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The Beauty of Bali’s Wet Season

Stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and a tropical climate, Bali is a wonderland for visitors any time of year. Whilst most people schedule their holiday plans for the dry season, there’s an overlooked gem waiting to be discovered: Bali’s wet season. From November to March, the island transforms into a lush green oasis, offering a unique and magical experience for those who dare to venture into its tranquil embrace. There are plenty of ways to relish the enchanting Bali wet season and make the most out of your visit.

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature

Witness a symphony of raindrops as they play their soothing tones on the leaves of the rainforest. Embrace the calming beauty of the rain as it comes and goes during the wet season in Bali. Many of Bali’s landscapes transform into a photographer’s dream with vibrant shades of colour. Capture Bali’s lush landscapes, dramatic skies and vibrant cultural events in the wet season. 

Despite popular belief, there are still plenty of sunny days in the wet season. Consider going snorkelling or scuba-diving to discover the marine life of the Indian Ocean or try some surfing. Believe it or not, you’ll even be able to enjoy beach days.

Explore Bali’s waterfalls

Some of Bali’s waterfalls become most photogenic during the rainy season in Bali, when the quantity of flowing water is at its peak. Whilst water sliding, canyoning and cliff-jumping are safer during Bali’s dry season, the waterfalls can still be admired in all their beauty in the wet season — after all, it is not necessary to be within the water to appreciate the magnitude of these creations of Mother Nature, so stand back, appreciate and admire for a while. Some spectacular waterfalls to visit include Aling-Aling, Tegalalang and Banyumala Twin Falls. Just keep in mind that steps and pathways can become slippery after the rain, so always be careful when en-route to the waterfalls.

Discover the vibrant Rice Terraces

During the rainy season, Bali’s rice terraces take on a renewed vibrancy, allowing the crops to be nourished and hydrated. It is best to visit the paddy fields at the tail-end of the wet season, when they aren’t too muddy or slippery, but present a canvas of bright green hues for you to enjoy. The most popular terraces are located in Jatiluwih, Tabanan, as well as Ceking Rice Terrace in Tegalalang. There are plenty of picture-perfect moments you can capture here, including the mountain-edge swing, as well as cafes you can pop into if a downpour decides to arrive.

Indulge in the art of relaxation

Indulge in the art of relaxation in the rainy season — the perfect opportunity to find solace in cosy cafes with a good book or simply to unwind and relax with a good coffee. Find a traditional Balinese guesthouse or luxury resort and enjoy the true meaning of relaxation. At The Ungasan, enjoy a range of signature treatments at the Vela Spa, from facials to skin and nail treatments. When the rain comes down, opt to embrace it and give yourself a pamper day instead.

Work remotely

Get into work mode as the rain passes — Bali is so remote working friendly that the majority of cafes are set up to enable this kind of productivity. Often seen as a digital nomad hub, there are a multitude of cafes and co-working spaces that accommodate working with good Wi-Fi and networking capacities. Uluwatu is a great place to base yourself for remote-working, with plenty of clifftop restaurants surrounded by panoramic ocean views, and secluded beaches to retreat to after a day’s work.

Experience a Bali cooking class

Learn about Balinese food and culture with a memorable cooking experience. This will give you an authentic understanding of the flavours and ingredients used within traditional Balinese cooking and provide you with a hands-on lesson to prepare your very own taste creation. The perfect activity for the rainy season, most classes take you to the local market to select fresh ingredients. There are also options where you can join a Balinese family in their home, learn about spices, traditional medicines and crops, or join a cooking class on a community-run organic farm and cooking school. There are plenty of ways to prepare delicious meals and gather invaluable knowledge about Balinese cuisine

Live like a local

Beautiful all year round, Bali’s wet season sees less visitors, offering the perfect opportunity to experience Bali like a local and encounter its culture and attractions in their most authentic form. Delve deeper into Bali’s rich cultural heritage, witnessing vibrant temple ceremonies, like the Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple and some of Bali’s best beaches. You’ll discover an uncrowded side of the island that most visitors miss, with the chance to have temples and beaches practically to yourself. Now that’s a slice of paradise you don’t want to miss.

There are many reasons to not let the fear of rain deter you from experiencing the magic of Bali in the wet season. The island is at its most vibrant, from luscious rice paddy fields to cosy cafes and flowing waterfalls — so embrace the rainfall — that doesn’t fall nearly half as much as expected — and let Bali’s wet season enchant you in ways you never thought possible.

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