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Planning a trip to Bali in December? If yes, then a sea of impressions and colorful landscapes awaits you. Stunning nature, endless sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife and exotic markets - this Indonesian island has something for everyone. Find out what to expect from a trip to Bali in December in this article!

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Weather in Bali in December

December is the rainy season in Bali, and the weather on the island during this period can be unpredictable. Travelers should be prepared for sudden showers, but skies usually clear quickly. Despite periodic rains, the weather remains warm and is accompanied by sea breezes, which help to easily tolerate high humidity.

Although December is not the ideal time for swimming and sunbathing, the air temperature is comfortable and allows you to add a beach holiday to your must- list do :

  • Air temperature during the day : 28-29°C
  • Air temperature at night : about 23-24°C
  • Water temperature : 28-29°C


Prices for Bali in December

On the eve of the Christmas holidays, the demand for hotels and guest houses increases, and accordingly, prices also increase. Therefore, you should book your favorite options in advance.

As an example, here are the prices for one night’s stay in a double room in hotels of different price categories:

  • Harper Kuta Hotel (Kuta) - 4 star hotel located on Legian Road near Bali's popular nightlife Sky Garden and Bounty , Discovery Shopping Center and the famous Kuta Beach. There is a swimming pool, a restaurant and a spa - from $50 with breakfast.
  • The Haven Bali Seminyak is another 4-star hotel in a popular tourist area within walking distance of nightlife, restaurants and Seminyak Beach . Well-groomed grounds, fitness center, swimming pools, comfortable suites and villas, a restaurant with live music and entertainment events, serving both Asian and Western cuisine. The hotel's special feature is the private beach club The Haven , located on a beautiful stretch of Seminyak beach , in the busiest place on the island - from $75 with breakfast.
  • Sol Benoa Bali ( Nusa Dua ) is a beach resort operating on an all inclusive system. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, spa . Entertainment activities are available, including cooking classes and flower arranging classes - starting at $100 with breakfast.
  • Komaneka at Monkey Forest is a resort in the center of Ubud , surrounded by tropical trees. Previously served as an artists' residence for the prestigious Komanek Gallery . Offers comfortable rooms and villas with a private pool, a communal pool, an open-air restaurant, a spa center - from $170 with breakfast.
  • Ayodya Resort Bali ( Nusa Dua is a welcoming 5-star resort reminiscent of a Balinese water palace. There are 5 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, a spa , a well-equipped gym and a wide range of activities for guests of all ages, including water sports, Balinese dance lessons, golf and more - from $200 half board .
  • Mulia Resort ( Noosa Dua is one of the best luxury resorts in Bali. Offers a collection of 526 rooms to suit every taste, including rooms with a swimming pool, 9 restaurants and bars, a spa , a tennis center, four swimming pools, including an ocean view pool, a children's pool and a children's club - from $240 with breakfast.
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What to do in Bali in December

Despite the wet weather, you won’t be bored in Bali in December. Trekking and visiting temples, taking the famous Balinese safari and exploring the marine park, watching Kecak dance and shopping are just some of the best things to do on the island in December.

Trekking and rafting

Bali's volcanic mountains boast hiking trails, vibrant colors and breathtaking views that are perfect for photographers.

Local tour operators offer a variety of jungle and waterfall treks, walks through farmland and rice paddies, climbing Mounts Batur , Agung and Batukaru , as well as combination tours that include rafting, visiting traditional villages, staying in a local people's home and meeting them everyday life.

When going on a hike, it is necessary to wear practical clothing and shoes, be careful and follow the instructions of the guide, as during the rainy season the mountain paths can be slippery and dangerous.


Visiting temples

“The Island of a Thousand Temples” is what Bali is called due to the huge number of ancient temple buildings that are important to traditional Balinese culture. Today, Balinese temples not only act as the most important spiritual centers for local residents, but also attract many tourists who want to admire the unusual architecture and get to know the culture and traditions of the island better.

For example, while visiting Uluwatu Temple , which is about half an hour's drive from the international airport, tourists can enjoy a spectacular Kecak dance performance coupled with the natural beauty of the rocks surrounding the temple and stunning sunset views.

Other famous Balinese temples include Besakih Temple , Tanah Lot and Tirta water temple Empul .


Animal world

Animal lovers and travelers with children should definitely visit Bali Safari and Marine Park , an elephant park, as well as the famous Monkey Forest in Ubud .

While walking through the parks, you can watch a variety of wild animals, feed them, ride on the back of an elephant and take cool photos.

And while walking around the monkey sanctuary, you should remain vigilant, avoid feeding the monkeys and direct contact with them.



A walk through local markets, souvenir shops or shopping centers is a good way to pass the time in bad weather. In addition, a sufficient number of large modern stores are concentrated in the popular tourist areas of Bali , including Discovery Shopping Mall , Trans Studio Mall Bali Beachwalk​ Shopping Center and Seminyak Village .

As for souvenirs themselves, in addition to magnets and other pleasant trinkets, the famous Kopi coffee is in demand among tourists Luwak , decorative items, handmade wooden souvenirs, jewelry, T-shirts, scarves and sarongs, oils and natural cosmetics, and leather goods.


Christmas and New Year

If you are going to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays in Bali , then you should take into account some of the features associated with them. So, in Bali it is traditional to celebrate the New Year in March, and not surrounded by a cheerful crowd with music and fireworks, but in absolute silence. And the Christmas holidays here are also celebrated much more modestly than in Europe, since most of the population of Bali are Hindus.

However, in popular tourist areas during the holidays, guests of the island can expect noisy parties, colorful fireworks and all kinds of nightlife entertainment for which Bali is so famous.

Among the most popular beach clubs for lovers of stylish parties and nightlife, Potato is worth highlighting Head beach club in Seminyak and Finns in Canggu .


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When choosing a hotel for the New Year's period, it is better to give preference to those that are located within walking distance from your holiday location in order to avoid traffic jams on New Year's Eve.


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