They say it’s always summer in the Island of God. The beaches are forever basking in the sun and the cheery mood never left the place. A lot of travelers from four-season area even flocks to the island to escape freezing winter, in search of warm sunshine. But alas, as the fate for all tropical island, Bali is destined to have rainy season following the our-much beloved dry season.
It takes quite an effort to love the rainy season, particularly for the tropical-sun seekers. Apart from the brief coolness from humidity and heat, it can be hard to do outdoor activities like mountain trekking, open water sport, cliff jumping, and such. There will be days with an hour of raining—leaving the rest of the days safe for beach chilling. However, there will also be days when the rain pours endlessly to the end of the day.
Raining in Bali can be a bummer. But it can open a curtain to another kind of retreat that otherwise will be looked over during the sunny days. It actually have economical benefit, too. Hotel and airlines tend to put cheaper price during the low season as well as tourist attractions, who often give off promotion discounts during these times. So, what can you do if you happened to stay in Bali during the wet season?
Next Time It’s Raining in Bali, Do This:
A Cup of Coffee for Your Soul
Nothing can be as perfect as rainy days to sip a warm cup of good coffee. Thank God (and tourism), Bali has now plenty go good coffee shops, talented baristas, and high quality coffee beans throughout the island. From Seminyak to Sanur to Ubud, you can always find worthy coffee shops to spend the day. Many of these coffee shops stands out for the unique characteristic of their house blend. Some of them also serve specialty cakes, scones, and other baked goods to accompany your drink.
Immerse in Wellness Retreat
Breath In. Breath Out. Namaste.
Have you ever realise the sheer peace that hang in the air when the sky is raining? It’s time to get back into clarity and refresh your mind. Ubud is one of the best place in Bali to meditate, do yoga, or take part in Balinese purification rituals. Surrounded by lush tropical nature and strong connection to Mother Nature, Ubud has been growing as wellness mecca. The serenity feeling get even more stronger with the chilling rain—everything feels fresher and greener after the rain. Maybe cool air and wellness retreat are made to be together.
Pamper in Spa
We tend to think about curling up and pampering ourselves when the rain is pouring out. Take the advantage of moody mood to indulge in spa treatment. Escape the storm and enjoy Balinese traditional spa complete with the herbal bath and flowery steam.
Under the hot and sunny weather, we often got tempted by simple meals like pasta and soda, which are literally everywhere. But if your diet has consistently feature the signature nasi goreng, mi goreng, pasta, pizza, and beers, it’s time to get into different menus. The trapping rain wouldn’t feel so long when you are learning to cook a foreign dish. Take the chance to get into cooking class and learn how to make simple satay or the fabulous Balinese “Nasi Campur”.