The Best Time of Year to Visit Bali
Wondering when you should visit Bali? Here's everything you need to know...
Bali is a beautiful island situated in Indonesia which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and unscathed beaches. Bali is a wonderful tourist destination with many stunning attractions to explore. Being located near the equator, Bali’s warm and tropical climate makes it one of the most preferred destinations for tourists from all over the world. The average temperature in Bali stands at around 25-27 degrees Celsius (77-80 degrees Fahrenheit) with about 85-90% humidity level.
The Best Time to Travel in Bali
The best time to visit in Bali is the dry season which starts in April and lasts until October. During this time, the island receives less rainfall and humidity is relatively low. Tourists can enjoy nightlife, sightseeing, beaches, and other activities that this island has to offer. This time of year is also ideal for participating in water sport activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, etc.
Visiting Bali During Peak Season
During the peak season, visitors may have to face heavy traffic and crowded beaches. The months of July and August are peak season for Bali as the days are sunny and pleasing. In the peak season, finding the best hotels in Bali at low rates can be a tough task. It is highly recommended that you make your travel arrangements (airfare, hotel booking, etc ) in advance to avoid any last-minute hassle.
Weather in Bali
Although Bali is a comfortable and warm tourist destination it has 2 distinct seasons that are dry and wet season.
Wet Season: The wet season starts from November and runs through the end of the March. During the wet season, it downpours almost every day but it lasts for only a couple of hours. Once the rain stops, everything looks vibrant and green but it becomes humid and hot. Visitors often travel during the wet season because they get cheaper airfare and accommodation options during this time.
Dry Season: The dry season occurs between May and September which is also the busiest time of the year for tourism on the island. During this period of time, the rainfall is minimal and humidity is low. During the dry season, the island gets crowded with lots of travelers from around the globe.
Monthly Weather in Bali
January - March: January to March months are the wettest and the hottest months in Bali with an average rainfall of over 18 inches. Although it is hot and humid during this time of the year, you should still expect some nice days with little tropical rain showers. During his time you can explore temples, natural sites, and hit the market.
April – October: The best time to visit the Island of Bali! Also known as the dry season, there is very little rain and low humidity.
November- December: Humidity level rises in November and daily showers become common. Monsoon season starts in December and there may be a full day of rain with increased levels of humidity. Usually, the rain stops after a few hours and the afternoons become sunny again.
Travel Tips for Visiting Bali
1. If you want to see the natural beauty of Bali, visit Mount Batur, rice paddies, and beaches.
2. Make sure to visit at least one temple in Bali to get a glimpse of traditional Balinese culture. Wear traditional clothes and cover your shoulders.
3. Take yoga classes and check out the world-famous Yoga Barn.
4. Choose your accommodations carefully as chaotic traffic and unpredictable weather can make you stick close to your hotel.
5. Eat lots fresh produce and stay hydrated.
6. Avoid using plastic bottles.
7. Learn some key phrases in the local language.