The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Koh Samui is the paradise island Thailand promised you. Palm trees, sandy beaches, blue waters, and for those seeking it, real 5 star luxury.
The island of Samui is one of the best places in Thailand to experience gay-friendly luxury and if you are going lux, there is only one way; Private Pool Villas in the best gay-friendly resorts! What could be more luxurious than having your own pool, secluded and romantic just meters away from your own bed? Pool Villas are perfect for those seeking romance and privacy. Think skinny dipping!
What is a pool villa?
Pool Villas are the best room category at a resort or hotel. Most pool villas are stand-alone houses with both indoor and outdoor spaces designed to give guests extra privacy. Many will provide bedrooms and also living areas and importantly private swimming pool. Looking out for the wording of Plunge Pool, this is code of a small swimming pool. It’s also key to read up about how private the pool is, it’s less fun if the neighbor’s villa is overlooking.
♥ Wide range of room, suite, and villa options
♥ Heavenly oceanfront pool villas
♥ Excellent range of restaurants and bars
Seeming to rise out of the island jungle and directly facing the Gulf of Thailand, Silavadee reflects the spectacular natural beauty of Koh Samui. There is everything you need to completely unwind, but the Koh Samui nightlife in Lamai and Chaweng is just a taxi ride away.
♥ Large rooms + gorgeous private luxury villas
♥ Options for large groups of friends
♥ Exceptional hotel facilities across the board
♥ Free boat transfer to nearby Koh Madsum
Avani+ Samui is a small, intimate resort located in a secluded corner of the island. With its relaxing blue and white decor and its unbeatable sunsets, this is the place to come if you want to unwind away from the neon and the buckets of booze.
♥ Gorgeous private luxury villas
♥ Options for large groups of friends
♥ Exceptional hotel facilities with iconic W style
Perennial gay-favorite hotel chain W brings its usual blend of high-concept contemporary design and laid-back luxury in this resort along peaceful Mae Nam Beach. Mae Nam Beach sits on the northern end of Koh Samui, about a half-hour car ride from the nightlife hub of Chaweng. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Chaweng at regular hours throughout the day.
W Hotels are known for their youthful, fun approach to design, and this is no exception. In the villas, you will find a more understated beachy style, but with unique custom furniture and quirky decorative touches to keep things interesting. For large groups of friends, the sprawling Seascape Escape villa houses up to 10 people and is filled to the brim with party-ready tech and features.
As well as every villa having its own pool, the hotel boasts a large resort pool with elevated sea views. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes classes like yoga and Muay Thai, and an equally state-of-the-art spa.
♥ Incredible villas and paradise views
♥ A truly private pool villa
♥ That signature bath tub
♥ One of Koh Samui most luxurious resorts
Located on 25 forested acres of secluded hillside facing the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Thailand the Conrad Koh Samui comprises a stunning collection of 81 individual luxury villas, each with private pool and terrace, and a choice of one, two and three bedrooms. Each luxury villa enjoys full or partial ocean views with stunning sunsets.
Conrad Koh Samui offers an incredible choice of culinary delights that are designed to satisfy the most demanding of appetites. Each restaurant uses fresh, local organic produce and ingredients – including herbs, vegetables and spices cultivated in the hotel’s on-site kitchen garden. Your options range from a relaxing meal by the infinity pool at Azure Bar and Grill to traditional Thai cuisine at Zest and a choice of three tasting menus for your memorable culinary journey at the award-winning Jahn.
If there is one thing that SALA excels at, its pool villa resorts. Minimal, commentary design with a luna theme with crip white tones throughout. Location wise, SALA Samui Chaweng sits on a prime beachfront location, quiet and peaceful but still only five-minutes walk to the nightlight and heart of downtown Chanweng. The complex is almost two separate resorts, the beachfront wing and the garden wing which are split on either side of Chanweng road. Each wing has distinctive vibes and has different breakfast locations, so be sure to pay attention to your room choice.
Boasting cutting-edge facilities and exquisite decor, Vane Belle is located on the scenic island of Koh Samui, one of the Gulf of Siam gems. The island is known for its pristine beaches and parties, but it is large enough to offer much more. The hotel, ensconced in a lush green locale on the semi-private Chaweng Noi. Somewhat away from the main tourist area like Chaweng and is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway and communion with nature. But it is also a place to have fun and travel to parties on private transport or even throw your own bespoke nocturnal events and benefit from an authentic island experience.
For example, every month you can go on an LGBTQ party boat tour, which will take you between pristine Silver Beach and the paradisiaque yet much more crowded beach of Chaweng.