One of the things every traveler must decide before planning a trip to any destination is when to go. The question of the best time to visit a destination depends on a number of factors including the weather. Of course, it’s also important to know when the off-peak and peak seasons are for the specific place you’re planning to visit. Bali is one of the world’s best destinations and is known for its scenic beaches and captivating jungles.
Tourists from across the world travel to this place every year to experience its scenic beauty and explore its landscape. Bali experiences a beautiful tropical climate which comprises of the wet and dry seasons. As mentioned, you should determine the best time to visit or rather travel to Bali. Factors to consider, in this case, will include the weather, personal preferences, peak and off-peak seasons, annual events and festivals, and more.
The Rainy Season
The fact that Bali is located near the equator means that it experiences fairly consistent temperatures of between the mid-80s and low 90s all year round. The Rainy season in Bali runs from October through to March. Note that Indonesia doesn’t experience summer and winter since it’s close to the equator. The region experiences a significant climatic shift in its precipitation and humidity levels. The rainy season is usually characterized by oppressive humidity levels and frequent storms. Traveling to Bali at this time of the year might not be desirable and comfortable due to the excessive rainfall and sheer humidity.
The Dry Season
Bali experiences a dry season which runs from April through September every year. The climatic conditions at this time of the year are usually moderately humid. Despite experiencing rain showers occasionally, the conditions are not as uncomfortable as they are during the rainy season. Travelers can enjoy beautiful sunny days at this time of the year. This would be the best time to visit this destination.
Holidays and Festivals
When it comes to holidays, events, and festivals, Bali prides itself on a colorful array of events all year round. Don’t forget the place also features a scenic sanctuary, natural beauty, and a beautiful landscape that you need to explore. March is considered the prime festival month. Other important holidays and events not to miss in Bali include the Negara Bull Races in July, the Bali Arts Festival and Kite fair in June, and the National Independence Day in August.
Peak and Off-Peak Travel Months
Your decision on when to visit Bali will also depend on the region’s peak and off-peak travel months. As with any other destination, the most popular time of the year is usually the most crowded and the expensive. Bali experiences the peak travel season in the months that cover the United States and European summer vacations. The island receives hordes of travelers and tourists between the months of June and September which means the hotel rates, tour packages, taxi rental costs, and airfare are expensive at this time. Tourist traffic also increases in December during Christmas and the New Years. The months of October and May record fewer crowds and things are cheaper at this time.