Gay-friendly hotels and villas in Bali welcome couples and individual travellers looking for quality accommodation that is warm and hospitable, together with a host of services and facilities where they can live their lifestyle. Some of these accommodations are situated within Bali’s popular beach resort areas which host the island’s buzzing gay nightlife scene,and within reach to the array of fabulous bars and clubs in Seminyak.While south Bali - and Seminyakin particular -is unofficially the main base to live up Bali’s ‘rainbow pride’, there are also some hotels and villas in other exquisite locations around the island, welcomingstraight and gay travellerswith equal warmth and open arms. Some are even gay-owned, ensuring that they understand your specific needs.
Here isour selection of great gay-friendly hotels in Bali for intimate and memorableescapes. Chandra Luxury Villas is locatedon one of the quiet side streets off the Petitenget main road in Seminyak.It is within a short transfer of the popular sunset beach area, as well as several highlight dining, nightlife and entertainment venues like Ku De Ta, La Lucciola and Potato Head Beach Club. Professional butlerscater to your requirements throughout your stay and add to the appeals of this luxury villa accommodation. Two and three-bedroom villas offer complete privacy, with airy rooms, high ceilings and a large 12m private poolset adjacent a leafy garden.
Fully equipped kitchenettes, fully stocked mini-bars and hot water outdoor showers are among its great in-villa amenities. Well hidden on the smaller interconnecting alleyway of JalanSaridewi in Petitengetis The Elysian Boutique Villa. Although in a secluded position and with no direct beach access, the coast of Petitenget is just 10-minutes’ walk out from Saridewiand onto main JalanPetitenget. Its collection of one- and two-bedroom villas caters to families and honeymooners, and gay travellers are also welcomed as well.Villa compounds are spread throughout dense manicured gardensand each unit is spacious but private,with an 8m plunge pool. Besides 24-hour in-villa dining, there is also the Rush Bamboo restaurant onsite,overlooking a soothing main resort pool with intimate cabanas. Tamu Seseh is a gay-owned villa resort located on the scenic rice paddy-fringed coast of Seseh Beach, one of the island’s most exotic and secluded black sand beaches.
The resort welcomes all types of travellers, but has romance in mind. Comfortable one-bedroom villas offer a great sense of intimacy for couples, while three-bedroom villa units are great for sharing a Bali holiday. The villas feature private plunge pools with some even overlooking the rice fields,with the sun setting over the surf. Each features an open, thatch-roofed living and dining pavilion with a fully-equipped kitchen. Courtyard bathroomslet you shower under the stars, and can even be tailored for dreamy romantic setups.
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Pelangi Bali lets you stay right on the beachfront in the focal pointof the gay scene of Seminyak:JalanCamplungTanduk, otherwise known as DhyanaPura Street (which means ‘rainbow’ in the local tongue). Its onsite restaurant overlooks the surf, while right down on the beach are popular dining and nightlife hotspots, La Plancha and Chez GadoGado. Guestrooms come in choices of super, deluxe and super deluxe rooms, offering 33, 54 and 63sqm of space respectively. For an ultimate escape, there are 135sqm suites offering individually-controlled airconditioning, a large private balcony with ocean views, and a large Jacuzzi and bathroom with shower. The hotel’s Siloam spa offers Balinese-style treatments for couples.
Courtyard by Marriot Bali Seminyak is a 4.5-star hotel on Bali’s ‘gay street’ and was designed to cater to the beach resort area’s clientele. Among its offerings are romantic dining experiences at Seminyak Kitchen, which always serves ‘breakfast’around the clock, with healthy cuisine that is great for maintaining your physique. The spa facility -Zanti Retreat -features a couples’ suite with intimate settingsfor sharing soothing treatments. A collection of deluxe rooms and suites on five levels are non-smoking, and feature five-star amenities, such as 42-inch LED TVs with iPod docks and premium movie channels, and bathroom with rain shower and amenities by Nirvae. This villa property dubs itself as a private ‘rainbow’ resort and does not allow families with children.
It presents a collection of deluxe roomswith a private terrace overlooking a large centrepiece swimming pool, bordered by a sundeck with sun loungers. The pool serves as a get-together spot and a great place to meet new friends. Alternatively, there are choices of suites that allow for more privacy and intimacy, each with a private garden, terrace and Jacuzzi.An onsite spa facility offers sensational Balinese massages and reflexology treatments. The array of gay clubs and bars of the DhyanaPura strip are only a 10-minute drive away. A budget option that is right on the CamplungTanduk route is Ping, a three-star boutique hotel welcoming gay travellers to a modern and elegant Balinese atmosphere. The hotel is only 250m from the black sand Seminyak Beach, and is great for partygoers looking for a stay within a few steps ofBali’s collection of gay bars and clubs. Ping offers deluxe and superior rooms with 40 and 20sqm of space respectively andpool or street views.
In-room amenities include television with satellite channel selections, Wi-Fi connectivity and mini-bar. Interconnecting rooms are available for a shared experience, complete with a kitchenette.
For gay-friendly accommodation up in the highland resort area of Ubud, Kamandhani is a great choice with its secluded setting overlooking a green expanse of rice fields in the village of Pengosekan. Getting to the main town hub is only a five-minute drive north, while the Monkey Forest of Padangtegal is nearby.
A collection of deluxe cottages offer intimacy and a close connection to nature, set within private courtyards with spacious terraces and private gardens. Guestrooms feature air conditioning, 32-inch LCD television with satellite channels, bathroom with bathtub and shower and hot and cold water and mini-bar. An onsite restaurant and room service is available, as well as free shuttle services to Ubud town.
Primera is right on the main clubbing scene of Seminyak's Dhyana Pura street, otherwise known as Jalan Camplung Tanduk, and is within only a 10-minute stroll to the sands of Seminyak. The gay-friendly hotel welcomes you to a cosy stay that is closely connected to the gay nightlife neighborhood of this lively district. The neighbouring resort areas of Kuta and Legian are only a 20-minute transfer south, while getting to and from Ngurah Rai International Airport is a half-hour ride. You can enjoy a dinner at the hotel with live music and fun, or head out to party well into the wee hours. Chic rooms in fun and bright fuchsia tones welcome you back from your adventures, as does the resort outdoor pool, flanked by sundecks with shaded beanbags.
Hi David, I have travelled several times in since 1995, with my partner, not married, but just two older men together, for soooo many years. We never show overt affection to each other in public, especially in a foreign country. We have had several different drivers over the years. The most recent guy we had, and will use again in two weeks time, for two days, is Yandira ( I Wayan Dira), email@example.com mobile 1 We will do his Jungle trip and an east Bali day trip.
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He lives close to, does airport pick-ups and deliveries. He is the most wonderful man, on our last day with him, a river walk, we ended up at his family compound, where we had a home cooked lunch while his daughter and friend danced classical dances, a wonderful insight into how Balinese people live. He speaks good English, has a good van, and is very punctual, and has a vast wealth of local knowledge.I do not think you could find an un-gay-friendly driver in Bali. Really the Balinese people are far too concerned about showing you their beautiful peaceful culture and country, to be concerned about who you live with.As for hotels, there has never been a concern as to sleeping in a king sized bed.PM me if you need more info, (click on my name, in blue type)Above all leave your worries at home, the Balinese Hindu culture is one of the most beautiful in the world. Edited: 5:24 pm, October 30, 2016.
There is really no need to book a driver based on 'gay-friendly'. Drivers are friendly and helpful. Drivers are literally waiting everywhere for work. They all have families to support and bills to pay.
They will all be offering you 'transport'. It is best to have a chat to a couple of the drivers who offer you transport, look at their, discuss day trips, price etc and then make plans to have them meet you at your hotel. You will soon find one who you are happy to use.
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When you move down to Legian, again you will find plenty of drivers. In Legian there will also be hundreds of taxis. Use taxis for short commutes and once again choose another driver on the street that appeals to you but always agree on price before you book. Bali people are very gay friendly, even if you have heard from rumblings from the central government the people are quite open and inclusive. As above, all drivers will be bay-friendly.same-sex holding hands for instance is quite the norm even if they are not romantically involved. However, kissing in public even between married couples of opposite sex considered titiilating so obvious affections are better for romantic moments in private.
This holds true for Balinese and any Indonesians as well as foreign visitors.Balinese will often ask about things like 'Are you married,' Do you have children, where are you from, have you eaten yet, etc etc.This is a traditional way of being friendly so if you hear a lot of personal questions it's not untoward cuiriosity, it's very natural and what they ask other Indonesians as well. You can decide how you may want to answer.'
Is a universally respected answer normaly.Also, you will find that drivers are in such abundance that in places like, the numbers of drivers avaialble are incredible. If you prefer you can certainly pre arrange a driver for things like an airport pick up but for much of the time I find it convenient to meet one of the drivers in front of a cafe or standing by near a hotel, then chat, see the, try him for a short trip or tour, and then f you like him use him again the next day.So many people here on the forum have their own personal favorites or are in relationships with drivers that they will offer to help you with them. That is also a fine way to find a driver. If anything happens (language skills not up to par, overly friendly, not friendly enough, takes yo to commission shops, etc you can let the referring party know what happened. My husband and I just returned from our first trip to and had no issues whatsoever. In fact when my husband, who travels on a Malaysian passport, got some extended questioning at immigration for some reason I returned to his counter where the officer figured out we were a couple. He stamped my husband's passport and wished us a happy honeymoon with a smile.
Doesn't matter it wasn't our honeymoon (it was our 10 yr anniversary trip but he didn't know that) but the gesture was a warm and admittedly for us a surprising one. The hotel staff where we stayed a week and our driver were all totally cool so I wouldn't worry about it all. In fact when we checked into our villa thete was a note from the hotel management wishing us a happy anniversary (i had upgraded our villa by email and mentioned it was our anniversary). Edited: 12:10 am, October 31, 2016.