Bali is known for its beautiful sprawling jungles and amazing beaches. Choosing a good time to visit Bali can influence your travel and activities so check out our research and decide which month works best for you.
Bali is blessed with warm weather year round however there are two seasons: wet season and dry season. Bali’s dry season occurs from April to October. During the fall and winter months of November to March, Bali is prone to heavy rain and high humidity. If you plan to lay in the sun and get some tanning in or are looking forward to hiking, sailing, fishing, or scuba diving, you’re going to want to visit during the dry months. The peak months are June, July, and August. They bring the best weather, driest days, and most sunshine. (July and August are really the absolute prime months to visit in terms of temperature.)
During peak season, expect an influx of tourists, longer wait times, more expensive hotel fees, and potentially overworked staff. If you’re looking for a secluded beach getaway, you’re going to have to fight some other vacationers and honeymooners for a spot on the beach during this time of year. Temperatures generally range from 70 to 80 degrees during July and August so you can look forward to roaming the island in your favorite sundress and bathing suit. If you’re looking for less humidity, hanging along the coast may do the trick for you. Once you cruise into Bali’s interior, you’re likely to experience 85% humidity and some rain showers.
For you honeymooners or vacationers that aren’t in the mood to deal with the surge of visitors, try stopping by during Bali’s shoulder season in April, May, and September. You may experience some spring showers, but that’s okay when you’ve got your own private heated pool! If you haven’t had the chance yet, check out some of our favorite Air BnBs in Bali. Shoulder seasons are great because you also spend less money and have more attentive service from waitstaff at the properties you are staying at or dining with. During the wet season, sometimes rain showers span for hours or days so the closer you get to peak season the better!