If you’re dreaming of an unforgettable getaway to our tropical paradise, you’ll want to know when’s the best time to visit Bali. And, that’s exactly what we’ll cover. When the wet and dry seasons fall, when you can avoid the crowds, and of course, when the waves are pumping. Let’s get into it!
Best time to go to Bali: Weather
Understanding the distinction between the wet and dry seasons is essential when planning your trip to Bali.
When is Bali’s dry season?
The Bali dry season extends from April to September, offering visitors a chance to revel in outdoor activities and the island’s natural beauty with less chance of rainfall.
Expect temperatures ranging from 20°C to 31°C.
When is the wet season in Bali?
On the other hand, the wet season in Bali falls between October and March, which tends to bring increased rainfall and higher humidity levels. While it’s deemed the ‘wet season’, we generally only experience light rainfall a couple of times throughout the day – not all day like some might expect.
During this season, expect less crowds, more lush vegetation, and an even more picturesque landscape!
Expect temperatures ranging from 22°C to 32°C and high humidity.
So, when is the best time of year to visit Bali?
During the dry season, some months are particularly favourable. The best month to visit Bali in terms of weather is typically July. During this time, the island experiences consistently clear skies and balmy temperatures with little rainfall, making it a prime time for beach enthusiasts and water junkies.
When is the best time to travel to Bali to avoid crowds?
Bali’s popularity often brings in bustling crowds, particularly during peak seasons. For a more serene experience, consider the shoulder seasons—April to June and September to October. These windows offer pleasant weather, fewer tourists and more affordable accommodation rates.
Bali has two peak seasons for tourists, which coincide with Australian school holidays in winter and summer, July to August and December to mid-January. During these times, it’s best to book your accommodations and activities well in advance to secure the best options.
Best time of the year to visit Bali: Surfing
For the avid surfer, the period from May to September showcases Bali’s world-renowned surf scene in all its glory. These months see clear waters, offshore winds, and substantial swells, creating a haven for both beginners and seasoned surfers alike. Don’t discount the wet season either—east coast breaks, like our world-famous Keramas surf break, which offers an excellent wave during this time.
Best time of the year to visit Bali: Snorkelling & scuba diving
Bali’s prime diving season is from May to November. During these months, the island’s waters transition into a paradise with calm currents, high visibility, and opportunities to encounter unique marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for Manta Rays gracing the waters in October, while Mola Mola sightings peak between August and October.
Best time to visit Bali: All year round!
Whether you’re seeking endless sunshine or fewer crowds, Bali has something to offer year-round, making it a remarkable destination whenever you choose to visit. The best time to visit Bali is always sooner rather than later!
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