If you’re planning the ultimate Bali adventure, one thing you’ll need to do is figure out which time of year to go. The island has plenty to offer all year around, though there are some times that are better to visit than others.
To help you plan your Bali holiday, below you’ll discover everything you need to know about the best times to visit the island.
Best time to visit for the weather
In terms of the weather, Bali offers a warm, humid and tropical climate all year round. However, it does feature a dry and a rainy season. Which part of the island you head to will also determine what type of weather conditions you can expect.
For example, if you head to the central mountain area, the temperatures are going to be a lot cooler due to the elevated position. There will also be a lot more rain in the central area compared to the island’s coastlines.
High or low season?
Another factor that’s going to impact which time of year you visit Bali, is whether it’s high or low season.
July and August tend to be the busiest times to visit, which means not only will it be more expensive, but it will also be a lot busier too. The traffic tends to be quite hectic during busier times so if you’re looking to enjoy a completely relaxing, get away from it all break, travelling during the low season would be a better option.
If you’re hoping to enjoy some of the island’s biggest attractions like the Marine & Safari Park and Monkey Forest, you’ll also find they are a lot less busy during low season. So, think about the type of holiday you’re looking to enjoy, as well as your budget when deciding whether to travel during high or low season.
If you have no option but to travel during high season, you’ll want to avoid heading to the Legian and Kuta regions. These two destinations tend to get extremely busy, particularly in terms of traffic.
Best time to visit all-round
Generally speaking, some months are better to visit Bali for a variety of reasons. Experts recommend travelling to the island in the months of April, May, June and September. This is when Bali benefits from its dry season, and everything costs a lot less than it would during high season. You’ll also find the weather is much less humid during these months, making your Bali adventure a lot more comfortable.
During these months, you’ll also be able to partake in a lot of great activities such as water sports. The crowds won’t be an issue, so you’ll be able to enjoy snorkelling, surfing and scuba diving in a peaceful setting.
So, if you’re looking for the best time to visit Bali, you’ll need to take the weather, crowds and your budget into account. Take a look at our Bali holidays today for inspiration on the best places to stay.