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Holidays in Bali in November are suitable for travelers who want to enjoy the warmth at a reasonable price, while avoiding crowds of tourists, and also get to know the culture and history of the island.

In this article we will tell you about the features of a holiday in Bali in November and tell you how to organize the most enjoyable pastime.

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Weather in Bali in November

November in Bali is the beginning of the rainy season. This period is characterized by increased air humidity and short, heavy showers, which often pass quickly and give way to sunny days. Starting from mid-November, the probability of rain increases, and towards the end of the month the amount of precipitation increases. However, the mountainous areas of Bali are usually cooler and rainier than the coast. Despite the precipitation, in November in Bali you can enjoy a beach holiday and admire the lush tropical greenery, the colors of which become especially bright during the rainy season.

When going to Bali during the rainy season, you need to be prepared to see an increased amount of garbage on some beaches. But, as a rule, they try to remove it.

As for temperatures, thanks to the tropical climate they are relatively stable throughout the year, and in November they are:

  • Air temperature during the day : 28-30°C
  • Air temperature at night : about 23-24°C
  • Water temperature : about 28°C


Prices for Bali in November

November is the off-season period, which is good for travelers on a budget. Here are the approximate prices for accommodation in popular tourist areas:

  • Risata Bali Resort & Spa ( Kuta ) - an inexpensive tropical-style resort located near the airport, within walking distance of the beach and shops. There is a restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa - from $45.
  • Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa ( Jimbaran ) - 4-star resort located steps away from Kedonganan public beach . There are two restaurants, a spa , pool, gym, wine lounge, pool bar and rooftop bar with beautiful views of Jimbaran Bay - from $55.
  • Sol Benoa Bali ( Nusa Dua ) is a 5-star beach resort operating on an all inclusive system. There are restaurants, a swimming pool, a good spa and a range of entertainment - from $105 with breakfast and from $283 for all inclusive .
  • Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali ( Nusa Dua ) is another 5-star beach resort located in the popular tourist area of Noosa Dua and offering all inclusive service. It offers a private beach area, beautiful rooms, generous menus at 6 restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options - starting at $111.
  • Kupu-Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by L'Occitane ( Ubud ) is a tropical-themed 5-star hotel with luxury villas, named after the giant butterfly, a symbol of the beauty of Balinese art, culture and design. The distance from the beach is compensated by magnificent views of the Ayung River and dense forests. This is the only resort with a harbor on the Ayung River, from where you can go on a free rafting trip - from $150.
  • Hilton Bali Resort ( Noosa Dua ) is a luxurious 5-star hotel for fans of the famous chain. There are 4 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, a 30-meter water slide, several tennis courts, a white sand beach, a good spa, a kids' club and other components of a 5-star holiday - from $218.

All prices are per night in a double room and include breakfast.

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What to do in Bali in November

During the rainy season, you can spend time at the spa or gym, do yoga, explore the menu of bars and gastronomic establishments, or take cooking classes at the hotel.

And when short-term bad weather gives way to sunny days, you can spend time on one of the many Balinese beaches or find other activities to suit your taste. Let's give some examples of them.


Diving in Bali is possible all year round. During the wet season, visibility may be more limited than during the dry season, but this will not prevent encounters with reef sharks, dolphins and other marine life, as well as dives of the Liberty and Boga ( Kubu ) wrecks at Tulamben, the Japanese wreck at Amed and visiting other equally interesting locations.

Read more about the cost and conditions of diving, as well as the most exciting dive sites in Bali, in this article.


Visiting temples

The island of Bali is famous not only for its beautiful nature, but also for its large number of Hindu temples ( pura ), which attract tourists with their unusual architecture. The island is home to many religious buildings, which are architectural monuments reflecting the thousand-year history of Balinese culture. The most famous of them are Besakih Temple, Tirta Empul, Tanah Lot and Uluwatu - offer the opportunity to experience the history of Bali and get acquainted with the culture and customs of the island. While visiting the temples, you will learn about some of the traditional Balinese rituals, enjoy beautiful tropical sunsets and dance performances.


Bali Safari and Marine Park

If you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the wild, but do it as safely as possible, then the Bali Safari Park is exactly what you need.

The park is located approximately 30 kilometers from Kuta. More than 1,000 species of animals are represented here, including the famous " Komodo dragons ". Ride through the park by jeep or special bus, go on an elephant ride, watch animals in their natural habitat, grab a bite to eat at Asia's first African restaurant, visit the water play area and watch a traditional Balinese show during this exciting adventure.

Entrance fees to the park start at IDR 620,000 or $40 per person.


Monkey sanctuary in Ubud

The Sacred Monkey Forest is a nature reserve that is home to several hundred primates. Visitors will have an extraordinary experience interacting with these energetic animals. However, keep in mind that even though the monkeys may seem friendly, travelers may encounter unexpected problems, such as theft of personal items or bites. To ensure a safe stay in the reserve, it is recommended to carefully monitor your belongings and refrain from feeding or direct contact with animals.


Water park in Kuta

Built about 30 years ago in the popular resort area of Kuta, today Waterbom Bali covers 3.8 hectares of land and is one of the best water parks in Southeast Asia.

The park offers a range of services and entertainment for the whole family, including 22 slides of varying difficulty levels that meet international safety standards, a wide selection of dishes in the park's restaurants and eateries, and private gazebos that can be rented and spent time with friends and family. Access to storage lockers and towels are available for an additional fee. There is a medical aid station.

It is worth noting that the entire infrastructure of the water park is thoughtfully designed around the existing flora and fauna, and does not cause damage to the environment.

Ticket price:

  • IDR 385,000 (about $26) for children 2-11 years old;
  • IDR 535,000 (about $36) for adults;
  • IDR 1,690,000 (approx. $113) for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

When purchasing tickets online on the water park website, you receive a 15% discount.



Walking around the mall is one of the best ways for shopping lovers to spend time on a rainy day. After all, here you can not only enjoy shopping, but also visit a cinema, attractions, and, of course, have a snack.

The most popular shopping centers are concentrated around the tourist areas of Kuta and Seminyak. These include:

  • Discovery Shopping Mall;
  • Trans Studio Mall Bali;
  • Transmart Carrefour;
  • Beachwalk Shopping Center;
  • Mal Bali Galeria;
  • Seminyak Village.

Bali opened - Living World Denpasar Mall. As of this writing, not all stores in the mall are open yet, but the plan is to bring together well-known international clothing brands, cosmetics, some of Indonesia's most popular food chains, a movie theater and more under one roof.


Trekking and active walks

Fans of an active lifestyle can go on one of the excursions in the surrounding area. However, when trekking or hiking, it is important to have proper clothing and footwear and follow the guide's directions, as the road during the rainy season can be slippery and more difficult than during the dry season.



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