Weather in Bali in February

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 11.06.2024

February arrives in Bali as the wet season recedes, bestowing the island with a unique charm. While not yet the bustling peak season, Bali in February is a vibrant canvas of lush, emerald landscapes nurtured by recent rains. If you fancy a quieter Balinese adventure with sporadic showers, February might just be your golden ticket. Here’s our guide to the weather in Bali in February. 

Is February a good month to visit Bali?

Visiting Bali in February offers a compelling blend of experiences that can make your trip memorable. The wet season, which typically runs from November to April, is waning, but the residual rainfall ensures that the island is awash with verdant greenery. Rice terraces look more photogenic than ever, and the forests are full of life. Waterfalls, often at their most dramatic, offer a breathtaking sight and the gardens of temples burst with blooming flora, creating an ethereal atmosphere.

Despite being off-peak season, February is an ideal month for travelers seeking a more tranquil sojourn. The tourist crowds that throng Bali's famous beaches, temples, and clubs during the high season are significantly smaller, providing you with a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

The weather can be a mix of sunny days and sudden showers, but don't let the latter deter you. Rain in Bali often comes in brief, intense bursts and is usually confined to late afternoons or evenings

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The entrance to the elephant cave "Goa Gajah" on the Indonesian island of Bali © Shutterstock

"Goa Gajah" cave on the Indonesian island of Bali © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Bali in February

The weather in Bali in February is pleasantly warm, with temperatures ranging from 26°C to 31°C (79°F to 88°F). The sea temperature is equally inviting, hovering around 29°C (84°F). 

Is it warm enough to swim? The answer is a resounding yes. It is warm enough in February to swim and indulge in water activities to your heart's content. Dive into Bali's crystal-clear waters and explore its vibrant marine life or simply relax on its world-famous beaches.

Make sure to read all about the best time to visit Bali and the best time to visit Indonesia.

What about the crowd & cost?

In February, Bali experiences a noticeable decrease in tourist numbers compared to its high season, making it an ideal time for travellers who prefer a less congested atmosphere. This reduced crowd size means you can explore popular attractions like the Tanah Lot Temple, Ubud's Monkey Forest, or the beaches of Seminyak with relative ease and without having to jostle for space. Restaurants and cafes are less packed, offering a more relaxed dining experience.

Financially speaking, February sits on the cusp of Bali's low and shoulder season, making it a cost-effective choice for many travellers. Accommodation rates are generally lower than those in the peak season, allowing you to secure good deals or even consider upgrading your stay to a more luxurious resort without breaking the bank. Airfare prices also tend to be more moderate than in the peak months, although it's always wise to book in advance for the best rates.

Rough Guides tip: Check out our 6 expertly-crafted 14-day itineraries that allow you to combine your visit to Bali with other stunning destinations in Indonesia.

Looking for even more options for your winter getaway? Explore our guide to the best places for a February holiday.

Main Bali temple Pura Besakih at the foot of the volcano Agung © Yolya Ilyasova/Shutterstock

Main Bali temple Pura Besakih © Yolya Ilyasova/Shutterstock

How rainy is Bali in February?

As Bali ushers in February, it carries with it the occasional drizzle. The remnants of the wet season occasionally grace the island, encouraging you to keep a light rain jacket or umbrella handy. 

These rain showers are typically brief and should be viewed as refreshing interludes in your Bali adventure. In addition, because of the rain, the rice fields are beautiful in February. The best time to visit the rice fields is between October and March.

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Pura Ulun Danu temple panorama at sunrise on a lake Bratan, Bali, Indonesia shutterstock

Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bali, Indonesia © Shutterstock

What to see in Bali in February

The weather in Bali in February is pleasant and can be a great time to explore this travel gem. Here are some must-see attractions and activities for your Bali journey in February:

Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

Explore the enigmatic Goa Gajah, an ancient archaeological site known for its cave adorned with intricate stone carvings. Discover the history and spirituality that surrounds this unique location.

Water sports in Nusa Dua

Dive into the turquoise waters of Nusa Dua and partake in thrilling water sports such as parasailing, jet-skiing, and banana boat rides. The pristine beaches and clear waters make it an ideal destination for aquatic adventures.

Rough Guides tip: Planning a family trip? Also read our guide to travelling in Bali with kids.

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali © Shutterstock

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali © Shutterstock

White-water rafting

Embark on a white-water rafting adventure along Bali's scenic rivers, including the Ayung River. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate through lush jungle landscapes and exciting rapids.

Bali swing

Experience the thrill of swinging high above the jungle and rice terraces. Capture stunning photos and create lasting memories as you soar through Bali's picturesque landscapes.

Explore Bali's Temples

Bali is renowned for its temples, and February offers a perfect time to explore them. Visit the serene Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, the sea temple of Tanah Lot, and the spiritual beauty of Besakih Temple, known as the "Mother Temple" of Bali.

Rough Guides tip: To have a chance to explore everything that you are interested in in Bali also read our guide on how many days are best to spend here.

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 11.06.2024

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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