Traveling to Bali between November and March? Feel yourself as lucky because you’ll get to see the different shades of this tropical island. It’s monsoon time and you can expect little to heavy rain. Don’t feel down or spend days inside the room only watching the rain from the window and sipping coffee.
There are still plenty of things to do in Bali during this awesome season that will make your trip full of excitement, comfort, and a pleasant experience.
10 Things to Do in Bali for a Memorable Monsoon Trip
01. Enroll in a Yoga Class
Bali is not just popular for honeymoon destinations; it’s a pretty good place for improving your wellbeing from the scratch. So, utilize this time to rejuvenate your mind and soul.
You can try different yoga styles such as hatha yoga, yin, Anusara, vinyasa, or Iyengar. Start with getting registered at any yoga studio nearby and ensure that they have English-speaking instructors. Ask for fees and get all the yoga essentials to begin.
02. Go for a Spa Session
You dare not to skip massage in Bali whether you come during the Monsoon season or any other time of the year. It’s like a must-do activity in Bali ever since the spa industry has boomed and now there’s a spa at every nook and corner here.
So it would be easy to book one as per your preference. Here’s what you can experience during the spa treatment:
- Full body massage
- Muscle melt reflexology
- Herbal mist sauna
- Hibiscus scrub and massage
- Facial massage
Most of the spas in Bali are located alongside rivers which stimulate your experience and push you into a deep relaxing mode. That’s what we all need, isn’t it?
03. Discover Your Love for Fashion at Bali Malls
Bali has N number of malls ranging from affordable to luxury where you can get fashionable clothes at your fingertips. If you are at Kuta, then do visit Discovery Shopping Mall. It’s largest and full of both national and international brands.
Other than this, you can explore the following shopping malls in Kuta, Bali:
- Kuta Beachwalk
- Mal Bali Galeria
- Lippo Mall
- Carrefour Plaza
They are the best places to visit in Bali on their own because of their unique and exotic range of brands.
04. Visit a Museum
Kuta is not only filled with wonderful shopping destinations, but it also has a fun museum that you might have not seen ever before. Visit Dream Museum Zone in Kuta, it is basically an art gallery with famous paintings and theme galleries.
Each painting is a pleasure to see and for kids, there are several illusionary paintings like walking on a broken bridge, milking a cow, shark attack, etc.
Where- Jalan Nakula No.33X, Legian, Badung
Timings- 9 am to 10 pm every day
And if you are at other locations in Bali like Ubud, Denpasar, and Seminyak, check out these amazing museums:
- Upside Down World
- Neka Art Museum
- Museum Rudana
- Bali Provincial Public Museum
- Agung Rai Museum of Art
They are fun; you won’t get bored we promise.
05. Taste some Good Food
Bali people literally live to eat and you can get the idea from their delicious cuisine. They have variety everywhere and dishes are cooked with fresh ingredients and spices mainly garlic, coconut, pork, and pepper.
To start afresh, begin with some of the traditional Bali recipes such as:
- Babi Guling– It is a roasted pork
- Betutu- King’s favorite meal which takes almost 8 hours to get ready
- Lawar- Meat and vegetable mixed recipe
- Nasi Jinggo– It’s both traditional and street food made with rice and vegetables
- Urab- steamed veggies
- Tum- minced chicken with spices
Bali has options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians so don’t worry about good food. The island always serves delicious.
06. Learn New Skills
When you are in Bali, you will never go unlearned. From surroundings to its culture, everything will teach you some worthy skills to preserve forever.
Silver crafting and jewelry making are one such to learn and get yourself beautiful souvenirs. Find yourself a workshop offered by local artists and learn the crafting techniques.
07. Go for Axe Hucking
Hearing it for the first time? Then you must try it for sure. Axe hucking or throwing is a popular pastime activity among Canadians but it’s getting the attention of Balinese people too.
The game is played in the backyard to cut your anger and reduce stress. Well, in Bali you need to book Mothers Huckers Axe Throwing Club for this experience. But there are a few instructions you should follow strictly as the game is a bit dangerous:
- Do an early booking as limited seats are available
- Arrive half an hour before as they provide coaching before letting you play
- Wear comfortable and breathable clothes and shoes
- Go with your friends for an interactive and fun session
Where- Jalan Pantai Berawa Canggu, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Price- 350.000 IDR/ adult and 250.000 IDR/child
08. Sea Walk Tour
Can’t stay calm seeing rain and want to get yourself wet? Go for a sea walk tour then. Yes, you can actually walk on the sea surface; Bali let you have this unique experience. For this, you need nothing except a helmet and a friend. A sea walking tour is available in Sanur and in Tanjung Benoa, depending upon your location you can pick a tour.
Price- 1235.000 IDR/person
Other details– 25-30 minutes session, minimum 2 people can go, changing room facilities, and pick up and drop services
09. Downhill Bike Ride
The green lush paddy field turns into a beautiful painting during monsoon season. You can feel them blooming and talking to the winds and the best way is to go on a bike ride.
Find a tour provider in Ubud and book this 6-hour tour that will take you to UNESCO world heritage sites, the Kintamani volcano, and the top of the mountains. What else
- Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- A local guide
- Pick and drop facility
- A bicycle
- Air-conditioned minivan for transportation
[Note- Services are subject to change as per the service providers]
10. Take Cooking Class
As a souvenir take back the art of making traditional recipes of Bali. Several local cafes like La Laguna, Warung, and many more welcome visitors who want to learn cooking. This will also help you understand the Bali culture and connect with it easily.
So, when it rains don’t waste your time sleeping or reading a book in the hotel’s room. Go out and indulge in these famous things to do in Bali in the monsoon.