Best Time to Visit Pulau Weh: Tour, Diving, Fishing, Whale Shark, Snorkeling & time to go to Weh Island (Sabang)

The best time to visit Pulau Weh could be throughout the year depending on your agenda to Sabang, Weh Island, Aceh. If you have an agenda such as a tour to see tourist attractions in Pulau Weh and a business trip, you can visit all year round. But maybe the weather affects your agenda, for example, summer or rain. The rainy season usually occurs from September to February. But not every day it rains. The peak of the rainy season usually occurs in late December to January. While summer usually occurs from May to August and it a bit warmer for European tourist.

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Every tourist who wants to visit Weh Island will usually have a good plan for a vacation. Many tourists plan a vacation 1-3 months before making a tourist visit. One of the questions that often arises is “when is the best time to visit Pulau Weh?”. Here we will explain the right time to visit Weh Island with several agendas such as tour, business trip, fishing, spearfishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale shark sightings and the Sabang tourist calendar.

  • 1. Best Time to Visit Pulau Weh for Tour

Sabang or Weh Island is one of the tourist destinations where there are many things that make Weh Island a popular tourist destination such as marine tourism, nature tourism, historical, hospitality of the people, customs and many interesting activities that can be done. The best time for vacation in Weh Island is from April to October because that month is summer and the rainfall is low. However, many tourists also visit Sabang in November and it becomes very crowded in December, especially at the end of the year and the beginning of the year in January. If you have an agenda for a vacation to Pulau Weh, you can plan your tour with us where you can choose the Weh Island tour packages that we offer below:

In addition to the packages above, we also have a Honeymoon Package to Sabang for those of you who have just married and want to spend honeymoon time in Weh Island.

  • 2. Best Time to go to Weh Island for Fishing & Spearfishing

Pulau Weh is one of the best fishing spots in Indonesia. To make sure when is the best time to fish in Pulau Weh’s waters that will give you success on your fishing trip that not make you stuck because of monsoon, etc. Fishing is one of the most popular sports in Indonesia nowadays, both in the sea, rivers, lakes and swamps.

Please note that Weh Island has two wind seasons, namely the Northeast Monsoon and the West Monsoon. The peak of the West Monsoon usually occurs in June to September which results in relatively faster winds and large waves making it difficult to fish offshore. But this time, large tuna immigration occurs.

Meanwhile, at the peak of the East monsoon, the sea water is not calm and wavy, fishing in this season, anglers will feel uncomfortable because the boat will be a bit choppy and for those who can’t stand with it, they will catch seasickness.

The best time for fishing in Pulau Weh waters is during the season shift between east to west where many predatory fish immigrate such as yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and other pelagic fish. For those of you who want to try the thrill of fishing in Pulau Weh, you can see the following fishing trips that we offer:

For the spearfishing, depend on your style of spearfishing. Shallow reef spearfishing nearshore or deep sea spearfishing. For deep sea spearfishing will be the same as fishing trip above. If you are happy to spearfish in Weh Island paradise waters, you can check our offer below:

  • 3. Best Time for Scuba Diving in Weh Island

There are various kinds of diving spots in Pulau Weh that are suitable for all levels of diving from the easiest to the most difficult such as the Shopie Rickmers diving spot which has a high level of difficulty for divers who require master’s certification. The waters of Weh Island have an abundant diversity of marine life from the smallest to the largest marine creatures.

For nearby dive spots, such as Rubiah Marine Park with an easy dive level, you can dive here at any time of the year. But for other dive spots, if you are looking for better visibility and large numbers of marine life, the best time to dive in Weh Island is between April to October.

If you plan to explore the marine life in the waters of Sabang, you can our package of Weh Island fun diving package and for those of you who are new to the diving world, you can try the following intro scuba diving and fishing:

  • 4. Best time for Snorkeling in Weh Island

If you have a planning to snorkel in Weh Island, the best time to snorkel in Sabang, Weh Island is between April and November which has better visibility. Apart from that, other months are also good, but if it’s the rainy season, the visibility is a little cloudier than usual. For the price of snorkeling, you can check the snorkeling price in Pulau Weh & best spots to snorkel in Weh Island.

  • 5. Best time for Whale Shark sightings in Pulau Weh

Seeing the whale shark attractions is one of the interesting things for scuba divers. Whale sharks have migration patterns that are difficult to predict but that doesn’t mean you should miss the opportunity to try to spot these fish. November to February is predicted to be the best season to see whale sharks in Weh Island. In addition, you will see a pristine underwater tropical paradise with beautiful coral reefs, hundreds of moray eels and manta rays.

  • 6. The Best time to visit Sabang for Tourism Calendar Event

There are many tourist calendar agendas held by the tourism office, both the Sabang City Tourism Office, BPKS and the Aceh Provincial Tourism Office, such as diving and free diving festival, sail Sabang, to cultural festivals. You can see the agenda for the update through the official website of the Aceh provincial tourism office.

  • 7. Best time for Windsurfing in Weh Island

Windsurfing is not very popular in Sabang compared to other surfing beaches in Aceh. Windsurfing is generally done at Kasih Beach. A good time for windsurfing in Pulau Weh is between April and October as it is known for its onshore winds.

  • 8. Best time to visit Pulau Weh for Non-Muslims

For non-Muslim tourists, the best time to visit Pulau Weh is almost every month. However, when it comes to fasting in the month of Ramadan, it may be a little difficult for non-Muslim tourists to find food in restaurants because they are generally closed. If you are visiting in the month of Ramadan, then you should order lunch and breakfast at the hotel where you are staying.

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So those are some of the best times to visit Pulau Weh (Sabang) based on your agenda. If you choose to visit during hot weather and school holidays, then the best time to visit Weh Island, Aceh is in June, July and August. If you choose to visit after Eid Mubarak (Eid al-Fitr) or after Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Adha) and also the new year (peak season), then the holiday atmosphere in Weh Island is very crowded with tourist visits. In addition, the price of hotel rooms and others will be more expensive than usual (low season).

Pulau Weh Nightlife: Where to go & Things to do at Night in Weh Island (Sabang), Aceh

Pulau Weh nightlife tours are very varied with various things to do at night in Weh Island (Sabang Island) both in the crows and in a quiet place. There are various activities that you can do at night ranging from sunset dining where you can have a local delicious dinner while watching dramatic sunset view, karaoke to barbecue. You can enjoy nightlife after sunset in Pulau Weh with an exciting nightlife experience.

Pulau Weh Island is not only marine tourism, beaches and beautiful landscapes. Weh Island nightlifes tourism begins to develop to make you have a lots things to do at night in Sabang, Weh Island are some of the best things and nightlife in Weh Island that you can do:

  • 1. Live music dining

Having dinner while enjoying live music in Weh Island is one of the cool things to do. There are a variety of Pulau Weh food and Aceh food and dishes that you can enjoy while enjoying the night atmosphere in Sabang. There are several restaurants in Weh Island that are open until late at night and some of them have night entertainment such as live music.

If you want to enjoy the nuance of dinner and live music in Weh Island, our Weh Island vacation packages has complete offer of tour and sunset dinner in the beachfront restaurant or with a live music. You can see our offer below:

  • 2. Night Fishing

Fishing is one of the fun things to do at night in Pulau Weh. At night you have great opportunities to catch GT, barracuda, grouper to dog tooth tuna with the jigging technique. Inside the boat there is a kitchen that can directly cook your catch.

Fishing is a hobby for some people. If you want to try to enjoy night fishing activities and enjoy dinner from your catch, you can see our night fishing upon your request:

Fishing at night in Weh Island is one of the things you can do to aside of your holiday in Sabang. You can try the thrill of catching fish with us with a cool crew who are ready to help you. Fishing trip with us is also friendly to families who want to try fishing at night in the great waters.

  • 3. Barbecue

Barbecue (BBQ) is one of the things you can do at night in Weh Island. BBQ in Sabang is a good idea when filling your quality time during your vacation on Pulau Weh. You will get an experience, when the bonfire is lit and waiting to put the fish grill, you can share stories with your friends or family.

Barbecue in Weh Island is generally made after a fishing or spearfishing trip. But for those of you who don’t like fishing, don’t worry, you can also enjoy the barbecue atmosphere together at the restaurant. For the barbecue itself, if in the restaurant it will be served in a modern way. However, there is an interesting experience where you can make traditional BBQ with traditional herbs and spices in Weh Island.

  • 4. Sunset Dining

Dinner in the beachfront with the sunset slowly goes down below the horizon. If you are in Sabang either with friends, family or your partner, this sunset dining experience becomes very valuable. Imagine how beautiful the view of the sky turning red with delicious food.

This sunset dinner moment is also very suitable for those of you who are on a honeymoon holiday in Weh Island. A couple looking for a sense of peace and romance at dusk. If you want to enjoy beautiful moments with your beloved partner, you can check out the Weh Island honeymoon tour packages that we offer specifically for those of you who want to vacation and honeymoon in Pulau Weh below:

  • 5. Having a cup of Coffee & Relax

Looking for a place to enjoy Acehnese coffee in Sabang before returning to the hotel to rest at night, there are many coffee shops in Sabang which are located both in the middle of the city, near the beach to the hilltop cafe with a beautiful panorama at night.

Coffee and relaxing is one of the most common things to do in Pulau Weh. Many tourists choose to hang out in cafes or coffee shops where you can tell stories, relax and enjoy food.

  • 6. Souvenir shopping

The Perdagangan street in Sabang city is very busy at night. You can walk along this road. In addition, if you want to find some things to buy in Weh Island during night, in this place there is also a souvenir shop where you can shop for souvenirs, local handicraft of typical of Sabang after a tired day of walking around and visiting interesting tourist attractions in Sabang.

  • 7. Night Dives

Night dive is one of the interesting things to do in Weh Island for some people. Imagine, you will meet various sea creatures by diving at night. Weh Island night dive is one of the privileges that is an attractive choice.

For those of you who want to try different and very amazing sensations and scenery, especially for those of you who like sea macro creatures, you can try the Sabang night dive experience with us. See our offer below:

In addition, various types of marine animals that you don’t see during the day, will appear at night. There are some sea creatures that are even more active at night that hunt their prey or better known as nocturnal sea animals. There are many diving spots in Pulau Weh which are very suitable for night dives inhabited by various macro creatures, fish species, moray eels, colorful corals and so on.

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  • 8. Night Spearfishing

Spearfishing at night will take you to a new level of hunting. Spearfishing at night can be very fun and challenging where the fish act differently at night where many fish hide and become a challenge for the underwater “silent hunter”.

For those of you who want to try the thrill of freediving and spearfishing at night, you can check out our offers below:

Spearfishing at night is one of the interesting activities in Weh Island. Hunting at night will increase your chances better.

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Those are some of the Pulau Weh Nightlife that you can do while traveling to Sabang, Weh Island.