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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

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Thai queer cinema – Four Thai gay films to watch before your holiday

LGBTQ+ travellers planning a trip to Southeast Asia’s original beach destination will find that the Kingdom is rich in queer culture: from nightlife and performances to literature and movies. One of the best ways to get a glimpse at – or a deeper understanding of – local queer life before any trip is to watch…

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Follow the lead – The coolest LGBTQ+ Thai influencers on Instagram

LGBTQ+ Thai influencers on Instagram are having the time of their lives: with its sparkling sea and dizzyingly high rooftop bars, Thailand offers boundless opportunities to snap exciting pictures for friends and followers (some of the coolest places are here!). And platforms such as Insta or TikTok are incredibly popular across the Kingdom; with everyone…

Gay-friendly beach resorts in Thailand: Six Senses Yao Noi, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

LGBT by the sea – Four gay-friendly beach resorts in Thailand

No two vacations are alike but some are more memorable than others – and any holiday by the sea has that uniquely relaxing feeling you’ll hardly ever find anywhere else. But where do you stay? When it comes to gay-friendly beach resorts in Thailand, LGBTQ+ travellers are spoilt for choice! From the sleek and stylish…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hotels and Resorts

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

Hotels and resorts

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Six Senses Hideaway, Koh Samui

Six Senses Samui is set on a gently sloping headland at the northern tip of Samui Island. The Samui resort in Thailand is made up of just 66 private villas, many with personal pools, which are landscaped within natural vegetation, and with glorious, sweeping panoramas out to the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding islands.…

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Kimpton Kitalay Samui, Koh Samui

Teasing sparkling sea views over Choeng Mon Beach, Kimpton Kitalay Samui channels the island’s tropical charm with 138 rooms, suites and villas. In this village-like island enclave, we invite you to embrace the spirit of a community inspired by the sea. Feel revitalized by five bold and inventive restaurants and bars, a spa influenced by…

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Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas, Khao Lak

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas is the perfect beach getaway.  Found by the waters of a natural lagoon to one side and the pristine shores of Khao Lak’s most stunning sunset beach to the other, this unique beachfront hotel is set in an enchanting place where two worlds meet.  The pristine, newly built…

Events & offers

Check out upcoming events and offers from our partners

Events and offers

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Monthly: LESLA Party

Asia’s biggest lesbian party! Usually the first Saturday of every month in Bangkok. Please check the Facebook page for latest news and updates on venues. www.facebook.com/LESLAPartyThailand

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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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Monthly: Go Grrrls!

Go Grrrls! A Queer Dance Party in Bangkok. (est. 2013) A group of gay girls and boys who share the same love of party and indie music. We aim to bring the best of indie – rock – electro tunes to kill the dancefloor for all 24 hour party people. (LGBT, Androgynous, Straight or whoever…

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