May is another excellent month of the year to visit Borneo, characterised by sunny days and minimal rainfall. Weather conditions are ideal for both trekking in the jungles of Sabah, and sun-bathing on the beaches - whatever takes your fancy!
The good news continues throughout Sabah in May, with dry, sunny days the norm, although infrequent showers should still be expected especially in the rainforest. Favourable dive and snorkelling conditions continue around Gaya Island and Lankayan Island. Jungle walks are also excellent at this time of year with a higher chance of spotting orangutan in Danum Valley and around the Kinabatanagan River.
Avg daily temp: 29°C; avg monthly rainfall: 175mm.
May sees slightly more rainfall in Sarawak than in April, but this shouldn't deter visitors. Conditions for jungle walking and trekking are amongst their best, although a tropical storm can set in at any time of year and suitable clothing is always recommended. Favourable weather in Sarawak coupled with equally good weather in neighbouring Sabah makes May one of the best months of the year to visit Borneo.
Avg daily temp: 28°C, avg monthly rainfall: 240mm.
Lasting for a month long period, usually falling within June, July or August. Muslims should not eat or drink before sundown each day.
Explore an untamed habitat concealing endangered animals, rare birds and plants with mysterious medicinal properties; all before steeling away for a remote island retreat.