What is the best time to visit Bali?
According to a general yardstick, May, June and July are considered the best time of the year to be Bali-bound. This, of course, varies depending on the aim of your trip – surfers will find that their window is open from May all the way to October. The busy up season in Bali is in the months of July and August; and from December to the beginning of January. This is when tourists flock to the island and prices skyrocket.
Though tropical Bali is warm and humid all year round, it is divided into two distinct seasons. Dry season begins in April and goes on into September; while the wet season takes over in October and carries on till May.
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Read on for a season wise detail of the weather in Bali
April and September
The dry season is the best time to visit Bali. This is when the beaches are at their cleanest and Bali at its prettiest. There is the occasional bout of rain, but not enough to dampen your plans. Expect a lot of tourists in July and August.
October to March
Bali’s rainy season is actually rainy – its location near the equator ensures huge amounts of rain, feisty winds, strong currents, and rough seas in the coastal areas. The beaches are not so pretty, with washed up debris along the shores. But like the proverbial silver lining, the sun shines again, soon. So those off season rates that you scored for hotels and flights won’t be a waste after all!
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What is the best time to book flights to Bali?
Since you are now totally clued up about what is the best time to visit Bali, let Skyscanner help you with figuring out the best time to book your flights as well. Ideally, 16 weeks before departure is a good time to book, but if you are looking for really cheap deals – and are the types to plan way in advance – then 19 weeks before you decide to take off is the best time for you to book.
Note: The best time to book data refers to the price paid against the average price for return flights for 1 person to Bali from across India during the time period 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2016