Destination guide

Seaside fun near holiday homes to rent in Bali

A mental image of Bali evokes turquoise waves, white beaches and lush rainforests. Aside from the scenery, a diverse array of cultural activities also abound. Explore Ubud's local markets or shop the luxury stores in Seminyak, because your days don't all need to be sleepily spent by the water (though they certainly can be!). Scour the seemingly secret beaches in Sanur and Legian, visit the Uluwatu Temple and hike among the hills for stellar views. Your hardest choice should be browsing Bali vacation rentals, trying to find the perfect option for your dream escape.

History

Historic sites near holiday rentals in Bali

Bali has numerous historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday homes are available near places like Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, a scenic Hindu temple on a lake with gardens and wild animals, and Goa Gajah, a cave famed for its ancient carvings. You’ll also like Besakih Temple, a large complex with 23 temples and festivals.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near holiday homes in Bali

No visit to Bali is complete without a tour of the cliffside Uluwatu Temple. Along with incredible views out over the ocean, Uluwatu Temple is also 1 of Bali's most important temples. In addition to the other temples throughout the island, Bali is also full of art museums and galleries displaying local talent, both past and present. Visit Ubud's Neka Art Museum, Agung Rai Museum of Art or the Puri Lukisan Museum, the oldest museum in Bali. Alternatively, take a class for yourself at the Five Art Studio, also in Ubud.

Activities

What to do near holiday rentals in Bali

Bali is best explored with a local. Book a private tour on an ojek (motorbike taxi), a group tour via bemo (minibus) or hike through the forested volcanic mountains. Tour iconic rice paddies, lounge on sandy beaches or snorkel among colourful coral reefs. Bali is ideal for practising your yoga and meditation, with plenty of options for lessons. For nightlife and entertainment, head to Kuta, a popular and lively city to the south, or scout out 1 of the many street festivals. Consider Bali vacation rentals perched high in the hills for full panoramic views.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in holiday rentals in Bali

Bali experiences 2 seasons: rainy and dry. Temperatures are consistent all year, with only humidity and precipitation changing. Consider the low seasons of January through April and October through November if you're on the hunt for a bargain, and don't mind a bit of rain. May through June and September are the shoulder seasons, when Bali vacation rentals are moderately priced, but the weather is more pleasant than the official off-peak season. High season happens in July, August and December, when it's best to plan ahead and book any extras well before arrival.

Natural highlights

A diverse destination full of life and colour

The diverse geography of Bali is 1 of many things that makes it such a special destination. Escape from the chaotic city of Kuta or the luxe destinations of Seminyak and Kerobokan, and go surfing at the rugged, craggy beaches to the south. Hop on a boat to 1 of the nearby, untouched islands, such as Nusa Lembongan, or simply laze away the day on any number of white, sandy beaches framed by lush rainforests. Explore Ubud's iconic rice fields and ancient cliffside monuments or visit the underwater world only accessible with scuba gear.

Beaches

Top beaches near holiday homes in Bali

The beaches of Bali are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes can be found near beach locales like Kuta Beach, a sandy beach with surf breaks and native sea turtles, and Dreamland Beach, a white-sand beach and surf break backed by cliffs and restaurants. You’ll also like Pandawa Beach, a white-sand beach backed by cliffs and statues.

Where to stay near Bali?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,993 holiday rentals near Bali. From 5,376 Villas to 618 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bali for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bali?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bali. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Seminyak: 2,495 holiday rentals
  • Ubud: 960 holiday rentals
  • Sanur: 229 holiday rentals
  • Legian Beach: 5,412 holiday rentals
  • Canggu: 5,027 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Bali! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bali?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Bali with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Ubud: 960 holiday homes
  • Canggu: 5,027 holiday homes
  • Kuta: 5,833 holiday homes
  • Denpasar City: 6,259 holiday homes
  • Legian: 5,433 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bali?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Bali. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seminyak Square: 6,424 holiday rentals
  • Uluwatu Beach: 5,458 holiday rentals
  • Eat Street: 6,443 holiday rentals
  • Uluwatu Cliffs: 5,463 holiday rentals
  • Ubud Royal Palace: 5,770 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bali listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Bali

Ubud
960 holiday rentals
Canggu
5,027 holiday rentals
Kuta
5,833 holiday rentals
Denpasar City
6,259 holiday rentals
Legian
5,433 holiday rentals
Uluwatu
2,346 holiday rentals
Candidasa
99 holiday rentals
Jungutbatu
91 holiday rentals
Ketewel
4,942 holiday rentals
Lokapaksa
174 holiday rentals
Kalisada
121 holiday rentals
Jimbaran
5,187 holiday rentals
Penestanan
1,028 holiday rentals
Kerobokan
5,291 holiday rentals
Kutuh
3,819 holiday rentals
Abiansemal
5,585 holiday rentals
Temukus
189 holiday rentals
West Selemadeg
124 holiday rentals
Nyambu
4,945 holiday rentals
Singaraja
145 holiday rentals