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Bali Remains As Popular As Ever Even In The Middle Of Low Season

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Tourism businesses in Bali were rightly concerned about what life could look like after the pandemic. They needn’t have worried too much. The latest figures show that even in the height of the low season, travelers are still arriving in Bali.

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The latest data shows that even in the quiet months, tourists are still choosing to explore the Island of the Gods and risking getting caught in a rain storm. It’s not hard to see why, though. Whatever the weather, Bali is beautiful. 

The General Manager of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali, Handy Heryudhitiawan, told reporters, “We are optimistic that the achievement in 2023 will be better compared to 2022, considering that currently I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport serves an average of 48 thousand passengers per day.”

Data showed that in February, Bali Airport served 1.3 million passengers movements in total. There were 358,534 international arrivals and 366,565 international departures. 

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This new data shared by airport officials shows that Bali Airport has served 1.5 million international passenger movements and 1.39 million domestic passenger movements in the year to date. Currently, Bali Airport serves twenty-five international routes with twenty-nine airlines.

Airport officials have confirmed that flight schedules will increase in the coming months, with airlines based in both the U.S. and Australia increasing their routes to Denpasar Heryudhitiawan, conducted, “We are also still intensively coordinating with other stakeholders regarding the opening or reactivation of flight routes at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali.”

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So, why visit Bali in the low season? There are plenty of reasons why visiting Bali in the low season can sometimes be even better than visiting in the high season. For one, the whole island is so much quieter, especially in the island’s most popular tourist destinations.

This means you can explore the island’s most popular beaches, like Kuta Beach and Seminyak Beach are free from the peak season crowds. It’s also true that cultural attractions further inland are much quieter too. Arrive at opening time at the world-famous Penglipuran Village, for example, and you could have the whole place to yourself. The same goes for the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. What a treat!

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Another winning reason to visit Bali in the low season is that almost all the hotels, guesthouses, and hostels drop their prices. Low season rates are not to be missed. Just think, you could stay at some of the world’s finest hotels for a fraction of the normal price.

Whether you want to check in at the 5-star Four Seasons Resort Bali in the artistic village of Sayan, neighboring Ubud, or the Novotel Bali Nusa Dua for a beach retreat, you can be sure to find the best deals on hotels during the low season. 


Surely there’s a downside, though? Well…kind of. Low season in Bali officially begins at the end of January and runs until the end of April. The rainy season generally starts at the end of November and through to the end of March. So the first half of the low season can be rainy. 


That being said, it is rare that a rainy day can spoil play in Bali. More often than not, the monsoon season brings a daily downpour that lasts anywhere between 10 minutes and an hour. After that, the wind blows the clouds over, and the sun graces you with her presence once again.

And there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you occupied during a particularly rainy day. It’s a great opportunity to go cafe hopping and explore all the incredible food that is on offer in Bali. From nasi goreng to babi guling, from post-surf burgers to pre-yoga salads, Bali is a foodie paradise. 


Whether you’re thinking of visiting Bali in the height of the high season, or the quietest dip of the low season, you’re bound to have the time of your life. Don’t let a little rain put you off making the most of those incredible low-season hotel deals and reduced traffic!

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Paul Morris

Monday 13th of March 2023

Having just spent 4 weeks in Legian and Seminyak visiting our grandchildren who live in Denpasar I was keen to see the redevelopment of Legian/Kuta beach with the walking path , skate park etc. We have been holidaying in Bali since 1983 when we first stayed at Agung bungalows with the Bali Sunset Club as much as I like some of the improvements to me it has taken soul out of Kuta beach and what the area was about for holiday makers. One thing I did notice was that already an area of foot path near the tsunami evacuation centre is being undermined by the extra high tides, not sure if this path will last too long because of rising sea levels and the erosion of the beach area and it doesn’t look like this long term problem was taken into account when the project was being scoped for redevelopment . I am all for updating areas to attract more tourists but as I said at the start Kuta beach has lost a little bit of its soul.

Wayan Bo

Monday 13th of March 2023

@Paul Morris, why did You left Your children or grandchildren there, instead to take them with You as a good parent or grandparent.


Monday 13th of March 2023

@Paul Morris, oh bummer, we must have been two ships passing in the night. Although I would never stay in Legian or Kuta in this day and age, maybe back in 1983 or in the early 90's. After 2 months hiatus, I am back on here again. Chuckles.

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Monday 13th of March 2023

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Sunday 12th of March 2023

Bali is sensational any time of the year. When it rains it's warm. A lot of people prefer the wet season. There is just something about Bali, once you get it, it never leaves you. Coming back to Bali feels like home.


Monday 13th of March 2023

@MARK, true dat... there is a "je ne sais quoi" in the air. It must be the gods hypnotizing people and never leave the island.


Sunday 12th of March 2023

Halo, we love the Kuta beach area near the Kuta square however the sandy beach area is a quickly diminishing when will the beach be refurbished with sand our last visit in August there was virtually a cliff between the footpath and the beach which is very dangerous at night.

Neil gill

Sunday 12th of March 2023

Do you realize that the high season in Bali is the low season in Thailand and Vietnam so why increase prices per season to keep people away. Same as having different prices for visitors and locals at some entertainment places. I can tell you many visitors walk away.