Averages for Bali in August
The weather in Bali in June is very similar to that of May, and August maintains this trend. The average temperature this month is 27°C (80°F), the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is 31°C (88°F). If these temperatures look familiar, it is because they are the same for both May and June. Although Bali has a tropical climate that is prone to rain storms and humidity, the temperature levels are actually very consistent. The month ...
Daily averages for Bali
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The weather in Bali in June is very similar to that of May, and August maintains this trend. The average temperature this month is 27°C (80°F), the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is 31°C (88°F). If these temperatures look familiar, it is because they are the same for both May and June. Although Bali has a tropical climate that is prone to rain storms and humidity, the temperature levels are actually very consistent. The month of August does not vary much from the beginning to the end. The average daily temperature is 27°C (80°F) throughout the entire month, with lots of sun, virtually no chance of rain, and a constant, cool breeze that is especially helpful on warmer days. The lowest ever recorded temperature in Bali in August is 18°C (64°F), and the highest ever recorded temperature is 42°C (108°F).
August in Bali produces the highest average of daily sunshine, coming in at 10 hours. Along with the most sun throughout the year, August also sees the least amount of rainfall. On average it rains just 40mm over the course of only three days. This month is the peak of the "dry season" in Bali, so lots of sun and hardly any rain makes sense.
August is a great time to enjoy Bali's beaches and go swimming, as the average sea temperature this month is 27°C (81°F). This is very warm water that can be relished by everyone, without having to get out quickly due to becoming cold.
Although the average temperatures this month are the same as the two prior, the humidity levels drop. The average humidity in August is 70% which is slightly uncomfortable, but with the cool breezes that occur in August, the humidity is often noticeable. These are some of the lowest humidity totals throughout the year.
Things to do
If you are interested in having a private tour of Bali, check out Bali Classic Tour. Run by a man named Wayan, who was born and raised in Bali, both classic and personalized tours with the goal of exposing their guests to traditions, cultures, and the way of life in Bali are available. Their classic tours include trips to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu, which is a beach tour, to Bedugul-Tanah Lot which focuses more on the countryside and temples, and to Kintamani Volcano which tours villages, gardens, and temples, before heading to the volcano. They also offer a dolphin tour and a sunrise hike to Mount Batur. Booking can be done online and they will arrange pickup and drop-off to whichever airport you fly into.
Ancient Balinese Hindu temple on Lake Batur.
If you are in search of some adventure during your visit to Bali, then Telaga Waja Bali Rafting is the place for you. They offer rafting excursions along the Telaga Waja River that take place over a course that is about 13km long and takes about two hours to complete. Individual bookings from two to fourteen people need to be made at least two days in advance, while group bookings (15 or more) should be booked at least two weeks prior to the trip. Pickups and drop-offs from where you are staying are complimentary, and as the trip begins each day at 10 AM, some pickups may occur as early as 7:30 AM. Also included in the journey is a buffet lunch at the end of the ride. There is also a changing room with toilets and showers at the finish point. The rafts are steered by experienced guides and are safe for both children and adults and all safety equipment is provided. They are located in Ubud.
If you enjoy dancing, acrobatics, and stimulating visuals, the Devdan Show is the place for you. The show tells a story through various outlets (such as the dancing and acrobatics), while also incorporating the culture of Indonesia. The show is a combination of traditional Balinese dance, with contemporary dance, and the performers wear incredible costumes sure to both catch your eye and enhance their performance. It is a 90 minute show full of special effects in addition to the dancing and acrobatics. Shows are performed four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) at 7 PM and tickets start at $40. The theater where the show is performed is about a 47 minute drive from Ubud.
The Devdan Sow. Photo courtesy of TravelJunkieID.
Hit the beach
If you are looking for a beach with some privacy, head to Kutuh Beach. It is a white sand beach with virtually no tourists and apparently is the way beaches used to look before they were turned into resorts for visitors. In order to reach the beach, you can drive or walk through a huge man-made rock quarry, which looks out of place. Once on the beach, you will likely encounter seaweed farmers and fishermen sailing in the water, but as there aren't many facilities or accommodation, you might be the only people on the beach and will have to make your own fun. There is a restaurant that offers food and drink, along with renting sunbeds and umbrellas however. As there aren't other accommodations close by, it is suggested to eat here as well if you are hungry. Swimming is good at Kutuh Beach, as the waves are small and the water is calm. The surrounding views are marvelous as there are huge cliffs that end right at the water. Kutuh Beach is located about a 56 minute drive from Ubud and there is parking available.
Canoe's lined up on Kutuh Beach, Photo courtesy of Nugroho Witjaksono.
Green Bowl Beach is a white sand beach that is known mostly by surfers because it has some of the best surfing in all of Bali. While the surfing is great, the water can still be enjoyed by non-surfers if they stay close to shore and avoid the big waves. Getting to the beach can be difficult, as it requires walking down hundreds of steps lining the cliff face, but the walk is worth it. There are caves at the base of the steps that are home to bats (don't worry they sleep during the day) and monkeys. The scenery is amazing here as well due to the lush, green plant life that grows on top of caves and cliffs, covering the sandy beach. Located on the beach is Finn's Beach Club, serving both local and international cuisine, as well as a variety of drinks. Green Bowl Beach is located about a 53 minute drive from Ubud.
Green Bowl Beach.
Where to eat and drink
For a break from local cuisine, head to Pica South American Kitchen. As their name implies, Pica serves authentic South American dishes, with an emphasis on food from Chile, Argentina, and seafood recipes from Peru like ceviche. Seafood dominates their menu and they get it fresh daily to prepare dishes that include prawns, Mahi Mahi, and octopus, but they also serve South American staples like empanadas. They also have a small wine list with mostly options from Spain, although some are from New Zealand and Australia, as well as offering creative cocktails and beer. They are located in Ubud.
If you are looking for a place that specalises in desserts, check out Room 4 Dessert. They offer homemade desserts on an ever-changing menu. Things like rice pudding, chocolate mousse, or "Armagnac refined camembert" are what you can expect to find on their menu. If you can't choose just one, you can order multiple desserts that come in smaller portions. In addition to the desserts, they also offer cocktails consisting of anything from a margarita to a Manhattan. A cocktail and dessert pairing tasting menu can also be ordered. If you prefer wine with your dessert, they have several options available as well. They are located about an eight minute drive from Ubud.
Where to stay
The Ulin Villas and Spa offers private villas for its guests, which all include a kitchen, bathroom, dining area, private swimming pool, and individual tropical gardens. Villas come in either one, two, or three-bedroom options and all are air-conditioned. There is also a spa on-site offering massages, facials, and other body treatments. Guests also receive complimentary pickup and drop-off service at the airport, as well as free transportation to anywhere in the Seminyak or Kuta area from 7 AM to 11 PM. There is not a restaurant on-site, but guests can order in-villa dining from 7 AM to 11 PM and a variety of foods are available. They are located about a 40 minute drive from Ubud.
Instead of staying in a typical hotel or villa, stay at the Desa Seni, which is described as a "village resort." The difference here is that the rooms are original, antique homes made from wood, and have been imported to Bali from all over Indonesia. The rooms are decorated with original artifacts, further enhancing the unique and cultural feel. They offer rooms for single travelers, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, suites, and shared houses with private bedrooms and bathrooms but a shared living space. Desa Seni also has a wellness center offering acupuncture, massages, and other body therapies. There is an on-site restaurant serving local cuisine. This village resort is about a 40 minute drive from Ubud.
Outside pool at Desa Seni, Bali.