When is the Best Time to Visit Bali?


There's a pretty strong chance you just read the title of this post and thought to yourself, "When isn't it the best time to go to Bali?" And you know what? You're right. It's an island paradise, after all, and you'd be hard-pressed to have a bad time no matter which season you go.

However, each month presents its own pros and cons, so when preparing for your Balinese vacay, it's worth weighing up your options.

The first thing you need to know: Bali doesn't have seasons. At least, not how we know them. Instead of summer, autumn, winter and spring, there's the dry season and the wet season. Rest assured, no matter when you go, it'll be hot. We're talking in the low 30s during the day and the mid-20s at night.

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The dry season runs from May through to October, bringing clear, sunny days, blue skies and refreshing coastal breezes. It also happens to align perfectly with Australia's chillier months, making it the perfect warm-weather escape.

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Image credit: @thebalibible/Instagram

Understandably, it's also one of the most popular times of year to visit. In addition to the sunshine, it's also far less humid, and the surf is absolutely pumping. Of course, this means higher flight and accommodation costs - but there are still plenty of opportunities for deals.

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On the other hand, the wet season (which runs from November through to April) is notorious for high humidity. And when we say high humidity, we mean t-shirt-drenching levels. The sky is also often overcast, with frequent rain in January and February.

But don't let that stop you - the wet season is still a great time to go. It's also far cheaper to fly and stay (with the exception of Christmas and New Year's, of course) and there are way fewer crowds. How's that for relaxing?

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Image credit: @baligasm/Instagram

So that brings us back to our original question - when is the best time to visit Bali?

Well, if you've got cash to burn and don't mind crowds, the dry season is for you. However, if you're on a budget, the wet season will still give you an awesome holiday with a bit of extra peace and quiet.

Otherwise, why not get the best of both worlds and book a fringe month like October/November or April/May? As long as you avoid peak periods (like school holidays) you can still come in under budget and experience the benefits of both seasons.

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