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Best & Worst Times to Visit Bali 2024 (First-Timer Guide)

The best times to visit Bali are May, June, September, and October during its dry season. During these months, there are fewer tourists, allowing you to relish the sunny beaches, clear skies, and pristine islands to the fullest.

With a tropical climate, Bali experiences a consistently warm climate throughout the year. Its daytime temperatures are around 30°C (86°F). There are mainly two seasons there: the dry season ((April to October) and the rainy season (November to March). see below some key facts on Bali weather/climate:

  • Dry season : April to October
  • Rainy season : November to March
  • Hottest month : May
  • High season : May to September

When Are the Best Months to Go to Bali?

Undoubtedly, the best time to visit Bali is April to October for a sun-soaked vacation. During this period, we've thoughtfully singled out the best months for popular activities and travel themes.

  • For a romantic getaway in Bali : the best times to visit Bali are late April to mid-June and late August to early October for fewer peak season crowds.
  • For family trips: the island's best weather time (April to October) lines up perfectly with kids' spring break and summer vacations. To avoid local holidaymakers, you're suggested to take your family trip in April, June, or August.
  • For water fun : If you seek minimal rainfall and calm seas for water fun, you're suggested to travel to Bali between June and September.

Insider tips: As Bali experiences its peak season during these times, you're suggested to make your bookings at least 3 months in advance, particularly for hotels with great views or family rooms.

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The Worst Time to Visit Bali

The rainy season (November to March) seems to be the worst time to visit , particularly the rainiest month, January. So for sun seekers with flexible schedules, avoid this period or go to sunbathing island destinations, like Thailand , Vietnam , and the Philippines.

Rainfalls are occurring every 2 or 3 days during these months. The sky may be overcast. It is very humid on the beaches.

However, if your travel date is fixed, traveling in the rainy season still brings benefits: the lowest costs along with the smallest crowds .

Tips to Make "Worst Time" a Better Experience

  • Consider late March and early November : They are perfect for enjoying a balance of good weather, fewer crowds, and lower costs.
  • Staying on the east coast : consider places like Nusa Dua and Uluwatu, is helpful to get drier experiences too.
  • Indulge in indoor activities : such as yoga classes, cooking classes, and hands-on experiences in local workshops.
  • Travel with a flexible private Bali tou r ( which we provide ): You can maximize the sunny intervals and easily adapt to short-lived afternoon downpours with minimal hassle.

Temperature and Rainfall in Bali

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Bali in January: Wettest Month, The Most Affordable Month

  • Average temperature range : 24°C to 33°C (75°F to 91°F)
  • Weather : warm/hot, humid, stormy, averaging 27 rainy days, very high rainfall
  • Recommended 2024 festival : Gulungan, Bali's most important Hindu festival celebrates ancestral spirits visiting in a great cultural event every 210 days.

January weather conditions may be the worst of the year, but Bali is still warm/hot, and the rain can even offer respite from the heat when it comes as afternoon downpours.

This is the month for finding the best deals on hotels and flights . You'll find uncrowded temples and plenty of space on the beaches. The exception is January 1st to 6th when there are New Year vacationers.

It is not the time for diving, snorkeling, etc. or island hopping, but if you are content to grab some rays when you can on the beach and bring waterproofs/umbrellas for any time in the jungle or on the rice terraces, you could make Bali in January an enjoyable and economical trip.

Bali in February: Wet, Low Prices

  • Weather : some downpours, humid, averaging 22 rainy days, high rainfall

Though better than January, February is still an off-season month, featuring regular heavy rain, but low prices and low visitor numbers at top sights...

You could enjoy a peaceful holiday in this month , with some dry hours on the beach on most days , if you're prepared to take it easy, dodge the rain, and spend more time indoors.

Avoid diving and other ocean activities due to poor visibility underwater and strong currents . Rough seas mean ferry crossings aren't recommended. Visibility on Mount Batur is often poor and long hikes are not recommended.

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Bali in March: Great Deals and Feww Crowds

  • Average temperature range : 24°C to 34°C (75°F to 93°F)
  • Weather : some downpours, humid, averaging 20 rainy days, high rainfall

March is still a wet month in Bali, especially in the first half of the month. It starts to get a little warmer and the showers start to peter out at the end of March.

Enjoy low prices and longer gaps between rain . Diving's still out, and hiking's still not recommended. Taking (morning) opportunities to see the scenery and enjoy the beaches, reserving temple visits and other indoor activities for when the rain comes is advised.

Bali in April: Outdoor Adventures Firmly Back

  • Average temperature range : 25°C to 34°C (77°F to 93°F)
  • Weather : hottest month, but less humid, 9 rainy days, low rainfall

April is the hottest month in Bali . It is not unusual for temperatures to exceed 30°C (95°F) all day, and nights often stay in the high 20s Celsius (the 80s Fahrenheit)!

For beach lovers, hikers, divers… you are almost guaranteed some blue sky days and clear seas , but there will still be some rain on about 1 day in 3.

Bali is busy around Easter , but the rest of the month is a shoulder season time. Staying in a lovely beach resort with air-con in the April shoulder season offers a compromise between economy and the absolute best weather.

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Bali in May: Good for Island Hopping

  • Weather : hot/warm, pleasant, averaging 8 rainy days, low rainfall

May offers good conditions for Bali's activities, from island hopping to jungle swinging, with minimal chance of disruption.

In May, the shoulder season continues. It's a little cooler and drier than April, so better weather with similar prices.

Bali in June: Fine Weather

  • Average temperature range : 24°C to 31°C (75°F to 88°F)
  • Weather : warm, clear skies/ocean, averaging 6 rainy days, low rainfall
  • Recommended yearly festival : Bali Arts Festival (always mid-June–mid-July) in Denpasar offers a colorful journey into the world of Bali art.

June has lots of sunshine and balmy temperatures. It does not feel humid. This is an ideal month for all the island's outdoor activities .

June is the end of the shoulder season and the peak tourism season will arrive at the end of June. Be prepared for full hotels and full prices. Booking early is recommended.

Bali in July: Great Island Conditions

  • Average temperature range : 23°C to 31°C (73°F to 88°F)
  • Weather : warm, clear skies/waters, just 4 rainy days, low rainfall
  • Recommended yearly festivals : Bali Arts Festival (always mid-June–mid-July) in Denpasar is a great opportunity to see local costumes, dances, and displays. Bali Kite Festival is also held through July at Sanur Beach, south Bali.

Enjoy great conditions for tropical relaxation and adventure. You could even plan to climb Mount Batur , Bali's iconic volcano with a lake, with only a slim chance of any significant rain. Sunrise treks with high visibility are a highlight of Bali's dry season .

Tourism comes to a peak in July and prices for accommodation reach their highest. It is best to book accommodation early (at least three months in advance) to avoid extra cost or hotels being fully booked.

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Bali in August: Best Month Weatherwise

  • Average temperature range : 23°C to 30°C (73°F to 86°F)
  • Weather : warm, clear skies/waters, just 4 rainy days, very low rainfall
  • Recommended festival : Indonesian Independence Day on August 17 has parades and other outdoor festivities.

August is the peak month for traveling to Bali. Virtually no rain means travel plans can be made with certainty and the best of snorkeling etc. conditions can be enjoyed.

Get your rooms and tours booked early, whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a tropical family vacation, or a well-earned treat to boost your wellness for the rest of the year.

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Bali in September: More Balmy Weather

  • Weather : warm, clear skies/waters, 8 rainy days, low rainfall

Tourism starts to drop off a bit after August, and September is considered a shoulder month (mainly as it's the back-to-school month for many nations).

Though there is a little more rain, it's still not significant. If you can visit in September, it should be good conditions for less money.

Bali in October: End of the Dry Season

  • Weather : heat/humidity builds, showers more often, ~12 rainy days, low rainfall

Bali experiences increasing rainfall towards the end of October, making it another month where deals can be had, as hotels try to fill rooms as demand drops.

In general, October is good value for money. It is your last chance to enjoy diving in Bali before the rainy season sets in and the ocean clouds up.

Bali in November: Off Season Starts

  • Weather : hot/humid, a few downpours, averaging 16 rainy days, moderate rainfall

The sea in Bali is noticeably rougher during November, which is not good for water activities , though rainfall doesn't reach high amounts yet, so you might still get a day's hiking in carrying waterproofs.

November is definitely in the off season, but there are still plenty of things that you can do.

Bali in December: Rainy Season in Full Swing

  • Weather : hot/warm, some downpours, averaging 22 rainy days, high rainfall

Although the wet season means some things like diving and mountain hikes are off the cards, you could still dodge the rain for sunny spells on the beach and yoga in the jungle. Enjoy delicious Balinese food indoors and its cultural attractions while you wait for the rain to stop.

Further north in SE Asia, the weather is much better. See The Best Times to Visit Southeast Asia .

Though low season, some tourists still come to Bali, particularly in late December as there are Christmas and southern hemisphere summer holidays, bringing up prices a little.

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Best Time to Visit Bali: Month by Month Breakdown

Bali is one of the most popular islands in Southeast Asia, and deciding the best time to visit Bali is going to affect not only the weather you experience but also how many other tourists are there with you.

Like most of tropical Indonesia, Bali only really has two seasons throughout the year, the dry season and the wet season. 

All year-round, it’s hot, and for many, Bali can be visited any time of the year, but between November and March, you can expect downpours most days during the wet season. 

April to October is the dry season and you can expect larger crowds and higher prices but the weather will be perfect.

Often, the best time to visit Bali is a trade-off between the weather and the number of visitors. 

To help you to plan your trip, here’s our guide on the best time to visit Bali. 

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Bali Dry Season

LIna Stock of Divergent Travelers enjoying a beach in Bali

The dry season is the best time to visit Bali when it comes to the weather because for half of the year you can expect beautiful clear skies and almost no rainfall.

The dry season in Bali runs from May to October, although this can vary each year. The peak months are the height of the Balinese winter, which is June, July, and August.

May in Bali

Mount Batur - Best time to visit Bali

May is the start of the official dry season in Bali, but you can still expect a mixed bag when it comes to the weather.

One year it could be raining all through May but the next it can be dry from as early as April. 

If it does rain in May though it’s guaranteed to just be a few light showers, and this is the best time to visit before you hit the high season from June to August.

Prices will be lower in May and with the better weather, it’s a good time to start diving and snorkeling, as the water visibility clears up.

It’s getting cooler too and less humid, so a hike to the summit of Bali’s mysterious volcano, Mount Batur, can be a great activity in May, as you’ll miss the crowds and enjoy better conditions for hiking. 

June in Bali

Uluwatu Temple Bali

June is the start of the high season in Bali, although it’s not quite as busy a month as July and August. The weather is likely to be perfect with temperatures averaging in the mid-twenties and humidity low. 

You’ll have to be really unlucky to see even a light rain shower, so it’s a great time to hit up the beaches and make the most of the clear skies and sunshine. 

Prices start to climb in June, but you’ll miss the worst of the high season which picks up towards the end of the month when the European summer holidays begin in earnest. 

In June you should visit the more touristy attractions such as the famous temples in the south – Uluwatu for instance – or the increasingly popular Nusa Islands before the summer crowds make their appearance. 

July in Bali

Beach in Bali, Indonesia

July is usually the busiest month to visit Bali, but for good reason, and that’s because you’ll be enjoying the best weather of the year. 

But as well as enjoying sunny, clear skies and zero rain, you’ll be sharing the beaches and resorts with hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers. People flock here from Europe, America and more than anywhere else, from Australia. 

Prices will be higher for flights and hotels, but if you do want to escape the crowds then head north.

This is a great time to experience a side of Bali that most miss, and by exploring the black sand beaches of Amed or the coast and jungle of Bali Barat National Park, you’ll see how the south of Bali was a few decades previously. 

August in Bali

LIna Stock of Divergent Travelers Adventure Travel blog enjoying a luxury resort in Bali

Much like July, August is always super busy in Bali. The weather is again beautiful, with clear skies and sunny days, and it’s a great time for lounging on beaches and drinking cold Bintang Beers. 

If you want to escape the holiday crowds though then plan a trip north, and visit the beautiful coastline in more rustic destinations such as Lovina or Amed, where tourism has only recently begun to develop.

There are great snorkeling and diving up north too, including some famous shipwrecks, and as it’s the height of the dry season the water will be beautifully clear.

September in Bali

Sunset with surfers in Kuta Bali

September can be the best time to visit Bali if you want a great mix of good weather and smaller crowds. 

Things will still be busy and flights will be more expensive than the later shoulder season months. But you’ll save money compared to the true high season and have fewer people around when you explore touristy destinations such as Ubud, Kuta or the Nusa Islands. 

October in Bali

Temple in Ubud Bali

October is a great shoulder season month, but the dry weather is coming to a close. There are more and more rainy days, but these can be unpredictable.

If you’re in Bali for two weeks, you’ll most likely have enough dry days to make the most of your visit. 

Enjoy the south and the more traditional beach areas, get cultural in Ubud or escape to the north to see a wilder side of the island. 

Bali Wet Season 

Surfer in Bali

The wet season in Bali runs from November through to April, corresponding with the southern hemisphere summer and fall.

It’s tropical, and that means that while it does rain hard when it rains, showers and storms are brief but fierce.

The rainy season can be a great time to miss the crowds but give December and January a miss because these two months are still incredibly popular despite the wet weather. 

November in Bali

Lina Stock of Divergent Travelers Adventure Travel blog at a luxury resort in Bali

November is when the rainy season starts in Bali, but just how much rain there will be, can vary.

You’ll have good odds of having lovely sunny days still, and it’s a great time to visit because you’ll miss the Christmas crowds who are just around the corner. 

You can get wonderful deals on flights and hotels through November, and you’ll still be able to snorkel and dive before the water gets too cloudy from the rains.

It’s getting hotter, but take a trip to the summit of Mount Batur and you’ll be able to cool down after a challenging hike to the top of Bali’s iconic volcano. 

December in Bali

Monkey of Monkey forest in Ubud Bali

December is usually the rainiest month of the year, and weather-wise, this really is not the best time to visit Bali. 

The tourist crowds would beg to differ though because while you might get soaked, it’s also incredibly warm still.

That draws over the Christmas crowds seeking winter sun from Europe and North America , and it still brings over the Aussie crowds looking for a cheap getaway. 

It’s a lively time to be in Bali, and it’s not a bad place at all to spend Christmas and New Year, but be prepared for high prices and lots of other travelers and tourists. 

January in Bali

Boat on a beach in Bali

January can be just as busy as December and unfortunately, just as rainy. This is the height of the wet season, but again, it doesn’t put off the crowds. 

If you do visit, then the southern beaches and classic resort areas are best avoided. Head north instead, and find a bit more peace and quiet in the lesser-visited parts of Bali.

February in Bali

Waterfall Bali

In February, the weather starts to cool down slightly and the rainy days begin to disappear, but it’s still very much the wet season. 

It’s a great shoulder season month, right after the Christmas crowds go home, and you can enjoy many of Bali’s best sights with fewer people around. 

Head to the waterfalls, as they will be in their element, and the jungle will be lush and green from all the rainfall over the last few months. 

March in Bali

Shoulder season in Bali - Street with no travelers

March can be a wet month or it can be a dry month, the weather gods in Bali are unpredictable this time of the year. 

It will be a quiet month on the tourism front though and that makes it the best time to visit Bali if you’re a fan of shoulder season travel. 

The Christmas and New Year crowds are long gone, and the dry season tourists are a few months away.

You can get great deals on flights and resorts if you book in advance, and you’ll find that lots of beach areas in the south such as Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu are quieter.

This is Bali though, so if you’re here for the social aspects then there are always other travelers around to hang out with. 

April in Bali

Ubud rice terraces in April

April is a great shoulder month, but be careful of the Easter Holidays in Australia or Europe, as Bali becomes a popular holiday break destination during this time of the year. 

You could enjoy almost all sunny days or conversely it could also rain a lot, but that’s the gamble in April as the rainy season draws to a close. 

It’s the tail end of the wet season though and Bali will be blooming, making this a great month to visit the waterfalls and the rice paddies before they start to dry out again.

Visit Ubud for cultural festivals and then hike through the rice terraces nearby.

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Best Times To Visit Bali

The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, during the dry season, when you can expect warm, sunny days and low humidity. The offseason (from November to March) can be a great time to travel if you want to escape the crowds; downpours are often heavy but short-lived. Thanks to Bali's location close to the equator, in the southern hemisphere, daytime temperatures hover around the low 80s year-round, with only humidity and precipitation patterns changing. The lack of rain during the summer season makes Bali more comfortable for beachgoers.

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The Best Times to Visit Bali

By Anna Chittenden

The Best Time to Visit Bali

Bali  is one of those glorious destinations that is generally great to visit at any time of the year. One of  Indonesia ’s 17,000  islands , Bali is just eight degrees south of the equator, with a tropical, hot, and humid climate much of the time. The island is small—just 95 miles wide and 70 miles long—and the temperature is fairly consistent, averaging at about 86°F throughout the year.

When is the best time to go to Bali?

The low season is what any traveler should aim for. Visit Bali in April, May, September, or October, and the island can be appreciated at its best. Some of  Bali's best hotels  can be snapped up at reduced rates, and of course, airfares are much cheaper. And having fewer people around means you get the island to yourself—with less crowded beaches , temples, and roads. Easy to get a sunbed at a beach club or a turmeric latte at a Canggu brunch shack; easy to get a spot on that  Eat Pray Love-style  yoga mat.

When is Bali's rainy season—and should I avoid it?

Of course, there are slight weather patterns. Rainy season is officially October to March when you can encounter tropical rains that are heavy but brief. The rains don’t tend to last all day, and during these months it’s possible to enjoy a row of sunny days with bright blue skies. The dry season is April to September when the humidity is low and average rainfall decreases, although showers do also occur during these months.

The Best Time to Visit Bali

What time of year is cheapest in Bali?

Generally speaking, Bali is considered to be a year-round destination, so there's not necessarily a ‘cheaper time’ to visit. However, there are certainly months when Bali becomes busier. When choosing the best time to visit Bali, the consistently good weather means that this is not so much the deciding factor. Instead, you might want to time your trip to avoid peak season, which is July to August, Christmas and Easter , when families descend on Bali during the school holidays.

As Bali is so small it can easily feel very crowded. Expect to wait around two hours in long queues on arrival at immigration at Denpasar airport; any road journey can quickly become a bore with heavy traffic filling narrow roads.

What if I go to Bali in peak season?

If you are in Bali during peak season, however, there are plenty of low-key destinations to avoid crowds. For example, head up the west coast to Balian, an understated village favored by  surfers  and best known for its beautiful black volcanic sandy beaches. For those feeling more adventurous, it’s a short flight to Labuan Bajo, the launching point for the magnificent Komodo National Park. August is a great time to go diving here.

Where should I stay in Bali?

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Whether you want to be surrounded by rice paddies in Ubud, cliffside in Uluwatu or by the coast in Seminyak, there are thousands of Bali hotels and villas that are truly breathtaking. For something very special,  Bulgari Bali  is as splendid as you could expect from a brand known for its diamonds and gold; the cliffside resort is a wonderfully private option.

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The Best Time to Visit Bali

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The best time to visit Bali is generally during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is driest and the days are sunny. Unfortunately, that's also when the island becomes the most crowded—you won't be the only one in search of surf, sand, and sun!

The opportunity to escape the Southern Hemisphere's winter months is just a little too tempting for tens of thousands of Australians who grab short, inexpensive flights up to Bali .

No matter the time of year, expect Bali to be bustling. The island only goes from busy to busier. In fact, a majority of travelers to Indonesia, the world's largest island nation and fourth most populous country, only visit Bali.

It's not for lack of choices in Indonesia . Bali is just one of more than 17,000 islands in the archipelago.

Peak Season in Bali

If you don't mind heavy traffic and sharing crowded beaches, go when the weather is best. July and August are often the driest months with pleasant temperatures.

A good compromise is to risk occasional rain showers in exchange for more peace. The shoulder months before and after the high season (particularly April, May, and September) are enjoyable and experience many sunny days.

The wettest months to visit Bali are from November to March. December, January, and February are extra rainy and a little hotter. These are the peak months in Thailand and countries north of Indonesia that are celebrating their dry seasons before the heat really moves in.

Despite the rain and slightly hotter temperatures in December, Bali still becomes busy with revelers during Christmas and the New Year holiday.

Weather in Bali

Although Bali is warm and comfortable throughout the year, the island has two distinct seasons: wet and dry.

Unsurprisingly, the number of visitors increases as sunny days increase. Everyone's favorite island activities, particularly sunbathing, trekking, and motorbiking, are far more enjoyable without monsoon rain.

Temperatures in Bali during July and August range from the 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), and December and January aren't too far off these balmy temperatures.

Bali is situated just eight degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate. Those factoids become a sweaty three-shower-a-day reality once you wander too far from the breezy coast. Humidity often hovers around 85 percent. One exception is the green Kintamani region north of Ubud in the interior. Mount Batur provides enough elevation to even make weather chilly and drizzly some days for travelers on a motorbike.

Traveling during the dry and high season doesn't guarantee all sunny days. Mother Nature keeps the island green throughout the year. Even during the dry season, you'll want to be prepared for brief pop-up storms.

Visiting Bali During the Low Season

Although rain doesn't exactly make for a nice day on the beach or exploring the island's interior, there are some advantages to visiting Bali during the "green" season.

You'll get better deals on accommodation and can upgrade to nicer rooms for the same price you would ordinarily pay for a budget guesthouse. With a few insider tricks, you can score great deals on hotels in Bali.

Plus, fewer tourists will be clogging popular hotspots such as Ubud. You may have attractions such as Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave ) to yourself. During high season, you may have to wait to go inside. Also, the air is cleaner. Less dust and particulate matter from fires hang in the air. And finally, interactions are sometimes friendlier when locals are not so overworked during peak season.

Of course, visiting during the low season has its downsides, too. Sometimes consistent downpours span for days while others dissipate within an hour. You never know. Plus, humidity is much higher, making the heat feel that much worse. Mosquitoes are much worse between rains, making dengue fever more of a threat on the island. Visibility at dive and snorkel sites is often worse because of sediment washed into the sea. Rougher seas may make boat trips less enjoyable.

The drawbacks sound less than appealing, but many travelers prefer to visit destinations only during the low seasons.

Why Is Bali So Popular?

Perhaps because Bali is predominantly Hindu rather than Muslim or Christian, it boasts a unique vibe that differs from surrounding islands. No matter the reason, Bali is always a top destination in Asia .

Bali has been a popular stop for backpackers on the Banana Pancake Trail for a long time. The island is also a famous surfing destination in Southeast Asia and a top honeymoon spot in Asia .

Elizabeth Gilbert really spread the word with her hit book Eat, Pray, Love . Julia Roberts starred in the 2010 movie of the same name, opening the floodgates to Ubud. Prior to 2010, Ubud was mostly quiet and attracted budget travelers interested in a healthy alternative to the raging parties in Kuta.

But Hollywood isn't as much to blame as geography. Backpacking students and Australian families—along with plenty of retired expats—choose to escape cooler weather in the Southern Hemisphere by grabbing cheap flights to Bali.

With many students out of school during the summer months, party epicenters such as Kuta become rowdy as young revelers come to enjoy the nightlife. The atmosphere along Jalan Legian resembles what you would expect at some American beaches during college spring break. Fortunately, there are plenty of lesser-known places along the coast: Amed, Lovina, and Padangbai still offer escape. And if things really get out of control, the nearby islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are tempting.

Spring brings rain to Bali in March and temperatures can be quite hot. However, wait a month and you'll find April to be much more comfortable, and the dry season begins in May. Spring is a popular time for surfing off the island.

Events to check out:

  • Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence, falls on the Hindu New Year and will certainly affect your trip—but the night before is a lot of fun. For a full 24 hours, tourists are expected to remain inside their hotels and no noise is permitted. The beaches and businesses close—even the international airport shuts down. Nyepi hits in March or April, depending upon the Hindu lunar calendar.
  • The colorful festival of Holi is usually celebrated in late March.

What is summer for most Westerners is winter in Bali. It's also the best time to visit if you prefer warm and dry weather (although locals consider July and August "cold"). There are occasional rains, but nothing like monsoon season .

  • Hari Merdeka ( Indonesia's Independence Day ) on August 31, may also affect travel to and from Bali. Indonesians also enjoy visiting Bali and come from as far as Sumatra and other places in the archipelago.
  • The Bali Arts Festival is a long-running festival that is among the most popular in the country. The festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through mid-July.

While Indonesia as a whole doesn't truly have an autumnal season, the stretch of months from September through November begins with clear, dry weather (their spring). In November, there are fewer tourists but if you hope to swim, the seas can be rough at this time.

  • The Nusa Dua Fiesta is a fun week of art exhibitions, cultural performances, and more along Bali's southeast coast. It's typically held in October or November.
  • Among Bali's most popular events, the makepung (buffalo) races are held throughout the fall in Negara.

December kicks of Indonesia's summer season. Humidity is high and hours of thunderstorms aren't unheard of. Warm seas have rough waters, making swimming less than ideal, but February conditions are great for surfers.

  • As with all popular destinations in Asia, Lunar New Year (dates change from year to year) draws a crowd, despite rainy weather in January and February.
  • Galungan is the most important religious holiday in Bali. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. There are two of celebrations throughout the year due to the Pawukon calendar.

The best time to visit Bali is in the shoulder season, either in the early summer or fall when the weather is dryer and there are fewer tourists.

Bali's rainy season lasts from November to March with January and February being the hottest and rainiest months.

If you don't like large crowds of tourist, you should avoid visiting in Bali between June and July. Although, this is when the weather is most pleasant.

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With 17,500 islands to choose from, there's always somewhere to go in Indonesia at any time of year © Marc Dozier / Getty Images

In the good old days, Indonesia had only two uncomplicated seasons: wet and dry. But then climate change teamed up with El Nino and La Niña to turn the weather upside down.

These days, with unpredictable weather conditions, it can be a little trickier to say exactly where to go for perfect weather, but we think there's never a bad time to visit Indonesia.

Of course, there are more factors in play than just the weather. Many travelers are more interested in the best time to catch a perfect wave, climb a volcano, or hang out with orangutans and whale sharks . And for some, it's all about beach parties and colorful festivals or avoiding the crowds. There’s a lot to consider, but don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Whether you're here for the surf or the sand, the jungles, or fabulous festivals, here’s our guide on the best times to visit Indonesia.

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The high season (July–August, Christmas & New Year's Eve) is the best time for great weather and beach parties

Peak season in Indonesia falls during the sweet spot of July and August when perfect sunny weather coincides with the European summer holidays and the Australian winter, bringing a surge of tourism across the archipelago. If you don’t mind the crowds, it’s a lively time to visit. Bali and Lombok are especially pumping, with packed beaches and bars. This is also the prime time for trekking, surfing, diving, and outdoor wilderness adventures in most areas, with the exception of West Papua and Maluku , which see heavy rains in July and August.

But with all the fun comes the downside of crowded surf breaks, crammed tourist attractions, swarming trails, and nightmarish traffic, not to mention soaring room rates and airfares. To avoid paying the highest rates, you’ll need to pre-book months in advance. The Christmas holidays are another time when you can expect tourism and prices to ramp up, but there's more rain and humidity. 

An orangutan hanging in a tree covering its mouth in the wilds of Indonesia

The shoulder season (March–June & September–November) is the best time for natural encounters

With its winning combo of superb weather, reduced tourist numbers, and lower prices, the shoulder season periods at either end of the peak season are our favorite times to visit Indonesia. Though you may get some rain (especially towards March and November), you’re more likely to see nothing but glorious sunshine.

Everything seems to click at this time. The waves are pumping, orangutans are out feeding in the jungles of Sumatra and Kalimantan and divers head out in search of big-name visitors such as whale sharks and mola mola (sunfish), which gather from June to September. The shoulder seasons are also great times for scaling Indonesia’s volcanoes, bringing optional trekking conditions without the throngs of tourists.

So what are the downsides of shoulder season? Well, occasionally you’ll get some smoke haze pollution from farmers burning off fields and areas of cleared forest in Sumatra and Kalimantan from September to November. If you have any respiratory issues, this is something you'll need to take into consideration.

A man looking out from Gili Lawa in Komodo National Park

The low season (January–February) is the best time for bargain prices

Ah, the wet season – two words tourists never want to hear, especially those hoping for sun, surf, and sand. However, while Indonesia is undeniably humid at this time, and your hair is likely to get a little frizzy, the rainy season doesn’t mean it’s going to bucket down for the entirety of your trip. Instead, expect short, intense downpours, before the blue skies reappear and the sun starts shining again like it never happened.

During the wet months, tourist numbers plummet, which brings a more relaxed vibe and discounts across the board. Traveling off-season is a great time to immerse yourself in local culture and visit temples across Java and Bali without the usual crush of tourists. It’s not a good time if you’re planning on hiking, with most volcanoes off-limits from December to March. Orangutans and other wildlife can also be harder to spot in the rainy months.

If you’re seeking somewhere less rainy, West Papua and Maluku have their dry season at this time of year. If you’re into hiking to remote villages or diving into the unparalleled reefs of Raja Ampat , these are the best months to visit. Not only is the ocean calm but visibility is crystal clear, offering perfect conditions for exploring this spectacular underwater world.

Silhouette of a woman relaxing in a hammock on a beach during sunset. 

Let's zoom in – when’s the best time to visit Bali?

For many tourists, Indonesia means Bali , and there are definitely optimum times to visit this legendary holiday island. Things are just about perfect at either end of the peak tourist season, from May to June, and throughout September. Not only can you enjoy sublime beach weather, legendary waves, stunning volcano treks, thundering waterfalls, yoga retreats , and fascinating Hindu culture, but you’ll also get to experience it all without the jostling crowds. As an added plus, you won't have to worry about booking months in advance, and you can save money compared to peak season prices.

Will traveling in the rainy season ruin my vacation?

If you’re after a chilled-out holiday and enjoy getting a good deal, then a rainy season trip to Indonesia is well worth considering. Sure, you’ll get some downpours from December to February – some of them heavy – but that doesn’t mean it’s going to rain around the clock. Instead, expect a few hours of rain, often in the afternoon, before the blue skies reappear and you can be back by the pool, cocktail in hand. However, if you’ve got your heart set on trekking, diving, surfing, and wildlife encounters, it's best to schedule your trip during the busier, drier months from April to October.

This article was first published Apr 21, 2021 and updated Nov 28, 2023.

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Best Time to Visit Bali – When to Travel to Bali?

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It is very important to know the  best time to visit Bali  if you want to explore the island under the best conditions. However, keep in mind that you can generally visit Bali at any time of year and not be disappointed.

Even so, if you’re planning your Bali trip and are flexible about the dates, I recommend you try to avoid the rainy season or monsoon in Bali , as it might be difficult to do some excursions and visit some places.

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In this article, we will delve deeper into  which is the best time to visit Bali,  depending on whether you are looking for green rice fields, diving, surfing, or just having good weather during your trip. In addition, we ‘ll see what the  average temperature of Bali by month is, when the rainy season in Bali is, and what is considered the high season in Bali.

Bali Weather

The  weather in Bali  is the common type of weather found in any tropical climate. Throughout the year, the  average temperature in Bali is  78ºF, reaching its maximum at noon and decreasing slightly during the nights.

In the mountainous areas surrounding the Bali volcanoes, such as, for example, the area of Kintamani, the climate is somewhat colder, with temperatures that can drop to 64ºF. You can download the geographical map of Bali here to see where the mountains are located.

As Bali is very close to the equator, the sunrise and sunset times remain virtually constant throughout the year, with dawn around 6 a.m. and dusk around 6 p.m. Because of this, it ‘s highly recommended that you get used to waking up early if you want to make the most of the daylight hours.

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Although there is no summer and winter, at least in comparison to the seasons we experience in Europe or North America, there are two very different periods every year: the rainy season and the dry season. In general,  the best time to visit Bali is during the dry season.

The Monsoon season in Bali

The  monsoon usually passes through Bali from the end of October to April. But if your trip falls during those dates, don’t worry; even with the rain, there are plenty of attractions in Bali.

The Bali monsoon is quite weak compared to the ones in other Southeast Asian countries . That said, although during the Bali rainy season there are frequent rainfalls, strong rainstorms are not common and it will be sunny during the most of the day.

This time is also associated with the highest temperatures in Bali, so try to dress in light and breathable clothes and flip-flops. However, bringing an umbrella or raincoat is unnecessary; you can buy these useful items in Bali for very little money once you’re there.

The dry season in Bali

The dry season in Bali lasts from April to November.  During this period, the rains are almost non-existent and the temperatures are milder. However, you should take special care in the sun, since the skies are usually clear and you can easily get sunburned.

Since it doesn’t rain, there is much less humidity than during the rest of the year and because of this,  it is the best time to visit Bali.  Although it will still be hot, remember to wear a sweater or lightweight jacket for the nights and Bali Tours to the highest and mountainous areas.

When is the best time to visit Bali?

Given the above information,  the best time to visit Bali is during the dry season.  However, if, in addition to wanting pleasant weather during your trip, you’re planning to do some specific activities, it might be more convenient for you to visit during the monsoon.

Below, we’ll talk about the best time to visit Bali if you want to see green rice fields, dive, surf, or even visit Ubud.

When is the best time to see Green Rice Terraces in Bali?

The rice paddies are the best of Bali. The best time to see green rice fields in Bali coincides with the end of the rainy season, that is, from January to March. Also, if you want to see them at their best, choose a sunny day.

best time to see rice fields in bali

However, don’t worry if you travel at any other time. You will find green areas in the rice fields in Bali throughout the year, so you won’t be disappointed.

When is the best time to dive in Bali?

Diving and snorkeling are some of the most popular things to do in Bali.

Although you can do it throughout the year, the  best time to dive in Bali  is generally from April to October, right during the dry season. During these months, the visibility is greater, although the water will be at a temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF compared to the warmer 80ºF during the monsoon.

Manta rays can be seen throughout the year, but if you want to see the Mola Mola giant fish, these species prefer colder waters, so July, August, and September would be the best months.

We snorkeled on Gili Trawangan , the largest island of the three that make up the Gili Islands, and the water temperature was great!

When is the best time to surf in Bali?

Although there are surfers catching waves all year round, July is considered the best month to surf in Bali.

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On the west coast (Kuta & Canggu) the best months are from May to September, while on the East Coast (Sanur), the best time for surfing is from mid-November to early March.

When is the best time to do rafting in Bali?

You can go rafting in Bali throughout the year. If you travel during the monsoon season, you should know that the Ayung River will be full of water, with a possible rafting level IV during this time.

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However, if you travel during Bali’s dry season, the rafting will be level II. Here you can book this  tour with a discount.

When to visit Bali to climb the Batur Volcano?

The trek to the summit of Mt. Batur can be done all year round, although it is best to do it during the dry season to enjoy stunning views.

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When is Bali’s high season?

There are two periods that are considered  the high season in Bali:  Christmas, when the island is visited mainly by Australians and New Zealanders, and July and August, which is the European summertime.

During these dates, the prices of accommodation in Bali skyrocket and the main places to visit in Bali will be overcrowded.

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If you have the opportunity to avoid these dates, do it! Tourism in Bali has grown considerably in recent years, so I recommend, if possible, not choosing the high season. For instance, April falls under the dry season; the rice fields will still be green and there will not be as many tourists, so you’ll be able to book some of the best luxury villas in Bali for a very little price.

Bali climate: average temperature & precipitation

If you want to know the  Bali average weather by month,   you can check it out here. This will help you choose the best month to go to Bali according to your preferences. This data has been extracted from Holiday Weather .

Bali Temperature month by month

This is the maximum and minimum temperature in Bali month by month:

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As you can see, May is the hottest month in Bali, with maximum temperatures of 91ºF.

How much does it rain in Bali?

On this graph, you can see the number of days that rain in Bali per month and the millimeters of water that fall. As you can see, July and August are the months with the least rainy days in Bali.

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Finally, if you are going to rent a scooter in Bali and need an updated weather forecast, I recommend checking this website to know the weather in Bali now.

When to visit Bali

I hope that, with this information, you feel more certain about when to visit Bali. If you have total freedom in choosing the dates of your trip, I recommend that you first decide your Bali trip itinerary. Then come back here to finish defining the dates of your trip. In any case, whatever time of year you choose, I assure you that you won’t regret it.

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If you can’t travel exactly when you want to, don’t stress too much. As we said at the beginning of the article, the Bali monsoon is very mild, and you can do practically the same activities whether you travel in the dry season or not.

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This has been the most helpful blog on Bali i’ve seen so far. I’m planning a trip end of November to Bali and worried about monsoon season. and the rice paddies. Is it worth going during this time or wait for better time?

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Thanks Sabeen,

My first trip to Bali was at the end of November of 2017 and I had the same concerns as you. I was greatly surprised, we only got one day of rain and there weren’t many people around. For the rice paddies, it’s not the best time since most of them are dry but there are many positive things about traveling during that period, like fewer tourists everywhere!

Enjoy your trip to Bali!

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The best time to visit Bali

By Anna Chittenden

When is the best time to visit Bali

Bali  is one of those glorious  destinations  that is generally great to visit at any time of the year. One of  Indonesia ’s 17,000  islands , Bali is just eight degrees south of the equator, with a tropical, hot and humid climate much of the time. The island is small – just 95 miles wide and 70 miles long – and the temperature is fairly consistent, averaging at about 30°C throughout the year.

When is the best time to go to Bali?

The low season is what any traveller should aim for. Visit Bali in April, May, September or October, and the island can be appreciated at its best. Some of  Bali's best hotels  and  villas  can be snapped up at reduced rates, and of course, airfares are much cheaper. And having fewer people around means you get the  island  to yourself – with less crowded beaches, temples and roads. Easy to get a sunbed at a beach club or a turmeric latte at a Canggu brunch shack; easy to get a spot on that  Eat Pray Love -style  yoga  mat.

When is Bali's rainy season – and should I avoid it?

Of course, there are slight weather patterns. Rainy season is officially  October  to March when you can encounter tropical rains that are heavy but brief. The rains don’t tend to last all day, and during these months it’s possible to enjoy a row of sunny days with bright blue skies. The dry season is  April  to  September  when the humidity is low and average rainfall decreases, although showers do also occur during these months.

When is the best time to visit Bali

What time of year is cheapest in Bali?

Generally speaking, Bali is considered to be a year-round destination, so there's not necessarily a ‘cheaper time’ to visit. However, there are certainly months when Bali becomes busier. When choosing the best time to visit Bali, the consistently good weather means that this is not so much the deciding factor. Instead, you might want to time your trip to avoid peak season, which is July to August, Christmas and Easter , when families descend on Bali during the school holidays.

As Bali is so small it can easily feel very crowded. Expect to wait around two hours in long queues on arrival at immigration at Denpasar airport; any road journey can quickly become a bore with heavy traffic filling narrow roads.

What if I go to Bali in peak season?

If you are in Bali during peak season, however, there are plenty of low-key destinations to avoid crowds. For example, head up the west coast to Balian, an understated village favoured by  surfers  and best known for its beautiful black volcanic sandy  beaches . For those feeling more adventurous, it’s a short flight to Labuan Bajo, the launching point for the magnificent Komodo National Park. August is a great time to go diving here.

Where should I stay in Bali?

Whether you want to be surrounded by rice paddies in Ubud, cliffside in Uluwatu or by the coast in Seminyak, there are thousands of Bali hotels and villas that are truly breathtaking. For something very special,  Bulgari Bali  is as splendid as you could expect from a brand known for its diamonds and gold; the cliffside resort is a wonderfully private option.

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Or, Capella Ubud , a luxe tented camp 20 minutes north of Ubud, is a whimsical base camp on a sloping patch of jungle where 22 one-bedroom suites (with sprawling outdoor decks and private plunge pools), reception desk and fitness centre each take over their own tents.

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Should you wish to rent a villa – as many do – a boho bolthole just minutes from  Canggu's  surf breaks instantly makes you feel like one of those sun-kissed and salty-haired Canggu cool kids – if only for a weekend. Haigha House, in Ubud , is a fresh departure from the traditional dwelling-style villas dotting the district. Instead of bamboo ceilings and ornamental wood carvings, this 3-bedroom hideaway has lofty interiors with hints of Tropical Modernism.

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Bali Weather & Seasons

The climate in Bali, Indonesia is tropical , characterized by high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. Bali is located near the equator (nearly 8 degrees south) and has two distinct seasons: the dry season , which runs from April to October and the wet or rainy season , which runs from November to March. 

Weather is an important factor when it comes to planning our holidays, particularly when coming to Bali.

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When is the best time to visit Bali?

The best time to visit Bali depends mainly on 2 factors,  of course the WEATHER (sunshine, rainfall, temperatures, sea conditions), and secondly, if you can travel during high and low season, which has an impact on prices for accommodation, airfares & flight tickets , and whether Bali is crowded or not.

Tip: Travel during MID-Season (Shoulder Season) – if you can

Mid-Season also known as Shoulder Season: For many reasons, the very best time to come to Bali are the months of May , June & September – while April & October are still good. Less crowded, still great weather conditions, and better prices.

Why visiting Bali during shoulder season is a smart choice?

It’s just before or after high Season, still dry season, it’s slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rentals can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season. Many shops offer sales and promotions, restaurants are less crowded in those mid-season months, and in general, Bali is a bit more relaxed. October is not too bad either, still much less rain than November (usually – check the rainfall chart).

  • Room prices for these months 30-50% off high season rates
  • Weather is still dry and less humid
  • Not too crowded, everything is more relaxed, traffic not too crazy in the tourist areas
  • Sea conditions excellent
  • Airfares still reasonable
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When is High / Peak Season in Bali?

These are Bali’s busiest times:

  • July and August
  • Christmas & New Year (Busiest)
  • Chinese New Year
  • End of Ramadan (Idul Fitri) 

Some visitors love it when it’s busy, when the streets are buzzing and could not imagine a holiday otherwise. If you like it quiet and more serene, then Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and Canggu during high season might not be your first and best choice.

Still, even during high season, there are plenty of destinations in Bali, that are quiet and away from the masses. 

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When is Dry and Rainy Season in Bali

Dry season in bali, april to october, less rain – cooler breezes.

What is dry season in Bali like? During the dry season, temperatures typically range between 80-90°F (27-32°C) and humidity is relatively low, while there is often a nice and cool breeze which is very pleasant. This is the most popular time for tourists to visit Bali, as the weather is sunny and dry with little chance of rain. Temperatures are pretty steady all year round but during dry season, the evenings can be pleasantly fresh with a cool breeze.

During Bali’s dry season, beaches are generally clean, and Bali shows its pretty side. One can still expect occasional rainfall. If you have a choice, then yes, better to avoid the traditionally rainy months to minimize the risk of bad weather and come to Bali during dry season.

It is in general the warmest time of the year, but the lower humidity makes it more comfortable than the rainy season. The skies are usually clear and sunny, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as swimming, sunbathing, water sports, trekking, and beach parties.

Rainy Season in Bali

November to march, more rain, hotter, much more quiet.

What is rainy season in Bali like? During the rainy season, Bali experiences more rainfall and higher humidity than during the dry season. The temperatures during this time of the year are still warm, typically ranging from 75-85°F (24-29°C). The island receives most of its annual rainfall during this time, and it can be quite heavy at times, but usually, it does not rain all day, usually, there are short spells of rain that might last a couple of hours in the afternoon and during nights.

It’s still possible to enjoy many outdoor activities during this time of the year. The island’s lush tropical landscape is especially beautiful during the rainy season, with the vibrant green rice terraces and the jungle covered in mist. However, during rainy season Bali the beaches and sea in the south of Bali (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu) can be quite dirty due to debris and trash washed onto the shore – during December, January and February particularly. That’s not a pretty sight!

Different areas in Bali - Different Climates

Central bali, volcanos and the mountains.

Bali’s central mountain area is typically cooler and get more rain than the lower coastal areas. Especially at night, temperatures can drop significantly in the highlands near the volcanoes.

The popular regions of UBUD, SIDEMEN and BATUKARU are situated at an altitude of around 600-900 meters (1,970-2,950 feet) above sea level. This altitude results in a cooler and more comfortable climate than the coastal areas of Bali, which can be quite hot and humid. The temperature in Ubud for example is typically around 75-85°F (24-29°C) throughout the year, which is cooler than the coast (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Denpasar, Sanur, Bukit Peninsula, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua etc).

All of the volcanoes in Bali and Lombok are considered sacred by the local people, and they are often the sites of religious ceremonies and offerings. They are also popular tourist destinations and offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes. Visitors should be aware that all of these volcanoes are active and that there may be restrictions on access during times of increased volcanic activity.

The Nusa Islands & Bukit

Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida and the most souther tip of Bali, Bikut (Nusa Dua, Pecatu, Ungasan, Uluwatu) are significantly dryer and sometimes therefore hotter than Bali’s main island. The land is less fertile and the areas can struggle with fresh water supply during the dry season months. 

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From its beautiful beaches  and soul-stirring  temples , Bali is a diverse and richly rewarding destination for all kinds of travellers. But in order to make the most of your trip, you’ll want to wise-up on the best  travel tips for Bali, and decide when to go. On that subject, read on to find out when's the best time to visit Bali, courtesy of our overview of the island’s seasonal shifts, and run-down of what to expect during different months of the year.

  • Best time to visit Bali at a glance
  • Best time to visit Bali is May to October (with July and August as peak season) when temperatures hover around 27°C to 28°C. Dry, sunny days ideal for beach and outdoor activities.
  • Avoid December to March , when heavy rains can disrupt travel plans and outdoor activities.
  • For the best views of rice fields , visit from April to June, when fields are lush and green after the rainy season, perfect for photography.
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What are the tourist seasons in Bali?

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The best time to travel to Bali is May to October , with July and August being the busiest months. And although you can visit Bali all year round,  the dry season is logically more fun to travel than the rainy season. The rainy season runs from November to April, with January being the wettest month .

Tropical Bali has fairly constant year-round temperatures. These average 27°C in Bali’s coastal areas and the hills around Ubud , and 22C in the central volcanoes like Agung and Batur.  

When considering that all-important question — what's the best time to visit Bali? — bear in mind that Bali experiences an annual monsoon season. This brings rain, wind and intense humidity from November through to April. 

If you’re coming to Bali to enjoy adventure activities, note that mountain-climbing is unrewarding and dangerous during monsoon time. You’ll also be unable to access volcano hikes. 

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"Aim for the months of April, May, or June. During these months, you'll enjoy the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the dry season".

Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple in Ubud, Bali island, Indonesia © Pelikh Alexey/Shutterstock

Wondering when's the best time to visit Bali? Bear in mind Ubud sees rain year-round © Pelikh Alexey/Shutterstock

When pondering when’s the best time to visit Bali, you should also be aware of the different tourist seasons. Resorts and guest houses become packed to the brim between mid-June and mid-September, over the Christmas–New Year period, and lso at Idul Fitry (Eid al-Fitri, usually May–June). 

  • Dry season (May to October) : The dry season is considered the best time to travel to Bali. April to October are the best months to travel here, especially April, May and September as that is when most of the holidays are over.
  • High season (July & August) : July and August are the busiest months in Bali. You notice that in everything. Not only in terms of crowds at sights in Bali, but also in terms of prices. Airline ticket prices are shockingly high and accommodation is also more expensive.
  • Low season (November to April) : Low season is actually not the right word as it is never really quiet in Bali. The months of November to March are the rainy season, which means there are fewer travelers. Advantage: cheaper and quieter!

Travel tip : want to avoid well-walked paths and sky-high prices? Arrange an itinerary during the shoulder months of May, June and September for largely-clear days that are lighter on rain, and your pocket.

You might also want to read up on incredible places in Indonesia beyond the Bali tourist trail .

Tegenungan Waterfall on the Petanu River, Kemenuh Village, Gianyar Regency, north of Ubud, Bali © Shutterstock

Wondering what's the best time to visit Bali to hike? Avoid monsoon season © Shutterstock

In general, Bali's high season peak falls between June and August, coinciding with the super-sunny, sunny, super-warm, super-dry (you’ve guessed it...) dry season.  

Given that Bali — along with Lombok , and the gorgeous Gili Islands — is an Indonesian tourist hotspot at this time of year, you’ll want to weigh up the pros and cons of visiting Bali during peak season. 

  • Opportunities for livelier socialising with more fellow travellers.
  • Maximum access to tours and trips.
  • Better conditions for hiking, diving, surfing and sun-lounging.  
  • Higher prices.
  • Needing to book further in advance. 
  • Bigger crowds might spoil your idea of an idyllic island break.

Need help planning your trip? Find inspiration in our guide to the best Bali tours , or contact our local experts .

Silhouettes of people at sunset on the beach of Kuta, Bali, Indonesia © Netfalls Remy Musser/Shutterstock

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia © Netfalls Remy Musser/Shutterstock

Bali’s wet monsoon season typically lasts from November to March . At this time, you can expect high humidity and heavy rainfall, particularly in December and January. 

As a result, it’s easy to find good deals when visiting Bali — and Indonesia more generally — in the rainy season.  

For example, from October to March/April, you can travel with little advance booking and low prices.  

While you can expect frequent, heavy downpours, temperatures remain around 30 degrees. 

While it’s not wise to visit Bail in the rainy season if you want to hike, or spend a lot of time chilling out on the beach, it could be an option if you’re planning to focus on visiting temples, for example.

Already planning your trip to Bali? Read up on Bali visas .

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Gorgeous Gili Nanggu island, Bali, Indonesia © Shutterstock

Don't know yet when exactly you will visit Bali? Make sure to check our month-to-month breakdown of the best time to visit Bali.

January is one of the wettest months in Bali, and brings heavy rainfall and high humidity.  

As a result, outdoor activities like trekking and volcano hikes are difficult. That said, experienced surfers and rafters might relish the extra thrills of wilder waves and waters. 

In addition, visiting Bali in January means you could experience Chinese New Year celebrations, though this sometimes falls in February.

Though February is still rainy season in Bali, it sees, on average, less rain than January.

As a result of the wind and waves, south-west destinations like Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu can be great for experienced surfers and paragliders. 

Come March, rainfall decreases more noticeably, and Bali's weather becomes more moderate, though temperatures remain warm, with average highs of 30 degrees Celsius.  

However, the weather can still be unpredictable, so expect occasional showers. 

March is a great time for culture vultures to visit Bali, with Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, kicking off at the end of March or in early April.

Ready to explore Bali? Plan your transportation with our in-depth guide .

Things Not To Miss: Dancer in demon Rangda traditional mask, Bali, Indonesia.

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All change! As Bali transitions between the wet and dry seasons, April sees the island experience around a third of the rainfall as March.

This makes April a great time to visit Bali to appreciate the island’s natural attractions at their lushest. 

While Easter sees an influx of travellers, April remains a quieter month to visit than the upcoming summer peak.

May marks the end of the wet season in Bali. While temperatures can rise during this period — especially in urban areas — humidity levels are usually lower than those you’ll experience in the rainy season.  

May is an ideal time to dive in Bali, and also great for enjoying outdoor activities like hiking and biking.

Though Bali’s peak high season is beckoning, it’s not fully in swing in June. As for the weather, expect little rain, clear skies, and super-sunny days. That's why this is the best time to visit Bali.

With consistent surf, June is also the ideal time for water-sports’ lovers to visit Bali. 

If that wasn’t enough temptation, Bali Arts Festival runs from June to mid-July.

Rough Guide tip: The journey only begins when you reach your destination. Find out how to get to Indonesia .

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Mushroom bay, Nusa Lembongan, Bali © Shutterstock

With consistently warm, sunny weather, July heralds Bali’s peak high season. 

Along with soaring visitor numbers (and prices!), be aware that temperatures can also soar in July, especially in urban areas. 

If you’ve come to party, though, July might be the best month for you to visit Bali. This month also sees the opening of the Bali Kite Festival. 

Love diving? Between July and October, the waters around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida offer the best chance most people will ever have of spotting a mola mola (oceanic sunfish), one of the world's most elusive and startling underwater creatures.

Certainly the busiest month to visit Bali, August sees beach party action ramp up further, and a flurry of festivals.

These include Indonesia’s independence day, which is celebrated on 17th August.  

Love exploring rural locations and local culture? August kicks off clove harvest season, so you might get to see death-defying pickers on rickety ladders plucking buds before they flower.

September is one of the best months to visit Bali. Post peak-season bustle, but still largely dry and sunny, there’s arguably no better time to enjoy Bali’s beautiful outdoors. 

September also sees Bali host the Taman Ujung Festival, and the Lovina Festival.

Taman Ayun Temple - Bali, Indonesia © Shutterstock

Taman Ayun Temple - Bali, Indonesia © Shutterstock

Though the start of the rainy season, October offers cheaper accommodation and sees fewer crowds, while being outside peak downpour time.

Just be prepared to have back-up ideas for your beach day plans.  

October also sees Bali host a number of festivals, among them the Nusa Penida Festival, Uluwatu Festival and Nusa Dua Festival.

As Bali truly transitions between the dry and wet seasons, November brings increased rainfall, cooler temperatures, and volcano trekking is likely to be off the table. 

As a result, November is a good time to visit Bali to relax, visit museums and enjoy rock bottom room rates. 

With Tumpek Wayan celebrated in November, it’s also a top time to take-in the island’s culture. This scared Hindu festival sees puppeteers come to together to perform purification rites.

In addition, the Pemuteran Bay festival is due to be held on 11th-13th November 2023.

At once rainy season, and a mini high season, December sees Bali visited by torrents of rain and visitors.  

As for some of the big events held in December, the week-long Pandawa Beach Festival is usually held in Kutuh Village in mid-December.

Meanwhile, New Year’s Eve sees remarkable firework displays all over the island.

Note that poor visibility sees dive centres wind down activities from December to March.

Rough Guides tip: To have a chance to explore everything that you are interested in in Bali also read our guide on how many days are best to spend here .

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Bali is known for its beautiful rice fields, and you probably want to see them when they are at their best.

The best time to see rice fields is at the end of the rainy season around February and March.

In the dry season, the rice fields are not always green, and they are also harvested then.

However, the time when rice fields can only be seen in one season is over. The rice fields are a huge attraction, so there is always a green rice field to be found, even if you don't travel in the ideal months.

The best rice fields are found in and around:

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Consdering exploring beyond Bali? Read up on the best time to go to Indonesia , and browse our customisable itineraries for inspiration.

From basking in the beauty of Bail and Gili's beaches , to island-hopping Indonesia , they'll give you plenty of food for thought.

If you're already planning your trip, get The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok to enhance every step of your journey.

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Written by Joni Sweet Updated Apr 14, 2023

Bali is one of the world's most beautiful and captivating destinations. It's a fact: There's never a bad time to visit Bali. But certain months of the year might offer you a better experience than others, based on the seasons and the weather, as well as your budget and preferences.

Most tourists take advantage of Bali's dry season to spend long days in the sun at the beach. However, there are also some compelling benefits to visiting during the rainy season – after all, that's when prices drop; the rice paddies get that dreamy, misty atmosphere; and the waterfalls surge.

Ready to bring your dream of visiting this cherished Indonesian destination to life? Let our guide to the best time to visit Bali help you get the right dates on the calendar.

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The best time to visit Bali is during the island's dry season , which runs from April through October . This weather in Bali during this time of year gives tourists the climate they need to enjoy some of the best beaches in Indonesia , and take part in outdoor adventures, like hiking Mount Batur and cliff jumping .

The average temperature in Bali hovers between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year. During the dry season, tourists are treated to beautiful beach weather, with average daily temperatures in the high 20s.

The months of April through October are the least humid time of year in Bali. And while you can expect ample amounts of sunshine during Bali's dry season, don't be surprised if you get the occasional shower. The rain usually won't last all day, though, and it gives the landscape a distinctive tropical lushness. It's a smart idea to pack an umbrella and rain jacket , just in case.

Throngs of tourists from around the world flock to Bali during its dry season to take advantage of the vacation-friendly weather. In typical years, the island receives between 475,000 and 625,000 visitors each month of the dry season. Hotel prices start climbing in April , eventually peaking in August and slowly falling until the holidays in December. Brace yourself for heavy crowds at Bali's top places to visit . You may have to search far and wide to find a beach that isn't packed with people.

The massive influx of tourists also presents another issue you should be aware of: traffic. Road traffic in Indonesia can be notoriously bad, causing even modest journeys to drag on for hours. Try to avoid excessive car travel if you're visiting Bali during the dry season, and if you do need to get around the island, plan your trips outside of rush hour to avoid some of the heaviest traffic. You might also want to bring a few car games to help pass the time on long drives in traffic.

Despite the crowds and traffic, Bali is a wonderful place to travel from April through October . The destination offers tons of sunshine, a gentle breeze, warm azure seawater, and minimal humidity during the dry season. Tourists are also spoiled for choice of events and activities to include on their itinerary, making it well worth the splurge to visit during the peak season if your budget allows for it.

Broken Beach on Nusa Lembongan

Bali has two separate seasons: wet and dry. The best season to visit Bali is during the dry time of year . It gives tourists plenty of sunny days to explore Bali's incredible coastal hot spots, like Seminyak Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, and Echo Beach, or check out the tropical inland attractions, like the cultural city of Ubud or the beautiful rice paddies in Jatiluwih.

If you're trying to avoid the crowds (and stretch your travel budget), plan your trip during the shoulder of the dry season. This typically means visiting Bali during April, May, September, or October, outside of the traditional school break for the summer. You'll still have pleasant weather during this time, albeit with a slightly higher likelihood of rain. The lower cost of accommodations and activities, and smaller crowds, may make up for the higher risk of showers, though.

Tourists who are visiting during the middle of the dry season (June-August) will come across massive crowds at nearly all the popular attractions around Bali. You can avoid some of the bustle by heading away from the main tourist areas of Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, and Canggu .

Instead, explore what's off the beaten path in Bali. North Bali is filled with surging waterfalls and rice paddies. The beaches in East Bali, especially around Keramas, tend to be considerably less crowded than those in the south (although they don't have great surf in the dry season). Plus, the drive there takes you through picturesque fields and villages. You could also consider visiting Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan, twin lakes in the caldera of an ancient volcano.

Another relatively undiscovered place worth checking out is Nusa Lembongan, a tiny island off Bali's southeast coast. The mellow destination, which is home to many seaweed farmers, has a chilled-out atmosphere, pristine beaches, and epic cliffs with spectacular views. Watch out for the school kids zooming down paths on their motorbikes in the afternoon!

Leke Leke waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

While the dry season is by far the most popular time to visit Bali, the wet season can also be lovely (and much easier on your budget). The average temperature is typically around 27 degrees Celsius in November, December, and January, climbing to 29 to 30 degrees Celsius in February and March. As for precipitation, Bali is wettest between December-February . Expect lots of heat, humidity, and rain if you visit Bali during the wet season – the price you'll pay for getting a bargain at hotels and attractions.

Bad weather doesn't keep all tourists away during the wet season, especially in December, when nearly half a million tourists make their way to Bali for their holiday celebrations. However, the monsoon season is much less crowded and there are still plenty of things to do. Consider visiting one of the island's many yoga studios , taking a Balinese cooking class , sightseeing around Ubud, catching a flick at cinemas in Kuta , or exploring the destination's awesome temples.

The rainy season is not a great time to trek up Mount Batur or explore the rice paddies around Ubud. The trails can get really slippery and leave you covered in mud. However, don't write off outdoor activities completely during the wet season. The rain storms sometimes only last a few hours – if they come at all. You might get lucky and have just enough beach weather to get a tan during the monsoon season in Bali. Play it by ear, and you might be pleasantly surprised with how your trip turns out.

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The best month to visit Bali is April , followed by May, September, and October . These are the months on the shoulder of the high season. While the island will still be crowded, it won't be quite as busy (or as expensive) as the peak tourist season of June, July, and August. The weather is sunny and beautiful during these months, with only the occasional rain shower. Plus, there are tons of special events.

The festival season in Bali is in high gear in spring, typically with the Bali Spirit Festival (a celebration of yoga, music, and art held in April or May). There's also the Ubud Food Festival , a multi-day event that showcases the best foods and drinks on the island, which is traditionally held in May (but check local listings for the most up-to-date information).

Looking to take a surf lesson in Bali? April and May bring about great surf to westward facing beaches, like Canggu, Uluwatu, Kuta, and Bingin. With temperatures in Bali climbing as high as 36 degrees Celsius in April, you'll want to cool off in the refreshing sea.

Keep your eye on the calendar if you're planning a trip to Bali around this time of year. Nyepi, the Balinese Day of Silence , which is based on the Balinese calendar, typically occurs in March or April. For 24 hours, the island completely shuts down, and everyone is expected to participate. Lights are dimmed, businesses close, TVs and stereos are muted, and transportation (including the airport) ceases – presenting challenges to tourists.

With that being said, the holiday is a special time in Bali. The days leading up to Nyepi are filled with revelry, like firecrackers, burning effigies of evil spirits, and boisterous parades. Take advantage of the big day to truly relax. Sleep in, enjoy quiet meals at your hotel, pore over a novel, and enjoy the traffic-free soundscape. After all, this is what vacation is really about.

May, September, and October rival April as the best months to visit Bali . They have similar warm, sunny weather. The rate of tourists arriving to the island isn't quite as high as the peak season. And there are tons of fun events and seasonal activities that will take your trip to Bali to the next level.

Throughout the month of May, Bali's Badung regency hosts its Festival Bahari (or "sea festival"). It aims to draw visitors to Bali's south coast through a variety of events, such as traditional boat race competitions, parades, and waterfront activities.

In the fall, Bali showcases its arts and culture at the Pesona Nusa Dua Fiesta. Expect traditional dance recitals, parades, photography competitions, body painting contests, and live music performances all around the luxury beach resort area of Nusa Dua . Look out for the festival in October or November.

Another creative event to check out in the fall is the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which usually takes place in late October or early November. Literary lovers from around the world flock to Bali for a multi-day celebration of great books and compelling conversations between authors. The renowned event also offers writing workshops, film screenings, and poetry slams.

Tourists who visit Bali in October or November also have the opportunity to see a riveting cultural event: Makepung Buffalo Races. Farmers hook their buffalo up to traditional wooden plows, then hop atop and race the horned beasts on 500-meter-long rice fields to compete for the fastest time around Jembrana in West Bali. Another quirky aspect of this series of events is the Buffalo fashion shows. Farmers wrap their buffalo in cultural ornaments, crown them with funky headdresses, and drape them with bells in hopes of earning the title of "Best Dressed" in the costume competitions. You'll definitely want to bring your camera.

Rains in early October can make it a great time to visit Bali's famous rice paddies. The lush weather turns the terraced landscapes into an emerald-hued paradise in places like Tegalalang, Jatiluwih, and Munduk. Consider booking a guided tour of the rice paddies to learn more about the traditional agricultural techniques behind these famous natural attractions.

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The cheapest time to travel to Bali is during the monsoon season, particularly January, which sees a heavy amount of rain. However, people do still visit at this time and there are things to do.

In some years, one of the most important feasts for Hindus in Bali, Galungan , occurs during the monsoon season. It's based on the 210-day Balinese calendar, so the holiday can sometimes occur twice in the same conventional calendar year. The devout believe that ancestral spirits visit the Earth around the time of Galungan. To prepare, families create beautiful offerings of food and blossoms and bring them to local temples. You'll also see penjor , curved bamboo poles dangling with fruit and flowers, pop up all around Bali, as well as mini altars at residential gates – converting the island into a festive paradise .

Ahead of the event, visit village markets to sample the special holiday cake known as jaja. It'll sweeten your rainy season visit to Bali.

Heavy rains during the monsoon season might make some outdoor activities off limits. Fortunately, Bali offers plenty of things to do indoors. Consider devoting some of the money you saved on hotels and airfare to pampering with a spa treatment at one of the luxurious resorts in Uluwatu, Nusa Dua, or Jimbaran Bay.

You could also flex your body and find some zen in a yoga class in Ubud or Canggu , or learn the Balinese style of silversmithing in a jewelry workshop in Celuk or Mas. By night, head to the Nusa Dua Theatre or Bali Safari Park to see local dancers bring Bali's legends and folklore to life.

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The Best Time to Visit Bali: A Season-by-Season Breakdown

As the most popular and well-known island in Indonesia, Bali is a bustling hotspot no matter the time of year. Whether you choose family-friendly Nusa Dua, spiritual Ubud, or buzzy Seminyak, there’s something for every traveler on the “Island of the Gods.” Read on to discover which season best suits your priorities and start planning your Balinese escape.

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While it can often seem like the island goes from busy to busier, tourism ebb and flow typically coincides with weather patterns. Bali has two distinct seasons, the dry season (April to October) and the wet season (November to March). Fewer rains and less humidity make the dry season the most popular time to visit, whereas the wet season can yield fewer crowds and more affordable nightly rates. Travelers can also take advantage of shoulder seasons—such as the beginning or tail-end of the dry season—when the weather is moderate but the island is still abuzz.

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Spring (March to May)

The beginning of the dry season is one of the best times to visit Bali: crowds are light and the rains drop off dramatically by the end of March. Though temperatures typically hover in the 90s (more or less the norm for Bali outside of high season), you’ll find a comfortable breeze in beach towns such as Seminyak, Uluwatu, Canggu, and Nusa Dua.

Travelers who prefer to park it on the sand all day can rent a lounge chair at trendy Sundays Beach Club , in Ungasan. Not only is the beachfront super private, but the club stays open through the evening, allowing you to cap your rosé all day with a bonfire dinner.

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If it’s a sunset ‘Gram you crave, head to Jimbaran’s Rock Bar , one of the premier venues to take in Bali’s sorbet-hued kaleidoscopic skies. Be sure to arrive early so you don’t have to wait in line—the open-air bar is situated on an elevated platform above the ocean and accessible only by funicular, so headcount is strict.

Burrata in Bali might sound like an oxymoron, but you’ll be surprised by the quality of the Italian fare at Da Maria . The Seminyak restaurant is an Amalfi Coast doppelgänger, and the mouthwatering homemade pastas and pizzas are sure to fire up your date night (or induce a carbo-coma).

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Summer (June to August)

If moderate temperatures and less humidity are a requirement for your Balinese vacay, then the high season summer months are for you. Temperatures hover in the mid-80s and rainfall is at its lowest, so take your pick—every corner of the island is in its prime.

Escape the crowds on lesser-known beaches, like locals-only Thomas Beach or Bingin Beach, in Uluwatu. About halfway down the stretch of white sand you’ll find Kelly’s Warung , a hole-in-wall café serving one of the island’s tastiest frozen dragonfruit bowls.

You’ll have to book a room at the Bvlgari Resort Bali to eat at La Spiagga, but it’s worth the expensive overnight. Not only are the grilled seafood and Herbojito cocktails legendary, the cliffside setting and super private surrounds guarantee the exclusive vacay vibes you’ll crave during high season.

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Fall (September to November)

The tail end of the dry season and beginning of the wet season is another timely bridge to take advantage of.

Now’s the time to head to the heart of the island, Ubud, where, thanks to more reasonable rates, you can splurge on a riverfront pool villa at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve . By day, snap pics of mind-blowing sites like Tegalalang Rice Terrace before being lulled to sleep by the rushing waters of the Ayung River.

Adventure enthusiasts can make the guided trek up Mount Batur, a 5,000-foot, still-active volcano near the northwestern village of Kintamani. Or, test your balance on the breaks off surfer’s paradise Canggu. After you towel off, head to L.A.-meets-Bali lounge The Lawn Canggu , where the beachfront setting and sunset views tee up the perfect evening.

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Winter (December to February)

The weather is largely unpredictable during the height of the wet season: rainstorms may dissipate within a few hours or deliver a constant downpour for days on end. (Do yourselves a favor and pack extra bug spray.)

However, there are advantages to traveling in winter, beyond the affordable room rates. The island’s already lush landscapes spring to life during the “green” season, and you might find attractions like Ubud’s Goa Gajah ( Elephant Cave ) all to yourselves.

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Same goes for some of the island’s prohibitively popular restaurant/bars. While there’s often a line out the door for Single Fin ’s famously fun Sunday night dance parties, fewer crowds mean guaranteed front-row seats for a postcard-worthy sunset dinner in Uluwatu.

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Central Bali’s Highlights by Vintage VW Jeep

A vintage 1970s-style VW Jeep tour is one of the coolest ways to explore central Bali. Jump on board this classic icon and travel to your first stop: the 1000-year-old Batuan Temple, which is a village and ancestral temple that’s cared for by the residents of Batuan. Your driver will then continue through local villages to artsy Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali and a hub of traditional crafts and dance. Highlights here include impressive Puri Saren Agung Palace, the arts market and famous monkey forest, where playful brown macaques dart around the ancient trees and ornate statues. A scenic drive through rice fields and sleepy mountain villages then awaits to reach imposing Mount Batur. The view of the volcano, caldera and Lake Batur is breathtakingly beautiful, so make sure you’ve got your camera ready. Next up is a drive down into the crater to the lava fields, where you’ll have time to wander through the unique rock formations. Lunch-with-a-view will be served on the edge of the crater before your journey continues to the tranquil and lesser-visited temple of Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu – a beautiful water temple built on a natural spring and surrounded by lotus ponds and thick forest. The final stop will be Tegallalang, where giant steps have been carved into the landscape to create lush rice terraces.

• Duration: full day • Time: 7am to 4pm • Departing daily from South Bali, Seminyak or Central Ubud hotels • Operates year round • Private experience

Good to know We recommend bringing a light jacket or jumper and long trousers as it can get cool in the mountains. A sarong will be provided to allow you to cover up for temple visits.

Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

Watching the sun rise from the top of Bali’s Mount Batur is an unforgettable experience. A very early start awaits as we’ll need to start the climb around 4am to make sure we reach the summit in time for sunrise. Mount Batur is a 1717-metre-high active volcano to the north west of Mount Agung. The climb will take around two hours and we’ll reach the top just as the sun rises for a magical and peaceful moment high above the island. Tuck into a well-earnt breakfast and enjoy time to soak up the panoramic views over the volcanic landscape and mountain peaks and acknowledge your achievement. You’ll then head back down to base camp, where a soothing soak in hot springs will be waiting for you. This sunrise trek would be a fantastic adventure to add on to a honeymoon or beach holiday.

• Departing Monday, Thursday and Friday from South Bali, Seminyak, Ubud, Uluwatu and Candidasa hotels • Operates year round • Group experience

Good to know There are a number of things we recommend bringing for this trip: warm clothes, hiking shoes, long trousers, swimwear, camera and sun block. Your professional tour guide will provide a head lamp, walking sticks, gloves, hiking bag, rain coat and a small water bottle to make the climb much easier. This climb is classified as a medium level of difficulty, so a good level of fitness is required (as a guide, it’s suitable for those that enjoy hill walking).

Western Bali’s Highlights by Vintage VW Jeep

Bali’s colourful VW 181 Safari Jeeps are a classic sight around the island. They also provide a seriously cool way to explore. Jump on board for an adventure around western Bali to see some of the island’s most famous temples and stunning diverse landscapes. Your tour begins with a trip to Bali’s most popular attraction: the ancient sea temple shrine of Pura Tanah Lot, which is perched on a rock formation offshore. A morning visit will hopefully mean you’ll have a more tranquil experience. You’ll then be driven through villages and rice fields up into the mountains to the rainforested slopes of Batukaru volcano, home to impressive Pura Luhur Batukaru, which you’ll explore on a guided tour. A drive through Bali’s most spectacular rice terraces around UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jatiluwih follows, before you arrive at Bedugul, located 1200 meters above sea level. We’ll stop at Beratan Lake to visit beautiful Ulun Danu Temple, which sits in the middle of the lake, and have a buffet lunch in the tropical gardens. On our route back, we’ll head to a colourful local market so you can experience the buzz of local life and then look around a traditional Balinese family compound, which has a distinctive design, for an insightful end to the day.

• Duration: full day • Time: 7am to 4pm • Departing daily from South Bali, Seminyak and Central Ubud hotels • Operates year round • Private experience

Good to know We recommend bringing a light jacket or jumper and long trousers as it can get cool in the mountains.

Best time to visit Bali

Most visitors think the best time to visit Bali is between May and August as conditions are warm and sunny. However, July and August in particular can be busy and our experts suggest May, June and September as the ideal months. That said, you can expect hot temperatures throughout the year, with temperatures ranging between 26-29°C, and only cooling slightly in the more central regions around Ubud and the mountains. Bali has two distinct seasons to bear in mind when deciding when to visit: the wet, falling between October and March, and the dry, spanning between April and September. The arrival of the dry season means hotter weather and an increase of sunny days, but with peak season coinciding with European summer holidays, it also means an increase in the number of visitors in July and August.

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Bali in January January is typically Bali’s wettest month, though rainfall is not usually constant; you can expect hot sunny days with average temperatures of 26°C, but these will likely be interrupted with brief tropical downpours. In the higher regions around Mount Batur, temperatures are cooler and can drop to 15°C at night.

Bali in February The rainy season continues in February, with hot and humid days punctuated by intense periods of tropical rainfall. The temperatures stay at a consistent 26°C but with rough seas at this time, diving and snorkelling visibility around West Bali National Park are greatly reduced.

Bali in March March is another month where you can expect a high chance of afternoon rain showers. Days are hot, with temperatures increasing to an average of 27°C, and humidity can feel a little intense – for a respite, this is a great time to head inland to the cooler temperatures in Ubud.

Bali in April With Bali’s wet season coming to an end, the chance of rainfall this month starts to reduce significantly. You’ll enjoy mostly sunny days and temperatures will start to climb. With less winds along the coast, water visibility for diving and snorkelling off Bali’s east coast is very good.

Bali in May May is Bali’s hottest month, with temperatures averaging a maximum of 29°C. You can expect consistently dry and sunny weather, which makes for excellent diving and mountain climbing conditions. With the island not overly busy at this time, this is a great month to check for best value offers.

Bali in June One of the best months to visit Bali, June enjoys idyllic conditions with constant sunshine and a wonderfully warm average temperature of 27°C. You’re still not quite into the high season this month, so with visitor numbers fairly low you’ll enjoy less crowded hotels, beaches and restaurants if you visit now.

Bali in July July is another dry month, with an average of 4 days of rain and maximum temperatures of 27°C. With European school holidays approaching, July is a popular time of year to visit the island, so beach hotels, particularly in the popular resorts of Sanur and Seminyak, are likely to be busy. Water visibility for diving and snorkelling are excellent this month.

Bali in August Bali’s weather in August follows in similar fashion to July. With an average of 10 hours of sunshine a day, August is the sunniest month of the year – you’ll enjoy perfect beach conditions and hot temperatures that average 27°C. The south coast beach resorts are very busy this month, so for relief from the crowds as well as the hot weather, it might be worth heading towards the central region around Ubud.

Bali in September September is still a predominantly dry month with plenty of sunshine and clear skies, and temperatures that average a hot 27°C. One of the best months to visit Bali, the end of the European summer holidays mean that visitor numbers begin to reduce – the south coast beaches will become less crowded and you’ll experience fewer crowds when visiting temples and towns.

Bali in October October is officially the start of the wet season, so brief bursts of rainfall should be expected this month. Temperatures remain very warm in October, and you’ll still enjoy good water visibility around the protected dive spots of Menjangan and West Bali National Park.

Bali in November With the wet season now in full swing, you can expect an increased level of rainfall in November, particularly towards the end of the month. Sunny days are still frequent, and temperatures remain hot at an average of 27°C. Due to the wetter conditions, mountain climbing and trekking Mount Batur are not recommended this month.

Bali in December December in Bali has a high chance of rain showers, though you can still enjoy long periods of sunshine and very warm temperatures. With sea conditions worsening and the south coast beaches getting windier, water visibility is greatly reduced. Despite the wet weather, Christmas and New Year remain a popular time of year for visitors, so if you’re planning on visiting Bali now it’s well worth booking activities in advance.

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While Bali has always been a popular holiday spot for Aussies heading overseas, that's now more true than ever.

As it starts to get cold at home, we're all dreaming about taking a tropical vacation - and Bali is the perfect option.

But when is the best time to visit the Indonesian island ? Read on to find out.

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What is the best month to go to Bali?

The best time to visit Bali is between the months of May and October, the dry season.

During the middle of the year - when it's winter back home - the weather is warm and sunny in Bali, usually between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

If you want to narrow it down even more, either May or early September would be your best bet. This way you're avoiding peak tourism and school holiday times, when flight prices could be increased.

Trip.com is offering up to 50 per cent off Bali accommodation, and flights starting from $255, if you're keen to book your next trip.

You could stay at the five-star beachfront Bintang Bali Resort for five nights at just $800 per couple if you book today.

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What is the worst time to go to Bali?

The months of December, January, and February are the worst time to visit Bali, as it's the rainy season.

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What is the rainy season in Bali?

During the rainy season, Bali's weather tends to be hot, humid, and muggy, with a lot of rainfall. The temperatures during the rainy season tend to range in the high 20s and low 30s.

While the rainfall can be quite heavy at times, it doesn't usually rain all day - just a couple of hours here and there, especially in the afternoons and at night.

However, as it's the low season for tourism, visitors to the island will be greeted with fewer crowds and lower prices. Bali's landscape and vegetation are also far more lush, if you're going inland to explore waterfalls and rainforests. 

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Conversely, Bali's southern beaches (Kuta, Canggu, and Seminyak) can be dirty due to debris and trash washed onto the shore from the rain.

What time of year is cheapest to go to Bali?

The off-peak months will always be the cheapest time to visit Bali - between November and March.

There is less demand from visitors due to the rain during this time, meaning cheaper flights and hotels.

But if you're not keen on the rain or humidity, consider visiting Bali during the shoulder season. Between April to June and September to October, you'll hit the sweet spot of affordable prices and good weather.

Is Bali warm in September?

Thanks to its position near the equator, Bali is warm year-round.

The weather in September is warm, sunny and almost rain-free, with average temperatures hovering in the mid-20s.

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Best time to visit Bali with family

If you can be flexible around school holidays, the best time to head to Bali as a family is May, June and September - on either side of the expensive high season.

In the middle of the year, during the dry season, you'll get the best weather for all the family-friendly activities that Bali has to offer, from swimming and snorkelling to visiting water parks and temples.

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Best time to visit Bali for honeymoon

Bali is a popular honeymoon spot, thanks to its wide range of luxury accomodation that suits all budgets.

There's really no bad time for a honeymoon in Bali, but if you go between May and August you'll be met with sunny weather and turquoise waters that the island is famous for.

Avoid the peak school holiday times in June/July and September/October if you'd prefer to soak up a kid-free atmosphere.

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The best time to visit Bali is between April and October , which is the dry season. Bali experiences dry and sunny weather during these months, making it perfect for exploring the beaches, cultural sites, and outdoor activities. The humidity is lower, and rainfall is minimal. These months also offer excellent conditions for surfing and water sports along Bali's coastlines.  Bali has two main seasons - the dry season (April - October) and the wet season (November - March). For tourists who would like to enjoy the crowds, nightlife, and vibe of Bali, July, August, and December are the peak times to visit. December to March is the rainy season in Bali but the rainfall in Bali is generally short and doesn't last long. Since this is the low season, with significant slashes in prices and cheaper accommodation, it can be a good time to visit Bali on a budget. 

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Weather Considered the winter month of Bali, the average temperature during this time is 26 C with the least sunshine and maximum rain spread out over 16 days. What to do in Bali in January If it's not raining then, you can go for scuba diving at the Baruna Dive centre, visit the Gunung Temple and see the Sekumpul waterfall.

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Weather The weather conditions of February remains the same as January with a slight increase in the average temperature of about 27.5 C. What to do in Bali in February During this time, under favourable weather, you can enjoy almost every water activity with Bali Jet Set. You can also visit the Tanah Lot and the Agung Rai Museum of Art.

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Tropical Paradise: Planning a Vacation to Bali, Indonesia

Posted: March 21, 2024 | Last updated: March 22, 2024

<p><span>The Indonesian island of Bali is a world-famous destination. It is best known for its sandy beaches, fantastic surfing, and, in recent years, a vibrant nightlife, but it has so much more to offer travelers of all ages and budgets. </span></p><p><span>At just 70 miles long and 95 miles wide, Bali packs diverse features and attractions into a small area. Whether you like history, culture, adventurous activities, beach life, hiking, wellness, or food, you will find it all in tropical Bali. </span></p><p><span>You’ll also be spoiled for choices regarding </span><a href="https://www.wheretostaybali.com/where-to-stay-in-bali/" rel="noopener"><span>where to stay in Bali</span></a><span>. Options include luxurious oceanfront resorts, boutique family-run hotels nestled amongst rice paddies in central Bali, and wooden treehouses offering elevated jungle or river valley views. </span></p>

The Indonesian island of Bali is a world-famous destination. It is best known for its sandy beaches, fantastic surfing, and, in recent years, a vibrant nightlife, but it has so much more to offer travelers of all ages and budgets. 

At just 70 miles long and 95 miles wide, Bali packs diverse features and attractions into a small area. Whether you like history, culture, adventurous activities, beach life, hiking, wellness, or food, you will find it all in tropical Bali. 

You’ll also be spoiled for choices regarding where to stay in Bali . Options include luxurious oceanfront resorts, boutique family-run hotels nestled amongst rice paddies in central Bali, and wooden treehouses offering elevated jungle or river valley views. 

<p><span>Bali is an incredible destination year-round, and temperatures do not change much between the wet and the dry seasons. </span></p><p><span>For consistent sunny days, visit in the dry season between April and October. These months offer the best weather for all the fabulous outdoor activities Bali has to offer.</span></p><p><span>November to April is the wet season. It won’t rain all day every day, but heavy, short showers are common on most days. Bali sees its highest number of visitors during the peak season months of December, January, and June through August. </span></p>

Best Time to Visit Bali

Bali is an incredible destination year-round, and temperatures do not change much between the wet and the dry seasons. 

For consistent sunny days, visit in the dry season between April and October. These months offer the best weather for all the fabulous outdoor activities Bali has to offer.

November to April is the wet season. It won’t rain all day every day, but heavy, short showers are common on most days. Bali sees its highest number of visitors during the peak season months of December, January, and June through August. 

<p><span>Bali, with its vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, offers experiences for every kind of traveler. This Indonesian island paradise blends adventure, relaxation, and exploration in a unique tropical setting. This Indonesian island paradise invites you to explore its rich variety of activities set against breathtaking natural beauty.</span></p>

Things to Do in Bali

Bali, with its vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, offers experiences for every kind of traveler. This Indonesian island paradise blends adventure, relaxation, and exploration in a unique tropical setting. This Indonesian island paradise invites you to explore its rich variety of activities set against breathtaking natural beauty.

<p><span>Visit Ubud in central Bali to discover its cultural heart. This less-developed part of Bali </span><span>offers a rich landscape of thick jungle, rice paddies, cascading waterfalls, and historic temples. You can visit Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung), hike the Campuhan Ridge Walk, or explore the Tegalalang rice paddies. </span><span>Dine on street food at Gianyar night market, pick up a souvenir in an art gallery, visit the Taman Saraswati temple, or stroll through the sacred Monkey Forest. </span></p><p>Ubud is an excellent base for a Bali vacation. It has good transport links to other destinations on the island. It offers a taste of authentic Balinese life, which is hard to find in some of the more developed coastal resorts. <span>If you’re wondering </span><a href="https://www.wheretostaybali.com/where-to-stay-in-ubud-bali/" rel="noopener"><span>where to stay in Ubud</span></a><span>,</span><span> the area offers wide-ranging options for romantic getaways, tranquil family vacations, and rural get-away-from-it-all breaks. </span></p>

Explore Ubud

Visit Ubud in central Bali to discover its cultural heart. This less-developed part of Bali offers a rich landscape of thick jungle, rice paddies, cascading waterfalls, and historic temples. You can visit Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung), hike the Campuhan Ridge Walk, or explore the Tegalalang rice paddies.  Dine on street food at Gianyar night market, pick up a souvenir in an art gallery, visit the Taman Saraswati temple, or stroll through the sacred Monkey Forest. 

Ubud is an excellent base for a Bali vacation. It has good transport links to other destinations on the island. It offers a taste of authentic Balinese life, which is hard to find in some of the more developed coastal resorts.  If you’re wondering where to stay in Ubud , the area offers wide-ranging options for romantic getaways, tranquil family vacations, and rural get-away-from-it-all breaks. 

<p><span>The Kecak Dance is a culturally significant Balinese dance that tells the Hindu story of the Ramayana. It is performed by 50 - 100 seated men chanting in a circle, with dancers enacting the story in the middle. No instruments are used, just the men's voices. It is a mesmerizing performance. </span><span>Uluwatu is one of the best places in Bali to see a Kecak Dance. Many </span><a href="https://www.wheretostaybali.com/where-to-stay-in-uluwatu/" rel="noopener"><span>hotels in Uluwatu</span></a><span> offer easy access to the iconic Kecak performance at the historic Uluwatu Temple. </span></p>

Watch Kecak Dance in Uluwatu

The Kecak Dance is a culturally significant Balinese dance that tells the Hindu story of the Ramayana. It is performed by 50 - 100 seated men chanting in a circle, with dancers enacting the story in the middle. No instruments are used, just the men's voices. It is a mesmerizing performance.  Uluwatu is one of the best places in Bali to see a Kecak Dance. Many hotels in Uluwatu offer easy access to the iconic Kecak performance at the historic Uluwatu Temple. 

<p><span>Tanah Lot, near Canggu, is one of the best places in Bali to watch a sunset. The small temple sits on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the ocean, offering an uninterrupted view of the western horizon. Locals can only access the temple itself, but you can walk around the </span><span>grounds or watch the sunset from the adjacent sandy beach. </span></p>

Visit Tanah Lot Temple at Sunset

Tanah Lot, near Canggu, is one of the best places in Bali to watch a sunset. The small temple sits on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the ocean, offering an uninterrupted view of the western horizon. Locals can only access the temple itself, but you can walk around the grounds or watch the sunset from the adjacent sandy beach. 

<p><span>Also known as the Tegalalang Terraces, these rice fields have been carved into steep hillsides nine kilometers north of Ubud. It’s a scenic spot that can be accessed by car or on foot via local trails, though you can only explore on foot once you arrive. </span><span>The rice terraces are best visited in the early morning to catch the best light and avoid the crowds. </span></p>

Visit the Famous Tegalalang Rice Fields

Also known as the Tegalalang Terraces, these rice fields have been carved into steep hillsides nine kilometers north of Ubud. It’s a scenic spot that can be accessed by car or on foot via local trails, though you can only explore on foot once you arrive.  The rice terraces are best visited in the early morning to catch the best light and avoid the crowds. 

<p><span>Bali is famous for its beach vibe - and is legendary for its partying. As a result, there are many beach clubs where you can relax and socialize in the sunshine. Top recommendations include Single Fin and Ritual in Uluwatu, Finns, and The Lawn in Canggu. </span><span>All beach clubs offer bookable day beds, all-day food and drinks, and nighttime live music or DJ sets. </span></p>

Spend a Day at a Beach Club

Bali is famous for its beach vibe - and is legendary for its partying. As a result, there are many beach clubs where you can relax and socialize in the sunshine. Top recommendations include Single Fin and Ritual in Uluwatu, Finns, and The Lawn in Canggu.  All beach clubs offer bookable day beds, all-day food and drinks, and nighttime live music or DJ sets. 

<p>Bali is an Indonesian island located in the Indian Ocean. The island is home to beautiful beaches, mountains, coral reefs, magnificent temples, and lush tropical forests. In addition, Balinese culture is warm and welcoming, and the people are known for their relaxed lifestyle. Visitors to Bali can expect a wide range of activities to enjoy, from hiking and surfing to shopping and dining. And with so many hotels and resorts to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect place to stay. </p>

Ulun Danu Beretan Temple in Munduk

The Hindu temple Puru Danu Beretan is on the shores of Lake Bratan in Munduk, northern Bali. Its simple but imposing Hindu and Buddhist architecture blends beautifully against the lake's backdrop. The temple complex is small; only local worshippers can enter the four temples on-site. When the lake level rises in the wet season, the temple is  cut off, which is how it got its nickname, ‘the floating temple.’ 

<p><span>Bali is world famous for its waves, which attract pro-surfers from all over the world. It is also one of the best places to learn how to surf. </span><span>Batu Balong, Kuta, and Sanur Beach are suitable for beginners. These beaches have shallow waters, a sandy bottom, and gentle, consistent waves. Several surf schools in these areas offer one-off lessons or longer learn-to-surf programs. Pre-booking is advisable in peak season. </span></p>

Take Surfing Lessons

Bali is world famous for its waves, which attract pro-surfers from all over the world. It is also one of the best places to learn how to surf.  Batu Balong, Kuta, and Sanur Beach are suitable for beginners. These beaches have shallow waters, a sandy bottom, and gentle, consistent waves. Several surf schools in these areas offer one-off lessons or longer learn-to-surf programs. Pre-booking is advisable in peak season. 

<p><span>Canggu is Bali’s newest party hotspot. It’s no longer Kuta, where young crowds stay for a party-filled vacation, but Canggu, which offers some of the island's best nighttime entertainment. It attracts surfers, digital nomads, backpackers, and wellness travelers. </span><span>Check out Finns Beach Club, Atlas Beach Club, and Old Man’s. </span></p>

Party in Canggu

Canggu is Bali’s newest party hotspot. It’s no longer Kuta, where young crowds stay for a party-filled vacation, but Canggu, which offers some of the island's best nighttime entertainment. It attracts surfers, digital nomads, backpackers, and wellness travelers.  Check out Finns Beach Club, Atlas Beach Club, and Old Man’s. 

<p><span>Sekumpul Waterfall in northern Bali is the island’s highest waterfall. Surrounded by jungle, the waterfall looks like it has stepped out of a fairy tale. </span></p><p><span>The twin falls plummet over 80 meters to the ground and are at their most impressive during the wet season. It’s worth the winding 2-hour drive from southern resorts such as Kuta and Canggu to see this stunning waterfall. </span></p><p><span>After paying your entrance fee, a guide will accompany you down the steep steps to the waterfall's base, which will take around 30 minutes. If you’re visiting in the wet season, wear good gripping footwear. </span></p><p><span>There is a small pool at the base of the falls, perfect for a shallow, refreshing swim before the climb back to the car park. </span></p>

Swim in Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall in northern Bali is the island’s highest waterfall. Surrounded by jungle, the waterfall looks like it has stepped out of a fairy tale. 

The twin falls plummet over 262 feet to the ground and are at their most impressive during the wet season. It’s worth the winding 2-hour drive from southern resorts such as Kuta and Canggu to see this stunning waterfall. 

After paying your entrance fee, a guide will accompany you down the steep steps to the waterfall's base, which will take around 30 minutes. If you’re visiting in the wet season, wear good gripping footwear. 

There is a small pool at the base of the falls, perfect for a shallow, refreshing swim before the climb back to the car park. 

<p><span>Although Bali provides international cuisine, you cannot visit the island without trying a few local specialty dishes. </span><span>Popular Balinese dishes include Nasi Goreng (fried rice with meat or fish, sometimes served with a fried egg), Soto Ayam (a spicy chicken and noodle soup), and Laklak (a cake made with rice flour, coconut milk and sugar). </span><span>You’ll find these on menus all over Bali, but the best restaurant to try local food is Warung Local, which has branches in Canggu and Uluwatu.  </span></p>

Food to Try in Bali

Although Bali provides international cuisine, you cannot visit the island without trying a few local specialty dishes.  Popular Balinese dishes include Nasi Goreng (fried rice with meat or fish, sometimes served with a fried egg), Soto Ayam (a spicy chicken and noodle soup), and Laklak (a cake made with rice flour, coconut milk and sugar).  You’ll find these on menus all over Bali, but the best restaurant to try local food is Warung Local, which has branches in Canggu and Uluwatu.  

<p><span>A day trip from Bali opens the door to discovering the enchanting wonders that lie just a short journey away. It offers a chance to explore the region's captivating blend of natural and cultural treasures. </span></p>

Day Trips From Bali

A day trip from Bali opens the door to discovering the enchanting wonders that lie just a short journey away. It offers a chance to explore the region's captivating blend of natural and cultural treasures. 

<p><span>This idyllic island lies a 45-minute boat ride off the southeast coast of Bali. You can</span><span> visit Kelingking Beach, famous for its rocky headland shaped like a T-Rex, or go snorkeling off the pristine beaches of Crystal Bay or Atuh Beach. If possible, don’t miss the scenic coastal views from Thousand Island Viewpoint or the rolling green landscapes of the Teletubbies Hills. </span><span>The warm, clear waters of Nusa Penida are also a great location to swim with manta rays. </span></p>

Nusa Penida

This idyllic island lies a 45-minute boat ride off the southeast coast of Bali. You can  visit Kelingking Beach, famous for its rocky headland shaped like a T-Rex, or go snorkeling off the pristine beaches of Crystal Bay or Atuh Beach. If possible, don’t miss the scenic coastal views from Thousand Island Viewpoint or the rolling green landscapes of the Teletubbies Hills.  The warm, clear waters of Nusa Penida are also a great location to swim with manta rays. 

<p><span>Mount Batur is an active volcano that, at 1717 meters high, dominates the landscape of Bali. One of the most popular activities in Bali is hiking to the top of Mount Batur to enjoy the sunrise. </span></p><p><span>The trail is suitable for beginners, and depending on your fitness level, it will take between 2 and 4 hours to summit. Dress warmly, wear good gripping footwear, and bring plenty of snacks and water. Most visitors climb with a guide as part of a tour, but it is possible to do it on your own—though for safety, you should always hike with others. </span><span>Your efforts will be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of Bali. </span></p>

Mount Batur is an active volcano that, at 1717 meters high, dominates the landscape of Bali. One of the most popular activities in Bali is hiking to the top of Mount Batur to enjoy the sunrise. 

The trail is suitable for beginners, and depending on your fitness level, it will take between 2 and 4 hours to summit. Dress warmly, wear good gripping footwear, and bring plenty of snacks and water. Most visitors climb with a guide as part of a tour, but it is possible to do it on your own—though for safety, you should always hike with others.  Your efforts will be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of Bali. 

<p><span>The waters around Bali are home to whale sharks, whales, manta rays, and dolphins. Dolphin-watching trips from Lovina are popular with visitors of all ages. </span><span>Lovina is an excellent location to choose as local boat operators prioritize dolphin welfare and follow stringent guidelines to </span><span>minimize disturbance to the dolphins.</span></p><p><span>Plus, the boats used are traditional low-lying boats that only carry a maximum of six passengers so that you won’t be jostling in a crowd for a faraway view on an elevated ship. The best time to see dolphins from Lovina is May through to January. </span></p>

Dolphin Watching in Lovina

The waters around Bali are home to whale sharks, whales, manta rays, and dolphins. Dolphin-watching trips from Lovina are popular with visitors of all ages.  Lovina is an excellent location to choose as local boat operators prioritize dolphin welfare and follow stringent guidelines to minimize disturbance to the dolphins.

Plus, the boats used are traditional low-lying boats that only carry a maximum of six passengers so that you won’t be jostling in a crowd for a faraway view on an elevated ship. The best time to see dolphins from Lovina is May through to January. 

<p><span>Bali is a diverse and captivating destination. Few places offer beaches, volcanoes, jungles, waterfalls, and river valleys in a small geographical area. Cultural and historical attractions for all ages, a thriving food scene, and nightlife make Bali have it all. </span><span>Many people come to Bali, fall in love with the <a href="https://wanderwithalex.com/tropical-islands-vacation/">tropical island</a>, and never leave. If you’re planning your first trip to Bali, know it will unlikely be your last. </span></p>

Vacationing in Bali

Bali is a diverse and captivating destination. Few places offer beaches, volcanoes, jungles, waterfalls, and river valleys in a small geographical area. Cultural and historical attractions for all ages, a thriving food scene, and nightlife make Bali have it all.  Many people come to Bali, fall in love with the tropical island , and never leave. If you’re planning your first trip to Bali, know it will unlikely be your last. 

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Many dream of waking up to the soothing sound of crashing waves, but with inflation and real estate prices driving up the cost of living , few can afford to move to a beach town. However, this doesn't mean you have to abandon your fantasy, as plenty of oceanfront communities across the globe offer affordable housing and good-value living.

And while the cost of living also largely depends on your spending habits, the beach towns we've highlighted below guarantee your dollar will stretch much further without sacrificing the little pleasures like eating out, enjoying cultural activities and events, and taking advantage of everything the destination has to offer.

So, whether you're planning your retirement or want to try the digital nomad lifestyle , we've found 10 budget-friendly places around the world — both small and large — where surf, sand, and sun are pretty much a given 365 days of the year.

To compile this list, we consulted experts from International Living, specializing in life overseas, as well as multiple reports on the cost of living in cities worldwide. And, of course, be sure to check the visa requirements for your beach destination of choice before packing up.

George Town, Malaysia

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The capital of Penang, an island off Malaysia's west coast, is a vibrant city famous for its historic attractions and colonial architecture, which were recognized by UNESCO and included in the organization's list of World Heritage Sites in 2008. The city is also known for its street art, vibrant nightlife, and diverse population, reflected in its eclectic dining scene that blends Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences.

According to data by International Living, a couple can live on a monthly budget of $1,760, whereas $2,500 will get you a place in a luxury high-rise with an ocean view and resort-like amenities.

Valencia, Spain

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Known as the birthplace of paella, Valencia offers a fantastic food scene, striking architecture, and affordable living, regularly placing it among the best beach destinations to live in Europe .

The city has several golden-sand beaches and is a short flight from the Balearic islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, and Menorca (or a five to seven-hour ferry ride ).

A couple renting a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Valencia can live comfortably on a monthly budget of $2,635, according to International Living .

Mazatlán, Mexico

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Last year, this underrated beach destination ranked among the most affordable communities in Mexico for expats . GoBankingRates calculated a single person would need less than $1,300 per month to live comfortably here, and that number includes rent. The company also noted the average one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs about $620 per month.

The city, which already has a sizable expat community, is home to a beautiful historic area, more than 10 miles of beaches (including several on the three islands off its coast), and many music events throughout the year.

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

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Bali's picture-perfect beaches and laid-back lifestyle have attracted many expats, but if you're looking for one of the most affordable destinations on the island, consider Canggu. This increasingly popular village on Bali's south coast is close to some of the island's most important temples, plus it's surrounded by scenic rice paddies and banana plantations.

You can expect to spend under $1,500 per month here, of which $800 goes toward renting a two-bedroom villa , according to International Living.

Hua Hin, Thailand

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A former fishing village, Hua Hin is now the preferred seaside getaway for both locals and visitors, thanks to its picture-perfect beaches, golf courses, seafood restaurants, lively night market, and temples. And while the destination has many urban conveniences, if you miss the vibrancy of a big city, Bangkok is about a three-hour drive away and easy to visit for a weekend.

International Living points out couples in Hua Hin can live comfortably on a monthly budget of $2,000, which covers eating out a few times a week, groceries, entertainment, and renting a one- or two-bedroom apartment.

Varna, Bulgaria

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Located on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, north of Greece and Turkey, Varna is a midsized city offering access to scenic beaches, museums, an aquarium, a lively garden, many resorts, and an international airport. The region is an up-and-coming luxury destination on the Balkan peninsula, with a presence from global hospitality brands like Meliá. Nobu recently announced plans to open a property in the area as well. And golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at one of the most scenic courses in the region at Thracian Cliffs, which overlooks the Black Sea.

According to local data, a furnished two-bedroom apartment in Varna costs around $655 monthly and about the same for other expenses . Bulgaria, overall, was named one of the best places to invest in real estate by Sothebys in 2023 .

Lagos, Portugal

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The Algarve region of Portugal is a magnet for expats, thanks to its sun-drenched beaches , delicious cuisine, and many charming villages and small towns. Lagos, in particular, is a popular choice as it offers urban amenities with the laid-back lifestyle of a resort town, including a vibrant nightlife scene, excellent shopping, and a marina.

International Living experts estimate a couple will need a monthly budget of about $2,080, inclusive of rent.

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This city along the Mediterranean may not be as well known as Marseille or Nice, which is precisely what makes it appealing as a home base. As the gateway to Provence, Toulon is an ideal destination for sampling the region's delicious food and admiring its stunning scenery. Residents enjoy plenty of sunshine throughout the year, beautiful historic architecture, plenty of cafes and restaurants, and a thriving arts scene. With several beaches in and around the city, you're never too far from a stretch of sand.

Capital.fr reports the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toulon is $16 per square meter (or about $600 per month), plus approximately $150 for electricity and heating .

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Island living in the middle of the Atlantic? Sign us up. The Azores is a much calmer, less crowded, and more affordable alternative to Portugal's mainland. The nine islands comprising the archipelago boast dramatic landscapes with volcanoes, lagoons, thermal springs, and small towns where life moves at a slower pace.

Although certain goods may cost more because they're imported, living in the Azores is generally less expensive than on the mainland, at around $1,500 per month. In the capital, Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, monthly costs are about $1,200 if you're single and $2,850 for a family of four, according to Expatistan.com .

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Indonesia: Exploring the immersive and hyper-local experiences in Bali

Bali, known as the 'Island of the Gods,' offers immersive cultural experiences beyond tourist spots. Trek through villages, enjoy local cuisine, witness festivals, and explore rainforests for a deeper...

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Best time to visit Bali

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With stunning volcanic landscapes, palm-fringed beaches and a vibrant culture, it’s no wonder  Bali  is the most popular travel destination in  Indonesia . But when exactly is the best time of year to plan your trip? Whether you want to explore the island at a slower pace in the low season or experience one of the many festivals, here’s our guide to the best time to visit Bali.

Best for:   consistently good weather, hiking, beaches, snorkelling and diving

You can expect reliably dry and sunny weather between April and October with average daytime highs hovering in the low 30s. The dry season coincides with the high season, peaking in June and July when travellers flock from the southern hemisphere to seek winter warmth. It can be more expensive to book flights, accommodation and activities during these months.

Despite the influx of tourists, the dry season is prime time for hiking, particularly multi-day hikes which aren’t safe when the ground is wet and muddy. May to September is the best time to enjoy Bali’s beautiful beaches, and the same goes for diving and snorkelling as visibility is excellent due to low rainfall and plenty of sunshine. If great weather, hiking and beaches are what you’re looking for, this is when to do it.

Best for:   fewer tourists, thriving jungles and rainforests, temples

The rainy season is hot and humid with heavy rain that usually falls in the morning and afternoon, however, the skies often clear for a few hours after a big downpour. There might be a few days here and there where it rains non-stop, but it’s not very common. Bali can experience heavier rains and strong winds between January and mid-April due to tropical cyclones, so this is something to be aware of when planning your trip. Aside from a brief spike in tourists in December during the festive period, Bali is much quieter during the rainy season so it’s a good chance to explore without throngs of tourists. You can also expect cheaper hotel rates and discounted holiday activities.

The rainy season isn't a great time to do water activities like diving, snorkelling and surfing as the visibility tends to be poor. However, it’s perfect weather for visiting temples, cooking classes and chilling out in Ubud’s trendy cafes and yoga studios. The rain also does wonders for the vegetation in the jungles and rice paddies, and while big hikes might be off the cards, short walks are totally fine. One thing to note is the wet weather attracts lots of moisture-loving mosquitos, so make sure you’re armed with repellent and long layers.

Due to its proximity to the equator, Bali has a tropical climate and is hot all year round. There are only two seasons – rainy and dry – and while average temperatures don’t change much throughout the year, the humidity in the wet season often makes it feel much hotter (and sweatier!). Mountainous regions and places at higher elevations like  Ubud  are generally a bit cooler than the coast, and the sea is warm all year with average water temperatures lingering between a toasty 27 to 30°C.

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