Many people have this question in mind that “What is the best time to travel to Bali?”. If you ask us, we’ll say Bali is an all-season travel destination. Be it monsoon season, cold winters or hot summers. Bali can be your forever stop. It is indeed one of the best tropical destinations in the world.
But as per your preference and interest, here we categorize the times on the basis of seasons that are best to travel Bali.
365-Days Weather in Bali
Bali is located 500 miles from the equator and has a distinctly tropical climate. Whatever month or season you are planning to visit Bali, the weather is humid and even if it gets cold, all you need is a light jacket. You can enjoy in any weather in Bali even in the weather of 80 to 85 degrees even if you are in the countryside or on the beach.
Normally we think there are four kinds of weather to consider winter, fall, spring, and summer but in Bali, the weather is a bit different. People in Bali have only two weathers around the year, either wet season or dry season. Both seasons have some advantages and disadvantages as per your preference.
Bali in the Summer & Fall
Months: May – Early December
Also known as the dry season, it is one of the busiest and popular time to travel to Bali. Bali has most visits from May through September. The weather is warm and the humidity level is low in the summertime. You can enjoy the beauty of Bali with other tourists and you can perform lots of activities as well. The weather will be nice and you can enjoy every place you want to visit in your limited time.
Annual Bali Arts Festival
You can also enjoy the Annual Bali Arts Festival that is held in June and July. You will love this festival if you are a true art lover. There are so many power-packed performances at Denpasar Arts Center. Indonesia becomes no less than a paradise for art lovers.
Bali Kite Festival
The most exciting and fun festival in the summer is the Bali Kite Festival. The event celebrates the traditional art of kite making of Balinese people every year. Don’t consider these kites to be normal kites or ordinary nylon kites. These kites represent the people of Bali. The date of the event however varies every year.
Another fascinating festival in Bali is Galungan. The festival is amazing and will help you understand the faiths and culture of Balinese people. Every year Balinese gather together for ten days to celebrate as they believe that the Balinese gods will descend to earth. Last year the event started on 24th August and ended on 3rd July.
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Bali in the Winter & Spring
Months: Late December – April
The weather around this time is obviously wet. It rains regularly in the wet season and some people avoid traveling to a beautiful place due to rainy weather. To make it clear for you, rain or wet season should not be the deal-breaker for you for traveling in the winter or spring season. The weather doesn’t get cold and it warm even during the rainy season so you can enjoy sunbathes at the beach and wander around the places of your choice. Some people prefer to go in the wet season as it is their favorite time in Bali. The rain is quite quick in Bali, it comes and goes and you can see the clouds saying goodbye for the day. The monsoons weather in Asia is quite intense as compared to Bali especially if we consider India, Bangladesh, or Pakistan. If you want to avoid the crowd and enjoy heavenly Bali this is the right season to visit the place. You will have peace and tranquility in the wet season. Enjoy the restaurants and beaches that are mostly overcrowded otherwise. You will have plenty of space to stretch your legs at the beach and enjoy the sun. The streets will have fewer tourists, the beaches will be quiet and you can enjoy the peace of this place.
Nyepi (Bali’s New Year)
One of the biggest attractions to go in this season is the event of Nyepi that is New Year’s Eve for Balinese. Not only it is a festive day, but the Balinese also consider this day as a time for their introspection. Balinese meditate and fast on this day. The Island is never so calm throughout the year. You can check online celebrations of Nyepi last year on Youtube to have an idea of the event.
Bali Spirit Festival
Another important festival is held in March and April, The Bali Spirit Festival and that is another attraction for tourists. The event is to celebrate the world, well-being, and music globally.