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 laws protecting the LGBT community. The locals still remain conservative and they don't accept homosexuality, but there haven't been reported any anti-gay behaviors. In public, we recommend you to keep a discreet behavior!
There are several reasons why Bali is considered an appealing destination for the gay & lesbian community. Such reasons are:
- The organised gay life.
- Excellent exclusively gay hotels.
- The big diversity of entertainment options
- Very friendly locals even if they don't fully accept homosexuality.
- The big and active LGBT community.
- The low criminality rate.
GAY SCENE OF BALI
Bali is an island with a big and really active LGBT community. There are several gay hotspots through the island such as:
Gay Spas and Saunas: Let sexy guys guide you to a world full of serenity and relaxation. The known gay spas and saunas in Bali are: Coco Grande spa Seminyak, Adam’s Apple Male Massage, Banana Spa, Minahasa Spa, M2 Spa, Antique Spa, UME Massage, teMAN Spa, Bonita Spa.
Gay Clubs and Bars: Enjoy a drink at the numerous local gay bars and clubs. Worthy of notice gay clubs and bars are: Bali Joe, Bottoms Up Bar, DIX Club Bali and Mixwell.
Gay Beaches: There are two gay beaches in Bali, Putra @ Pantai 66 and Batu Belig Beach. They both gather many gay people but be careful because some guys can become too pushy...
There is only one exclusively gay hotel-resort in Bali. Other than that, there are several gay friendly hotels and resorts in the island which will offer you an equally friendly environment and the freedom to show affection with your partner publicly!
There are several small 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 every year and attracts thousands of gay and lesbian people from all over the country.
Online Gay Chatting
The applications and chatting platforms that are used mainly in Bali are: