Bunaken, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bunaken, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Bunaken, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bunaken, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Bunaken, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bunaken, Indonesia by month

January

In January, Bunaken is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bunaken, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

February

February for Bunaken is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March in Bunaken is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

April

In April, Bunaken is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bunaken, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

May

Traveling to Bunaken in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

Traveling to Bunaken in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

July

If you go to Bunaken in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

August

If you vacation in Bunaken during August, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

September

If you are traveling to Bunaken in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

October

In October, Bunaken can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bunaken, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

In November, Bunaken is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bunaken, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

In December, Bunaken is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bunaken, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bunaken, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bunaken, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Bunaken

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