Although peak season means more tourists, it’s the perfect time of year to head to the east coast for a spot of diving. Tioman Island is one of the world’s premier diving spots, with plenty of reefs and even wrecks for the more experienced. Knowing you can kick back on the sparkling sand under a palm tree after a day of diving is the icing on the cake.
Although you can expect more rain during August, the temperatures more than make up for it. Expect gorgeously hot days throughout the month. There are also a couple of interesting festivals including the Mid-Autumn festival in Hoi An during which you can catch a colourful procession complete with beating drums, making its way through the streets.
Unsurprisingly, August’s baking hot sun means peak season in Indonesia. You’re pretty much guaranteed sunshine across the country and its a great time of year to check out a few festivals. 17th August marks independence day which means colourful parades in Jakarta. In Sumatra, spend a while in Padang to catch the dragon-boat races.
With temperatures starting to rise and the sun shining strong, August is a great time to whack on your sunglasses and head to Bolivia’s famous salt plains. The vast expanse sparkles brightly under the strong sun and the contrast with the clear, bright blue sky makes for perfect pictures. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.