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Sleepless in Seminyak

by Gaycation Magazine

Short on time for your Bali escape? Make the most of your holiday with a jam-packed stay in the gay hot spot – Seminyak. It’s intoxicating.

Despite the maddening crowds on the beaches and small streets, this micro-destination has a lot of tasty bites and satisfying shopping. It is probably the best known gay hot spot on Bali, for the sparkling surf beaches, late night club circuit, and diversity of restaurants and stylish shopping. Not to mention closeness to the international airport and abundance of accommodations, adventures and attractions.

Seminyak Strip Selections

From Street Dogs Gallery to male-only Spartacvs Bali Hotel, from M2 Spa for men to massages at Paul’s Place, you might think it’s appealing only to gay men. There’s plenty of interest to women, too, and places where both are seen sipping, shopping and surfing.

In one weekend, you can do a retail therapy stroll from folksy (Folk Art Gallery) to chic (Carga) to the vibrant (Libido Bali), eat healthy at a buzzing with music restaurant (Biku) or romantically on the beachfront (La Lucciola), enjoy the beach (Double Six is busy and Canggu is quiet), and experience a spectacular sunset session at KuTeDa or at the new rage called Potato Head Beach Club. Both are steps from the sea and on top of most visitors’ must do list. When in Rome…

Most of the recommended lodging in Seminyak is within walking distance to all of the above, and the others are a 5-15 minute taxi ride. They range from Bali Mystique hotel at the budget end to Chandra Luxury Villas as the other bookend. The nearby lodging for the unhotel, relaxed home-away-from-home feeling are Moon Villas (mainly men) and Villa Turkuaz (great for double couples or families with kids).

Need a friendly bed down in Bali? Check out the Rainbow Tourism Bali Accommodation and the accommodations page on Rainbow Tourism Bali. All of them are GOO (gay owned or operated) or RTA (Rainbow Tourism Accredited).

Souvenir Shopping? Think art and jewelery.

Gay Owned Galleries: Folk Art Gallery, Street Dogs, and Jewelry with JuJu.

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