So, you’ve decided that Bali is the place to go for your holiday. Good choice. But what’s the best time of year to visit? Sometimes it’s a difficult thing to make sure your time off coincides with the best time to go on holiday. Luckily though, we’ve got some good news for you. If you’re looking for a getaway loaded with sun, sand and warm waters – Bali is perfect pretty much all year round!
Because Bali is only about 8 degrees south of the equator, it experiences tropical weather seasons with steady temperatures throughout the day reaching between 20-33 degrees Celsius. But let’s have a look at some of the variations in climate that occur through the year in Bali.
Bali’s rainy season starts in October and lasts until around March. This is when the monsoon brings heavy showers, high humidity and Bali sees its quieter months in terms of tourists.
But the rain during these months isn’t that bad, so don’t think it’s impossible to holiday in Bali during this time. Periods of rainfall are typically only a couple of hours long at the most and in some cases the rains haven’t come until well into the ‘rainy season’. In fact, in 2014, it didn’t rain in Bali until December. On top of that though, the rain in Bali usually only occurs at night anyway. It’s the perfect sound to fall asleep to!
Bali’s dry season (or dryer season) is April through until September. With low humidity, temperatures tend to be a little cooler during this time making outdoor activities all the more comfortable and easy to enjoy. If you’re going to be in the highlands like Kintamani or Bedugul during the dry season, it’d be wise to bring a warm sweater as the temperatures can get pretty cool at those altitudes.
Despite it being the dry season, you may still find that it does rain during this period – so don’t show up completely unprepared for the elements!
The Best Time to Go to Bali
So what do we recommend? The most enjoyable time to be in Bali is from July through until August – the middle of the dry season. It’s the best time to avoid the largest numbers of crowds while still making the most of the tropical sun without the humidity. As a bonus, because it’s the time outside of the high tourism season, you’ll be able to find better deals at all of the resorts. With an average year-round temperature of 26 degrees Celsius though, there isn’t really a bad time to visit Bali and we guarantee you’ll enjoy the weather no matter when you visit!
If you need a hand planning your trip to Bali around the seasons, then get in touch with us, we’d love to help!