A Complete Guide to Travelling to Bali in August!

Doubtful about travelling to Bali in August? Wondering if it will be the right time or not? We’ve got answers to all your questions regarding the weather and things to do in Bali in August.

The month of August is very dry, just like July. The expectancy of a rainfall is the lowest in August and it’s one of the hottest months even when the temperature in Bali is more or less the same throughout the year. The dry season being the best season to visit Bali, the season is at its peak and South Bali is as crowded as it’s for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The accommodation prices turn exorbitant owing to the huge crowd in August, so it’s advised to book your accommodation well in advance if you plan to visit Bali in the month of August. 

August marks the end of the dry season in Bali, which is considered to be the perfect time for travelling to Bali. It encompasses the shoulder season of Bali where the weather is about to start its transition from the dry season to the wet season. Hence, August marks the end of the peak season in Bali.

There’s a lot Bali has got to offer in the month of August. Ranging from fancy temples and rip-roaring water sports to fantastic night clubs and wonderful yoga retreats, you can experience the culture and thrill of Bali in full swing in the month of August! It’s the best time to indulge in various water sport activities like Scuba Diving, Surfing, Snorkelling, etc. August is the best time to witness the sunny side of Bali. During the dry season, the beaches in Bali are pretty clean and show off their most beautiful side.

The weather in Bali in August is quite pleasant with temperatures ranging from 22ºC to 29ºC. The average rainfall is nearly 3mm spread over 3 days, which is drastically low.

Places to Visit in Bali in August

Listed below are some wonderful places that you should definitely visit if you’re travelling to Bali in August.

1. Mount Batur Volcano, Kintamani

The Volcano in Kintamani is a popular and adventurous trek in Bali. Mount Batur is an active volcano which is known for the mesmerizing view of the sunrise from its peak. The lush green vegetation and the rugged lava slopes are best viewed from Penelokan, a small village near Mount Batur. You can also stop by at the village of Toya Bungkah which is home to the hot springs known for their healing properties.

Elevation: 1,717 m
Location: Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia


2. Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall is the most picturesque waterfall of Bali. The waterfall is a collection of 6-7 narrow cascades in Bali’s dense rainforests. You need to trek through rice fields, coffee plantations and forested trails for 3 hours to reach this scenic waterfall. The height of the falls varies between 80m to 100m.

Entrance Fee: 20,000 IDR (With Free Parking)
Location: Sekumpul, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia


3. Bali Safari & Marine Park

Filled with a lot of adventure and fun, The Bali Safari and Marine Park is a must-visit for people travelling to Bali in August. The bus trip takes you around the natural habitat of animals where you can easily spot various indigenous animals. There’s also a petting zoo where you can feed and play with small furry animals like rabbits, ducks and ponies. The Night Safari and the cultural show at the end is like a cherry on the cake. You can book your tickets from the official BSMP ticketing partner Voyagin.

Address: Jl. Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra km 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9am to 5 pm

4. Seminyak Beach

The most-lively and happening beach of Bali, Seminyak Beach has a long stretch of beautiful white sand with multiple bars and restaurants right on the beach. Seminyak is a beautiful destination where you can enjoy the waves and the sun as chilling on the comfortable bean bags available there.

Price: No entry fee
Opening Hours: Always open

5. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a beautiful destination which is untouched and not much explored. It’s an example of nature at its best. Separated from Bali by Badung Strait, Nusa Penida is an exquisitely amazing place to visit in Bali. Much less crowded as compared to other parts of Bali and surrounded by turquoise blue waters, it’s a treat for the photographers and explorers searching for off-beat peaceful locations. It is home to many Hindu Temples, lagoons and limestone formations, further adding to the serenity of the place.

Location: Nusa Penida, Nusa Islands, Klungkung

Price: No entry fee
Timing: Always Open

Festivals and Events in Bali during August

Bali Kites Festival

The Kites festival in Bali is a seasonal religious festival that is celebrated to send a message to the Gods to ensure good harvest and abundant crops. People from all over the world make and fly their giant traditional kites to emerge as the winner of the Kite Festival.

Sanur Village festival

The festival aims at promoting Sanur as a safe and beautiful travel destination by incorporating various themes in its festival. The festival is a collection of art performances, water sports, fishing competitions, culinary bazaar, etc.

Ubud Village Jazz Festival

It is a music festival organized of the conceived idea of a community concert. With collaboration and support from various local artist communities, this village has been hosting such unique community concerts since the year 2010.

Buleleng Festival

It is a national event that is organised to promote the tourist national agenda. It is a platform to present the traditional art and promote regional music and the local cuisine of Bali. 

Kuta Sea Sand Land Fest

It is a 5-day long event held from August 15 to August 19 every year to celebrate Indonesia’s independence from Dutch rule. Considering sand as a symbol of Diversity and land as a symbol of Unity, the traditional villages feature folk parties, food festivals, art and culture festivals and various youth-engaging activities. It’s a festival celebrated for exploring and preserving the cultural art and the traditions of the local community.

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