GLBT Travelers - Gay Bali?
Mar 26, 11, 2:34 pm
I will be spending 6 days in Bali in a few weeks. 4 days will be at a resort in Ubud where I will be in relaxation and meditation mode. But I have 3 nights at the beginning to explore the fun scene on the Island. Any thoughts of where to stay and hang out for a mid 30's gay guy? Any thoughts are appreciated!
Mar 26, 11, 3:40 pm
The gay area, such as it is, is found primarily in the Legian area. There are several nice hotels in nearby Seminyak, including the GHM hotel The Legian.
Mar 26, 11, 4:44 pm
Dhyana Pura is the gay street in Legian/Seminyak area. There are a couple of gay bars next to each other and usually pack during weekdays. On the weekends, the crowds go to the Double six beach area and its pretty mix.
Apr 3, 11, 8:06 pm
will give you all the information you want.
Beware of the money boys.
Very few Balinese but mainly Javanese and Sumatrian.
They are cute personable but expect Rp600 000 for keeping your company.
Not being judgemental about these services but its best to be aware.
Apr 4, 11, 6:58 am
Thanks for the info - it'll be useful for my trip to Bali in a couple weeks.
FYI I'm in Jakarta right now, and access to Utopia Asia is blocked: the word "PORN" with a big red line across it shows up on my screen with the following message:
In regards to letter from Ministry of Telecommunication Number 1598/SE/DJPT.1/KOMINFO/7/2010, NTT Indonesia will block access to porn sites.
If you find that the site you are visiting is not contain porn materials but accidentally blocked by us, please notify us to noc[at]ntt.net.id .
We are very sorry for the inconvenience that we may have caused. Thank you for your kind attention.
Same thing happens for other gay-related sites.
You can get around it by Googling it and clicking on "Cached", but long story short, it's best to do your research before coming to Indonesia :)