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

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

When to go to Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Raja Ampat, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Raja Ampat, Indonesia by month

January

January in Raja Ampat is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

February

February in Raja Ampat is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Raja Ampat in March, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Raja Ampat in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Raja Ampat can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

June in this region is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Raja Ampat is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Raja Ampat, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Raja Ampat is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Raja Ampat is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Raja Ampat is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Raja Ampat, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Raja Ampat during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Raja Ampat during December, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Raja Ampat, 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 Raja Ampat

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