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Best Time to Visit Bali

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali experiences two distinct seasons, dry and rainy, and the best time to visit is between April and October, during the dry season.

The dry season invites travelers to enjoy the luxuries of Bali’s premier resorts overlooking the sun-washed shorelines that span its coastline. Between April and October, you can expect perfect beach weather and fewer chances of rainfall. Embrace the tropical paradise’s natural beauty as you explore Bali under the sun.

In this article, we discuss the best times to visit Bali based on your vacation preferences, who you will travel with, and what experiences you hope to enjoy during your stay.

Overview

  1. Best Time for Great Weather
  2. Best Time for Families with Children
  3. Best Time to Avoid the Crowds
  4. Best Time for Bali Beaches
  5. Best Time for Couples or Honeymooners
  6. Book for the Best Time in Bali

Best Time for Great Weather

Aerial view of Topan Beach in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

The best time to visit Bali for great weather is between April and October, during the dry season.

During these months travelers can expect warm temperatures and little rainfall, which is ideal for relishing the outdoor activities on Bali’s breathtaking beaches and in its unspoiled forests.

Temperatures can get hot in the high season during July and August, so consider planning your trip for April, May, June, or September. During these shoulder-season months surrounding the high season, you will enjoy Bali’s brilliant attractions in comfortable weather conditions.

Best Time for Families with Children

Mother and son at Goa Gajah temple in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

The best time to visit Bali for families with children is during the months leading up to the high season, namely April, May, and June.

The temperature during this time of the year is cooler than it is in the high season, ensuring children are comfortable when partaking in Bali’s exciting outdoor activities. The time frame also gives families enough room to arrange a Bali vacation within the school break.

The lack of crowds leading up to the high season is another reason to bring your children to Bali in April, May, or June, as you will not have to worry about activities being swarmed by other travelers.

Best Time to Avoid the Crowds

Agung Besakih omplex temple in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

As mentioned, most travelers have not arrived on the Indonesian island in April, May, or June, making these months the best time to visit Bali to avoid the crowds.

Boasting great weather conditions, these times allow travelers to soak up the sunshine, sail across the sea, and savor the cultural experiences without having to worry about other tourists.

There are bound to be like-minded travelers visiting Bali during these months, but you can easily find a secluded beach to spend the day on or book onto a private yacht to live the luxurious tropical lifestyle.

Best Time for Bali Beaches

Surfer at a beach in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

The best time to visit the Bali beaches is between May and August when the sun is out and rainfall is less likely.

While crowds gather in July and August, the picture-perfect sunny days are the best way to experience the stunning Bali beaches. During this time of year you can escape the heat in the crystal-clear sea on snorkeling adventures, scuba diving expeditions, and kayaking excursions.

You can also sit beneath the shady palm trees with a book or tantalizing cocktail in hand, or walk the sheltered forest trails to silver waterfalls.

Best Time for Couples or Honeymooners

Breakfast at a resort in Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

The best time for a romantic getaway to Bali is during April, May, or June when the sun is out, there is less rainfall, the luxury accommodations are reasonably priced, and crowds are yet to arrive on the island.

Couples and honeymooners can embrace one another on secluded beaches, stroll off the beaten forest paths to view the island’s endemic wildlife, sip cocktails on quiet terraces overlooking the sea during sunset, and sail from coast to coast to discover Indonesia’s castaway coves.

Learn more: Bali Honeymoon Packages

Book for the Best Time in Bali

Rice terraces in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Travel to Bali during the dry season and enjoy every minute on the island’s immaculate beaches, sailing the indigo seas, exploring the deciduous forests, and learning about the local culture on sample itineraries from our Bali Vacations & Tours.

To have all of your questions about Bali and planning the perfect tropical vacation answered, contact a Zicasso Bali travel specialist by completing a Trip Request or calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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