Still unsure about visiting Bali? Perhaps you have been put off by its reputation for rowdy tourists and crowded beaches. This may be true in some parts of Bali but there is so much more to explore in Bali in 2020.
At Villa Getaways we love telling our clientele about the attractions of Bali not everyone knows about. The natural wonders, art and culture, the fascinating history, the world class restaurants and once in a lifetime luxury experiences. If you haven’t already, add Bali to your travel calendar for 2020 and experience this magical destination for yourself.
We are bringing to you a month by month guide to the first half of the year on whats happening, what to do and where to stay in Bali in 2020.
A typically busy month in Bali with plenty of people in the party spirit. If you are lucky enough to be greeting the new year in Bali in 2020 you have so many choices for where to celebrate. You could try out the all new Café Del Mar which has recently launched in Canggu. Finns is also based in Canggu and will be hosting ‘The Biggest New Years Eve Party in Bali‘ with tickets on sale now.
Want to get away from crowds? Consider staying in Uluwatu. We have a range of private villas in Uluwatu so magnificent you won’t want to leave. Uluwatu is famous for its cliff side temple and white sandy beaches. There are relaxed beach side cocktail venues and clifftop Golf Courses with sweeping ocean views.
Chinese New Year falls on January 25th in Bali in 2020. It is a celebration observed by Balinese of Chinese descent. There are festivities and spectacular events taking place throughout Bali.
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With the high levels of rain you can find flight deals and villa prices at their least expensive. So what is there to do in Bali when its raining?
Eat! A great time to try out the best of the Bali food scene. Some of our favourite restaurants:
- Merah Putih, Seminyak
This majestic restaurant serves both traditional and modern Indonesian cuisine with wow factor.
- Metis, North Kuta
Enjoy the uniquely Balinese experience of dining in a restaurant within a Rice Paddie. French Mediterranean cuisine and excellent service.
- Sarong, North Kuta
Award winning Asian Cuisine with an extensive Wine List.
Shop! Seminyak also offers the best boutiques for shopping ranging from market bargains to high end fashion boutiques and home wares.
Unwind! When the weather is not the best its a good time to try one of the leading Day Spas in Bali. We like Prana in Seminyak for its palatial Middle Eastern design and exotic treatments.
The rainy season comes to an end in May and you can expect high levels of humidity. Stay cool poolside at your Villa. See our guide on how to choose the right villa.
Nyepi or the Day of Silence falls on March 25th in Bali in 2020. Bali’s major Hindu festival celebrates the end of the old year with the start of the next. This festival is marked by total inactivity. The night before. the Balinese people carry large Ogoh Ogoh (demon statues) through Bali’s streets It’s a very exciting time to be in Bali and witness this unique celebration.
Insiders regard this as one of the best times to visit Bali with favourable weather and less crowds. Ubud is a nature lovers paradise with lots to see and do. The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is a must see, as is Tegenungan Waterfall. Visit Temples, Art museums and markets.
There are 2 noteworthy festivals taking place in Ubud in 2020.
Bali Spirit Festival is a favourite for yoga devotees and teachers around the world. The festival comprises classes, workshops, dance and music. The Spirit Festival is taking place 29th March – 5th April 2020. Extend your time in Ubud for the Ubud Food Festival on 17th -19th April. This Food Festival features local and international chefs preparing the finest Indonesian cuisine. A great opportunity to attend classes and try your hand at Indonesian cooking.
May is a great month for Surfers and those looking to learn. The West Coast receives big swell so its a great time to stay in Canggu. Echo Beach and Berawa are considered the best surf beaches.
If surfing is not for you maybe Yoga sessions are how you like to keep fit while traveling? Canggu is home to many yoga studios like The Chillhouse and Serenity Yoga.
Combine fitness with healthy cuisine for a #wellnessvacation. There are plenty of health conscious restaurants to try in Canggu like Essential, Savage Kitchen and Alkaline Restaurant. Read more about Health Retreats in Bali here.
The Bali Arts Festival takes place mid June. Based in Denpasar, Local villages perform Traditional Balinese dances. Expect vibrant costumes, music and unforgettable performances.
June is when tourism starts to pick up; the nightlife is buzzing, beaches are busy and planning ahead is key. We recommend booking popular restaurants in advance at this time of year and now is the time to secure the best places to stay.
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