In the first article in this series I shared my struggle to find the right vacation spot and my decision process—why I finally settled on Bali, how I chose my Bali villa rental, and finally booking my plane tickets. In this article we will continue with my Bali island adventures.
The Seasons in Bali
One of the first things I learned about Bali even before I bought my plane tickets for a 3 month vacation is that it’s known as the Island of the Gods. Well, I’d heard many places on this planet that have been named with the favor of the gods in mind, and I wasn’t going to just take the name as believe it without going and experiencing this heaven-like island for myself—who wouldn’t want to experience paradise on earth?!
When I first heard this interesting national nickname, I wondered why this place would be so attractive to the gods. What was so special about Bali that the gods would choose to reside in Bali over all the other places on earth where they could choose to reside? These questions were quickly answered once my plane landed at the airport and I made my way to my Bali villa rental.
First of all…Bali is GORGEOUS! I cannot tell you in words how absolutely beautiful the island is. It is so lush and vibrant that I could barely catch my breath once my feet hit the ground. The people are so friendly, the climate is perfect, and the weather is very much like heaven would be.
When I say that the climate is perfect, I mean it! Bali isn’t like the US; there aren’t four different and distinct seasons. Realistically, Bali only has two seasons—dry and wet. Bali’s dry season runs from April to September, and the wet season runs from October to March. If you’ve read the first part of this article series, you’ll know that I purchased my ticket and reserved my Bali villa rental for late August until mid November—I didn’t want to spend another dreary autumn in NEPA.
When I arrived in August I was more than pleasantly surprised by how temperate the weather was. The sun was just warm enough, and the ocean breezes were just cool enough to create the perfect sensation on my skin. I could sit under the rays of the sun and tan without getting over warm, and when I finally ventured from my Bali villa rental to see the sights in the mountains, I was once again pleasantly surprised by how cool it was—good thing I brought along a light sweater.
Once October hit, there was a rainstorm at least once a day, but it wasn’t too bad because within 5 to 30 minutes the rain was gone and the sun was shining again. Sure, I couldn’t plan any day outings, but once the rain cleared, I gathered my gear and spent more time outdoors with a few other vacationers taking advantage of the luxury of neighboring Bali villa rentals.
Overall, the seasons in Bali were GREAT! During the dry season (at least the part I experienced) the weather was perfect, and during the wet season the rain scented the air.
If you’d like to know more about my experiences in Bali, please feel free to read part three in this series: What to Wear in Bali.