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South Kuta is a jewel of Bali

First-time visitors to the fabled Isle of the Gods will likely pass through South Kuta. It's just a whisker from the airport and one of the names that's on everyone's lips. The reasons? Well, there are its hidden coves of sparkling sand. There are its sculpted surf swells that lick resplendent coral reefs. And there are its good-feeling vibes, balancing the wild nightlife of Kuta proper with bamboo shacks and surfer restaurants. South Kuta vacation rentals range from the luxurious to the simple, each offering a pad near beautiful beaches and shimmering seas.

Things to do

South Kuta is a gateway to temples

If you can pull yourself away from the poolside, the beach and the bars for a day, you'll find that South Kuta vacation rentals are the perfect base for hitting some of Bali's fabled temples. The Uluwatu Temple is really near. You should go there in the evening to watch the goosebump-inducing Kecak Fire Dance. Northwards into the jungles is Ubud. That's home to the 9th-century Goa Gajah shrine, carved into the rock. Famous Tanah Lot is also close, studding the sea on its very own island to the north-west.


South Kuta is for good vibes only

Nowhere is the good-vibe lifestyle of Bali more evident than in South Kuta. You can spend your days wallowing on wide beachfronts sipping ice-cold brews. You can chat to backpackers and 60-somethings alike in the bamboo seaside bars, watching a breathtaking sunset over the Bali Sea. You can wax down the surfboard and learn to ride the waves with expert Indonesian rip curlers. South Kuta vacation rentals are also a great base for exploring the island. Excursions to mystical Ubud and the clifftop temples of Bukit can easily join the itinerary.


Seeking the South Kuta sun

Forever-tropical Bali blesses Kuta with year-round warmth. As it's a smidgen south of the equator, the town enjoys steady temperatures in the 80s from December to December. The only noticeable change is in rainfall. That peaks between November and March, bringing downpours and rougher seas along the South Kuta beaches. The upshot is that the period from May to August is better if you're booking those South Kuta vacation rentals to laze on the sands and soak up the Indonesian rays.

Natural features

South Kuta's sand and jungle

It's the sea and the sand that keep travelers flocking to South Kuta year on year. The area is fringed by Bali's trademark cliff-backed bays and coral reefs. They host surfers and divers and snorkelers, all eager to meet manta rays and turtles, or to conquer some of the world-class rollers that crash against the shore. If you venture northwards into the heart of the island, you can also unearth some of Bali's iconic jungle. A trip to Ubud is recommended, where vine-clad temples hide in the forests and macaques swing back and forth.

Where to stay around South Kuta?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 736 vacation rentals near South Kuta. From 73 Houses to 44 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Kuta for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Kuta?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Kuta:

  • Jimbaran Bay: 202 vacation rentals
  • Benoa: 26 vacation rentals
  • Sawangan: 27 vacation rentals
  • Bukit: 403 vacation rentals
  • Kampial: 96 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Kuta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Kuta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Uluwatu Beach: 4,647 vacation rentals
  • Uluwatu Cliffs: 4,659 vacation rentals
  • Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre: 4,884 vacation rentals
  • Puja Mandala: 4,838 vacation rentals
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park: 4,720 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Kuta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Kuta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Houses in South Kuta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Kuta include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 44 rentals available
  • Villas: 587 rentals available
  • Cabins: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Kuta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 511 vacation rentals with pool available in South Kuta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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