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Bali is so close to the equator which means it’s warm most of the time. Surprisingly, being in the middle of the equator, there’s a quite disparity between the two season which is wet and dry. The season in Bali offers pluses and minuses, and now we’re going to mention the best time to visit the island of the Gods, Bali.
The Dry Season – May to October
Bali’s dry season runs from May to October. In the dry season you can experience warm, blue sky days and in the evenings, lovely cool breezes, especially in the highlands and along the coast. Visiting Bali in dry season will give you a lot of advantages such as less humidity, and you can go surfing along Bali’s famous west coast breaks everywhere from Uluwatu on the island’s southwestern tip to Canggu.
What to do in the dry season
No visitor to Bali should miss the famous rice terraces to the incredible coastal temples. The sunny day in Bali is a great time for trekking through spectacular rice fields to the Bedugal Waterfalls at Sanak Retreat, cycling and it’s the best time to climb a volcano because surely no one wants a slippery slope on the return trek down. You can join a local guide that will lead a group to guide through the volcano and waterfalls.
Don’t miss out on a dawn trek up Mount Batur (1.5-2 hour climb). This is an easy guided climb pinnacles at the top of the ancient volcano where you can watch the sun rise over three volcanos – Mt Abang, Mt Agung, and Mt Rinjani in neighbouring Lombok.
The downside for visiting in dry season is that everyone wants to visit Bali in dry season too. You will see shops, restaurants and hotels to be packed in Bali’s peak season of July and August. Prices are higher and much busier. If you can, visit during May, June and September and stay out of school holidays for a more relaxed and less expensive stay.
The wet season – November to April
Though the wet season may disturb your outdoor journey, it’s nowhere near as bad as it sounds. Even at the height of the wet season (January), Bali’s still terrific for a holiday, there’s plenty of activities you can do.
The reason to come in the wet season is that it’s way less crowded and cheaper. You’ll find it easy to get a table at trendy beach clubs and best restaurants. Moreover, the resorts and villas usually offer discounts. But keep in mind for Aussie travelers, a portion of wet season coincides with Australia’s peak holiday season (mid-December through to the first week in January). So, wet or dry- doesn’t matter with Aussie travelers, they will come.
Bali’s average temperature remains at 31 degrees on the wet season, but it’s way steamier, and the skies are often cloudy. December and January are the rainiest months, and February still remains rainy but not as heavy rain as on December and January. The fewest rain is on November, being the starting point of the wet season.
What to do during wet season
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The rainy days in Bali gives away to a different type of Bali holiday. You can spend an entire day guilt-free in a spa. Seek shelter from an afternoon downpour or soak in the bath at the heavenly Spa in Bali. You can also join a cooking class or do yoga, and with higher water levels, now is the time to take advantage of all that H²O and go white water rafting. Raft your way through the Ayung River Valley dotted with virgin jungle, rice terraces and towering trees.