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Welcome to the ‘Land of Smiles’

Named ‘The Land of Smiles’ for a reason, you’ll find Thailand not only beautiful but always friendly and certainly surprising. It’s easy to see why the sun-drenched beaches, luxurious hotels and a wealth of activities make this a firm holiday favourite which attracts visitors time and time again.

From the streets of Bangkok to the sun-soaked beaches of Phuket, gay travellers love Thailand’s diverse landscape. Thailand has a devoted fan base of gay and lesbian travellers of all stripes. From its white-sand beaches, to its preserved tropical jungles, queer-welcoming cities and, of course, spicy cuisine, there’s something for everyone.

Vibrant Culture


When you think of Thailand, you will think of stunning white sands, palmfringed shores, glittering emerald waters and flourishing rainforests. But beyond its incredible natural wonders, Thailand boasts a rich cultural heritage that captures your imagination. 

Discover an abundance of hidden gems throughout Thailand, from regions steeped in history and excellent National Parks to coastal havens, destined to calm the senses and restore peace. Boasting some of the world’s finest coastal gems Thai beaches resemble a flourishing natural paradise; with stunning white sands and palm-fringed shores to glittering emerald waters and verdant rainforests.

Whichever way you choose to experience this incredible country, magical holiday memories await wherever you choose to explore.

The Gateway to Thailand


As one of the most exciting cities in the world, Bangkok is a non-stop city and the beating heart of its LGBT+ scene. The main areas popular with gay visitors include Siam & Lumpini, which is the heart of the city, filled with shops and restaurants; Silom & Sathorn, home to the city’s gay district and Sukhumvit an upmarket area known for its high-end shopping and 5 star hotels. Most gay visitors stay in or around Silom or Siam area.

 Explore the stunning 18th Century Grand Palace, The Temple of the Dawn and take a sunset cruise on the Chao Phraya River; or wander amid the bustling nightlife at Patpong – perfect for experiencing the lively local nightlife and sampling Thai delicacies. This vibrant city reflects Thailand’s uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. Dazzling golden temples, Buddhas and the spectacular 18th Century Grand Palace are contrasted by canalside markets and luxurious shopping malls. The SkyTrain and the underground system (MRT) make travelling within the city quick and easy. Take a ride on a tuk-tuk or longtail boat for a taste of more traditional Thai travel. Whichever way you choose to explore this mystical 24-hour city, Bangkok is overflowing with things to see and do.

Life is a beach

White-Sand Beaches

Along its Andaman Sea peninsular, The Land of Smiles boasts more beaches than any other Southeast Asian destination. 

The best sandy beaches are on Phuket’s west coast. Patong, Kata and Karon beaches are the most well-known but can get crowded during peak season. The beaches and resorts north or south of these central areas are more peaceful.

In Krabi, a more peaceful respite awaits LGBT+ jetsetters with many resorts only accessible by longtail boat. Sea kayaking, snorkelling and even scuba diving are available at both destinations. Meanwhile, baby gays flock to Thailand’s numerous islands such as Koh Tao and Koh Samui to indulge in the azure waters, cheap beer and full moon parties (a wild affair popularized by Leonard Decaprio’s cult classic, The Beach). 



Phuket is the perfect balance of beach and fun! The gay scene is vibrant and the island is truly memorable.

Phuket, the largest island in Thailand is a gay paradise. Located in the Andaman Sea, Phuket has some stunning sandy beaches along the west coast. Patong, Kata and Karon are some of the best known and popular with gay visitors from around the world. Those seeking something a little calmer should head to the north or south of Patong for a truly idyllic escape. Stay in the heart of Patong if you want to be close to the clubs, or just a short taxi ride away for those seeking the resort escape! 

The gay scene is located in the west coast town of Patong with more than a dozen gay bars and clubs located in the Paradise complex. Patong beach has a well established gay zone right by La Flora Hotel, easy walking distance from the bars.

Perfect Island Escape

Koh Samui

Perfect island escape for those seeking a relaxed beach holiday, Koh Samui has a charming Gay scene. Koh Samui is world famous for its white sandy, coconut tree-fringed beaches.  Each of the beaches and towns of Koh Samui offer something different, whether it’s a hedonistic party atmosphere, peaceful isolation, plenty of activities, a traditional feel or just a big stretch of sand to relax on.

Chaweng Beach is the most popular beach on Koh Samui. The area around the end of Soi Lamdin (off Chaweng Beach Road) tends to be particularly popular with gay sunbathers. Best known for its nightlife, it is the place to go to party, though it is also home to the island’s biggest shopping complex and a fantastic range of hotels, activities, attractions and restaurants. 

There are numerous upmarket resorts along the beach that extend back to Chaweng Beach Road, the epicentre of Koh Samui’s gay and straight nightlife.


Tropical Jungles

Eco-tourism has a long history in Thailand where the endangered Asian elephant still roams in the lush (but slowly shrinking) tropical jungles. The country’s mountainous north is particularly well known for its cool-climate countryside. Fields carpeted in rice paddies collide with jungle and mountain. Gay hikers looking to explore this agricultural region are often rewarded with picturesque waterfalls and a menagerie of exotic birds, butterflies and adorable wildlife.

Taste the difference

Thai Cuisine

Spicy Cuisine We let our taste buds lead us around the world. And, like so many before us, our taste buds have led us to Thailand where a symphony of fiery chilies, salty fish sauce, fresh sugar cane and tangy citrus fruits paint a culinary masterpiece. In Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and other northern provinces, you’ll love the tropical curries. Meanwhile in the south, freshly hooked seafood is grilled with lemongrass and chilies. If you want an authentic taste of Thailand’s famous cuisine, we highly recommend booking a popular street food tour, guided market visit or Thai cooking class.

man snorkeling beach sea

Cosmopolitan Bangkok, picture-perfect islands, wonderful nightlife… why not enjoy them all on your Thailand holiday?

Let’s create your Thailand holiday today. 

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Thailand has it all

Think in colour… in Thailand every shade of the spectrum is represented from golden temples and emerald paddy fields to sapphire seas and saffron robes worn by Buddhist monks.

The beauty of Thailand is that it’s a country of sharp contrasts; tranquil beaches, buzzing cities, cultural highs and fascinating history. Your first impression of Thailand’s cities is likely to be a sense-assaulting barrage of noise, colour, activity and traffic. But away from the frenetic streets and bustling markets lie calm temples, still and peaceful and magnificiently decorated. Bangkok is an ideal starting point to enjoy a city break before heading to the beautiful beaches and serene islands in the south of the country.  Phuket is the perfect beach destination with a wide range of natural and cultural attractions from the stunning islands of Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay to the historic temples and of course the “Big Buddha”. City, beach or both? Thailand has it all.

When to travel

Although the climate varies throughout Thailand, you can visit all year round. The dry season is between November and early April, with cooler average temperatures. In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. The western coast is most pleasant during the winter months, where diving and snorkelling will be at its best. The weather on the eastern coast is good for most of the year, with the lowest rainfall in January and February and the highest in November.


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