Wondering when to go to Bali depends on a number of different factors including whether you are looking for fantastic surf, partying, sun baking, or hiking the mountain trails...
So when is the best time to go to Bali?
When to go to Bali happens to be one of the most common question we get asked (daily in fact)
Located less than 1,000 kilometers south of the equator, Bali is one of the most tropical places in the world.
As a bonus we know that we can pretty much rely on Bali being sunny and hot almost every day of the year.
Days in Bali are 12 hours long most of the time with the sunset and sunrise both around 6:30am and 6:30pm.
The daytime temperature averages between 27 to 32 degrees celsius in the south of Bali.
Being so close to the equator Bali is also a very humid country with an average humidity of around 70-75% therefor a lot of the time it actually feels much hotter than it actually is.
The mountains tend to be significantly cooler at around 21 to 27 degrees Celsius, with the weather dropping to a much lower cool in the nighttime.
When to go to Bali
May, June and July are the best time to travel to Bali in regards to the weather.
Although if you are a surfer you may want to consider travelling to Bali during the dry season (May to October) where the western side of the Bali creates some of the world's best surfing waves.
Bali’s is known for its tropical monsoon climate which distinctly has two very different seasons.
- Dry (between May to September)
- Wet (between October to April).
It tends to be a lot wetter in monsoon season, however because it is such a tropical climate there is a good chance it will still be sunny at times throughout the day (word of the wise... These sunny periods will be very humid)
When planning your trip to Bali check when you are heading over and pack for the season.
Best Times to Visit Bali
Water temperature is pleasant all year round in Bali even though there is a considerable amount more rain in the wet season.
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island's dry season.
Bali experiences only two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season.
Bali's dry season has minimal rain or humidity which makes it the perfect time for travel to the island of the gods, If you are looking to go to Bali for sunbathing, hiking and tropical paradise then the dry season is when you want to go.
Bear in mind that because the dry season is also Bali's peak season, with that comes a price increase due to demand with July and August notably being more expensive.
Dry Season Events:
- Bali Arts Festival (June-July)
- Bali Kites Festival (July -August)
- Nusa Dua Festival (August)
- Indonesia Indepenence Day (August)
If you're looking for rain, waterfalls and amazing surf then the best time to go to Bali is definitely the wet season.
Throughout the wet season Bali has an incredible amount of rain which in turn also makes it very humid.
Being the wet season however there is not as much demand for hotels and accommodation and generally less tourists so if you don't like queues or are looking to grab a shopping bargain in Bali you may want to consider this travel between November and March.
Wet Season Events:
- Nyepi (March)
note that Nyepi is the National day of silence which essentially means the entirety of Bali is closed due to religious reasons (this includes the airport)
When choosing when to go to Bali it is entirely up to you, depending on what your needs are and what activities you plan to do.