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Destination guide

Life's a beach in blissful Bali

Long-established as one of South-East Asia's best-loved destinations, Bali is a multi-faceted island paradise. Many visitors barely make it beyond the seemingly endless golden-sand beaches of Kuta and Seminyak, but to stay put in these admittedly fun-packed resort towns is to miss out on an intoxicating landscape of vibrant rice terraces, dense jungle and awe-inspiring volcanos. Wherever you choose to base yourself, you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes from friendly, fun-loving locals, as well as mouthwatering cuisine, heavy on aromatics like ginger and galangal. Bali holiday rentals range from simple studios to lavish family-size villas with private pools.

Things to do

Monkeying around in Bali

For a thrill-packed family day out, head to Waterbom Bali. Here you can race down nerve-shredding big-drop slides and twisting flumes, float along a relaxing lazy river or sip cocktails at a swim-up bar. For a spot of animal magic, delve into the Ubud Monkey Forest. Here, you can marvel at 100s of cheeky monkeys freely roaming around a jaw-dropping Hindu temple complex, which lies concealed within a swathe of lush jungle. A short drive from here is the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, a simply astonishing expanse of vivid green tiered rice paddies, lovingly tended by local farmers, and shaded by swaying palm trees.

Activities

Surf in style or cook up a storm in Bali

Bali's gently crashing waves and perpetually warm waters make it an ideal place to learn to surf. You'll find willing instructors as soon as you set foot on Kuta beach, or you can join a surf school for more intensive training. If that sounds like too much of a commitment, you might prefer the instant gratification of white water rafting. The Ayung river is dotted with thrilling rapids to navigate, and its lush green banks provide a spectacular setting. For skills you can take back home, enrol on a cooking course and learn how to make heavenly local dishes like Balinese yellow curry and zingy gado gado salad.

Weather

Sizzling sunshine in Bali

Bali holiday rentals are in high demand at most times, as the island's tropical climate ensures consistent heat, with plenty of sunshine. However, May to September are particularly popular, as this constitutes the dry season, when humidity is low and skies are generally clear. For much of the wet season, rain tends to fall in swift, refreshing bursts, so shouldn't interfere too much with your beach time. However, rainfall can be significant between December and March, making this a prime time for great deals on accommodation.

Natural features

Feel on top of the world in Bali

For an unforgettable Balinese adventure, embark on a trek to the summit of Mount Agung, an active volcano and the island's highest peak. The ascent can be challenging, but the views from the top are breathtaking, particularly if you're dedicated enough to get there in time for sunrise. If you're intent on finding the ultimate off-the-beaten-track beach, head to the nearby island of Nusa Penida. Its jaw-dropping Kelingking beach is an unspoilt cove of white sand, concealed by surreal rock formations that look rather like a dinosaur.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bali?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,260 holiday lettings around Bali. From 6,856 villas to 755 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Seminyak: 3,023 holiday homes
  • Kuta: 7,632 holiday homes
  • Pejeng Kawan: 1,491 holiday homes
  • South Kuta: 1,208 holiday homes
  • Temukus: 239 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Bali! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Kuta: 7,632 holiday lettings
  • Ubud: 1,457 holiday lettings
  • Karangasem Sub-District: 185 holiday lettings
  • Kerobokan: 6,709 holiday lettings
  • Legian: 6,980 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Bali?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Bali are:

  • Bali Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS): 8,236 self catering accommodations
  • Banyuwangi (BWX-Blimbingsari): 28 self catering accommodations
  • Selaparang Airport (AMI): 215 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Bali?

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

  • Ubud Monkey Forest: 7,737 holiday rentals
  • Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre: 7,707 holiday rentals
  • Tanah Lot: 8,468 holiday rentals
  • Benoa Harbour: 8,424 holiday rentals
  • Seminyak Square: 8,516 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bali listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 accommodations.

Explore destinations around Bali

Kuta
7,632 holiday rentals
Ubud
1,457 holiday rentals
Karangasem Sub-District
185 holiday rentals
Kerobokan
6,709 holiday rentals
Legian
6,980 holiday rentals
Bedugul
133 holiday rentals
Canggu
6,389 holiday rentals
Denpasar City
8,275 holiday rentals
Jungutbatu
232 holiday rentals
Jimbaran
6,705 holiday rentals
Gianyar Sub-District
1,739 holiday rentals
Kubu
103 holiday rentals
Buleleng Sub-District
253 holiday rentals
Padangbai
171 holiday rentals
Mengwi
7,602 holiday rentals
Tabanan Sub-District
6,265 holiday rentals
Ambengan
177 holiday rentals
Krambitan
1,401 holiday rentals
Nusa Dua
6,568 holiday rentals
Pemuteran
22 holiday rentals