Bali is a year-round tropical destination, with some wet months that are still pleasant to enjoy:
- From April to October – the driest months, good weather, and every day is a sunny day
- From November to March – the wettest months, occasional storms, with January being the rainiest
Travelling to Bali soon? Find out the peak and low season in Bali to decide which time suits you best and what to expect to plan ahead your Bali holiday.
The Peak Season
June, July, August
The busiest time of the year with the highest number of visitors, but the bright and sunny weather will make the best summer holiday for you.
For those enjoying outdoor activities, it’s a great time to surf on the west coast (Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak), trekking in volcanic mountains, cycle through peaceful lush rice fields in Ubud, or visit amazing attractions.
Go to Canggu for hip parties. In Denpasar, join the Bali Arts Festival (usually held for a month from June to July) that celebrates, preserves and develops Balinese art and culture. Good weather means the perfect time to play kites, too. Head to Sanur for Bali Kite Festival, an annual event in July and August.
Late December, January
Celebrating year-end holidays in Bali during the wettest months is still a good idea. If you don’t mind the rain, heavy traffic and crowded beaches, Bali’s Christmas and New Year’s happenings are surely not to be missed!
Where to stay during peak season
Accommodations are mostly booked in advance, so you need to prepare carefully. The peak season is mostly the favorite among family and group travelers, so staying at Bali villas will give you the most convenient accommodation. Choose the best Bali villa to accommodate the whole group and maximize your tropical holiday.
The Low Season
February, March, April, May
These are the quietest months on the island, with some rainy days in February and March beginning to have plenty of sunshine.
Fewer visitors means you can have the tourist attractions for yourself and you can indulge in your time without having to wait in line. The streets are less congested and it’s easier to make reservations in restaurants.
In March, don’t miss the celebration of Nyepi, or Silence Day. This Balinese New Year’s Day is celebrated unlike any other – the whole island is closed down for 24 hours, even the airport! Everyone is expected to stay indoors (hotels and villas still have food and beverage outlets open), no lights, no internet. The best day to reflect and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Bali.
September, October, November, early December
September is drier, but the next months see the beginning of downpours. For surfers, pick the east coast (Amed, Keramas) that has better waves during the wet season. You can also enjoy shopping in Bali’s trendiest capital Seminyak, spend the day pampering yourself at the spas or the yoga studios in Canggu.
Where to stay during low season
Accommodation prices are cheaper, so it is best to save money. Bali villas offer interesting packages that can be adjusted to your needs. More privacy and personalized services give you a more relaxing time to enjoy Bali during this low season.