Little Tips To Know When Is The Best Time To Visit Bali !
September 11, 2018
Bali is an Indonesian island between Java and Lombok , only eight degrees south of the equator which means tropical weather year-round. Generally, there aren’t significant temperature swings, with the highs nearing 91 F and the lows 71 F all year.
There is a small mountain chain running through the islands’ centre making towns in the central region a little cooler especially at night.
There are distinct wet and dry seasons. Bali’s wet season is from November to April with short but frequent heavy rainstorms. Even during the wet season, the sun comes out and dries everything off. It doesn’t rain nonstop for days on end and it won’t hinder your basic exploring or tours that don’t involve things like snorkelling. After the rains come the humidity, which can make is feel hotter than it really is. January to April are the most humid months so prepare to sweat.
The dry season runs from May to October and is marked by pristine blue skies and day-long sunshine.The dry season can become jam-packed with tourists making your experience a little trying unless you can get off the beaten path. The beaches and restaurants can get crowded too.
The wet season is a great time to visit to avoid the crowds, especially if visiting the island’s more touristy spots.Going toward the end of the wet season, just before the dry season begins, (known as shoulder season) might just be the answer. The prices are still lower, but it’s starting to rain less so you can take advantage of everything the island has to offer.
July to August and December to January are peak season with families coming for the holidays, causing the prices to skyrocket.
If you are a scuba driver, snorkeller or stand up paddler, the dry season is the best time for you.
Bali is known as one of the top islands in the world for great surf. Surfers can catch waves all year long. From December to May the best surfing is on the east coast of the island. Starting in June, the best surfing is on the west coast.
The dry season runs from April to October and is the best time to go hiking the volcanos, but it is also the busiest and therefore more expensive. The waterfalls will be thrashing with cold fresh water and you just might have them all to yourself.
Nyepi is Balinese New Year. It is a day of complete silence when people stay at home with their families, almost everything is closed and travel is forbidden. Even the airport shuts. Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year celebration unlike anywhere else on the planet. Bali celebrates the Saka New Year as the Bali Day of Silence. It’s ultimately the quietest day of the year, when all of the island’s inhabitants abide by a set of local rules. These bring all routine activities to a complete halt. Roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside of their home premises.
Nyepi is worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime
Bali Arts Festival
The month-long festival will have you enjoying different performances all day long, with an array of exhibitions by different artists as well as classic dance performances and music.
The festival usually starts on the second Saturday of June and finishes in July. During this time, visitors to Bali can get an look at some of the best artwork at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.
Many towns will be decorated with traditional bamboo and coconut decorations to celebrate this festival and many outdoor stages and pavilions are erected so that the vast array of talent can be viewed all over Bali island. On these stages, you will be treated to dances, puppetry and musical performances
Bali Kite Festival
Bali Kite Festival in Sanur showcases colossal kites, some needing the strength of more than 20 men to get airborne. Kite flying originated as a way to give thanks to the Gods and the construction of the kites is still steeped in religious symbolism. Hundreds of villages create their own kites to compete with and attend with their own gamelan orchestra to accompany the kite’s flight. The Bali Kite Festival opening usually takes place in July, followed by a number of smaller scale kite events on the island, and closing ceremony happening in October. Dates vary from year to year, so you might want to check the exact dates and location before heading there.