Gay Bali, famed as a surfing paradise with exquisite beaches, ancient cliff-top temples, and mountainous rice paddy fields. Bali is one of Asia’s most desirable destinations for a gay holiday.
It’s true Bali deserves every bit of its paradise reputation. Bali has hotels to suit every holiday from trendy beach resorts to romantic mountain top villas or even budget hostels on backpacking party streets. Bali’s culture allows for gay visitors to be accepted across the island. Gay Bali is focused around a group of bars located in Seminyak on Jalan Camplung Tanduk Road. Seminyak is South Bali’s trendy neighborhood, located north of Kuta. The area is filled with luxury beach resorts, chic restaurants and trendy bars.
In terms of public tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality, views are very mixed across Indonesia. Bali is one of the most accepting parts of Indonesia. There are many factors for this including the island’s original Hindu religion and it’s recent history as a tourist hot spot.
Across Indonesia, LGBT acceptance is not widespread. Male and female same-sex activity is legal in Bali. Gay marriage and international same-sex marriages are not recognized in Bali or Indonesia. LGBTQIA residents of Bali and Indonesia are not offered the equal legal protections that are given to non-LGBTQIA (straight) people.
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