Best Spas in Ubud That Will Leave You on Cloud Nine
But when you walk into this perfectly manicured resort property, you will never notice that you are in downtown — you suddenly step into an oasis! Situated in the back of the resort, the open-air spa pavilion is a world away from the busy chaos just outside, and it is a separate world entirely on its own. The spa lobby, with comfortable cushioned chairs, lounges and sofas are beautifully designed and decorated, creating a warm and welcoming space.
As I showed up for my minute Manis Klepon Spa package appointment, I was asked to fill out a form indicating my preferences. If I were in any other spa, I would be asked to indicate my preference for the level of pressure and massage oil for the treatment. But DaLa Spa did not stop there.
Then I met my therapist Niti, who grated a fresh coconut that would become my body scrub following my minute Balinese massage. I loved that DaLa Spa used only natural ingredients for all the treatments — the foot bath involved fresh slices of lime, ginger, and lemongrass; and the body mask was made of pandan leaves. Now, when I normally request a strong massage, I rarely encounter a therapist who can maintain a consistently strong pressure throughout the 90 minutes.
Not only did Niti provide the perfect pressure through the entire session, but her technique was outstanding! The firm finger strokes and skilled techniques that Niti used on my back were absolutely marvelous. These are the moments that make me realize that some experiences are worth paying for! The infused massage oil they used with lotus, patchouli, lavender, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, rose, and clove was divine! I wished I could smell like this oil every day.
The unique feature of this treatment is the stimulation of the chakra points with the special oil that is meant to allow energy to enter the body and purify the body of toxins. My therapist Asti used slow, long, and intentional stroke movements on my body and even though I prefer strong massages, I surprisingly enjoyed this relaxation techniques. After 2 wonderful hours of a full-body massage although it only felt like 10 minutes! The ancient practice of Shirodhara is known to treat conditions such as migraines, insomnia, jetlag, hypertension, and depression.
The Shirodhara was certainly a new and interesting experience for me, and I felt tingling sensation enter my head, and flow through to my fingers. The oil saturated my head and hair, and although I was given a choice to rinse it out at the end, I decided to keep the oil until I got home for additional conditioning effect! Plus the oil smelled so good, I wanted to keep it for as long as possible.
Set off of the main street on Jalan Raya Campuan, Bali Botanica is removed from the hustling and bustling town center, about a 7-minute ride. You can book the 2. I finally fulfilled my wish yesterday, and all I can say was WOW. Set in the rice fields at the end of a quiet trail of Campuhan Ridge Walk, as soon as I drove up to the spa, I was already impressed by the beautiful setting.
Once you enter the spa property, I was welcomed by a stunning view of the rice terrace to my right, and a tranquil lotus pond to my left. After checking in at the reception and filling out the paperwork indicating my preferences of treatment oil and pressure, I was introduced to Yono who would be my therapist for the minute Intuitive Heart Massage. Then I was led to my massage room through the gardens, which was simple yet beautifully decorated with plants and flowers, and a small waterfall.
The massage hit all the right spots, and I heard myself whimper several times in pure delight. The technique Yono used was a bit different from the traditional Balinese massage that typically uses long, slow strokes. And I tell you, it was bliss! By the way, Yono was a male therapist, and I was initially reluctant, as I previously had an uncomfortable experience with a male masseuse. If you are looking for a no-frill kind of service with a quality therapeutic massage that will have you floating in the air, head straight to Karsa!
Just a heads up, Karsa Spa Ubud is VERY popular — they are booked anywhere from days in advance maybe more during the high season so be sure to plan your visit ahead!
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We offer massage for men with all-male masseurs and body care services such as body scrub and facial. Massage is a part of Balinese heritage. Let us invite You to experience absolute relaxation.
As a result of our approach, we are able to offer the best service. Since we opened our gay spa we continue to improve our services as we believe that all our guests deserve the best of what a gay spa can offer. We are the best choice for every man looking for a man masseur in Bali. Our male masseurs are ready to serve with smiles and professionals skills. We can promise that after Your visit a smile will be also on Your face.
Happy Guests are what we value most in our spa. In the end, it is Your time to relax. Booking massage and body care We offer a wide selection of full-body massages during which we are using natural aromatherapy oil. All our massages are offered by amazing masseurs with a high level of technical skills and sensuality. Additionally, many of our Guests enjoy body care services which include based on aloe vera facial and milky body scrub.
Male-to-male massage is our core service. Our staff gallery Have a look at our all-male masseurs available in the spa. Book your favorite for in-call or out-call service as you desire. In Coco Grande gay spa Bali you can be sure that your massage and body care is handled by a professional team. Treatment will be completed with full discretion and confidence. Service prices All our prices are published on our website and you can always check it.
With online booking and payments, we offer a seamless experience. We also offer discounts and promotions and you can find them on our news page. Contact and location We offer massage for men that are performed by men. Coco Grande Gay Spa Bali is exclusively a male spa and all our services and products fit what men need. Our staff will always do their best to make You relaxed and satisfied. During Your booking do not hesitate to explain Your expectation. We will be happy to assist, clarify, and we will answer Your questions quickly.
Located in the center of Seminyak yet in a quiet area. We are happy to assist with any inquiries and you can always contact us by email, phone, or Whatsapp message.
We are the best option for any man looking for a male massage in Bali. Especially if You are staying in Seminyak, Legian, or Kuta area. With our outcall service, you can enjoy our man massage anywhere in Bali. In Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Dua we can provide outcall massage services. We understand that most of the Bali gay community and experiences are located in Seminyak and in general in the south part of the island.
That is why male-to-male massage with our masseur is available for Guests staying in other areas.
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The idea behind these bar tours is to enjoy the night and hit up the clubs with these fabulous tour guides and other party-goers from all around the world! You will chill out in a cool beachfront bar with a stunning sea view while getting acquainted with other party-goers to begin the night with the first three beers on them.
Once in a good mood, the whole group will move off to the gay strip of Seminyak where a welcome drink and a couple of shots are included. A lot of laughs, good company and the ability to party till morning are included. Gay-friendly and Gay Hotels in Bali Because of the current political situation in Indonesia, there are no fabulously uninhabited gay resorts in Bali like we came to know and love in Key WestPuerto Vallarta or Maspolamas — but there are several that are remarkably popular with gay travelers thanks to their bold design, inclusive vibes, affordability, and location.
Each hotel and area offers something very specific, so be sure to choose the right style and location to meet your needs. If you are traveling as a gay couple in Bali, you should have no problem booking double rooms in high-end hotels and in our experience, we only encountered slightly concerned staff who then became embarrassed for their mistake after questioning if we wanted 2 single beds.
Remember, Bali is somewhere you can enjoy five-star luxury at some of the lowest prices in the world, so you can — and should — splash out and treat yourself. Here we have some of our favorite unofficial gay hotels in Bali, divided by area, each of which is gay-friendly, frequented by members of the LGBT community and has received rave reviews.
The rooms are stylish and modern, with snazzy features like light-up door handles and state-of-the-art speakers. There is a range of private villas, but the main building has rooms that look over the ocean and are a much shorter walk to the multi-layered pool. Extremely gay-popular, with a fabulous onsite bar where the LGBT community often mixes and mingles, and right next door to the famous Potato Head Beach Club.
Not only is every single villa meticulously decorated to be as attractive and modern as possible, each one has its own private pool — perfect for a romantic getaway. If you do manage to drag yourself away from your secluded hideaway there are huts around the main pool or the beach is only seconds away. There are also restaurants on the resort site if 15 minutes feels just too far!
Modern architecture and interiors combine with just the right amount of Balinese bonhomie to create a cool urban retreat beloved by a young, savvy, global crowd. Share delicious East-meets-West food with friends at their restaurant, clink cocktails at the rooftop pool bar or sip drams in the onsite cosmopolitan bar.
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Fashionable, affordable and very gay-popular. What sets it apart from other unofficial gay hotels of Bali is the high quality of service; the staff here always go over and above to welcome all guests, whether gay or straight. This fabulous resort is just moments away from the hub of the gay party scene and you can easily walk to the famous and gay-popular KU DE TA restaurant.
Their smart rooms are styled for your personal comfort and convenience and each studio-inspired category is fresh, inviting and offers everything you need. The beach is nearby, there are free scheduled shuttle services and the gay bars are a 5-minute walk away.
The villa has an indoor lounge, outdoor terraces, a lovely Balinese garden with a swimming pool and a parking area for bikes and cars. There are also both private and dormitory rooms, and communal areas by the pool where guests dine, meet and mingle. Bali Men Villa also has a tropical garden with different seating areas, a swimming pool and is located in the gay area of Seminyak near the gay beach and nightlife. With 55 cozy capsules beds inspired by modern and minimalistic living, you can save your pennies without compromising too much on comfort, quality or style.
Enjoy the complimentary laundry service, swimming pool, high-speed Wi-Fi access and a location close to the beach and a minute walk to the gay street of Bali. Situated in Jimbaran bay south of the airport, an area famous for its white sand beach and gentler waters, this spectacular resort sits atop a cliff looking out over the sea. The rooms are beautifully designed and we love the deep bathtubs, where you can soak away the sand and saltwater, preparing a drink at the Rock Bar.
Experience it all while leaving your every need in the care of the signature hour St. Regis butler service. Regis Bali Resort. The Samaya is surrounded by lush jungle and has incredible views of the surrounding scenery. Each villa is your own private kingdom, with chic minimalist design and secluded outside space. You can do laps in the outdoor pool and then reenergize with the delicious food. Tropical gardens tower above the natural-looking infinity pool and the Petanu River idles its way around the contemporary buildings.
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To complete your relaxation, there are yoga and Pilates classes, as well as nature walks offered by the resort. Unwind after a walk with a massage in the spa then enjoy a drink on your private terrace. This secluded accommodation is situated in the middle of rice fields on a languid, soothing river.
Sit on a lounger overlooking the river and enjoy being in nature; or take a dip in the infinity pool. Your individual villa will have outside space and is fully equipped with all the mod cons. The center of Ubud is only a 15 minute walk away but the surrounding rice paddies really make you feel like you are away from everything. The modern design mixes dark wood and light soft furnishings to create a sleek and elegant finish, one that sooths your mind and helps you enjoy your well-earned holiday.
Gay Nightlife In Bali With Bali being one of the gay-popular vacation destinations in Asia, you would expect an incredible gay nightlife scene — and while it is insanely fun, it is not anywhere near the level of BangkokTaipeiTokyo or Hong Kong. The Bali gay nightlife scene is dominated by just three bars in Seminyak, all conveniently located next to each other along on the Jalan Camplung Tanduk Arcade Road making the area perfect for bar hopping.
Thankfully, they are all fabulous options and become popular dance venues from around 11 pm till 3 am. Go-go boys and drag shows take place early in the evening to draw in the crowds. If you are not sure where to go, this is the place to stay. Whilst there are no official gay clubs in Bali, you can find some pop-up queer events from time-to-time if you ask around — but normally we just headed to one of the more gay-popular clubs if we felt like leaving the Jalan Camplung Tanduk Arcade for a real clubbing experience.
We have listed these out below, and also our favorite gay-friendly beach clubs which you should not miss for incredible party vibes during the day and unforgettable sunsets.
No matter where your interests lie, nightlife in Bali — queer or otherwise — is never boring and always delivers. Every, single, night of the week. From luxe pool clubs to innovative cocktail bars, multi-level dancefloors to go-go boy shower shows, you will not be disappointed. The perfect place to chat and meet new friends before heading to the club, and busiest between 11 pm and 2 am. Bali Beach Shack — Owned by a gay Australian, this restaurant and bar in Legian is a simple place to find quality food at reasonable prices and great entertainment including live music daily and their special PG-rated drag cabaret shows 6 times a week.
Very mixed crowds, but fun none the less. Bali Joe — One of the most famous gay bars in Bali where you can indulge yourself with irresistible cocktails while enjoying drag shows or sexy Balinese go-go dancers from 10 pm every night.
A fabulous place for travelers and locals to party the night away with friendly vibes and attentive service. Man Resort Bar — A newly opened luxurious oasis for gay men in Bali boasting a pool bar, fun sauna, and massage facilities. We loved stopping by for their daily cocktail specials where you can buy 1 cocktail and get 1 for free between 5 and 7 pm. Their Pina Colada had us dreaming of the beaches of Cancun and Punta Cana once again, while the special Long Island Iced Tea set you up strong for a night of partying… F Bar — Previously known as Face Bar this fun but small gay pub offers nightly go-go boys and ladyboy shows at 10 pm.
Immerse yourself in Bali island life with music and art exhibitions, and incredible sunset vibes at this sophisticated oceanside setting. Omnia — An all-day party destination perched atop a cliff, meters above the Indian Ocean in stunning Uluwatu. Extremely upscale and post this oceanfront club boasts an insanely beautiful swimming pool, three separate bars, and innovative DJ events — all in a stylish, open-air setup.
One of the trendiest, yet sustainable eco-friendly beach clubs on the island that radiates true Balinese character and serves up some of the lip-smackingly delicious food and cocktails. Very gay-popular, as many of the most trendy spots in Bali tend to be.
Potato Head Beach Club — Not exclusively gay by any means, but very queer-friendly and one of the most famous bars in Bali where music, art, design, food, and wellness play together.
By day, the Potato Head Beach Club is an unmissable venue for sunset cocktails, chill-out music, and swimming while at night the party can get absolutely wild. Right next door to the gay-popular W Retreat Hotel.
Currently closed for mammoth renovation, they previously hosted frequent PRIDE event on one level for the LGBT community but we are uncertain if it will be returning, or in what form. The Lawn — A gay-popular lounge, music and sunset destination in Canggu — especially on Friday nights thanks to their two-for-one drink specials Situated directly on Canggu beach, the Lawn is a firm local favorite local that combines easy lounging with casual fine dining.
For a breezy lunch date, sunset drinks, a long dinner with friends or carefully crafted cocktails you can go wrong here. If you have ever stayed at any W Hotel location around the world, you will know their bars are always gay-friendly and never, ever lacking that special wow factor.
This location is no different. Watch out for one-off events throughout the year, many of which specifically cater to the queer community, Red Ruby — A multi-room, late-night space dedicated to delivering the true clubbing experience right in central Seminyak. Some people like to combine dinner and show but you will need to book in advance as this place gets very busy with a constant turnaround of tourist groups.
Lunch Make a booking for a unique lunchtime experience at the very scenic Sari Organik restaurant. Before you set out on your 20 minute hike through the stunning terraced rice paddies to find the restaurant, make sure you have some water, sunscreen and a hat. If you love to shop and bartering is your thing, this is the place to have a lot of fun.
There are so many stalls selling a huge variety of goods. The market takes up a whole block and continues down some of the back lanes. Good hunting! Retreat Oops, you forgot to have a massage!
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The guys and girls who work there will greet you on the footpath in their immaculately clean, pressed blue and white uniforms and take you to the large open air garden area at the rear of the complex or inside the air conditioned salons if you are having a full body massage. We opted for foot reflexology and leg massage. What a treat!
The masseurs are well trained, polite and constantly check to ensure you are receiving the level of treatment you want. We spent half a day learning how to make some delectable Indonesian delicacies and found this experience very rewarding and very informative, particularly regarding the connections between food and culture. The menu changes daily and at the end of the class you will get to eat the food you prepare, accompanied with rice wine or hibiscus tea.
Bookings are essential. Dinner Bridges is a fantastic choice for a really special evening out in Ubud.
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Tables are perched high up on a ledge overlooking a rainforest valley, with the sounds of the river beneath. It is easy to find because it is right beside the old suspension bridge on the main road which is the entrance to Ubud town centre. The selection of food on the menu accommodates all tastes and is a fusion of Balinese and western flavours. Ask the handsome French sommelier for some assistance to choose the right wine to accompany your meal. This restaurant is a real winner but not the cheapest option compared to others in town.
At least, not one that is obvious to the naked gay eye, so to speak. However, on our most recent visit, we discovered The Round Bar. Most nights there is an organised event like open mike, or a happy hour at least. We chose to go after dinner for a nightcap or two.