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Bali’s famous beach town. Seminyak is home to many resorts, restaurants, shops and gay nightlife on Dhyana Pura street. There’s a long, sandy beach, but swimming here is not advised. Hotels have made up for this with fabulous swimming pools.
At the northern end of Seminyak, just beyond the W Hotel, is Batu Belig Beach, which has been adopted by the gay community as their beach of choice.
Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Bali
8.7 Very Good
based on 301 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. All suites. Excellent gym & bar. Free WiFi.
The all-suite Anantara offers contemporary Balinese-styled rooms with panoramic ocean views. Each suite features a signature terrazzo tub, satellite TV, iPod dock, espresso coffee machine, outdoor loungers and free WiFi.
Pool suites have direct access to a semi-private pool and terrace. The resort has an excellent beachside location, close to many restaurants and within easy reach of gay bar Bali Joe, Mixwell, Facebar and other gay venues.
We are fans of the Anantara and have found them to offer a consistently excellent quality of service and exceptionally warm welcome to gay guests.
8.8 Very Good - based on 438 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Luxury choice. Walk to the beach & gay bars. Free WiFi.
The nearest luxury hotel to the Seminyak gay nightlife. The Courtyard by Marriott Bali is just a short walk from the beach and the main gay bars and clubs. Free shuttle services to Seminyak Beach are provided.
The resort has all the 5-star facilities including a nice outdoor pool, a spa and a gym. There is an in-house restaurant, 24-hour front desk, tour desk and room service.
Each tastefully decorated guest room has free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, iPod dock, safe, minibar and private balcony overlooking the garden.
8.2 Very Good - based on 362 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Best seller. Fabulous beachside pool. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.
This very good value-for-money, 5-star beachfront resort offers 128 Balinese-styled luxury suites and bedrooms, located just a short walk from the gay bars & clubs and a range of great restaurants.
The Royal Beach Seminyak (over 4.5 hectares of tropical gardens) features two beautiful pools, one on the beach and another in the garden area. Each spacious, secluded spa villa has a private whirlpool or swimming pool.
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8.5 Very Good - based on 99 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Private pool villas. Great location. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The Elysian offers some of the best resort-based private villas in Seminyak. Each of the 14 villas features an 8-metre pool, a-state-of-the-art entertainment system with Apple TV, an iPod and BOSE sound dock.
The beach is just moments from your villa, or you could relax in one of the cabanas by the main pool. The hotel offers a choice of excellent restaurants (including 24-hour in-villa dining), or you can try one of the many local restaurants.
The gay-popular KU DE TA is just a few minutes’ walk away, and the gay bars are a bit further. Expect great service and the warmest of welcomes.
8.9 Very Good - based on 652 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Iconic hotel. Fantastic facilities. Near the gay beach. Free WiFi.
Most seasoned gay travellers understand the W concept. Cool, iconic and innovative. It’s more like checking into a Hollywood film set than a hotel. The W Bali does not stray far from these themes -think illuminated door knobs, BOSE sound systems, LED-lit bedside tables.
The “Talent” (staff) are all graduates of W smile school and generally live up to the brand’s reputation of doing everything legally possible to make their guests happy. The food is worth a special note – especially the Fire restaurant which serves some pretty fantastic steaks.
We like the ‘Ocean View’ rooms in the main building as they have stunning beach views and are a lot closer to the main pool area than the private villas.
The W Bali is perfectly positioned, just a few minutes’ walk from the gay-popular Batu Belig Beach. Gay bars and clubs in Seminyak can be reached by taxi in 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
8.4 Very Good - based on 570 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Fabulous pool. Close to KU DE TA. Free WiFi.
The beautiful luxury Seminyak Beach Resort is located right next to the gay-popular KU DE TA restaurant. It features an infinity pool, a spa and restaurant and a lounge bar with ocean views.
Each spacious Balinese-styled room features a 42” flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, free WiFi and rain shower. Some rooms have a hot tub with sea views.
This beachfront resort offers free shuttle services to Seminyak, Legian and Kuta beaches. Bicycle rentals and butler services are available. Gay bars and hotspots in Seminyak can be reached in 10 minutes.
8.7 Very Good - based on 279 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Superb location. Close to gay scene & the beach. Free WiFi.
The Seiryu offers a sense of refined Japanese-style luxury combined with Balinese hospitality.
Think Zen minimalism but with generous goodies such as LCD TV, jacuzzi, private pool, gazebo daybed, free WiFi and full kitchen. There is a private beach club for hotel guests.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 156 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Oceanfront location. Large rooms. Walk to KU DE TA. Free WiFi.
One of the most famous and popular hotels in Bali. The Legian occupies a prime location right on the beachfront, just a few minutes by taxi from the gay bar scene. KU DE TA restaurant is a 5-minute walk away.
Every luxurious suite and villa has an ocean view and is just steps away from sand. Even the smallest suite is massive (99 m²) and has its own living space and two outdoor terraces.
This resort has 3 swimming pools (one reserved for adults only), an exceptionally good spa, gym, selection of restaurants and free WiFi.
8.7 Very Good - based on 25 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Large & private villas. Huge rooms. Near the nightlife. Free WiFi.
This small luxury villa resort in Seminyak offers just 3 large, very private, fully-staffed 1, 2 or 3-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own private pool, garden, large living room and fully equipped kitchen.
You also get your own butler, and your chef will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner whenever you want it. There is free WiFi and cable TV with over 60 channels.
If you are tempted to leave your own pool, then there is a huge choice of restaurants, cafés and shops nearby, and the gay nightlife can be reached within minutes. Book early!
9.3 Fantastic - based on 54 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gorgeous villas. Spacious & private. Great location. Free WiFi.
Stunning all-villa resort, set within 5,000 m² of private grounds. You have all the privacy and space as each villa has a walled garden with a gazebo, 14-metre pool and sun loungers.
Inside, the modern villas extend to over 125 m² of living spaces with large bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms with exclusive toiletries. Other amenities include Nespresso coffee machines, free WiFi and satellite TV’s.
One Eleven is located halfway between the gay area on Batu Belig Beach and gay bars on Jalan Camplung Tanduk.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 285 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Private villas. Beautiful beachfront location. Walk to KU DE TA. Free WiFi.
Exquisite beachside resort, set in 15 acres of beautiful tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach. The Oberoi offers private pool villas in traditional Balinese style, with thatched roof, satellite TV, iPod dock, bathtub and free WiFi.
The Oberoi Spa offers a variety of massage treatments in open-air pavilions. The resort also has a gym and an outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean.
Well-located for the gay scene, The Oberoi is just 500 metres from the gay-popular KU DE TA restaurant and Seminyak Square Shopping Mall.
7.9 Good - based on 106 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Exclusive location. Luxurious villas. Fabulous facilities. Free WiFi.
Enjoying an exclusive location, close to the gay beach at Batu Belig and gay bars on Dhyana Pura, The Khayangan is great for enjoying some of Bali’s hottest venues – KU DE TA, Potato Head and the W Retreat & Spa.
This gay-friendly luxury resort is also within walking distance of Warung Bonita which offers shows on Friday nights as well as many stylish boutiques and local eateries.
Modern guest rooms feature a large bathroom with open-air shower, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, LCD satellite TV, home entertainment system, DVD player, free WiFi and electronic safe. Each villa also has a private pool, beautiful tropical garden and private gazebo.
Rates include a special welcome drink, bottled water, daily breakfast and a free shuttle service to Seminyak area.
Located to the south of the airport, Jimbaran bay is renowned for its white sandy beach and, unlike the west coast, the area is safe for swimming*. There is an excellent range of luxury hotels, restaurants and a few boutique shops.
Nusa Dua, on the eastern side of the Bukit Peninsula, is about 25 minutes’ drive from the airport. It is home to some of the best beaches in Bali, with safe swimming conditions – always check conditions locally. A taxi to the gay nightlife in Seminyak takes at least 45 minutes and costs around 200,000 IDR (approx. $20).
8.2 Very Good - based on 808 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Ocean views. Beachfront location. Gay-friendly. Free WiFi.
Great-value 5-star resort with a private sandy beach, the Hilton Bali is a great choice if you don’t plan to spend every night out to the bars in Seminyak.
We like the Club Rooms that have beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel has a Club Lounge for breakfast, cocktails, high tea, all-day refreshments, and a private pool. Children under 12 are not permitted in the Club.
This resort has earned its gay-friendly credentials by hosting the 2012 G Tennis Tournament. 20 km / approx. 45 by taxi ($10+) from the Seminyak gay nightlife.
8.8 Very Good - based on 2027 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Hilltop location Private beach. Fabulous pool & dining.
The romantic, award-winning AYANA Resort is set at the top of a limestone cliff on Bali’s southwest-facing coast. It has a wonderful private white sandy beach, exceptional hotel facilities and the amazing hilltop ‘Rock Bar’.
The resort has 4 swimming pools. Our favourite is the stunning “Ocean Beach” pool that is built into the cliff and has panoramic Indian ocean views.
If you fancy a night out, then the gay bars in Seminyak are about 45 minutes away by car. This is a popular resort, so the best time to visit is outside of the traditional family holiday seasons.
A remarkable district in the central part of the island, located about 30 km from Seminyak. Ubud is surrounded by rice paddies, forests and rivers and is famous for arts & crafts and peaceful scenery.