Best time to visit Bali

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Best time of year to visit Bali

Beautiful coral reefs, isolated beaches, and stunning volcanic sites make Bali number one vacation spot in Indonesia. The dry season from April to October is the best time to visit Bali and make the most of the sunny weather. This is also the best time to try surfing on its famous waves and to witness the colourful Bali Kite Festival. Besides, it's the best occasion to spot the ocean sunfish, called mola mola, the largest bony fish in the world. You can also plan your trip around Galungan and Kuningan, which is a unique Balinese holiday when temples and houses get decorated with colourful bamboo poles. It celebrates the victory of good over evil. Rainy season from November to March is the prime time for visiting the iconic rice paddies and go for white water rafting.

11 THINGS TO DO IN BALI (AUGUST 22 - AUGUST 31)

Bali Kite Festival

Bali Kite Festival

canceledmid-August 2021 • event

The kite festival that sends a message to the Hindu gods

Makepung Buffalo Races

Makepung Buffalo Races

mid-July–mid-November  • event

The tradition of buffalo races is a long one in Jembrana

Diving

Diving

May–November  • activity

Go scuba diving in one of the most magnificent places in the world!

Mola Mola

Mola Mola

July–November  • nature

An enormous sunfish swimming around—the incredible diving experience

Surfing

Surfing

April–August  • activity

Surfing in Bali may be an intimidating but awesome experience!

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

March–December • activity

One of the best ways to explore the untouched beauty of Indonesia

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

May–September • activity

Rentals, lessons and kites are available at several beaches

Kecak or Monkey Dance

Kecak or Monkey Dance

all year round • event

A fascinating performance charms the audience and tells the story of the island

Wayang Kulit Puppet Theatre

Wayang Kulit Puppet Theatre

all year round • activity

This art from ancient times is fascinating even without understanding the language—enjoy the music and the mysterious dance of shadows!

Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah

April–October • activity

The Elephant cave honours Ganesha and scares off evil spirits

Lovina Dolphin Watching

Lovina Dolphin Watching

May–January • nature

The premier dolphin watching spot in Bali

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Galungan and Kuningan

Galungan and Kuningan

out of rangeNovember 10–20, 2021 • event

The festival to honour the win of good over the evil

Makare-Kare or Pandan War

Makare-Kare or Pandan War

out of rangeMay–June • event

A traditional tribute to Lord Indra, the protector of Tenganan village

Omed-Omedan

Omed-Omedan

out of rangeMarch 4, 2022 • event

The kissing festival for the singles

Nyepi (Seclusion Day)

Nyepi (Seclusion Day)

out of rangeMarch 13–14, 2021 (limited) • event

According to Balinese calendar, New Year comes in spring and means "the Day of Silence"

Bali Spirit Festival

Bali Spirit Festival

out of rangeMarch 29–April 4, 2021 • event

The festival focuses on spirituality and helps you find the harmony and raise awareness of environmental and health issues

Purnama Kedasa

Purnama Kedasa

out of rangeMarch 17, 2022 • event

The full moon celebration is one of the most signi​fic​ant holidays for the Balinese Hindus

Perang Api

Perang Api

out of rangeMarch 3, 2022 • event

The Fire War to scare the demons away!

Durian

Durian

out of rangeNovember–March  • food

Considered to be the king of the fruits, this smelly fruit tastes like nothing you've had before!

Manta Rays

Manta Rays

out of rangeApril–May  • nature

Try diving with the beautiful and huge manta ray fish

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 1–2, 2022 • event

The celebration of dragons and lions, prayers and temples, firecrackers and fireworks

Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces

out of rangeOctober–March • activity

Visit iconic lush green rice paddies where farming is still done the same way it was hundreds of years ago

Bali Arts Festival

Bali Arts Festival

out of rangeJune 7–12, 2021 • event

The biggest cultural event of the year on Bali

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot

out of rangemid-January–mid-April | mid-September–mid-December • activity

A picturesque Hindu temple is one of the most popular photo spots in Bali, especially at sunset

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

Generally rivers in Bali are all class II and III, but during the wet season they may rise up to class IV

Ngerebong or Ngurek

Ngerebong or Ngurek

out of rangeMay 2, 2021 • event

Stabbing and not bleeding ritual of protecting the island from the bad spirits

Perang Tipat Bantal or Rice Cake Wars

Perang Tipat Bantal or Rice Cake Wars

out of rangeFebruary 29, 2020 • event

The day that starts with a prayer ends with a fierce battle of the rice cakes

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

out of rangeDecember–March  • food

Considered to be the queen of fruits, mangosteen is a perfect buddy for the durian!

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