If you are traveling on the resort island of Bali, you are indeed looking to walk in the beautiful rice fields. Or try out your surfing skills and spend a reasonable amount of time lying on the hot sand or next to a swimming pool. However, in a tropical country like Indonesia, outdoor activities can sometimes be delayed due to short but heavy rain episodes. The rainy season runs roughly from November to February. The wet season isn’t quite as bad as the monsoon season in other parts of South-East Asia. However, you may want to have back-up options for those rainy days. We’ve selected activities for you to enjoy until the sun comes back. So check carefully what follows, and you’ll find out what are the best things to do in Bali when it rains!
Like several countries in this part of the world, Bali has a rainy season that takes the form of -usually short- rain showers. During the rainy season, the vegetation is as luxuriant as ever, and photographers can enjoy the most magnificent colors and shapes from the flowers and plants. Clear blue skies give way to clouds and thunder. Meanwhile, the locals adapt their daily lives around the rain in both the cities and the countryside. If the charm of those rainy days isn’t quite a motivation for you to step out, you need to consider other options for which weather does not play a part.
Wellness- What to do in Bali When it Rains
When the clouds mask the sun, don’t lose the Bali Spirit. Undoubtedly, Bali is mostly known for its beaches and sunsets, there is also more charm to Bali than its beaches. Take the time to get in tune with your inner self. As a spiritual hub, Ubud is a great place to start. Or make your way to Sanur where traditional techniques for massage and natural elements of the sea rebalance the body. Learn why
Get A Massage
What about taking advantage of the unfriendly weather to relax and take care of your body? The Island offers a large selection of Spas where you can get the best treatments. Try the world-famous Balinese massage. The sound of the rain falling isn’t quite as depressing when the best therapists are focused on your wellness in a relaxing environment. In Kuta, you can even try the nourishing and softening properties… chocolate. The “Chocolate Indulgence Spa Package” offers to revitalize your body in the most delicious way, While in Ubud, you can offer yourself a Tree Top Massage. Featuring a mango body scrub and body massage in one of the most famous of all Bali Spas located in the green Ayung river valley. Not wanting to leave the beach altogether? Then take advantage of the Sea Minerals Detox Treatment in Sanur.
Perfect Your Yoga Moves
Relaxation and wellness can also take the form of Yoga classes on the Hindu island of Bali. Many Yoga teachers from around the world have made the Island of Gods their home. Mainly due to the perfect conditions it offers for this physical and spiritual activity. Order a private Yoga class at your villa with a certified teacher. Otherwise, attend a Yoga class at Sanur Beach. Join with fellow Yoga enthusiasts in a bamboo-made house situated on the beach.
If you plan to invest more than just a few hours of rainy downtime, then join a Full Day Yoga & Wellness Experience with Organic Lunch, Massage, and Floating Tank. Enjoy the whole panel of treatments for bodies and souls that are available in Bali.
Bali is a spiritual place without a doubt. With over 4500 temples on the island, the importance of religion is first and foremost in the daily lives of the Balinese. When it rains, it’s a perfect time to explore the spiritual side of this beautiful island. Take the time to find your own spiritual balance.
Temples in Bali are not only beautiful, but they also hold the traditions of the Balinese for centuries. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot Temple. One of the most spiritual places you can visit is Pura Titra Empul (Holy Water Temple). Escorted by a Brahman, get the opportunity to experience this water ritual. The water comes from a spring underground and is considered holy. The Balinese come complete this water ritual to heal sickness and bring blessings. Learn the process of offering blessings and hopefully receive some yourself. To understand the significance of Brahman in the Hindu culture, have a personal visit with a Brahman. Learn the role of Brahman who is known to create Talisman and Yantras used to protect families and bring abundance to those who visit
Culture- What to do in Bali When it Rains
Bali is rich in culture. The dedication of the Balinese to their culture reflects in everything they do from the food they prepare and to the arts they make. Combined with their generosity, tourists have an incredible opportunity to learn what contributes to the true beauty of Bali. Take home a bit of Bali home by learning some of the traditions that keep us coming back.
Learn to Cook Traditional Balinese Cuisine
A rainy day is also the perfect time to learn more about the delicious Indonesian cuisine, its ingredients, and cooking secrets. In Ubud, head to a traditional Balinese compound and take a traditional Balinese farm to table tour and cooking class. Visit stunning rice fields and learn the irrigation systems that keep them vibrant. Then prepare a delicious Indonesian style meal. Alternatively, sophisticated cooking training is available in Canggu. With this Traditional Indonesian Gastronomy Food Tour & Cooking Class, you will have the opportunity to choose from a list of classic dishes and sauces. Choose from dishes such as Nasi Goreng, Lawar Kacang, or Sambal Matah to start. Those interested in finding the healing formulas of traditional drinks made of herbs and spice mixtures can opt for the Djamoe Herbal Drink Class. Try all sorts of healing leaves, roots, and flowers used in recipes from ancient Javanese books.
Take Time to Learn the Arts
If you’re not into cooking, plenty of other kinds of workshops are waiting for you to attend their training sessions and classes. It’s certainly the case in Ubud where a wide range of activities is available. From Mask Carving to Batik Painting, to Silver Jewelry Making. The options are endless. You can even book a Half Day Ubud Shopping Spree. With all of the workshops and galleries of this cultural town, any one of them can be tailored to suit your interests. Whether you want to learn traditional dances or massages, take the few hours of rain to bring home a new talent or boost your creativity. This is precisely what you will do by joining this Perfume Workshop in Jimbaran that offers the excitement of creating your own favorite fragrance to bring home.
Enjoy Local Entertainment
While you’re in the Bukit Peninsula, you can also attend the Devdan Show at Nusa Dua Theatre and witness the prowess of the acrobatic dancers in a performance inspired by the cultures of Indonesia.
Be Different-What to do in Bali When it Rains
Finally, there is another place where rain will have zero impact on you: underwater! In Sanur, the great Underwater Sea Walk experience is an easy way to witness a wide range of fishes while walking in total safety on the sea bed. You can even rent a camera and have turtles and sea-horses released around you, adding to the magic of the moment. Those who prefer to stay completely dry will be able to board the Submarine Experience in the Bay of Amuk located near Candi Dasa on the eastern coast of Bali. You will go 70 feet deep to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs. Partake in a fish feeding during a 45-minute journey where rain doesn’t matter at all.
This is really a small sample of the thousands of activities and shows that are available in Bali when it is raining. We understand that you’re most likely going to spend the lion share of your time outside enjoying the warm sun. But keep in mind that a few hours of rain won’t ruin your day. It can even bring you to places you would never have been. So grab the opportunity (and your umbrella) to discover another facet of Bali!
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updated October 31