Borneo Weather May Averages, Indonesia

    • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 32°C 90°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 24°C 75°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 10 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 154 mm

    Borneo Weather for May 2021

    What's The Weather Like In Borneo In May

    The third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea, Borneo is situated in Southeast Asia and consists of three different countriesndonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. It makes for a superb holiday destination because of its year-round amazing weather, great beaches, mind-boggling biodiversity, unique volcanoes, ancient cultures and vast expanses of jungle.


    In May, the weather in Borneo is hot. Be well prepared for temperatures to rise up to an average high of 32°C during the day. At night, the temperature doesn't fall below 24°C on average. When looking for a place to stay during your vacation in Borneo, you are advised to get a room with air-conditioning. The overall average temperature in May is 28°C, making this the fourth hottest month of the year, together with March, April and September. Only June, July and August, the three months in the middle of the dry season, are warmer, although only slightly.


    You don't need to be worried about rain this time of year. Even though rainfall is a common occurrence in the Borneo region, the month of May is one of the driest of the year. In fact, with 154mm of rainfall in total, this is the second driest month after April. This is a tropical equatorial destination, however, and there is always a chance of experiencing rain, even in the dry season.

    The chance that you will see some rain is about 66% each day throughout the entire month. When it rains, it is nearly always as thunderstorms, which occur no fewer than 69% of the time when it rains.

    Sunshine Hours

    Because May is a relatively dry month, there are fewer clouds and, hence, more sunshine. With 10 hours of sunshine each day on average (there are about 12 hours of daylight), this is the sunniest month of the year, together with June and July.

    During May, the best place to be in Borneo is on one of its many beautiful beaches. Enjoying a refreshing dip in the sea, scuba diving or snorkelling are extremely popular activities this time of year.

    Borneo Hotels In May 

    Grand Kecubung Hotel

    The Grand Kecubung Hotel in Pangkalan Bun is a three-star hotel located 5 minutes by car from Kuning Palace and 10 minutes from Sultan Iskandar Muda airport. Kubu Beach lies an hour away. The hotel features free Wi-Fi in all areas, an outdoor pool with pool bar and whirlpool, a fitness centre, karaoke facilities, a car rental service, restaurant and room service.

    Aston Banua Hotel & Convention Center

    In Banjarmasin, consider staying at Aston Banua Hotel & Convention Center during your vacation in May. This contemporary hotel is one of the best business and conference hotels in the city, designed to offer business travellers everything they might want or need during their stay. It has eight meeting rooms, a convention hall with a capacity for no fewer than 4,000 people, and plenty of other facilities such as a gym and a spa, a pool, a coffee shop and a spectacular sky lounge.

    Hotel Luwansa Palangka Raya

    Hotel Luwansa Palangka Raya is an affordable two-star hotel in Palangka Raya. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property, while guests can use a wide range of facilities.

    Borneo Beaches For May

    Sangalaki Island

    With 10 hours of sunshine every day, temperatures that rise up to 32°C during the day and one of the lowest amounts of rainfall of any month, May is one of the best months for a beach holiday in Borneo. There are numerous options, but do consider visiting Sangalaki Island, which is an island in the Derawan Archipelago in East Kalimantan. This fabulous island is a preferred nesting place for both hawksbill and green turtles, its pristine beaches seemingly popular among animals and humans alike. Wildlife is arguably the biggest attraction of this tropical paradise, with scuba diving and snorkelling are popular activities, too.

    Bars And Restaurants

    Double Dipps

    If you're in need of a cup of coffee, make your way to Double Dipps, a chain of coffee shops with branches all over Indonesia. Its menu doesn't only feature a variety of coffees, though; there are also numerous food items, such as pastas, woks, salads, sandwiches, chicken with rice, and toasts.

    IndieGo Plaza

    IndieGo Plaza is a lively venue in Banjar Baru. It is a pub, food court, café and restaurant all in one area. Live music can be enjoyed on a regular basis; its menu features Japanese dishes, Asian fusion cuisine and barbecue.

    Killiney Indonesia

    In Balikpapan, you might want to visit Killiney Indonesia, a café with additional branches in other cities in Indonesia. Serving many snacks and beverages, this café is well-known for its Killiney coffee, curries and fresh toast.

    Things To Do In Borneo In May

    Karst Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat

    One of Kalimantan's most spectacular natural attractions is Karst Sangkulirang-Mangkalihat, situated in the Kutai Timur and Berau Regency in East Kalimantan. A designated area of biodiversity, this vast region of karst landscapes and jungle covers 1.8 million hectares. It is exceptionally valuable for many reasonst is an important region for archaeology, paleontology, biology and lithology, a plays home to an amazing diversity of fauna and flora and caves featuring ancient wall paintings.

    Isen Mulang Festival

    Also, try and book a cruise trip to the Isen Mulang Festival that takes place every year between May 19th and May 24th, in Kalimantan. This vibrant festival features elaborately decorated boats cruising down the river, decoratively dressed dancers, fireball competitions and traditional cooking demonstrations.

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