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If you are looking to party hard in Phuket and visit the gay bars on the island then we recommend staying in Patong. You will be close to the action at night, but Patong Beach is also amongst the most crowded in the island. If you are looking for a more relaxed vacation take a look at resorts on the surrounding beaches on the island.
For a mix, Kata beach is close enough to allow you to enjoy Phuket’s more luxurious side during the day, while still being close enough to indulge in excesses of the nightlife.
Phuket is one the most visited islands in the world and is very gay-friendly for tourists. Almost all hotels in Thailand and Phuket 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.
Hotels will often ask for the occupancy of the room. If travelers try to bring extra guests into their room late at night, the front desk will often ask for ID from the extra guest. This happens to both male and female extra guests and is for the safety of both parties.
If you want to party in Phuket, staying near to Patong Beach is the place to be. None of the other resort towns on the island come close to the loud, intense, dizzying party vibe of Patong. Patong has a good selection of accommodation to suit all budgets. To be at the heart of the gay Phuket nightlife, you can either stay in a hotel around the Paradise Complex center of gay town (walking distance) or in Patong Town (taxi distance).
Unfortunately, this also means that Patong can be a loud, intense, and dizzying place to stay, which is not ideal for everyone. Fortunately, there are many quiet beaches spread across the island where you get your relax on.
♥ The best of both location – quiet during the day yet within easy reach of Patong’s gay nightlife
♥ A true beachfront resort (very rare in Patong)
♥ Located within walking distance of Bangla Road and Phuket’s gay nightlife
♥ Two swimming pools (also with sea views) plus pool access ground floor rooms
♥ Insta-perfect rooftop bar for sunset cocktails
This 4.5-star hotel is located in south Patong, combining the best of quiet days and all within easy reach to the bustle of Patong. The 345-room resort is a 30-minute walk or a five-minute taxi from the heart of Patong for all your restaurants, shopping, and nightlife needs. Just 67-room of boutique five-star beachfront luxury. This is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Phuket. It’s easy to see why with its perfect location, direct beachfront and just a 10-minute walk to the heart of Patong and the nightlife.
♥ 2 resort swimming pools
♥ Spacious plunge pool suites
♥ 2-minute walk to Surin beach
♥ Boutique design with complete 2021 renovation
This cool and contemporary resort is located right on Surin Beach, one of Phuket’s most laid-back, calm, and beautiful beaches. Impeccably stylish decor, bright and airy rooms, exceptionally friendly staff, and a fantastic location all make this a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket’s more (in)famous beaches.
♥ InstaPerfect hillside views
♥ Huge private pool villas
♥ Relaxed youthful vibes
♥ Excellent value for money pool villas
Perched in the hills above Layan Beach, The Pavilions Phuket Resort offers spacious private villas, relaxed youthful vibes, and excellent value for money. The entry-level rooms surround the resort swimming pool but the main attraction are the resort’s private pool villas. It’s hard to get more InstaPerfect than private infinity pools set in the hills, overlooking Phuket’s incredible beaches and light blue ocean.
Outside of your private villas, the resort’s facilities include two restaurants, two swimming pools, and an excellent spa. If you wanted to explore Phuket’s gay nightlife, Patong party town sits roughly 45 minutes away by taxi from the resort.
♥ 4 swimming pools including an adults-only pool
♥ Busakorn Pool Access Villas direct into the adults-only pool
♥ 15 min walk to the gay bars in Paradise Complex
♥ Sam’s Steakhouse one of the top-rated restaurants in Patong
One of the first resorts in Patong the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket combines quality international standards, professional staff, and great hospitality. The advantage of getting in early, Holiday Inn has one of the best positions in Patong and also one of the most established tropical gardens.
While Holiday Inn is often famous as a family-friendly resort but this resort has managed to cater to both families and romantic couples. With 4 huge pools, the hotel has kept an adult only area and hotel wing completely kids free.
♥ Great location on Karon beach
♥ Awesome on-site water park
♥ Great range of room sizes and styles
♥ Elegant Sino-Portuguese décor
Centara Grand Beach is located in Karon, a laid-back resort town with a cool vibe. The gay-friendly hotel decor reflects Phuket’s Sino-Portuguese history, with a blend of Asian and colonial elements. Every room has a private balcony and plush furnishings, but the spa rooms with jacuzzi are perfect for couples and the two-bedroom villa great for groups. Several restaurants and bars dot the resort, from a laid-back barefoot bar to a classy beach club. The in-house water park is definitely a highlight, as is the complimentary snorkeling equipment.
♥ Wonderfully perfect for honeymooners
♥ Quiet & peaceful beach – the opportunity to get away from the Patong madness
♥ Sprawling private pool villas
♥ Impressive onsite spa
Sitting by quiet Mai Khao Beach in the northern tip of Phuket, Renaissance Phuket has everything you need for an indulgent beachside stay. Expect luxury with impeccable taste, with top-notch wellness and fitness facilities for those on a self-care kick. Each day (boxing, fitness, stand-up paddle-boarding etc) are put on for guests. It’s the perfect way to break up your day of doing nothing but relaxing. The Renaissance Phuket is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Phuket airport.
♥ Highly Instagrammable with a killer location and cutting-edge design
♥ Just a short taxi ride from gay Phuket and Paradise Complex
♥ It doesn’t get more luxe than your own private jacuzzi terrace overlooking the sea
While not located in Patong, The SIS Kata offers the best of both worlds. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the Andaman sea, this super-stylish resort is unmatched for ocean views and room design. Add in excellent facilities and easy access to Kata and Patong nightlife, and you have yourself a cool and convenient base for exploring everything Phuket has to offer. To reach the nightlife of Patong and gay bars of Paradise Complex its a 20-minute taxi. The SIS Kata is consistently rated one of Phuket’s best gay-friendly hotels.
♥ Peaceful paradise on its own island
♥ Floating champagne breakfast in your own private pool
♥ Views to die for from the beachfront pool villas
♥ The extensive option of day trips
Tucked away off the east coast of Phuket sits the utterly peaceful Naka Yai island, home to a single luxury resort. The Naka Island Phuket offers you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Thailand’s party tourist trail, indulging in spectacular views, fine dining, and blissfully quiet beaches.
♥ Located next to Jungceylon Shopping – Patong biggest mall
♥ 5 mins walk to either the beach or Phuket’s gay nightlife
♥ Lux Cabana Pool Access rooms
♥ Huge breakfast
Millennium Resort Patong Beach is one of the most gay-popular hotels in Phuket. It’s a great 5-star choice located in the middle of Patong town, just a 5-minute walk to Patong Beach or 5 minutes to the gay bars in Paradise Complex.
DoubleTree by Hilton in Patong is located just 100 meters from the beachfront. All of the 290 rooms offer a private balcony or a terrace which overlooks the hotel’s tropical gardens.