The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Like the two sides to the island, where you stay on Koh Phangan very much depends on what you plan on doing.
Party people should look for hotels in Haad Rin, home of the Full Moon Party and most of the island’s nightlife.
If you are there for Koh Phangan’s nature and luxurious side you’ll want to avoid Haad Rin and stay anywhere else.
Overall, Koh Phangan has accommodation to suit every budget and taste, from backpacking hotels where the party never stops to laid-back guesthouses and peaceful luxury resorts.
Koh Phangan is one most visited islands in Thailand and is gay-friendly for tourists. Almost all hotels in Thailand can be described as gay-friendly. It would be highly uncommon for a hotel or guesthouse to make any an issue of a gay couple checking in.
♥ Simply the best luxury resort on Koh Phangan
♥ Every villa comes with private pool or plunge pool
♥ Hassle free barefoot island hopping, jump on a 35 min speedboat transfer from Koh Samui
♥ Absolute beachfront which backs into rainforest
It’s as luxurious as it gets. Contemporary Thai style villas, each with its own pool sitting on one of the best beaches in Koh Phangan. Even the basic suites come with a huge 39 sqm of living space and an additional 41-sqm of outdoor space. Kayaks and paddle-boards are available free of charge.
The best way to arrive is barefoot by sea. Make use of the hassle free barefoot check-in and take the speed boat directly from Koh Samui landing on the beach directly in front of your villa, a 35-minute journey.
Pro-Tip this is the perfect resort to combine with a stay on Koh Samui. Island hopping without the hassle.
Sitting on the hillside overlooking Thong Nai Pan Noi and Thong Nai Pan Yai, Panviman Resort makes the most of its impressive sea views. Rooms and villas offer spectacular views out over the ocean. Accommodation is a mix of traditional-style rooms and more large modern units with impressive whirlpool baths.
Sitting high up in the hills behind the luxurious Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, directly behind Anantara Rasananda is Koh Phangan Pavilions. Each of the self-contained apartments features a private balcony with an outdoor seating area to maximize the incredible sea views from this hillside location. You can reach the beach in 5 minutes, walking down the stairs. Aside from the sweeping sea views, the highlight includes the resort’s large infinity pool.
Santhiya specializes in luxurious traditional Thai resorts. Set on a private enclave just off Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Santhiya has one of the beautiful beachfront locations on the island. The resort is designed with traditional Thai design with ample quantities of unique teakwood. Lead-in rooms start from a spacious 37 sqm and are again furnished in elegant teakwood and classic Thai decor.
This mid-range resort offers the perfect mix of quality for relaxed beach days and walking distance access to the nightlife that made Koh Phangan world famous. From here you can easily reach Haad Rin home of the notorious Full Moon Party. The resort itself is modern, clean and well designed. The resort beachfront pool is a definite highlight.
Kupa Kupa, is the only 5 star resort not to be located on Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach. The resort sits on a beautiful beach on the island’s quiet west coast. If you are looking to avoid the parties, this location couldn’t get much better. For honeymooning couples seeking a small romantic getaway couldn’t get much better.
This boutique resort consists of just 36 villas and 5 suites. Most villas come with a private pool, so it’s worth paying attention to which room type you book. The Sea View Suites start from 45 sqm upto the impressive 60 sqm Deluxe Beach Front Pool Villas.
Sitting on prime beachfront Summer Luxury Beach Resorts is a stylish 4-star resort super popular with couples. All of the rooms are actually suites, coming with an open plan or separate living spaces starting from a staggering 63sqm. Get ready for delightful oversized daybeds plus private indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The resort is located in Thongsala the main town of Koh Phangan but not to be confused with Haad Rin, the island’s party town. Thongsala is the main arrival and departure point of Koh Phangan with the island’s largest pier. If you are looking to party, Haad Rin is only a 15-minute drive away.
If you’re in Koh Phangan to party but looking for some paradise vibes to rest the hangovers Princess Paradise is an ideal option. Opened in 2019 the Princess Paradise is a comfortable 4 star beachfront front, located just 15 minutes walk from the party beach in Haad Rin.The resort’s pool sits in prime beachfront position and has a cute swim up bar. Rooms are simple, well designed, and come with sea or mountain views.
Buri Rasa offers a simpler 4-star option sharing the luxurious Thong Nai Pan Noi beach with Anantara Rasananda. Rooms are simple but well designed. The generous resort pool sits in the middle of the resort. The restaurant is great, be sure to try the seafood buffets and the pizzas.
An ultra-private and small resort comprises of just two private villas. Located across two private beaches, the resort is only accessible by a 10 minutes walk by foot through a nature trail or by boat, weather permitting. Each of the villas overlooks the jungle and the sea, their living rooms and bathrooms are open air.