is an island for the gays.
Unlike the rest of Indonesia, this heavenly getaway, also known as “Island of the Gods”, is much more tolerant of gay travellers due to its unique Hindu heritage. If you enjoy surfing, head to Canggu for its gorgeous sunsets and magnificent waves. Yogis, spend a weekend in Ubud taking classes with some of the world’s best-known teachers. And if you like to party, your destination is Seminyak, where you’ll find a row of lively bars featuring campy waiters and spirited performances from some of Bali’s best drag queens.
Whether you’re a beach lover, spiritual yogi, party animal – or anything in between, you can’t go wrong spending a few days in this tropical paradise.
at a glance
Languages spoken | Balinese, English
Population | 4 million
Best time to visit | Apr-Oct
LGBT RIGHTS REPORT
LGBT discrimination | Low, but High in rest of country
Equal age of consent | No