How can we inspire you today?

How can we inspire you today?

Or perhaps we can help you get started? From cosmopolitan Bangkok, to lush Northern hills, to the exotic islands of the South, to places less travelled, the Kingdom of Thailand welcomes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans ( LGBTQ / LGBT+) community with pride. Please browse our enchanting LGBT friendly and gay welcoming destinations below.

Go Thai. Be Free.

Thailand welcomes the LGBT+ community.

In Thailand, we believe that diversity is amazing. As the most LGBTQ / LGBT+ welcoming country in Asia, we’re proud that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community – and all people – no matter how they identify; and whom they love; feel free when traveling in Thailand on vacation or holiday. We have something for everyone. Yes, there are LGBT+ events, parties and nightlife, but beyond that, we offer rich culture, delicious food, unique local experiences, unparalleled luxury, spellbinding getaways and an experiential break of a lifetime, not to mention some fantastic gay friendly hotels and resorts. Come visit us and find out for yourself, but in the meantime, let us inspire you with stories that will make you want to go Thai; and be free.

Discover your Thailand

Thailand welcomes every color under the rainbow; and has something for everyone, whatever your interests. Whether you’re a fashionista or a foodie, or a street-fighter or sun-worshipper, a hedonist or history buff. Let us whet your appetite with some divine inspiration below.

Discover your Thailand

Thailand stories

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui: A gay-friendly Thailand resort confirmed for The White Lotus Season 3

The White Lotus – gay-friendly Thailand resorts confirmed for season 3

Ever since word got out that The White Lotus was heading to The Land of Smiles for its third season, fans of the hit TV show have been in full-on detective mode, trying to figure out the chosen resort setting for the next instalment. Well, guess what? The cat is finally out of the bag!…

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White Party Bangkok – 8 reasons to attend Thailand’s hottest New Year event

Break out the champagne, dust off your fanciest all-white ensemble, and get ready to bid adieu to 2023 in the most spectacular way possible – because from December 28th to the final moments of December 31st, Bangkok will be ground zero for the most exhilarating, extravagant, and downright fabulous New Year’s celebration in all of…

Two gay lovers at a rooftop bar in Bangkok.

Winter in Thailand – why the cool season is the best time to visit

Among the travel-savvy, there’s a quiet consensus that the prime time to visit Thailand is between November and February. As much of the world bundles up against the cold during this period, the Land of Smiles welcomes visitors with comfortable temperatures, clear skies, and a host of exciting cultural experiences. Here’s everything you need to…

In Thailand, we believe diversity is amazing

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In Thailand, we believe diversity is amazing

Thank you to all our partners, those passionate about LGBT+ diversity in  Thailand, who helped us in the making of this video:

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World

SLH.com are the ‘champions of small’ with over 20 boutique properties in Thailand. We don’t believe bigger is better, we think small hotels offer a unique personal touch that leaves a lasting impression. We seek out the little gems that offer genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences – it could be lashings of luxury at a palatial mansion…

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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

For more than 140 years, travellers have followed the Chao Phraya River to stay at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A luxury five-star hotel in one of the world’s most exciting cities, we enjoy a reputation for style, service and excellence. A haven of calm on the banks of the river, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is…

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Hype Luxury Boat Club, Phuket

HYPE concept is a beach club at sea on a big stylish Catamaran featuring comfortable daybeds, professional crew and hostesses . We offer our guests a selection of delectable finger food from traditional Thai food to Sushi and tapas. A bar with an extensive menu of fine Champagnes, spirits and cocktails. The boat is fitted and designed to…

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137 Pillars Suites & Residences, Bangkok

34 luxurious suites named after the great royal periods in Thai history, the Rattanakosin Suites, The Ayuthaya Suites, the Sukhothai Suites, and the Thonburi Suites. Private dining in each suite replete with Maxi Bars & private wine cellars, large balconies, expansive ensuite bathroom with large round bath and walk in wardrobes – add to this…

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The Peninsula, Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok perfectly mixes timeless elegance and sophistication with contemporary comfort and technology. Its distinctive waved-shape design affords each of the 370 rooms and suites stunning views over the historic Chao Phraya River. The magnificent Peninsula Spa, offering treatments that layer Thai, European and Ayurvedic philosophies for an entirely new experience. Guests can relax…

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Keemala, Phuket

You are invited to experience an all pool-villa wonderland set in the rainforest of Kamala, Phuket. Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and brings it to life through distinctive design and guests experiences. The spa treatments, holistic programs, gastronomic choices, activities and magical villas and cottages all promise to be beyond enchanting. Keemala is well away…

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The SIS Kata, Phuket

“Stay in Style” at The SIS Kata – A dynamic, young and trendy resort situated about 300m up on the hillside, just a few moments away from the award winning golden sands of Kata Beach. The SIS Kata stands out as having amazing views across the Andaman Sea plus a signature restaurant which welcomes both…

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The Siam, Bangkok

Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a 39-suite-and-villa urban luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District. Conceived by Krissada Sukosol-Clapp and globally acclaimed architect and designer Bill Bensley, The Siam features Bangkok’ smost spacious suites and is the Kingdom’s Premier urban resort offering intimately private…

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Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara is Thailand’s leading hotel group, dedicated to providing exceptional service in unique and sophisticated environments.  As a Thai hospitality management and holding company it places a strong emphasis on providing Thai-influenced hospitality and its inimitably warm and gracious service style across all of its brands, whilst embracing, and maintaining a sense of place in,…

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SO Sofitel, Bangkok

You are SO welcome. In a city where anything is possible, SO Sofitel Bangkok hotel is everything to everyone, whether you’re in Bangkok for business or leisure, to party of spa.. Join us for a SO fabulous voyage in one of Luxury 5 Star Hotels Bangkok has seen and experience the vibrant Thai capital as…

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137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

30 luxurious suites named after founders of the Borneo Trading Co., including Louis Leonowens, William Bain, and Rajah Brooke. The old house built 125 years ago is Baan Borneo. This legendary resort is now in its 5th year of operation and boasts two restaurants featuring Thai and Western Cuisine. The legendary Jack Bain’s Bar, Cigar…

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Sriwilai, Sukothai

Our boutique resort offers a unique experience in the heart of Siam, Sukhothai, Thailand. Our newly opened boutique resort is located only 1.8 km away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai Historical Park. Situated in the natural landscape of Thailand’s cultural heritage, the resort has 52 rooms and 2 suites, making us the only…

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Siam@Siam Design Hotel, Bangkok

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok is a vibrant 4.5-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bangkok, offering the perfect ambience in which to relax during your business or leisure trip. Our recommended rooms under the concept of The Heritage blend Thai tradition with modern industrialist design. Find relaxation amid uniquely patterned walls that resemble colonial times…

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Hotels and Resorts

Whatever your tastes, or budget, Thailand has a huge number of LGBT+ welcoming hotels and resorts.

Hotels and resorts

Intercontinental Phuket Resort, Phuket, Thailand

InterContinental Phuket Resort, Phuket

InterContinental Phuket Resort is one of the most serene hideaways on Phuket Island. The ethereal splendor of the resorts architecture, fine-dining, and luxurious abodes set amongst lush gardens with private lagoon, all combine to offer an experience of pure sophistication, yet only a short distance away from Phuket’s famous temples and markets. www.intercontinental.com/phuketresort

Intercontinental Koh Samui Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand

Intercontinental Koh Samui Resort, Koh Samui

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort is a beautiful luxury resort, set on a cliff which descends to a white sandy beach. It is surrounded by 22 acres of lush tropical gardens and enjoys fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand. The 79 guest rooms, suites and villas are on the former site of Baan Taling Ngam…

Centara Ao Nang Resort & Spa, Krabi

Centara Ao Nang Resort & Spa, Krabi

Located at the quieter end of Ao Nang Beach – yet moments away from local eateries and bars, Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi offers you to enjoy your very own corner of Krabi. This vibrant resort, designed as a cluster of sleek low-rise buildings that dot the free-form swimming pool and the…

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Weekly: Sunday night at Maggie Choos

Upscale drag-spectacular, often showcasing the Queens of Drag Race Thailand, set in a Shanghai-Speakeasy style bar in the basement of the Novotel Fenix Silom. Presented by G-Spot Entertainment. www.gspotent.com

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February: Pattaya Pride Rainbow Festival

An LGBT+ Pride Parade that starts at ‘Central Marina’ shopping arcade and ends at ‘Central Festival Pattaya Beach’ shopping mall every year.

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4 ways to get into queer art in Thailand

Thailand is a feast for the eyes. Its beauty extends from its tropical landscapes down to the warmth of its ubiquitous smiles. Unsurprisingly, the Kingdom’s arts are reflective of this charm: its creative traditions include crafts, ceremonial music and religious depictions – think shadow puppets and the intricate murals decorating Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Adding to…

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Special offers

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“Stay with Pride” at Intercontinental Koh Samui Resort

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking sunset beauty of Samui! Book 3 days in advance, stay for 2 nights, and unlock a world of exclusive experiences. For Pride, we’re celebrating love in all its forms with our special ‘Stay with Pride’ offer.  More than just a stay, it’s a celebration of you. More about this property…

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