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Bali Revealed: Beaches, Bars & Boutiques

by Gaycation Magazine

Gays, lesbians and gay families are among those drawn to the tropical paradise of Bali in Indonesia. They come for the romance, the after dark clubs, the surfing, the shopping, the wellness spas, the yoga camps, the adventures and the cooking classes.  Not to mention they come for  celebrations and unforgettable memories, Bali style.

Some more reasons:


If you’re the type of beach bum that likes to stay all day on the beach, there are plenty of busy beaches for sun baking, surf spots for boarding and kite riding, black sand beaches for riding white horses, and quiet stretches for peace and solitude without hawkers. There is also a gay beach that locals and visitors are flocking to for upmarket accommodation and restaurants on the waterfront. At sunset, many go to the cabanas at Double Six in Legian.  Look for the rainbow flags and mix with the crowd of locals and visitors.


The best late night bars cater to a mixed and friendly crowd and lure visitors with great music spinned by international DJs. If you’re in Seminyak-Kuta-Legian, there are numerous clubs side by side if you fancy a pub crawl for vibrant music and throbbing dance floors.  Gay Street story.


Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, however, many visitors do not know in depth about the uniqueness of Balinese culture. Life here is related to a tripartite concept that includes the spiritual relationship between human and God and the environment. Temples and Buddhas are everywhere.  Visit at least one (of the 22,000 +), investing in a sarong or sash, and make a donation for its upkeep.


There are gay exclusive, men only and clothing optional choices for those who want it, plus plenty of places that are gay welcoming for couples and families with kids. Look for Rainbow Tourism Accreditation ranked properties that have been verified this year by the Rainbow Tourism Concierge.

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