Ha Long Bay Weather January Averages, Vietnam
What's the weather like in Ha Long Bay in January
It is the middle of winter in January in Ha Long Bay, which is located in Vietnam, however that doesn't mean the average temperature is cold as you can expect a pleasant 17°C which is the second lowest average temperature of the year. Even though the average temperature is towards the low end, it is still warm enough to enjoy days out on cultural tours, water sports and to go sightseeing. During this winter month, you may experience temperatures high of up to 20°C and lows of 14°C which is the lowers temperatures will go in this popular holiday destination. Just in case temperatures do dip to 14°C, we recommend packing a jacket if you're visiting in January.
As the average temperature drops from the month before, so does the average monthly rainfall which is just 3mm falling over an average of 10 days which is the driest month of the year an compared to 23mm falling over an average of 7 days in December and 22mm falling over an average of 11 days in February. During the month, you will get an average of 7 hours of sunshine which is the second highest in the year along with February, July, September and October which also have 7 hours of sunshine. With it being the driest month and temperatures being a pleasant, you'll be able to enjoy your days exploring the Ha Long Bay but check weather forecasts before booking anything.
You may be surprised to hear that the average sea temperature in January is 29°C which is the highest in the year along with February, March, April and December which also have an average sea temperature of 29°C. Because of the sea being so very warm, you'll be able to enjoy hours swimming in the sea if the weather is warm enough.
The chance of their being a cloudy day in January is at a high 72% which is a lot higher than the month before when it is 56% but slightly lower than the month after when it is 78%. Even though there are more chances of cloudy days, the average temperature is still pleasant and it still has more hours of sunshine than in the neighbouring holiday destination, Mai Chau, which only sees 4 hours of sunshine in January compared to the 7 in Ha Long Bay.
Hotels in Ha Long Bay for January
Saigon Halong Hotel
If you're looking to book in at a budge hotel for your stay, then we recommend the Saigon Halong Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located on Bai Chay. It is a great hotel for couples holidaying and you'll be welcomed with a nice cool glass of juice which is very welcoming. It has 222 rooms in total in a range of superior double rooms, superior twin rooms, villa rooms and deluxe rooms which all have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite channels and in-room safe. You will find activities at the hotel too such as a tennis court, sauna, massages and a pool table.
Muong Tanh Ha Long Hotel
If you want to treat yourself this year to a luxury holiday then we recommend staying at the Muong Tanh Ha Long Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located near the Halong Palace. It is a great hotel for both families and couples and is an excellent hotel at a very good price. It has 180 rooms in total which are deluxe twin rooms, deluxe double rooms and suites which all include a flat screen TV, air conditioning, satellite channels and in-room safe. There are plenty of activities to do at this hotel including relaxing in the sauna, enjoying a massage, a stunning hammam and bicycle rental.
Ha Long DC Hotel
One of the most popular choice for holidaymakers to stay when visiting Ha Long Bay is the Ha Long DC Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located in Quang Ninh. It is a popular choice for couples and is a beautiful hotel with amazing views of the bay. It has a total of 80 rooms which are superior double rooms, deluxe twin rooms, deluxe double rooms, luxury double rooms and family suites. All of these rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, TV and satellite channels. Facilities at this hotel include an indoor pool which open all year round, bicycle rental, free parking and restaurants.
Bars and Restaurants
Nam Son Quan
If you like to try the local cuisine when on holiday then head to the Nam Son Quan which is a Vietnamese restaurant located in Ha Long Bay. The food is beautifully presented and the service is second to none. It comes highly recommended by other holidaymakers who have eaten here before.
Things to do in Ha Long Bay in January
If you're after a bit of an adventure then book a stay on the Halong Tours Day Tours which is a boat tour of Ha Long Bay. You can take a break from your hotel and book a 2 night stay on this cruise and truly experience 5 star service as well as the most delicious food. This is a well organised cruise with plenty of activities.
Dau Go Cave
If you love to go exploring then you will absolutely love the Dau Go Cave which is a popular tourist attraction on the Dau Go Island. This is truly a stunning natural place to see and can usually be seen when booking a stay on one of the day cruises. The sculpture of the cave will truly capture your heart and wonder and will be an experience you will always remember.