Homosexuality in Bali is not fully accepted due to Indonesia's religious nature. Same-sex sexual activity is legal, but there aren't any actual laws protecting the local gay community. The locals still remain conservative and they don't accept homosexuality, but there haven't been any extreme behaviors reported yet. In public, we recommend that you keep a discreet behavior!
Bali is an island with a big and really active gay community. The local gay nightlife is small but vivid. Seminyak is definitely the place where you will find the majority of the gay venues of Bali, including gay bars, gay cafes, gay clubs, gay spas and more. Gay Life in Seminyak lists several gay bars and cafes, a gay sauna, and a gay beach.
Some very popular gay bars and clubs in Bali include Bali Joe, Mixwell Bar, Facebar Bali, Blue Corner Bar & Cafe and KU DE TA Bali.
Batug Bali Beach & Double Six Beach are the two major gay beaches of Bali where you can sunbathe and swim among other hot Balinese guys as well as visitors, just like you!
Lesbian tourists also tend to visit Bali a lot for relaxing and romantic holidays. There is nothing "lesbian" to be expected in Bali because the majority of the local gay bars are mainly frequented by gay men but, really, in the end the gay scene doesn't matter at all. Bali has a splendid natural environment that even reading a book by the beach during sunset is more fascinating than you would think.
There are many gay events and parties being organized by the local gay clubs and bars of Bali annually but the most popular gay event on the island is surely Bali Pride Festival which takes place in June.
There are not many gay saunas in Bali but there is a wide range of excellent gay massage shopsandspas exclusively for men. A happy ending is offered in almost all of them. However, it's essential to do research before visiting one of these places in order not to be disappointed in the end. Some popular gay massage venues in Bali are Coco Grande Spa Seminyak, Adam's Apple Male Massage, M2 Spa, teMAN Spa, Minahasa Spa, Banana Spa, Elegantz Spa, SEB Massage, Bonita Spa, Antique Spa, Aaron magic Hands Spa and Shooter Spa!