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When is the best time to visit Bali?

Discover the best times to visit Bali for weather, hotel prices and activities.

We figured out the best time to visit tropical Bali based on a combination of all important holiday factors.

Best time to visit Bali:

April-June and September-October

Why:

April to October is the dry season in Bali, but June to August (along with Christmas and New Year) is the peak season, so these times will be the busiest. For a good balance of sunny, dry weather, affordable prices and not too many crowds, April to June and September to October are the best times to visit.


Overview:

Bali is a tropical destination and a great place to visit year-round, with temperatures averaging 30°C throughout the year.

Bali is a popular family destination for travellers during all school holidays, so June to August and December will be busier than the rest of the year. This is likely to mean higher prices.


Weather & Prices:

Best time to visit Bali, weather-wise: April to August is likely to be dry and sunny, making it perfect beach weather.

Cheapest time to visit Bali: If you avoid common school holidays, you can often get great deals to Bali throughout the year. The cheapest deals we’ve seen (where flights can fall as low as $100 each way) are often for January to April.


Best time to visit Bali for…

  • Surfing: It depends where you are. The surf on the west coast is better in the dry season (from May to September) but surfing on the east coast is better during the wet season (November to March). Check Bali Surf Travel Company for more details.
  • Honeymoon: Avoid school holidays for a more peaceful break. We’d recommend April to June (excluding Easter) for great temperatures, quieter beaches and minimal rainfall.
  • Beaches: For dry days and smaller crowds, try April to June or September to October.
  • Diving: The best time for diving is usually in the shoulder months (between wet and dry seasons) of April or October.
  • Tanah Lot: Avoid queues by visiting mid-January to mid-April or September to November, since this is the low season. Sunset is a popular time of day to visit, but try early morning for a less busy experience.

Hot travel deals:

Bali: 5-night stay + flights from $415

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Valid on select dates 3 October 2018 - 30 November 2018 and from 1 February 2019 - 20 March 2019. Includes five nights at the Berry Glee Hotel and return flights. Sample price is from Perth, other cities also available.

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Australia + South Pacific from $69 each way

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Valid for travel on select dates from July - September 2018. Destinations include the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali and more. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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Up to 50% off 5-star beach resorts

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Valid on select hotel packages in Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Hawaii and Queensland.

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Up to 20% off sailing adventures

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Valid on select tours from 9 June - August 2018. Destinations include Croatia, Bali, Norway, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 41% off Bali stay for two

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Valid for stays until 27 December 2018 at Risata Bali Resort & Spa. Inclusive of daily breakfast, return airport transfers, late check-out and more. T&Cs apply.

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Valid on select dates 1 November 2018 - 13 August 2019. Destinatoins include Singapore, Penang, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket, Phnom Penh, Beijing, Maldives, Taipei, Tokyo and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali or Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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Valid for travel on select dates from July - November 2018 with Malaysia Airlines. Destinations include Bali, Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai, Singapore and more. Sample fare is Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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Valid for travel on select dates from July 2018 - March 2019 with Jetstar. Destinations include Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Osaka, Manila and more. Sample fare is Darwin-Singapore.

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Valid for travel on select dates from May 2018 - March 2019 depending on the city of departure. Includes accommodation, return flights, daily breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Valid for travel from 1 November - 20 December 2018 and 16 January - 31March 2019. Includes 7 nights accommodation at Padma Resort Legian, return flights from Perth-Denpasar, daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi, other bonuses and more. T&Cs apply.

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Valid for travel on select dates from May-December 2018. Includes return fare airfare with Virgin Australia and accommodation. T&Cs apply.

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Valid for travel on select 2018-19 dates. Exclusive perks such as free upgrade, massage, kids stay free and more awaits when you book with Travel Online. Destinations include Legian, Seminyak, South Kuta and more. T&Cs apply.

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