If you’re looking for luxury, it’s not hard to find in Thailand. The pristine beaches with crystal clear blue water and soft white sand are enough to make you feel like royalty, but what’s even better are the luxury resorts right on the water’s edge. Thailand is known to have popular resorts that are either gay-friendly or gay-exclusive, giving you a slice of paradise where you know the staff and fellow guests will be open and accepting. Check out our list of the best gay resorts in Thailand.
1. Alpha Gay Resort, Koh Samui
This luxury resort experience provides an exclusive island space for gay men on the islands of Thailand. With the pristine blue beaches in front and a resort surrounded by natural bamboo fences, Alpha gives you privacy without losing easy access to beaches like Chaweng Beach. Choose from a room or an entire private villa for you and your boo. Standard rooms sleep up to four guests, while Superior rooms sleep only two, with a cozy king-sized bed and access to the private community lounge on the second floor. The Princess Suite comes with four bedrooms surrounded by a central lounge area. The villas — the Queen Villa, and the Grand Villa come with the best luxuries. Queen villas have two bedrooms and a private terrace, while the Grand Villa is an entire three-bedroom home. The Alpha Gay Resort doesn’t leave anything out. With a fitness center, recreation center, community style lounge space, a lounge and barbeque area surrounding the pool, plus plenty of green space to relax, the resort has everything.
2. Baan Souy, Pattaya City
The beachside paradise in the city of Pattaya gives you a great location with ideal access to Thailand’s beautiful, clear beaches. At the Baan Souy, you can choose from standard studios or apartment-style suites, each of with comes decorated in a fusion of traditional Thai aspects mixed with modern luxuries. Standard studio rooms come with a queen or king-size bed, kitchenette and balcony space or patio space. Apartments come ready with separate bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, and living room space, as well as private balconies. Enjoy the resort’s fitness center, an on-site cafe, poolside bar, and rooftop garden, as well as plenty of long days at the water’s edge.
3. The Naka Island, Phuket
The remote island experience Naka gives you is perfect for a romantic weekend away for two. The beachside resort sits off the coast of Phuket as the ultimate luxury experience. The Naka Island is perfect for gay travelers, with tons of open, gay-friendly business right around the resort, plus an open-minded, accepting vibe from hotel staff. What more could you want? The resort lets you pick between tropical pool villas, sea view pool villas, beachfront pool villas, and royal horizon pool villas. Each villa is expertly designed to bring the outdoors inside. The natural look and elegance make it the perfect place to relax, and the private pool at each villa gives you comfort and privacy. The resort features multiple bars, a spa, sauna, and more.
4. Gipsy Resort, Koh Lipe
This up-and-coming resort is becoming a popular gay vacation spot in Thailand. Gipsy Resort on Koh Lipe has everything you could dream of on vacation. Stay in a beach cottage or in a jungle-style bungalow made of bamboo wood. Some of the cabins are even right on the water’s edge! If you’re looking for things to do, you don’t have to look very far. Gipsy Resort offers snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea diving, and dozens of beachside fun. You can also take a short boat ride from the resort to visit some of the nearby beaches.
5. Paradee Resort, Koh Samet
This gay resort sits on Koh Samet, off the coast of Bangkok. The Paradee Resort is very nice for a relaxing getaway with your significant other. Each villa or room is designed to make you feel like you’re sleeping right under the stars. Relax in the wood finished rooms and canopy-topped beds. Bigger villas come with private pools or hot tubs for you to enjoy. The resort offers guests access to a world-class restaurant with unique cocktails, a pool and poolside bar, a spa and fitness center, and numerous lookout points to get the best views of the area.