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April Bali, covered in lush green forests, is a paradise for budget travelers. This is just the start of the season, when prices have not yet reached their maximum. The Indonesian paradise is known for its crystal clear beaches, tropical landscapes, volcanic mountains, exotic sunsets and lush green forests that make travelers yearn to visit Bali. Holidays in Bali are like an endless adventure. It's the perfect combination of culture, adventure and nightlife.

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Weather in Bali in April

March is the official start of the dry season in Bali. Although it still rains quite often in March, April has mostly sunny days and marks the start of the tourist season. Forecasts based on historical data indicate that Bali experiences an average of 9 rainy days in April.

But at the same time, Bali is a tropical country where it can rain at any time without warning.

  • Average temperature range: +25…+34°C
  • Precipitation: 9 cm
  • Rainy days: 9
  • Sun hours/day: 8
  • Ocean temperature: +30°C
  • Humidity: 65%

In April, Bali is much drier than at the beginning of the year. April is the beginning of the dry season, hot and sunny with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The average daytime high is 34°C and the average nighttime low is a comfortable 25°C. Many people consider this to be ideal beach weather. If it rains, it lasts for several hours in the late afternoon. This way you can plan your day in advance.


What places to visit in Bali in April

  • Uluwatu Temple. An 11th century temple located on top of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. Its beauty cannot be overestimated. The temple is one of the most popular tourist spots in Bali and is a must-visit even if you are not particularly religious. The weather in April is great, so you can expect some great views when you visit the Uluwatu Temple. The Uluwatu temple is famous for the Kecak dance, which depicts the Lanka Dahan episode from the Ramayana where Hanuman sets Lanka on fire. It is performed every day at sunset.
  • Pura Oolong Yah Bro - the most beautiful temple in Bali, located right on the shore of Lake Bratan. It is worth going here for an overnight stay to watch the majestic sunrise over the temple and lake. On a good day, you can see the mirror image of the temple in the crystal clear lake: a rare and fantastic sight.
  • The city of Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. Situated in the cool mountains, among verdant rice fields and beautiful artificial gardens, the town has become a center of handicrafts. Ubud is modern but retains a certain rustic charm. A great place to experience local flavor and culture.


What to do in April

  • Watch dolphins. One of the best places to watch dolphins in Bali is Lovina, which is mostly crowded during Bali 's high season. But in April you can still see dolphins while avoiding the curious crowds. Most dolphin watching boat tours depart from the beach at sunrise.
  • Visit to the rice terraces. April is one of the best months to visit Bali due to the weather. There are more waterfalls than in summer, and the jungle and terraced fields are still lush. April is generally harvest month on most terraces. Harvest time depends on altitude, but in April you can catch them turning a lush green or yellow before harvest.
  • Hike to the top. If you want to escape the crowds and spend some time in the lap of nature, Mount Batur provides that opportunity. It rises 1,700 meters above sea level, and from its top one of the best views of Bali opens. An easy walk takes about 2-3 hours. It is better to start the trek before dawn so that you can watch the majestic sunrise from the top. At the top of Batur it is about 10 degrees cooler compared to sea level, and the wind blows. Therefore, take warmer clothes with you.
  • Visit a water park. Waterbom is the best water park in Bali, where you can have a great time on a hot summer day. It offers incredible slides, a bustling food court, and of course, a pool bar. This theme park is considered the best in Asia. 60% of Waterbom is a garden. Tropical gardens with exquisite flowers, places for a relaxing holiday combined with adrenaline will give you a lot of impressions!
  • Visit the Bali Zoo. How about starting your day with breakfast with orangutans? Yes, you heard right. Bali Zoo will surprise you with this opportunity. Tourists can experience Balinese wildlife by having breakfast with orangutans, taking a mud bath with elephants and enjoying an amazing night safari.
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April festivals in Bali

Bali in April. But the most interesting of them are the festivals:

  • Tumpek Krulut - Day of Compassion. This is how one expresses gratitude for life and life's blessings. This holiday is celebrated specifically to show compassion to each other and help the less fortunate in society. The festival allows the tourist to mingle with the locals of Bali and understand them better. When: April 4.
  • Kedasa Full Moon is a special day in Bali when the gods descend to earth to spread goodwill among people. On the full moon, prayers, music, and colorful ceremonies take place in temples in almost every corner of Bali. Offerings such as bright flowers and fresh fruits are brought to temples. When: April 21.
  • Ubud Food Festival. The Ubud Food Festival is a true gastronomic adventure. The food festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. Exploring local dishes and drinks is always tempting for tourists. When: April 17, 18 and 19.


Beach holiday in April in Bali

April is a good month for visiting beaches and surfing because the trash that appears during the rainy season has already disappeared. And you can enjoy visiting the islands and beaches of Bali, outdoor activities.

  • Watch the sunset on Jimbaran beach. Quiet days and colorful sunsets make Jimbaran a great beach destination. Jimbaran is one of the best beaches in Bali and has some of the best sunsets in Bali. The beach is known for its popular seafood restaurants and luxury hotels. After sunset, there are live performances: a mariachi band (guitarists, violinists and trumpeters) or traditional dancing. It is better to arrive around 17:00 and take a seat at one of the restaurants located on the beach and watch the sunset over dinner.
  • Noosa Penida for diving. Noosa Penida is Bali's largest offshore island southeast of the main island. This is a wildlife sanctuary known as one of the top three diving spots in all of Indonesia. Here you can see large and unusual sea creatures such as manta rays and turtles. In April, the garbage disappears after the rainy season. Noosa Penida has complex currents and is suitable for experienced divers _ Not only the sea, but also the island itself has become a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Noosa Lembongan for water sports. At the end of April, after heavy spring rains, the island becomes a place for a relaxing beach holiday and a center for water sports. You can get there from Bali by boat in 30 minutes. If you want to find uncrowded beaches, go after the Easter holidays.
  • Partying on Kuta Beach. It is considered Bali's most famous beach resort. Kuta Beach is very famous as a surfer 's beach, but it has also become a great afternoon option and party center in Bali. There are many nightclubs and excellent shopping.
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What to wear in April in Bali

April is a hot month. Bring light, cool, quick-drying clothing. You may need an umbrella to provide shelter from the rain and sun. Sandals and cool, breathable shoes are usually recommended.

UV levels are high, so bring sunscreen, a sunhat and good sunglasses. Insect repellent may be needed in the evenings, especially in rural areas.

For hikes in the Jatiluwi Rice Terraces or Mount Batur, wear durable, comfortable sneakers or lightweight hiking boots.

Sunny April is a great time of year to explore the island: make the most of your Bali holiday !



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