Sensational Seminyak seems like an island destination of its own, despite overlooking the Bali Sea just north of Kuta. Whether it’s world-class shopping or dining at superb restaurants, the town presents you with scores of opportunities. Seminyak also happens to be the gay hub of Bali, which itself is quite a welcoming island towards LGBTQ people. With the gay friendly hotels in Seminyak, Bali only rising every year, it’s transformed into the quintessential gay beach getaway. The main gay neighborhood in Seminyak is one street called Jalan Camplung Tanduk Arcade. Moreover, every place offers a different experience, ranging from handsome go-go dancers to hilarious drag shows.
What’s more, there’s even an unofficial gay beach hangout at the gorgeous Batu Belig Beach. Even though the gay scene in Seminyak isn’t comparable to that in Bangkok or Phuket, its presence indicates the open-mindedness of the locals. To that end, here are the top 11 gay friendly hotels in Seminyak, Bali.
W Bali – Seminyak
W Bali is one of the most flamboyant and sexiest gay hotels in Seminyak, Bali. This luxurious tropical playground is very popular with LGBTQ travelers and sits right in the pulsating heart of the town. if you’re a young and fun-loving gay traveler, then this is the perfect destination for you. The best part? It lies right on the beach!
The W throbs with dynamic energy, and yet makes for the perfect place to kick back and relax. And that begins right with the four, terraced, palm-edged swimming pools, a la Bali’s rice paddies. They look out to the beach and are the heart and soul of the place. From ice-creams to cocktails, call for anything as you lounge on the plush daybeds. The 24/7 spa with a range of indulgent treatments definitely warrantees a visit. What’s more, you even have complimentary access to the Cold Plunge Pool, Hot Stone Bath, and the fitness center. For bookworms, there’s even a library that’s stacked with books and even DVDs. As evening arrives, the pulsating beachside Woo Bar is the place to be, with delicious cocktails and beautiful bods. Four more bars and restaurants complete the offerings.
Even the entry-level Garden View Suites here bathtubs large enough for two (wink, wink), plush beds, and luxurious rainforest showers. We’d recommend that you pay a bit more an get the Sea View Retreat suites which, as the name suggests, offer stunning views of the Bali Sea.
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Impiana Private Villas Seminyak
Villas are extremely popular staying options with LGBTQ travelers in Seminyak, and the Impiana Private Villas is the best of them all. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or with friends, the gay friendly Impiana Private Villas in Seminyak, Bali offer privacy combined with hotel-like amenities. To begin with, Impiana boasts not one but two award-winning spas, with each offering a bevy of spa packages. We’d recommend the 2-hour-long Mystique Bali Package, which ends with a romantic flower bath! Although there’s no fitness center, Impiana does offer yoga classes in lovely yoga salas. The Prana restaurant serves delectable local and international fare, as well as a sumptuous free breakfast. You can even have the chef whip up breakfast in bed for you in the comfort of your villa. What’s more, the hotel can arrange for anything and everything you need, including poolside barbeques if you’re a larger group.
Impiana offers the choices of spacious one/two/three-bedroom villas, with minimalist design and lots of open spaces. Besides modern creature comforts, the plush beds are framed by silky mosquito nets that lend a romantic vibe. There are even nightly turndown services and luxurious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. The highlight is the lush garden spaces with private plunge pools and sunbeds, making for the perfect romantic setting. Finally, Impiana lies just two streets away from Seminyak’s gay street!
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Tijili Seminyak Hotel
Are you looking for a budget yet contemporary gay hotel in Seminyak, Bali? Then look no further than the Tijili Seminyak Hotel. Vibrant and both contemporary and traditional Balinese, the hotel is one hip and Instagram-worthy space that’ll appeal immensely to design-crazy gays. Add to that excellent service, and proximity to both the beach and the gay scene, and you have yourself a winner.
The hotel’s inspiration is innately Balinese, with ‘Tijili’ being the ceremonial Balinese design motif of a stacked offering of palm leaves, rick cakes, and clay jars. A reinterpretation of this theme is seen in a life-size Jenga-like installation in the lobby, Quirky design elements and vibrant pops of color make every inch of this place worthy of being seen on your Instagram. The staff is unfailingly efficient and helpful, but it’s the facilities that shine here. The outdoor pool is a quiet, foliage-filled space, which sits next to the breezy, artsy lounge/bar/restaurant. The pool deck oozes a beach-club vibe, complete with Balinese-style beds and beanbags where you can order cocktails and snacks. In spite of no spa, the hotel offers options for in-room treatments. What’s more, there’s even 24-hour room service, which is a huge perk for a budget hotel.
Rooms and minimalist with funky décor, Batik-style kimono robes, and handcrafted tiled floors. The glass-enclosed bathrooms are cheeky and wonderfully spacious, while rooms come with all mod-cons.
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Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Even though it lies on one of the liveliest beaches of Bali, the gay friendly, all-suite Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort has surprising levels of seclusion. It’s surrounded by the fantastic beachfront bars and clubs of Seminyak Beach, along with a slew of water fun and activities on the offer. If you’re a gay traveler looking for luxury and privacy by the beach in Seminyak, then this is the perfect place.
Right from its chic wood-and-marble lobby, a zen aesthetic permeates the place. The design melds modern architectural elements with traditional Balinese ones, like water features akin to rice paddies. The beachfront infinity pool is as tempting as the alluring outdoor pool with trees in the interior courtyard. In fact, some suites have direct access to the latter. Albeit small, the top-floor spa offers a surprisingly wide menu of massages and treatments employing local ingredients. Plus, there are yoga classes and a gym on the offer. Of the two restaurants, the sleek rooftop one has views to die for.
All suites feature terraces and balconies with pool or ocean views and direct access to the outdoor pool. If you’re here for romance, then the marble bathrooms come with deep soaking tubs for two, bath salts, incense, and all. Some suites even have all the more indulgent outdoor baths.
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Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa
The Pelangi Bali Hotel and Spa is one of the best mid-range beachfront gay hotels in Seminyak, Bali. It’s nestled on a quiet road leading up to the southern part of Seminyak beach. The locally-owned hotel oozes a tranquil and rather peaceful vibe with carved Balinese statues and potted foliage at the entrance.
There’s so much to do at the hotel that you could spend an entire day here. The seaside area where Pelangi leads is peppered with pink umbrellas and wooden daybeds where you can lounge. The centerpiece is the stunning lagoon-style outdoor pool complete with statue fountains and a sunken swim-up pool bar. It’s the perfect place to lounge while soaking up some sun and sipping on cocktails. After a swim or a dip, unwind with a massage or the treatment at the on-site Siloam Spa. Three bars and restaurants take care of all meals and everything in-between while offering 24/7 room service at the same time. A fitness center and free Wi-Fi round up the amenities.
Despite being a mid-range hotel, rooms are well-designed with a slew of amenities including minibars and coffeemakers and lots of natural light. Bathrooms are contemporary with glassed-in showers large enough for two, while the suites have jetted tubs as well. Moreover, the suites are the ones that offer ocean views.
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One Eleven Bali
Villas are very popular in Seminyak, and the One Eleven is the most luxurious and indulgent of them all. The minimalist resort sits smacks dab in the buzz of Seminyak but is one secluded haven on the inside. And even though it feels peaceful, you’re right in the middle of Seminyak’s best entertainment, shopping, and dining as soon as you step out. The best part? It’s very gay friendly.
The resort is glamorous and exclusive to boot and is designed as a private sanctuary with vertical gardens and modern villas fringed by palm trees. It’s all about the in-villa facilities here like the pools, spa gazebos, and lawns, all enclosed by high walls. In fact, most of the services take place in the villas, right from on-call butlers and private chefs to even spa treatments. If you’re into fitness, then they even have personal trainers and yoga instructors available. The grandest service is an à la carte breakfast fit for royalty cooked and served right in the comfort of your villa. Think waffles, breakfast burritos, bread basket, jams, cereal, fruits, and an array of juices. And all leftovers go right into the fridge!
Open-plan living rooms and kitchens and a bevy of high-tech mod-cons are a mainstay in all nine one-bedroom glass-fronted villas. They all also have something called ‘maxi’bars, complete with drinks, snacks, ice-creams, and wines! Freestanding baths in ensuite bathrooms inspire romance, as do the spa gazebos, lawns, and private pools.
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The Haven Bali Seminyak
It’s hard to imagine something called The Haven right in the cacophonic heart of Seminyak, but it sure does feel like one. The hotel is one of the most restful gay hotels in Seminyak, Bali’s center, and is a perfect mid-range base for exploring the town as well as its gay nightlife.
Green glass bowls right next to a gorgeous step fountain sit right at the entrance, which sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Choose from two foliage-ensconced outdoor pools to lounge from, of which one is an infinity-edged one. The on-site restaurant is very popular and has received rave reviews for its Pan Asian cuisine. It also serves a superb complimentary breakfast that includes both local and international delicacies. Don’t miss getting a treatment at the Atma Spa, which offers everything from manicures and pedicures to massages. Besides a fitness center, there’s also a free shuttle to the Seminyak Beach and Beach Club.
You have several room options to choose from at Haven, right from stylish traditional rooms to modern, private villas. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a bunch of modern creature comforts and facilities make them all very comfortable. What’s more, some rooms even have soaking tubs; so, if you want those, make sure to ask while booking.
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The Legian Bali
The Legian is, undoubtedly, one of the most well-known and luxurious gay friendly hotels in Seminyak, Bali. It lies right on Seminyak Beach, and yet feels like a serene, exclusive corner of Bali. What’s more, Seminyak’s cool posse of shops, restaurants, cafés, and bars, as well as its gay nightlife, is a mere five-minute stroll.
Interesting Balinese artwork, lots of fresh flowers, and natural fibers against a canvas of chalk-white walls fill up this a stylish haven. A three-tiered swimming pool sits at the center surrounded by birds-of-paradise, gushing fountains, and grassy lawns. What’s more, this gorgeous space extends to the beachfront. There are lots of airy, open spaces for enjoying a sunset cocktail, or reading a good book. Unwind in the refined spa, where the Balinese massage is supposedly outstanding. If you’re up for some exploration, you can even grab the hotel’s bicycles and go around. A restaurant and two fabulous beachfront bars are all you need for all meals, sundowners, and nightcaps.
If the property feels decadent, then wait till you see the suites. They’re divided into Studio/Deluxe/Two-Bedroom/Specialty Suites, as well as 14 private villas, and a Beach House with three bedrooms. The 14 villas with their own pools are part of The Club at Legian Bali. Modern technology, ocean-facing balconies, and understated Balinese décor and huge marble-clad bathrooms with bathtubs make the indulgent space.
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If you’re a party monster, then stay at Katamama, one of the best located gay hotels in Seminyak, Bali. It sits right next to one of Bali’s most favorite beach clubs, the Potato Head. In fact, it’s a sister property, so you end up getting its benefits too. Moreover, it’s a short 10-minute drive to Seminyak’s sizzling gay nightlife.
Even with its bold, geometric architecture, Katamama feels quite at home in tropical Bali. The hotel is full of handcrafted Indonesian textiles, local crafts, bold tropical plants, which is what makes it so innately Balinese in persona. You’re welcomed into a chic cocktail bar space rather than a reception, and it’s where you can also sign up for mixology courses. Katamama’s focus is wellness, so you’ll see poolside yoga classes and even a Vitality program that takes care of exercise, diet, and wellness. Lounge by the poolside and order cocktails off the pool bar before heading for a well-earned session at the spa. Besides a gym, the hotel also has a restaurant that serves outstanding and most indulgent breakfast.
All six suite types at Katamama boast sleek furnishings, cocktail bars, and pillow menus. Balconies have daybeds for lounging, while expansive bathrooms have deep soaking tubs.
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GrandMas Plus Hotel Seminyak
The extremely gay friendly GrandMas Plus Hotel Seminyak is also one of the 11 Best Hotels in Bali. The contemporary budget hotel sits right in the heart of Seminyak and is surrounded by its best entertainment, shopping, dining, and nightlife. If that wasn’t enough, then Seminyak beach is a two-minute walk. In fact, if you’re looking for an urban beach-holiday vibe in Seminyak, then you couldn’t have found a better base.
The hotel feels like a boutique one, with lime green accents and indoor foliage adding to the sense of calm. The circular inviting pool is surrounded by some of the rooms and the Spanish-themed restaurant. The food here is excellent, and we’d recommend you to get the excellent breakfast included in your room rate. The restaurant’s rooftop is the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner and people-watch or talk to interesting people. Furthermore, the hotel even has a spa with massages and body treatment options available. For a budget hotel, the amenities here are superb.
Even though the rooms are labeled as “cozy,” they’re very comfortable and even have a small bar fridge and desk space. Low windows let in natural light, while compact bathrooms are more than adequate.
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The Oberoi Beach Resort
The Oberoi Beach Resort is something special, and it’s very, very popular with gay travelers. For one, it occupies a huge, blissful, and lush property right on Seminyak Beach. Secondly, it sits just a few steps away from the Seminyak chaos. What’s more, it has a bevy of high-end recreational facilities, making it one of the most popular luxurious gay hotels in Seminyak, Bali. The standout is that Ku De Ta, one of the best clubs in town, is right next door!
The resort radiates ostentatious luxury from every facet. The flower-filled beachfront gardens seem to belie the high-octane craze outside the walls and stepping within is like stepping back in time. Think lily ponds, mature trees, temples and carved statues at the end of stone pathways, walls of cascading flowers, and thatched roofs everywhere. Two elegant restaurants, one a romantic one, and the other stunning beachfront venue take care of all meals and drinks cravings. Breakfast is a beachfront patio affair like no other, with an array of buffet and à la carte options. The star of the show is the incredible outdoor pool area overlooking the beach and lined with umbrellas and sun loungers. Afterward, you can make your way to the blissful spa or the amphitheater for complimentary afternoon tea.
Each of the villas oozes a luxurious vibe with huge bathrooms and sunken tubs, swanky lounge areas, mood lighting. You can either choose rooms with garden views and terraces or one-bedroom villas with plunge pools and sea vistas. What’s more, they all have plush beds and minibars filled with wine. So, you’re well-equipped to keep your own private party going all night long.
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Get Some Culture in Seminyak:
- Bali Pride – Since Indonesia is conservative, there aren’t many out-and-about LGBTQ events that take place. But, Bali does host the only gay pride parade in Indonesia, which is also on the down-low. It also coincides with the Bali Art Festival in June. Moreover, it’s held in Denpasar, which is a mere 20 minutes from Seminyak.
Best Gay Bars / Clubs in Seminyak:
- Mixwell – This is, without doubt, the most famous gay bar in not just Seminyak, but Bali.
- F Bar Bali – This is another excellent gay bar in Seminyak with go-go boys and drag shows.
Best Gay Saunas in Seminyak:
- Coco Grande Spa – It’s only in Bali that you’ll find a gay spa! Welcome to the Coco Grande Spa in Seminyak, which promises a memorable unwinding time.