Heavenly beaches, rich wildlife, friendly people, unique culture and low price – all this and much more make Bali a fabulous travel destination. But to make the most of your trip to the Indonesian province, it is important to know the most suitable time to visit. Here, we will give you a quick rundown of the four best seasons to visit Bali for different types of travellers. You can decide for yourself the time which suits you best.
December-January for Fun and Festivity
In December, especially during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, people around the globe flock to Bali to celebrate the holiday season. Therefore, around this time, Bali is full of activities. You can see popular beaches come alive with parties, cultural shows and other fun events. Weather is quite pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. However, it is important to note that flight tickets and hotels in Bali tend to be costlier at this time of the year.
March for Celebrating Nyepi
If you’re a culture buff and want to admire Bali’s fascinating culture, March is undoubtedly the best time to visit. The natives celebrate the famous Nyepi festival, which is quite similar to the New Year. Known as the Day of Silence, Nyepi is the day of fasting, silence and meditation in Bali. People stay at their homes; so streets and public places are completely deserted. There is no entertainment, no working, and for some no eating on this day. But the day following Nyepi is full of fun-filled parades, cultural events and other interesting rituals. In 2016, Nyepi falls on March 9.
May to August for Low Humidity
Nothing is harder to deal with than high humidity. Since Bali is a tropical destination, it is hot and humid during most months of the year. But if you visit in May-August, you can somewhat avoid the humidity. There is hardly any rain in this season. The season is a perfect time to enjoy sightseeing and water sports. Cool breeze will make your time at the beaches more all the more delightful.
June to August for Water Sports
This is probably the best time if you visit Bali for water Sports, especially surfing. The winds get really strong and temperature are still very pleasant. Apart from kite surfing, visitors can enjoy sunbathing, sailing and whale-watching.