Averages for Bali in July
The weather in Bali in July is very similar to what it is in June. The average temperature for the month of July is 27°C (80°F), the average low is 22°C (80°F), and the average high is 31°C (88°F). These averages are all identical to the ones in June. July is a very consistent month, as the conditions each day rarely change from one day to the next. The beginning of the month starts off with lots of sun, no rain, and a daily average temperature ...
Daily averages for Bali
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The weather in Bali in July is very similar to what it is in June. The average temperature for the month of July is 27°C (80°F), the average low is 22°C (80°F), and the average high is 31°C (88°F). These averages are all identical to the ones in June. July is a very consistent month, as the conditions each day rarely change from one day to the next. The beginning of the month starts off with lots of sun, no rain, and a daily average temperature of about 27°C (80°F). The middle and the end of the month produce more of the same, with a decrease in temperature so small that it's not noticeable. The coldest day in July ever recorded is 20°C (68°F), while the hottest ever recorded day is 37°C (99°F).
Again similarly to June, some of the days with the most daily sunshine occur in July. The average amount of daily sunshine this month is 10 hours, as July is part of Bali's "dry season," meaning there are rarely cloudy days. Coinciding with this is the lack of rainfall this month. July is tied with August for the least amount of average rainfall per month, at just 40mm. This miniscule amount also occurs over just four days, meaning if you visit Bali in July, you can expect it to be a rain-free trip.
Although temperature wise July is identical to June, the average sea temperature does vary slightly this month. In July, it drops just one degree to 27°C (81°F). This is still very warm water that hardly anyone would consider cold, even after being in the sea for a long period of time.
The average humidity in July is 75%, which again is the same as it is in June. This is a slightly uncomfortable level, more so on warmer days, but due to Bali's tropical climate, it's basically humid year-round.
Things to do
If you are looking for some adventure during your visit to Bali, check out Munduk Wilderness. They offer a variety of "adventure tours" through the area of Munduk in Central Bali, which is made up of lakes and waterfalls, in addition to forests and a hilly terrain. The tours are not simply hikes through these areas, but rather rides on Finn Komodos, which are 4-wheelers made for off-road driving and uneven terrain. The Finn Komodos also come with mountain bikes attached for areas not large enough for the 4-wheelers to explore, depending on the type of tour. They offer half-day, full-day, and two-day overnight options, each exploring a different part of the Munduk area. Rainforest horseback riding is available as well. They are located about a 34 minute drive from Ubud.
Munduk rice fields. Photo courtesy of Steven Trooster.
Created in the 1930's by Indonesian dancer Wayan Limbak and Walter Spies, a German painter, Kecak is a type of dance that symbolises ancient Indonesian exorcism rituals and tells a story at the same time. It was made popular by Limbak after he toured the world with dancers who performed Kecak. In order to see a Kecak show, check out Kecak Fire & Trance Dance By Taman Kaja Community. Every Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:30 PM they perform a show for ticketed guests. Instead of using instruments to accompany the dance, music is generated from a large choir of 100 or more men, who vary their position as well based on what is happening in the story. The community is located in the center of Ubud.
Elephant Safari Park was opened in 2000 and is often considered the best elephant park in the world. The park is on almost five acres of land and with forest covering it on all sides it makes you feel like you are in the wild. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the elephants between feeding them by hand or petting them. A trip through the park will also include witnessing numerous elephants behaving as they would in the wild, by doing things like playing the water, as well as more "human-like" activities, such as painting. Elephant rides are available as well. There is a museum on-site with artifacts and information on elephants. The museum also contains the skeleton of a mammoth, which is the only such one in Southeast Asia. The park has a restaurant as well, serving an international menu. Elephant Safari Park is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM and they are located about 20 minutes north of Ubud.
The Elephant Safari Park. Photo courtesy of Michael Sauers.
Hit the beach
Legian Beach is a leisurely beach that both locals and tourists alike visit. Parts of the beach can be relatively calm and good for swimming as there are not many waves. However, other parts can produce great waves for surfing and thus, there are surf schools on the beach offering lessons and renting surf boards. There are also places to rent beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as numerous vendors selling drinks, but if you want to have a bit more service, there are plenty of beachfront cafes. It is not uncommon to see locals playing a pickup game of football, which tourists are encouraged to join, or musicians playing tunes for all to hear. Legian Beach is also known for its amazing sunsets, but it can get crowded during this time because of their popularity. About a 10 minute walk from the beach is Bella Vista, offering breakfast, salads, burgers, sandwiches, Aussie pies, desserts, coffees, juices, smoothies, and beers. Legian Beach is about a 45 minute drive from Ubud and parking is available.
Sunset on Legian Beach. Photo courtesy of Bali Bulindo.
Echo Beach is a black sand beach that is great for surfing as the waves here are big and strong. There is often a crowd gathered to watch surfers ride the waves in. Renting surfboards or bodyboards is available if you are interested in testing out the waves. However, proceed with caution as the current is also strong. Between the waves, currents, and a somewhat rocky area, this is not a great beach for swimming, but staying close to the shore where the waves crash is safe and a fun way to still enjoy the water. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are available from warungs setup on the beach, and some serve food and drinks are available as well. Located on the beach is the Beach House, serving a huge variety of grilled seafood and an even bigger drink menu. Echo beach is located about a 43 minute drive from Ubud.
Where to eat and drink
The Melting Wok Warung serves a mix of Balinese and Cambodian food that both locals and tourists love. The menu changes daily as the chef cooks using fresh products and ingredients, but it usually consists of a variety of curry dishes and then a few daily specials. It is a limited menu, but what is served is delicious as the chef has mastered how to cook it. Homemade desserts are also offered and their specialty is a coconut crème caramel dish. There are only eight tables at this tiny restaurant, so booking in advance is recommended, but don't let the size turn you off from going, as the service and attentiveness of the staff is wonderful. The restaurant is located in Ubud.
Melting Wok Warung.
Teatro Gastroteque is a restaurant that offers "a sophisticated Asian twist on the French cuisine." Their chefs use high quality products, as well as local ingredients to produce their dishes. They offer a set menu with options for three, five, or seven courses, with dishes like foie gras, fresh fish, duck breast, and scallops. In addition to these set menus, they offer the Teatro Discovery menu and the Chef Degustation menu, which include more tastings of some of their specalities. They also have desserts and a massive wine list with wines from all over the world. The restaurant is located in Seminyak, which is about a 37 minute drive from Ubud.
Where to stay
Villa Semana offers 10 different villas for their guests to choose from, each containing a private pool, a bathroom with outdoor showers, a living area, complimentary fresh fruit replaced daily, and views of either the Ayung River, or surrounding rice paddies. In addition to the private pools, they also have an infinity pool, a spa offering massages and body treatments, a restaurant serving local cuisine with an extensive international wine list, and complimentary shuttle service to and from Ubud. Villa Semana also offers cooking classes and yoga classes, as well as being able to assist with booking other activities. They are located about a 12 minute drive from Ububd.
The Viceroy Bali is a resort consisting of 25 different villas. While guests can choose from a variety of rooms, they all have private pools, living areas, marble bathrooms, and wonderful views of the Petanu River valley. All rooms also come with complimentary breakfast served at the CasCades Restaurant, which is on-site and offers a French menu with an Asian twist and an extensive wine list. Also on the grounds is a spa with outdoor views that provides massages and body treatments, and a fully-equipped, air-conditioned gym. There is also a bar serving a variety of cocktails, spirits, beer, and wine. Several attractions and excursions are located nearby and the Viceroy Bali can assist with the booking and scheduling of these activities. They are located just a five minute drive north of Ubud.
Garden Villa at Viceroy Bali resort, Ubud.