If you’ve missed out on a Christmas or New Year’s getaway to Bali, then think again! You’ve probably made a right choice by staying away from tourists, traffic and festive prices in December. December is not only the busiest but also the most expensive time of the year to holiday on the island.
How about considering early January for a more relaxed and peaceful holiday at a price that doesn’t pinch your pocket? Well, you heard us right! The low season in Bali starts from 10th January to the 30 June and Bali is as beautiful and calm with beautiful weather and lots of activities to indulge in!
Why Visit Bali In Low Season?
A great reprieve from the Aussie heat!
Let’s face it! Australian summers can get quite unbearable when the temperatures start hovering around the high 30s for weeks on end. Although, Bali can be overwhelming and still warm with rain showers, the tropical island can be a great reprieve from the scorching summer in Australia. And if it does rain, it usually clears in a few hours or at worst overnight. So, why not go to Bali to escape the heat?
The low season is a time when there are less people on the beach, which means you have the beach and the pretty pink sunsets all to yourself. You don’t have to queue up outside Potato Head or even wait for a sun lounger to become available in any of the beach bars in Seminyak. You may even find a great surf spot along the east coast and share it with just a few other travellers!
Low season means lesser tourists and lesser business for the locals! This is a perfect opportunity to use your bargaining skills and grab some great deals in the local markets. Most retailers usually mark down their prices by 50 % to increase trade. Make sure you come here with empty suitcases!
During the low season, availability increases for most services – your favourite restaurants, spas and even a villa of your choice. It’s also easier to book a wedding celebrant during the non-peak months.
Low season villa specials
By booking a villa in the low season, you can save a huge chunk of your holiday budget and use the extra money to splurge while you’re here. Most villas offer low season specials and package deals that are bang for the buck! Here are some villas that offer a ‘steal deal’ for the low season in January 2016.
Imagine staying in a beautiful private pool villa in Seminyak for as little as $30 per night per person! Villa Senin is a spacious two storey, 3 bedroom villa, surrounded by a stunning luscious garden with a private pool right outside your living room! This gorgeous beauty is just a few kilometres away from the best eateries in Seminyak and is priced at $175 per night for 6 guests. Oh, did we mention it comes with breakfast and staff to look after all your whims and fancies!
Villa Istana Semer
This is an ideal family retreat in Umalas, perfect for those seeking to escape and relax. Wake up each morning with a spectacular view of sprawling rice fields stretching beyond the beautiful villa gardens. This 5 bedroom villa is at a discounted price of $500 per night i.e. $50 per person per night.
Stay walking distance to the Seminyak beach by paying only $65 per person per night. Yes, you heard us right! You pay $653 per night for a stunning 5 bedroom Presidential suite that comes with breakfast daily, private pool, staff and airport transfers. And oh yes, all of this in a location everyone desires to stay in Bali! Peppers Seminyak is a stone’s throw away from the beach and popular eateries on Eat Street.
Villa Puri Temple
Now you can enjoy a cool surf pad without splurging your holiday budget. Villa Puri Temple is a 3 bedroom villa, just walking distance to Echo Beach. The area is famous for its surfing hot spots and its beachside restaurants offering the finest seafood. The distant sound of the waves crashing the beach at night is a soothing melody as you sleep. All of this from $334/night for 6 guests with breakfast, free wi-fi and villa staff. Oh what more could you want?
Villa Candi Kecil
Want your own Eat Pray Love experience? Head to Ubud and stay in your own private pool sanctuary from only $70 per person per night. Villa Candi Kecil is built in the quiet area that is still largely unspoiled by tourism where the countryside cleans and lush. This villa offers one and three bedroom options to experience the magical of Bali in a complete serenity and privacy. At just $143 per night for a couple, we don’t think you need any more excuses to escape!
So why go away in December? Holiday in January instead!