When to Avoid Bali’s Tourist Seasons So You Can Have the Place to Yourself for Your Wedding
Bali is a paradise ready to be explored all year round. From the rich culture, numerous exciting activities and the striking beaches, Bali is a huge touristic destination. It is wonderful for wedding destinations as well as a holiday venue. The temperatures average 27 degrees through the year and are graced with long sunshine days. This is the ideal place for destination weddings.
The island’s dry season is also its peak touristic season. This is from the month of April to September. And especially during the months of July, August and September it’s the busiest tourism time on the island. The humidity is often low and the rains minimal making it comfortable for vacation. This is Bali's summer-time; therefore, there is lots of sunshine, many tourists and a lot of cocktail and beer drinking.
December and January are also busy months in Bali. There are more tourists on the island for the Christmas and New Years getaway. The typical day during these months gets six hours of clear sunshine. Therefore, when planning for your destination wedding in Bali, avoid the peak seasons if you prefer some privacy. Even though the weather may not allow for outdoor activities, there are wet activities available like scuba diving. And once the sun goes in, spas are available to pamper yourself.
In general Bali's weather is great throughout the year, but be prepared for the wet season from October up to March. This season is characterized by abrupt downpours then the sky clears out leaving a humid and hot day. The rains, however, last few hours and usually during nighttime making it bearable for few visitors. This often means the crowds on the island are thinner.
October often experiences temperatures of between 23-31 degrees. This is the official wet season in Bali. The sunshine periods in a day keeps decreasing from the start to month end and the rains increase. November has high humidity levels and the sunshine time decreases by 2 hours. Monsoon sets in during December, thus there is more rainfall than in the other months. This may not present the best weather for a wedding day but the rains don't last the whole day. This makes it possible to work around the weather for your big day plans.
In January and February, Bali experiences the most rainfall. Thus it’s advisable to take drinking water with you to help keep you rehydrated. You will also need to advise your guests to be careful when using scooters during the wet conditions. March is known as the changing season since the weather changes from wet to the dry season. March and April are busy times because of the Easter holidays, but the crowds are not as big as later in the year.
Bali’s rich culture, numerous activities, and spectacular beaches make it great for destination weddings. Even then, for you to have the whole place to yourself, you may consider planning your big day during the low season. This is between the months of October to March. You will, however, have to work around the rainy season, October being the wettest month.