Rain falling from a thatched roof

When is the Rainy Season in Bali – and Why it Doesn’t Matter

Nobody wants it to rain on their holiday, so traveling to Bali during the rainy season might not seem like a good idea. Despite its name however, the rainy season is not a time of constant rain. You may even consider planning your trip to Bali precisely during the wet months. Skeptical? Read on.

When is the rainy season in Bali, then?

The rainy season is roughly between October and April, but you shouldn't dismiss these months when planning your trip. There are three good reasons why it might make sense to travel during the rainy season in Bali.


1) It's the Low Season

rain falling on statue in Bali during rainy season

Except for Christmas and New Year's, which are peak season, the rainy months in Bali are quiet, warm, and blessed with lower numbers of tourists. Because of this, you'll have more space and freedom to enjoy Bali's beauty and local culture.

Traveling during the rainy season could make your trip more memorable because it will give you the chance to take in the sights undisturbed. 


2) Everything is Cheaper

Flights, private villas, and hotel rooms--everything is cheaper during the rainy season. Not only do you compete with fewer people to visit the sights, but you do it for a lot less money.

Imagine getting flights to Bali for a fraction of the price, and then booking a private villa or a great hotel room: plan it during the rainy season and you could save a significant amount.


3) Swimsuit and Flip-Flops

Many people associate rain with colder temperatures, but this does not apply to Bali. The weather is always perfect for swimsuits and flip-flops, and especially so in the rainy season. 

The truth is, even in the wettest months, it doesn't rain all day long. Usually, one big downpour per day is followed by sunshine and blue skies. In the rainy season, Bali's temperatures are warmer and especially conducive to a jump in the pool.

If you're going to Bali to enjoy its warm weather and gorgeous landscape, give the rainy season a chance. The green is greener. The forest is lusher. The weather is warmer. There is no escaping the beauty of Bali, no matter the month of the year.


Rain or Shine, Bali is Wonderful

Balinese temple on the water

A tropical downpour in Bali can be a soothing experience. The sound of raindrops falling on tropical leaves enhances the sense of peace typical of the island.

Visit Bali in the rainy season, and see for yourself that the island is just wonderful year-round.