Destination guide

When Bali beckons…

Chances are that when you think of Bali, you think of resort life. It’s the quintessential getaway, in a beautiful location that defines Grecian charm. It’s a hub for beach-centric fun, providing you with the opportunity to do everything from sailing to water-skiing. Lest you think you need to be a water fanatic to enjoy your Bali vacation rental, think again—there’s lots going on here, starting with a lively port area that features plenty of dining options and charming shops. Get ready: Bali is waiting.

Things to do

Awe-inspiring historic sites

Perhaps the most awe-inspiring attraction in all of Bali is the beautifully kept Agios Ioannis Prodromos Monastery, a handsome stone structure whose origins date back to the 17th century. Many of its features are preserved for posterity. Being a charming coastal village whose main draw is the water, you won’t find many modern concrete buildings here—but don’t let that prevent you from exploring on your own. It’s worth the trip to Souda Bay Cemetery, under 2 hours away by bus and home to the Greek soldiers who served during World War II.


Give me strength, Bali

You’ll be forgiven if you’re momentarily breathless after arriving in Bali. But you’ll want to breathe again, because your activity list requires, well…a little energy. After you’ve spent some time burning calories at the beach and in the water, it’s time to indulge once again on Old Port Bali. Here’s where you can find a perch at a cozy tavern, sip your libation of choice, and watch for birds as they soar above. It’s all a bit dreamy, but don’t get too distracted—you’ll need the strength after dining to visit the charming shops that provide you with whatever you may need on your getaway.


Summering in Bali is a genius idea

If you’re booking a Bali vacation rental, keep spring and summer in mind. The weather is astonishingly beautiful, with comfortable daytime temperatures and light breeze in the evening. It’s rarely overcast, and rainfall is but distant memory until fall. If you have dreams of swimming and surfing, bear in mind that the water is still pretty cold in the spring. It’s best to wait until at least early June to really take advantage. Otherwise, expect nothing but the best of everything: sunshine, clear skies, and, chances are, plenty of smiles.

Natural features

Deep turquoise waters? Check. Sandy beaches? Also check.

Bali’s beach game is strong, which means you’re practically required to visit at least one. If you want to start small, try Karavostasis Beach, a secluded and picturesque beach whose deep turquoise waters and craggy shores seem like they've been pilfered from a postcard. Charming Limani Beach puts you in more of a social setting, but it’s still just as inviting—you’ll likely be drawn to the colorful flowers that line the perimeter. Likely the first beach you’ll encounter when you leave your Bali vacation rental, though, is Livali—it’s the area’s largest, and is typically packed with people. Use this as an opp to sunbathe and watch the sun set!

How to get there

Transportation to and around Bali

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 22.7 mi (36.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Bali?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 421 vacation rentals near Bali. From 264 Villas to 70 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bali for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Museum of El Greco: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Spili Monastery: 2,230 vacation rentals
  • Sfendoni Cave: 1,641 vacation rentals
  • Rethimno Kart: 2,247 vacation rentals
  • Agios Dimitrios Church: 1,149 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bali 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 Villas in Bali?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 264 Villas in Bali. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bali include:

  • Houses: 70 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bali?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 324 vacation rentals with pool available in Bali. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.