Averages for Bali in April
The month of April in Bali sees temperatures continuing to climb, almost to the hottest they are for the entire year. The average temperature this month is 27°C (81°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is a stifling 32°C (90°F). The beginning of April starts with a decent chance of rain, although not nearly as much as in the months coming before it, as well as a mixture of overcast and sunny days, a...
Daily averages for April
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Averages for Bali in April
The month of April in Bali sees temperatures continuing to climb, almost to the hottest they are for the entire year. The average temperature this month is 27°C (81°F), while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is a stifling 32°C (90°F). The beginning of April starts with a decent chance of rain, although not nearly as much as in the months coming before it, as well as a mixture of overcast and sunny days, and a daily average temperature of about 26°C (79°F). The middle of the month brings warm days, with a less chance of rain, and a daily average temperature closer to what it is for the entire month at 27°C (81°F). The end of the month follows the same pattern as the middle, with slightly warmer days, and again, a diminishing chance of rain, with a daily average temperature closer to 28°C (82°F). The lowest ever recorded temperature in April is 21°C (70°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 37°C (99°F).
Although April is still part of Bali’s “wet season,” it is at the tail end of it. This means there is more sunshine per day this month, with an average rising up to eight hours a day from the seven in March. Along with the wet season ending means less rain as well. The average amount of total rainfall for April drops 20mm from March, down to 70mm for the month. The average amount of total days that this rain occurs over also falls from 14 days in March, to just 12 in April.
While the average sea temperature got colder from February to March, the temperature doesn’t continue to get colder in April. The average sea temperature this month stays the same at 28°C (82°F). This is very warm water that anyone would be comfortable spending time in, even for a long duration.
Humidity levels in April stay the same to the three months before it, with an average level of 80%. This is uncomfortably high and you will be able to feel the humidity almost immediately. April brings days that can get warmer than 32°C (90°F), making the already high humidity feel even worse.
Things to do
In order to escape the heat of one of April’s hotter days, check out Waterbom Bali. They offer several different water slides that visitors can slide down using just their body, or a raft, depending on the ride. Some slides are more relaxed and slower paced, which are good for kids, while there are also steep slides with lots of turns, which are better for adults. They also have a “lazy river” in which you sit on a raft and relax as you gently float through the water. Waterbom also has an area designed specifically for kids with water cannons and body slides. The park also offers lockers and towel rentals in case you don’t want to bring one with you. You won’t have to leave to get food or drinks, as there are several options with the park. They are open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM and are located about a 45 minute drive from Ubud.
Waterslides at Waterbom Bali. Photo courtesy of sheyneg.
In order to ensure you see some wildlife on your trip to Bali, head to the Bali Bird Park. The park is home to birds from all over the world, so different areas are separated based on the natural habitat of that part of the world. There are seven such areas, and consist not just of birds from different regions, but the plant life is indigenous to that area as well. From South America to South Africa and Bali to Borneo, you will be sure to see some species of birds you have never before seen, as the park is home to 10,000 of them. In addition to these seven exhibits, they also have special events like feedings and 4D cinema shows. There is also an “open-air” restaurant serving local and international cuisine, as well as a café for snacks. Entrance is $26 for adults and $13 for children ages two through twelve. They are located about an 18 minute drive from Ubud.
Bali Bird Park. Photo by procrastination.addict.
In case you do get stuck with a rainy day in April, check out the Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets. They are home to a collection of various masks and puppets primarily from Indonesia, although there are items from other parts of the world as well. Opened in 2006, they have over 1,200 masks and 4,700 puppets on display. The house was created “to inspire people to learn about the culture of the past for the benefits of the present and future life.” They are open from 8 AM to 4 PM and entrance to the house is free. They are located about a 12 minute drive from Ubud.
Hit the beach
A good beach for avoiding tourists and crowds is Blue Lagoon Beach. Due to the general lack of people, the beach is clean and the water is crystal clear. Between the clear water and a coral reef that is close to shore, this is a great beach for snorkeling and sea life is abundant. If you need to rent snorkeling gear, there are small restaurants on the beach that offer gear for rental, as well as beach chairs, and they have showers too. The currents at Blue Lagoon can often be strong, so be cognizant of this when swimming or snorkeling. For delicious, fresh food, try Martini’s, which is a warung just off of the beach. They also serve cocktails and beer and sometimes have live music. Blue Lagoon Beach is located about a 50 minute drive to the east from Ubud.
Mushroom Beach is a white sand beach and is considered one of Nusa Lembongan’s best beaches. There are places to rent chairs, sun beds, and umbrellas, although with tall, green trees hanging over the sand on some parts of the beach, relaxing under their natural shade might be your best option. Mushroom Beach also has most water sports and activities available, like snorkeling, parasailing, and fishing. There is also a swim area that is perfect for just cooling off in the water, although be careful for coral, as the water can get shallow in certain areas. You won’t have to venture far, or even off of the beach in order to find sustenance, as the Café Bali is located on the beach. They offer local and international food, as well as having a wonderful view of the sea. The coast just off of Nusa Lembongan island is about a 30 minute drive from Ubud, but you will need to take a boat to get to the island.
Mushroom Beach. Photo by King-Tom.
Where to eat and drink
If you are interested in trying some local cuisine, in addition to some twists on international dishes, head to Warong Legong. They serve authentic Balinese food created using family recipes and local ingredients. In addition to providing local dishes, they also serve barbeque ribs and wood fire pizzas. The restaurant has an open-air feel to it and since it is surrounded by lots of green space and plants, you get the experience of eating in a Bali forest. They are located about a 30 minute drive from Ubud.
Opened in 2012, Zibiru Restaurant offers authentic Italian food, made from scratch. Their starters consist of dishes like fried squid or homemade Italian cured meats, while their main dishes are choices of homemade pastas, fresh fish, and meats. They also have a variety of traditional Italian desserts. The décor is designed to give you a “homey” feeling and take you back in time. They have three seating options available to patrons – outside in the garden, on the outdoor rooftop terrace, or inside away from the elements. They only serve dinner and are open daily from 5 PM until midnight. Zibiru also has live jazz every Wednesday and Saturday. They are located about a 38 minute drive from Ubud.
Where to stay
The One Villa offers the option of six different villas, consisting of five one-bedroom villas, and one two-bedroom villa, for guests to select from. Regardless of which villa chosen, they all come with a private swimming pool, a kitchen, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning. The villas are all located within tropical gardens as well, creating an even more private experience. Transportation to and from the airport is complimentary, as well as the wireless Internet located throughout the grounds. One Villa also has a spa offering massages and various health treatments. Hiring the private chef or ordering room service to your villa are both available to guests. They are located about a 39 minute drive from Ubud.
The Oberoi offers both villas and rooms for guests, as they can choose from Royal Villas, Luxury Villas, and the Luxury Lanai Room. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, so that guests can experience their surroundings, which are 15 acres of tropical gardens. All rooms have 24 hour room service, as well as wireless Internet. They have several options for food, as there is an open-air restaurant, an al fresco café, a bar serving cocktails and wines with a view of the sea, and an amphitheater where guests can enjoy a meal while watching a traditional Balinese dance. The Oberoi also has a spa offering massages and other body therapies, as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre. They are located about a 40 minute drive from Ubud.
Swimming pool at The Oberoi Hotel, Bali.