To fully appreciate your stay in Bali, it is important to carefully choose the ideal period!

Bali has a tropical climate which is perfect for relaxation. Do you know the best time of the year to visit Bali? The fine sand beaches, beautiful natural environment and calmness make this island a charming place to visit throughout the year. When should you visit Bali?

You can visit Bali during two seasons

Bali is located below the equator. Due to this geographic location, it has a tropical climate throughout the year and is a very popular destination. With an average temperature of 27°C, the equatorial climate is perfect for relaxing holidays in idyllic scenery! However, even though Bali is warm throughout the year, it has two very distinct seasons.

The wet or rainy season extends from October to March. During that time, Bali is warm and there is rainfall. The dry season runs from May to September. This relatively drier period is the best time to visit Bali. There will be abundant sunshine and warmth and you can enjoy the treasures of this little Indonesian island to the maximum! The temperature of the water is perfect, around 28°C throughout the year.

When should you visit Bali for hiking?

Although the entire dry season is ideal for visiting Bali, the best time to visit is from June to September. These are the driest months of the year. You can enjoy the cultural tours and paradise-like beaches!

In the hinterland, the climate is more tropical. The humidity is higher and it is more likely to rain. You will enjoy a better weather if you visit during the dry season and there will be fewer tourists than during the high season. There is no lack of activities in Bali. You can tour its rice fields, monkey forests, Hindu temples or even climb Mount Batur!

When to visit Bali for diving or surfing?

Diving is a very popular activity in Bali. The seabed is exceptional and you can dive all year long. If you visit during the dry season, you will enjoy ideal conditions for diving, whatever your skill level. If you wish to see the very famous moonfish (or mola mola), the best time to visit Bali is from July to October.

For expert surfers or beginners, it is preferable to visit from April to September. During this period, the west coast has better winds, the waves are perfect and you will enjoy an idyllic environment!

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When should you visit if you want to participate in the country’s festivities?

Climate is a determinant factor in your decision-making when planning the time for your journey. You should consider participating in Balinese festivities. They can give you great memories of your stay in Indonesia. Be reassured, there are festivities all year long. During these festivals, you can explore Balinese culture directly.

Without doubt, it would be great if you can attend Odalan, the most communal of Balinese festivities. It is held to celebrate the coming of the gods during every anniversary of the founding of a temple. The date is calculated in accordance with the Pawukon calendar. There are more than 20,000 temples in Bali, so there is no lack of Odalan celebrations!

To plan for your stay in this little paradise at the heart of the Indian Ocean, it is important that you know the best time to visit. You must not miss Bali, a charming paradisal destination with a tropical climate, outstanding landscapes and very rich local culture!