Bali is generally a fantastic place to visit year round, so the best time to visit Bali really comes down to your own personal preferences, although there are a number of factors that may influence your decision. Depending on the kind of experience you want to have, where you'll be visiting and the types of things you want to do while you're there, the best time to visit Bali will differ. Consider the following factors to decide what you think will be the best time to visit Bali for you.
Peak and off peak seasons may also affect your decision on when to travel to Bali as the most popular times are not only the busiest but also more expensive. July and August are usually the busiest periods of the peak season with many families holidaying during school holidays and the same can be said for the Christmas/New Year period. Off peak seasons are cheaper in an attempt to attract more visitors and some of the best deals can be had between March and October.
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Although surfing in Bali is fantastic throughout the year, some hot spots perform better under different weather conditions or can get dangerously busy in peak periods. From April to October, surfing is at its best on the west coast while from November to March, the east coast offers better conditions. Unsurprisingly, the dry season is more popular for surfing but is also quite busy, with many spots getting crowded.
Part of the attraction when visiting Bali are some of the vibrant events and festivals that are held and New Year's Eve is one of the biggest. A highly celebrated event by the locals, Bali comes alive with fireworks, music, dancing, food and a festive spirit shared by locals and tourists alike. One of Bali's more surprising events are the Negara Bull Races, where highly decorated bulls and chariots compete against each other between July and October.
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As a tropical destination, Bali's weather is generally fairly mild and pleasant year round however the major seasonal difference falls between the wet and dry seasons. The wet season falls from November to April and is a little hotter and definitely more humid, with brief but heavy torrential rainfall during the day, however this rainfall does little to impact on tours and activities. The dry season falls from May to October and is certainly thought of as one of the best times to visit Bali as the sun is always out and the ocean inviting. Although the weather is better for sunbaking, swimming and outdoor activities it also means that Bali in general is a lot busier.