Welcome to Amed, the hidden gem of Bali! If you’ve planned your trip to enjoy the beach and go snorkelling, you might be wondering what to do when it rains. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! As a seasoned traveller who has experienced days of rain in Amed, I’m here to share a comprehensive guide on how to make the most of your time in Amed even when it’s pouring!
How often does it rain in Amed?
Well, the answer is, that it depends on the time of the year. If you’re here during the rainy season, which typically runs from November to March, you’ll likely encounter a few showers. But don’t let that put a damper on your trip! The rain usually falls in short, intense bursts, leaving plenty of time for the sun to come out and play. But hey, even if you get a whole day of rain, you can still try one of these options below:
Things to do in Amed when it Rains
#1 Get a Manicure and Pedicure
When the rain interrupts your outdoor plans, why not treat yourself to a relaxing manicure and pedicure? Amed has some top-notch nail salons where you can sit back, unwind, and give yourself a little self-care. Trust me, a fresh set of nails will brighten up any gloomy day! I would suggest going with an idea or picture of what you’re looking for. They would normally be able to replicate it or suggest something similar!
#2 Enjoy a Delicious Meal: Savor Local Flavors
Amed is a culinary delight, even on rainy days. Head to the recommended restaurants and cafes in the area and treat yourself to mouthwatering dishes. From fresh seafood to traditional Balinese cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every craving. You can even bring your laptop and get some work done in the meantime. Check out this blog post if you want to find out the best places to eat in Amed.
#3 Visit a Temple: Immerse Yourself in Culture
Discover the spiritual side of Amed by visiting the beautiful temples in and around the area. Even in the rain, these majestic temples exude a lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Take your time to explore, learn about the rich Balinese culture, and experience a sense of tranquillity amidst the raindrops.
I would suggest visiting the Lempuyang Temple. Just a short ride away from Amed, this temple is one of the oldest and most respected in Bali, known as the “Gateway to Heaven”. The journey to the temple is as fascinating as the site itself, with lush green landscapes that look amazingly dramatic under the rain. And the best part? The temple is far less crowded during rainy days. So, you get to soak in the mystical vibes and snap some stunning shots without jostling with the crowds. Just remember to wear something respectful and keep that smile on your face, ’cause after all, you’re in beautiful Bali!
#4 Relax with a Massage
Rainy days are the perfect excuse to indulge in a deep tissue massage. Amed is home to some of the best spas and wellness centres where you can melt away your worries and let skilled therapists work their magic. Feel the tension melt away as you enjoy a blissful and pampering experience. I would suggest heading to Amed Bali Spa. They have a wide range of wellness treatments that will leave you feeling like a new person. Whether you’re craving a deep tissue massage, a calming aromatherapy session, or a revitalising facial, Amed Bali Spa has got you covered.
#5 Join a Yoga Class
Yoga at Blue Earth Village is something else even on a sunny day. With a wide range of classes suitable for both beginners and advanced yogis, there’s something for everyone. The instructors are not only highly skilled but also incredibly friendly, creating a welcoming atmosphere.
#6 Take a Cooking Class
Use the rainy day as an opportunity to learn the secrets of Balinese cuisine! Bali Asli restaurant offers cooking classes where you can delve into the world of spices, flavours, and traditional cooking techniques. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Bali and bring home some delicious recipes to impress your friends and family.
#7 Learn How to Make Offerings: Embrace Balinese Traditions
Discover the art of making offerings, a beautiful and integral part of Balinese culture. Join a workshop or visit a local craft centre to learn the techniques behind these intricate creations. Embrace the creativity and symbolism behind Balinese offerings, and gain a deeper understanding of the local traditions.
If you’re interested in learning how to make these beautiful offerings around Amed, many accommodations offer classes where you can learn this traditional art form. You can also approach the friendly locals, who are always happy to share their culture and teach you. Immerse yourself in the local traditions by weaving palm leaves and arranging flowers like a pro. It’s a unique hands-on experience that will leave a lasting impression on your trip!
My Experience during Rainy Days in Amed
During my stay in Amed, I encountered my fair share of rainy days. But guess what? I didn’t let the rain dampen my spirits! As soon as the rain stopped, I took leisurely walks along the beach, went for refreshing swims, and witnessed breathtaking sunsets in the evening. I also made sure to treat myself to delicious meals, take some time to rest, recharge, and plan my next adventures.
Next time you find yourself in Amed on a rainy day, remember that there are plenty of exciting things to do and explore. Embrace the unexpected, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or a manicure, savour the local flavours, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Balinese culture. Rain or shine, Amed has something special to offer.
Ciao for now,