Gay Koh Samet
Looking for a tropical paradise island filled with hot gay guys close to BKK? Koh Samet / Gay Samet
Thailand’s Gayest Island, Koh Samet (Ko Samed) is one of the closest islands to Bangkok, located 2 hours drive or 220 km (140 miles) southeast of the capital. Being so close to the city Koh Samet has become one of the main weekend beach playgrounds for Bangkok’s middle and upper class, especially with Bangkok’s gay community. On weekends large groups of gay Thai guys arrive for a weekend of beach partying, creating Gay Samet. As with any weekend destination accommodation prices rise accordingly, sometimes by as much as 50%.
Koh Samet is beautiful with white sandy beaches, palm trees and coral reefs the island offers everything one expects from a tropical paradise. Koh Samet is part of the Khao Laem Ya Ko Samet National Park which aims to preserver this natural environment, as a result there is a 200 baht entry fee for the island.
The island is famous among gay travellers so you will find gay sunbathers all over the island, on every beach. Most of the weekend visitors spend time at the hotels beach and restaurant for the provided sun-loungers and table service. Tub Tim Resort on Ao Tubtim beach could be consider as the gayest beach on the island. This resort is famous on Samet as old resorts on the island and one of the gayest. On Saturdays and Thai holidays the resort become the gathering point for gay Samet. Between 4 pm -7 pm the beach become packed, after sun set the crowds return to their villas to change for the evening. Tub Tim’s is very popular over the weekends and as such rooms must be book early, typically months in advance.
Just around the corner from Tub Tim Resort on Ao Tubtim beach is Silver Sands Hotel and its beach front open air nightclub. During the week this place is quiet however on weekends this venue becomes as gay and busy as Bangkok’s DJ Station.
Next to Silver Sands on Ao Phai Beach is Haad Sai Kaew and Ao Hin Khok beaches both filled with parities during the weekends however these parties are straighter and more Thai style often hosting karaoke and Thai pop music.
Gay Koh Samet offers welcome break for the dirty party atmospheres that are on offer in Phuket and Pattaya. The island is home to very few money boys and prostitutes.