Averages for Bali in October
What's the weather like in Bali in October?
Although the hottest part of the year in Bali occurred five months prior to October, temperatures this month barely vary from the ones prior to it. The average temperature in October is 27°C (81°F), while the average low is 23°C (73°F), and the average high comes in at 31°C (88°F). Similarly to the consistent year round temperatures in Bali in general, the average daily tempe...
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What's the weather like in Bali in October?
Although the hottest part of the year in Bali occurred five months prior to October, temperatures this month barely vary from the ones prior to it. The average temperature in October is 27°C (81°F), while the average low is 23°C (73°F), and the average high comes in at 31°C (88°F). Similarly to the consistent year round temperatures in Bali in general, the average daily temperature in October doesn't change and is 27°C (81°F) for the entire month.The lowest ever recorded temperature in Bali this month is 21°C (70°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 37°C (97°F).
As it is officially "wet season" again however, the amount of sunshine decreases from the beginning of October to the end, while the chance of rain increases. Even though wet season has begun this month, the amount of daily sunshine on average does not decrease from September to October. The average amount of daily sunshine in October is nine hours, which is the second highest amount that Bali sees. There is an increase in the amount of rain this month, as the average amount of rainfall for October rises to 60mm spread out over six days. This is still on the low side and seeing rain during your visit is certainly not a guarantee this month.
Average Sea Temperatures
Although the sea temperature in October is on average the coldest it gets for the year in Bali (tied with July through December), it is still very warm. The average sea temperature this month is 27°C (81°F), which is enjoyable for everyone.
The average humidity in October is 70%, which can be uncomfortable especially with warmer days, but is also the lowest average for the year in Bali, which is regularly humid. There are days with levels under 70%, which is at times unnoticeable and comfortable.
Bali Hotels in October
The Purist Villa is a hotel resort offering suites of two and three rooms, with indoor and outdoor bathrooms. Some rooms also come with sundecks that include an outdoor dining area, looking over the tropical gardens that are on-site. A few villas also come with their own private pool, and there is a shared pool and sundeck for guests without a pool in their villa. All rooms also come with complimentary breakfast, while other meals can be ordered to your villa. The Purist also has a spa offering massages, beauty treatments, and body treatments. They can also provide transportation to and from the airport.
The Kenanga is a boutique hotel with 15 rooms and two types for guests to choose from. There are six Kenanga Rooms that include a private terrace, bathroom, air-conditioning, and are suitable for no more than two people. There are nine Kenanga Bungalows which include everything the standard rooms do, but also have more space and a private garden as well as being able to host three people.
There is a restaurant on-site serving both local and international cuisine using fresh and local ingredients, open daily from 7 AM to 11 PM. The Kenanga also has a pool with sunbeds and snacks/drinks can be ordered from hotel staff as well. They also have a spa offering massages and treatments using homemade, natural products. They are located about a 10 minute drive from Ubud.
Bali Beach for October
Dreamland Beach is a white sand beach located on the Bukit peninsula and is relatively quiet and secluded. Swimming is not recommended here, especially not on the eastern part of the beach, as the currents are very strong and the waves can be dangerous. These conditions do however, make for great surfing. There is a relatively small amount of accommodation, but cafes, and some beach rental equipment (sunbeds/umbrellas) are available. The area around the beach has limestone cliffs which offer wonderful ocean views. Located on the beach are Dream Beach Huts, a retreat with plenty of services, including a bar and café serving Asian-style dishes and a variety of drinks. Dreamland Beach is located in Lembongan, so a boat will need to be arranged to take you to this island. Rides leave out of Sanur, a 30 minute drive from Ubud.
Lovina Beach is a black sand beach located on Bali's northern coast. Calm waters make the beach ideal for swimming. It is relatively quiet with a more relaxed pace than many of Bali's busier beaches. Lovina Beach belongs to a fishing community which is known for its colourful water craft. It is also not uncommon to see dolphins swimming in the waters just off of the beach, so keep your eyes peeled. As this is a quieter Bali beach, accommodation is limited, but there will likely be a few vendors pacing the beach. Lovina Beach is located about a 90 minute drive north of Ubud.
Bars and Restaurants
The Sakala Bali is located within The Chedi resort and offers French cooking using fresh, local ingredients and flavors and premium products. They serve both lunch and dinner and their menu includes dishes like fresh prawns, lobster, and octopus, as well as lamb, Kobe beef, and wild kangaroo. Some of the chef's specialties include foie gras and "Chocolate Decadence," which is seven different ways to eat chocolate. They are open from 12 PM to 5 PM for lunch and 6 PM to 10 PM for dinner. Sakala Bali is located about a 49 minute drive from Ubud.
Sarong Bali opened in 2008 and is a combination of recipes and cooking styles that founding chef Will Meyrick accumulated from street vendors on his travels through Asia. Their simple menu uses locally ingredients and consists of fresh seafood like grilled scallops, poultry like tandoori butter chicken, and meats like lamb shanks. They also serve a variety of cocktails and have an extensive list of wines from all over the world. The restaurant is only available for adults and children over the age of 12. Sarong Bali only opens for dinner and reservations made in advance are recommended. They are located about a 35 minute drive from Ubud.
Things to do in Bali in October
Green Camp is a school for children offering education on how to live a "green" life by using natural and sustainable products, such as bamboo, instead of relying on modern technology. The school is year-round, but for visitors to Bali, they offer three and five day family adventure options, which are "nature-inspired programs" allowing families and their children to immerse themselves within the school. Guests will be able to explore the jungle and rice paddies that surround the school, swimming in naturally created pools fed with spring water, while learning about the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Reservations should be made online ahead of time and the school is located about a 17 minute drive from Ubud.
Bali Botanic Garden is home to more than 2,000 species of plants that are native to Eastern Indonesia, spread out over an area of about 389 acres. In addition to its tranquil surroundings, the staff also focuses on research, conservation, and education of plant life. This is to ensure that we learn and know as much about plant life as possible, while also helping to grow plants that are endangered. Many of the plants in the garden are used by Balinese people on a daily basis and visitors are taught how they are used. There is also plenty of bird life throughout the garden for visitors to enjoy as well. There is a small entrance fee and they are located about an hour's drive north of Ubud.
Yeh Pulu Temple is a set of rock carvings that were created in the 14th and 15th centuries. The carvings are in the middle of rice paddies and can be reached on foot through these fields, but a guide is necessary since there is no trail or markings. The temple can either be reached by car or by foot. There is a small fee to enter the area and as it is a temple, modest dress is required. In addition to the carvings, there is a pool that is the perfect way to cool off if you choose to hike to the temple. This site is not visited by many tourists and is a great way to see something a little different that isn't swarmed with tourists. The temple is located just a five minute drive from Ubud.