10 Things to Do On a Rainy Day in Bali

Gloomy weather in Bali | © InAweofGod'sCreation/Flickr
Gloomy weather in Bali | © InAweofGod'sCreation/Flickr
Although they do not happen often, rainy days can easily ruin your fun plans when visiting Bali. But try not to let the weather rain on your parade as there are still many enjoyable things to do.

Indulge in a spa treatment

Balinese traditional spa treatments are among the best thing the island has to offer. Rainy days provide an even more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy various spa treatments, enhanced with tropical ingredients and aromatic elements to give tourists an unforgettable wellness experience.

Spa and traditional massage in Bali © Sekar Jagat Spa Bali/Flickr

Sign up for a cooking class

If you’ve been enjoying Balinese or Indonesian food, why not acquire the skill and cook those tasty meals whenever you want? Use the opportunity that a rainy day gives to learn how to cook traditional Balinese meals from the best chefs at Casa Luna or Paon Bali Cooking Class.

Traditional Balinese cooking class © Henrik Palm/Flickr

Visit museums or galleries

Bali has plenty of museums to visit, each with its own impressive collection of arts, artifacts, or cultural relics. The Ubud neighborhood is dense with museums of arts and culture, while many contemporary art galleries are located around Seminyak.

Join a yoga class

Not only surfer’s paradise, Bali is also a yogi haven. Embrace the moody, cold weather with your hottest pose on the yoga mat. There are excellent yoga studios in every neighborhood, many of them indoors or semi-open.

Indoor yoga class in Bali © Fabrice Florin/Flickr

Catch a classic movie

Claiming itself as the world’s first organic vegan cinema, Paradiso Ubud is open for daily movie screenings while feasting on healthy treats. They also have interesting cultural events, exhibitions, and discussions any time of the day.

Paradiso Ubud, Jalan Goutama Selatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +63 61 7835545

Go scuba diving or sea walking

Who says you can only enjoy Bali indoors when it rains? When it’s pouring, you might as well dive deep down in the sea to enjoy scuba diving or walking on the sea bed and be rewarded with the magnificent view of Bali’s rich underwater wildlife.

Bali Seawalker, Jalan Sidakarya, Sidakarya, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia, +62 851 0097 9184


A gloomy weather offers a great opportunity to go from store to store and fill your luggage with Bali’s authentic products and souvenirs, from traditional beauty products to fashion, ceramics and home décor items. Enjoy the comfort of Bali’s shopping malls or concept stores and make the best out of your shopping spree.


Bali has an endless choice of great restaurants to keep your appetite satisfied and curiosity answered. Enjoy the rainy day sheltered inside one of Bali’s best cultural restaurants while munching from an excellent traditional or international menu. Tourists may also choose restaurants by their view: ocean or mountain, paddy field or coastline – still beautiful even when it rains.

Merah Putih Restaurant © Courtesy of Merah Putih

Drink coffee

There’s nothing like the warmth of a hot cup of coffee on a rainy day. Balinese have a traditional way to process coffee beans, giving it a certain lightness and freshness of taste. Tourists can also enjoy American-style coffee or the elusive luwak coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world.

Luwak coffee

Learn local arts and crafts

Ubud has many workshops and studios where tourists can learn various things the Balinese way. ARMA museum offers traditional dance classes, Studio Perak teaches tourists how to make silver jewelry, and Sari Api Ceramics Studio has ceramic-making classes. Many courses and classes are also suitable for children.