Life is Good for gay travel sentry Larry Mullett of 8Hotels Collection
As Chandra Luxury Villas Sales Manager, my trips to Bali always revolve around work. Although my stays at Chandra are practically heaven on earth, it’s hard to get out of work-mode whilst I’m there.
That’s why I always get away for a couple of nights by trying out a new property. During my December trip to the Seminyak side of the island, I stayed at the recently opened Zen4Men compound and it was the perfect getaway – right on the gay beach!
Located north of the W Hotel (they practically share a wall), Zen4Men is perfectly positioned so you are only seconds from the beach, have all the amenities of a W Hotel guest and at a fraction of the price.
The villa consists of 4 studios, all with King beds and spacious ensuites. The waterfall showers are a nice touch. There is a common kitchen, a brand new, beautifully designed pool perfect for socialising, and a garden wall inspired by a tranquil volcanic garden.
The owners, Cam and Fin, have recently made the move from Sydney to Bali and are embracing the culture with open arms. They are both well-travelled, Cam with 25+ trips to Bali under his belt so they can anticipate nearly every gay man’s needs whilst away from home. (Women are also more than welcome to stay, in fact, it’s the perfect place for a hens party or a getaway with friends - you could rent out the entire villa and have a safe, secure, worry free holiday. )
Did I mention there is a spa right next door, too?
The day I checked out, it felt like I was leaving a friend’s house. That’s the kind of environment Can and Fin have created. I can’t wait to go back and catch up with the guys and listen to more of their crazy adventures. If you stay, make sure to ask them about their trip to Berlin – it will blow your mind!
A BIG 10 out of 10 for Zen4Men!