Homosexuality in Bali is not fully accepted due to the country's religious nature. Same-sex sexual activity is legal, but there aren't any actual gay laws protecting the local gay community. The locals still remain conservative and they don't accept homosexuality, but there haven't been reported any extreme behaviors yet. In public, we recommend you to 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 cafe, gay clubs, gay spa and more. Gay Life in Seminyak includes several gay bars and cafes, a gay sauna while one of the gay beaches of the island is located there.
Some very popular gay bars and clubs in Bali include Bali Joe, Mixwell Bar, DiX Club Bali, Facebar Bali, Blue Corner Bar & Cafe and KU DE TA Bali.
Batug Bali Beach & Double Six Beach are the 2 major gay beaches of Bali where you can sunbathe and swim among other hot Balinese guys as well as visitors, just as you!
Lesbian tourists also tend to visit Bali a lot for relaxing and romantic holidays. There is nothing "lesbian" to be expected in Bali and the majority of the local gay bars are frequented mainly by gay people but the gay scene doesn't matter at all in the end. Bali has a splendid natural environment and even reading a book in the sunset is more fascinating than an individual 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 in the island is surely Bali Pride Festival which is held in June.
There are not many gay saunas in Bali but there is a wide range of excellent massage shops and spa exclusively for men. It's essential to make a research before visiting one of these places, so as not to be disappointed in the end. The happy ending is offered in almost all of them!