Borneo in March

March weather & where to go

March is an excellent time to travel to Borneo, especially Sabah, with decreased rainfall and still relatively low visitor numbers. Traditionally March is one of the driest months in Sabah, so is excellent for the northern beaches such as Gaya Island, Lankayan Island and the beaches of Kota Kinabalu, as well as Sipidan. 

Due to the crowds still being minimal, it can be easier to stay in some of the most popular, so there is a generally a wide choice of accommodation.

In the western state of Sarawak, the rain is also decreasing with the monthly rainfall averaging at 360mm (compared to 155mm in Sabah) so a visit is worth thinking about. Sarawak is generally a much wetter area than Sabah.

March is the start of the whale season and is an excellent time to snorkel and dive in search of whale sharks – always near the top of any marine wildlife enthusiast ‘must see’ list. Lankayan Island is a prime location for spotting the gigantic whale sharks, and for diving in general as its home to a huge array of colourful fauna and exciting ship wrecks just begging to be explored.

With less people, wonderful sunshine and a drier climate, March is one of our favourite times to travel Borneo, and you never know, if Easter falls early, you may get a few bonus days away!


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