What to do on a rainy and cloudy day in Bali?

Bali is known for its tropical climate, it is often pleasantly warm and sunny but sometimes the weather can turn unexpectedly, leaving you with a rainy and cloudy day. This may seem like a disappointment, but there are plenty of fun activities left to do on these days. So be sure to read on to find out which activities these are!

1. Visit the temples

Bali is home to super many beautiful temples. Rainy or cloudy days are perfect times to visit these temples, as it will be less crowded and the temples are even more beautiful with a mystical atmosphere. For example, visit the famous temples like Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun, the Uluwatu Temple or Besakih. Did you already know that IamgoingtoBali also offers a tour where you can visit the Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun along? Click here to book the tour!

2. Relax in the spa

Nothing is more relaxing than visiting a spa. You can find a spa or massage parlour on every street corner in Bali. And let the rainy weather be the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a massage, facial or other wellness treatment. All options are possible!

3. Visit an indoor market or shopping mall

Bali has many covered markets and shopping malls where you can have a nice look around and shopping still stays dry! For example, around Kuta you have Beachwalk Mall, Galeria Bali Shopping Mall, Seminyak Village and Discovery Shopping Mall. These are all malls full of internationally known but also some lesser-known chains and lots of eateries. There is something for everyone and a perfect activity for rainy days!

4. Go surfing

Bali is a paradise for surfing, and rain and clouds don't stop surfers from surfing the waves. In fact, the waves are often even better with these weather conditions! It can be a bit cooler than normal, but if you catch a few good waves, it's definitely worth it. A tip is to go to the west coast of Bali, here the waves are the best!

5. Yoga

Bali is world-famous for its yoga classes and has several yoga studios all over the island. A rainy day is a perfect day to take a yoga class and relax. Namasté!

6. Take a cooking class

Balinese cuisine is delicious and unique, and taking a cooking class is an excellent way to spend a rainy day in Bali. Visit local markets to gather your own ingredients, learn the secrets of Balinese herbs and spices and enjoy your tasty homemade meal. Several restaurants and cooking schools in Bali offer this, but why bother when you can also just do it quickly and easily through IamgoingtoBali? If you click here, you can book our cooking course!

7. Visit a museum or art gallery

Bali has several museums and galleries you can visit to learn more about local culture and artists. You can spend a rainy day exploring the different galleries, admiring the artworks and even buying a few pieces to take home. Visit the Bali Museum in Denpasar, the Puri Lukisan Museum in Ubud, the Agung Rai Museum of Art or the Neka Art Museum for an interesting and educational experience.

In short, there is plenty to do in Bali to get through a rainy or cloudy day. Try out some of these activities and make the most of your stay on the island.