Phuket – Gay Travel Guide – Where to Stay?

PHUKET
IS GAY PARADISE ON A BEACH

Gay travellers to Phuket will need to mark only two spots on their Google Maps: Patong Beach and Paradise Complex. Patong Beach is where all the boys flock to in the day – and at night, they all head to Paradise Complex, where the island’s gay bars and clubs are located.

In Phuket, there’s a little bit of something for everyone: beach, bars, and plenty of gay-friendly accommodation, ranging from the higher-end Royal Paradise, to boutique stays like the Bearpacker Patong. If you’re looking for a fun-filled gay beach holiday in Asia, this is it.

AT A GLANCE

Languages spoken  |  Thai, English
Population   |  420,000
Best time to visit   |  Nov-Mar

LGBT RIGHTS REPORT

Is homosexuality legal  |  Yes

Same-sex marriage   |   No

LGBT discrimination    |   Low

Equal age of consent   |   Yes

Where to stay?

BEARPACKER PATONG

You don’t have to spend a bomb for a comfortable place to stay with a great location and awesome facilities. If you’re on a budget, give BearPacker Hostel a try.

A gay-owned hostel with private and shared rooms, it also offers a rooftop pool, terrace and garden.

162/3 Thawewong Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand


LA FLORA RESORT

Indulge in a luxurious beachfront resort, minutes away from the infamous Bangla Road and the gay district of Paradise.

This resort, a favourite among gay travellers, also offers a picturesque rooftop bar for you to enjoy your sunset cocktails.

39 Thaveewong Road (Beach Road), Phuket , 83150 Patong Beach, Thailand


THE ROYAL PARADISE

Located in the heart of the gay district of Paradise, this tall complex, while not exclusively gay, is very gay-popular. The Royal Paradise also has an on-site spa, large pools and international-standard cocktails.

Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road Phuket, 83150 Patong Beach, Thailand

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