Just because it’s pouring, doesn’t mean it has to rain on your Bali holiday parade. In fact, there are so many exciting things to do on a rainy day in Bali, you’ll probably want to try all of them even after the sun comes back out. Take your pick of these super-fun activities to enjoy on your holiday in Bali – whatever the weather.
Get a culture fix
Bali has a rich and fascinating history that will take more than a single rainy day to discover. A visit to some of the island’s most beautiful temples should be at the very top of your to-do list. With over 20 000 Pura (the Balinese word for ‘temple’) to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. Your best bet is to visit the most iconic ones first. These include Tanah Lot, Pura Besakih, Ululwatu and Goa Gaja amongst many others.
Bali is also home to some superb museums where you can get a glimpse of ancient manuscripts, historical artefacts and some contemporary artworks too. Last but not least, don’t miss a spectacular theatre show featuring traditional Balinese dancing and dramatic performances inspired by local legends and folklore.
Find your Zen
What better way to spend a rainy day than with a soothing spa pamper session? Bali is famed for its many exceptional spa treatments tailored to bring body, mind and soul into perfect harmony. Choose from a range of traditional treatments that use healing herbs and oils extracted from the local flora. For something equally relaxing, but a little more active, attend a professional yoga class. Bend, stretch and find your balance at one of the many world-class yoga classes or retreats available all over the island.
You don’t have to go outside to have fun on your holiday in Bali. There are plenty of cool places to play indoors that will keep you entertained all day. Head to the Upside-Down House for a topsy-turvy adventure. Visit the Dream Zone where the paintings come to life with clever 3D perspectives. Express your inner rock star at one of many cool karaoke bars, including the popular Akasaka Karaoke and Music Room. Burn off your cabin fever energy at the Bounce Trampoline Centre, go ten-pin bowling or challenge your mind at a mysterious escape-the-room adventure.
Bali offers plenty of interesting opportunities to learn a new skill. Gold and silver working are integral to Balinese culture. Join a jewellery workshop where you can learn to create your very own pieces. Visit the Bali Culture Centre and discover the art of traditional Batik dyeing. Cooking classes are a must for the culinary inclined. Gather your own ingredients at a morning market, then head to the kitchen where you’ll learn to make local favourites such as satays, betutu (slow-cooked stuffed duck), fresh seafood dishes and delicious traditional cakes and desserts.
As the saying goes – if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Since it’s raining outside, you might as well dive headfirst into the action. Visit one of Bali’s many super-cool water parks, including the legendary Waterbom, Circus Waterpark and Splash Waterpark to name a few. For something a little different, try The Ultimate Seawalker Experience where you can stroll along the sea floor with colourful sea life for company. Or get up close and personal with Bali’s black-tip reef sharks.