Indonesia, is a tropical island destination in the Riau archipelago just across the Singapore Strait from Singapore. Its tropical location results in essentially two different seasons in Bintan: the wet northeast monsoon season and the drier southwest monsoon season. March falls within the former, meaning that it's quite wet, hot and humid this time of year.
Rain is common in March with an average rainfall of around 159mm. March is one of the last months of the wet monsoon season in Bintan and there is still plenty of rain and wind throughout the month. Luckily, however, that rainfall generally occurs in reliable afternoon rain showers or thunderstorms. They tend to be short-natured and may even provide some relief from the hot and humid weather. There are basically two types of precipitation that you can expect in Marchoderate rain and thunderstorms. They are observed respectively on 47% and 42% of all days with precipitation. The probability that rainfall occurs does decrease slightly in the course of the month, from 71% to 63%
The percentage of cloud cover decreases in a similar matter. It drops from 62% in the beginning of the month to 54% at the end. This, naturally, opens up the skies for more sunshine. And indeed, March is quite a sunny month, each day having 8 hours of sunshine on average.
Although rainfall varies significant throughout the year, temperatures remain beautifully and reliably constant. March enjoys an average temperature of 27°C, which is basically the annual average as well. The only month that's cooler is January with its 26°C average, while April, May and June are a tiny bit warmer at 28°C. March is actually one of the months with the hottest afternoonshey are 31°C warm on average. Nights are very warm as well, with an average low temperature of 23°C.
The sea temperature in March averages a gloriously warm 28°C. However, because of the rainy afternoons, this is not the best period to go diving. Swimming, on the other hand, is definitely a great pastime.
Anyone who's planning on visiting Bintan, Indonesia, in the near future can consult the weather forecast on this Holiday Weather page.
Bintan Hotels for March
For something different than the abundant luxury resorts, you can opt to stay at Loola Adventure Resort, a top-rated family eco-resort, in March. This is a magnificent place for both active adventures and lazy days in a hammock or on the beach. Amenities and services include sea terraces, a pool, a beach, massages and numerous activities, ranging from zip lining and skywalking to raft building, sea kayaking and orienteering.
The Bintan Cabana Beach Resort is set on a white sandy beach and has a marvellous seaside spa. Accommodation is available in 6 junior suites, 12 suites and 29 deluxe rooms. Facilities include a restaurant, several water sports, a swimming pool, meeting rooms, a gym, a souvenir shop and beach volleyball and basketball courts.
Hotel Sahid Raya Bintan is located on the island's east coast. It has a private beach, shuttle service, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. Beautifully set within an oil palm plantation, this is definitely a place to go if you want to relax and wind down.
Bintan Beaches in March
Because March falls in the wet monsoon season, which is characterised by quite a lot of rainfall and strong sea breezes, but also by a sea temperature that averages 28°C, snorkelling and scuba diving aren't the ideal activities this time of year. However, other water sports such as kite surfing, bodyboarding, surfing and wind surfing are! The Bintan Resorts on the northeast coast are where you'll find numerous water sports centres, equipment rental service, coastal tours and excursions, and water sports courses.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're looking for a place to eat, you might want to check out Saffron, the signature restaurant of the Banyan Tree Resort on the island's north coast. This is a five-star dining establishment that focuses on traditional Thai cuisinell dishes are prepared by the restaurant's Thai chef. With its indoor and outdoor seating areas overlooking the South China Sea, Saffron is a beautifully located restaurant. Make sure to try its specialty dishes, including chicken satays, soft shell crab, shrimp cakes and seafoodvery dish is made with locally grown ingredients.
For just a drink, snack or light meal, you can go to the Dino Bistro at Nirwana Gardens, located in the same area as the above-mentioned restaurant. This fascinating venue serves Western-style food with an Asian twist. To illustrate what that means, one of their starters is a fusion soup with mushrooms and cappuccino. Its menu is rather extensive and also features plenty of beverages, from wines and liquors to beers and cocktailsnd, of course, soft drinks. Often offering live music, this is a wonderful place to go for a casual drink.
Things to do in Bintan in March
Although the population of the island is extremely diverse, it is spread out and growing. Visitors will see a lot of cultural differences and will be well-served to learn some of the customs and do's and don'ts while in Bintan. It may be useful to know that some of the restrictions when entering Bintan include the prohibition of bringing television and radio sets, items imprinted with Chinese characters and Chinese medicines. Know the rules before you leave for your trip so you are not caught by surprise!
March falls within the wet monsoon season and may therefore not be the ideal time for outdoors pursuits. That being said, though; there is still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed this time of year.
A particularly fascinating site to visit on the islandspecially because most of the locals are Muslimss the Santa Maria Cave. Built in the 18th century by a Dutch pastor, this small historic site lies about twenty minutes from Trikora Beach on the island's east coast. The site consists of several large Mary sculptures, the "Stations of the Cross" and the St. Mary Cave itself.
If you're after some more action, you might want to visit the Bintan Usahatama Go-Kart Track. One of the most popular attractions on the island, this small go-kart race track has 17 imported karts from the United Kingdom and allows you to enjoy an adrenaline rush like no other. You can pick between several types of karts and there are three different tracks. The tracks are open all day and reservations can be made at most of Bintan's resortsne race session lasts about 10 minutes.