Bali is one of the best tourist attractions which has many beautiful places that you have to see. If you have decided to plan a trip to this island, congratulations! you choose the right place to spend your holiday. However, before starting your journey, you should gather information about when the best times to travel to Bali first because Bali is a place for everyone coming from around the world that might be very crowded in the certain time. Most of the tourists tend to avoid seeing thousands of people in one place because it must be very frustrating and annoying. If you are one of those, here are the best times to travel to Bali that you should consider:
Eid Ramadhan holiday
Most of the Indonesian people are Muslim where if the holiday comes, they tend to visit famous places including Bali, especially Eid Ramadhan holidays. The date of eid Ramadhan holiday is different every year because they use moon-sighting to determine Ramadhan dates. Usually, Ramadhan starts from May/June to July where the holiday begins with the month of July for 1 till 2 weeks. The weeks for holiday must be really cramped by Indonesian people as well as another tourist from other countries. So, if you do not like crowded people, one of the best times to travel to Bali is in the month of July.
Even though there is also another Eid celebration called “Eid Mubarak” usually in the month of August or September every year, but it’s not really long holiday (just 1 or 2 days ), so Indonesian people visit Bali not as much as in the Eid Ramadhan holidays. So, you probably do not worry about visiting Bali in the month of August or September.
Christmas is one of the busiest time in Bali every year. So, it’s not the best times to travel to Bali during Christmas. Many people especially coming from Australia, American and European countries visit Bali to celebrate Christmas. Christmas holidays are followed by new year holiday that makes it more crowded. It would be hard to find available accommodation because many of tourist have booked the accommodation far from Christmas and new year celebration holiday. So, if you visit Bali for Christmas and new year holiday, you should book the accommodation 2 months before the date. Well, if you do not like new year’s vibe celebrated by many people here, this is not one of your best times to travel to Bali.
Indonesian people are very respectful of their religion activities including when the lunar new year or Nyepi comes. Balinese people tend to follow 24 hours of silence and inactivity that there no activities during the day. As a tourist, you have to follow and be respectful to their custom, where you should not do any outside activities to enjoy your holiday. You might be just spending 24 hours in your hostel without doing any outside activities including going to the beaches or just riding your vehicle. There is also no government activities including transportation activities, because the airport, the train, and the bus station are closed for 24 hours. People sometimes are curious about this kind of custom and they tend to visit Bali just for witnessing the day of silence in Bali. So, if you are curious about this tradition, you can visit Bali for this date but without doing anything.
Bali has many events and festival every year, most the of western Visits Bali just to see the events and the traditional festivals. During the events and festivals, of course, there are so many people gathered there especially in the month of March where many events and festivals are conducted during this month including the Nyepi celebration. If you are the one who comes to Bali, not for its festival, do not come in March, because you will meet thousands of people from around the world. So, March is not the best times to travel to Bali if you do not like the events and crowded.
People have different options of a holiday, some of us might enjoy traditional event and festivals, while some other enjoy just to see the beautiful nature of Bali like beaches, waterfall, mountain, and others. If you are the one who avoids and tend to enjoy Bali’s nature, the best times to travel to Bali is outside the listed events above.