Borneo in April

April weather & where to go

April is a shoulder month, a transitional time between two monsoons, making it perfect for beaches and trekking with less chance of rain storms. Sabah is hot, about 29 degrees centigrade, but can stay quite dry meaning that bolting a bit of beach onto your wildlife adventure is a great choice, especially for the beaches of Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island and Lankayan Island. 

Conditions for trekking are great at this time of year, but always be prepared for rain – you’re going to be in a tropical climate after all and rain can appear at any time with little or no introduction.

In Sarawak, the weather is also much drier, meaning that you could explore here as well if you fancy exploring the caves at Mulu National Park, or even Kuching. Sarawak in general receives much more rain than Sabah (up to 260 days per year), so when we say ‘dry’, please bear that in mind.

April is still a great time to snorkel, dive or watch of whale sharks of the coast of Sabah, namely Lankayan Island.

Being just before the peak season, we highly recommend booking as far in advance as possible if you plan to travel in April to ensure you get to stay at your preferred accommodation.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey.

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