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

A gay man piggybacking his lover on a beach.

Gay Travel Thailand – top gaybourhoods to explore

A nation blessed with picture-perfect beaches, jungles, temple-dotted towns, and bustling modern cities that reach towards the sky, all bound together by a deep-rooted culture of open-mindedness and acceptance; it’s easy to see why so many travellers from across the globe flock to Thailand each and every year in search of something ‘more’. For LGBTQ+…

A group of friends cheers with cups of coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The best speciality coffee shops in Chiang Mai – a queer coffee lover’s guide

With its many temples and deep-rooted history, the city of Chiang Mai has long been known as the cultural capital of Thailand, making it the go-to city for those seeking a taste of traditional Thai life. Yet, beyond its time-honoured centre, a cityscape of sleek superhighways and modern edifices has emerged in recent years, luring…

Newlyweds trying yoga at the Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai spa.

Thai the knot – LGBTQ-friendly honeymoon hotels in Thailand

During our three-week honeymoon in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, we had the pleasure of staying in four incredible hotels. As a queer couple, with one of us being transgender, we meticulously researched these hotels, and after experiencing them for ourselves, we can confirm they go above and beyond with their distinct designs, romantic rooms,…

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Hotels and Resorts

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

Hotels and resorts

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, Pattaya, Thailand

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere, Pattaya

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere is a 4-star hotel at Ban Amphur beach that offers guests a relaxing, cosmopolitan location that sets the scene for your ultimate holiday getaway. As you soak up the sun, sip on a tropical cocktail and explore the beaches, waterparks and other nearby attractions, you’ll leave behind the worries, stresses and…

Island Escape by Burasari, Phuket, Thailand

Island Escape by Burasari, Phuket

A supreme-luxury 5-star resort and private villas bathed in the unspoiled natural beauty of Koh Maphrao ‘Coconut Island’. Island Escape is the ideal destination for a fun-filled family holiday or romantic sojourn for two, currently featuring 15 opulently appointed Private Pool Villas in Ocean zone with exquisite service for an memorable escape. www.isescape.com

Phuket Gay Homestay, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Gay Homestay

Phuket Gay Homestay, a member of IGLTA, is a popular men only Homestay in Phuket. Top-rated on TripAdvisor, Booking and a 10 out of  10 on Hotelscombined. Staying at our Homestay will make you feel like a member of a family instead of a room number in a hotel. Swimming pool and steam sauna on-site…

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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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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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April: Phuket Pride

Phuket Pride Week was founded in 1999 and is highlight in the LGBT+ calendar. 2019 will celebrate 10 years since its was first put-on. Most of the festival activities take place on Patong beach beach-volleyball tournaments,  beauty pageants, beach and block parties and cabaret shows; as well as a stunning procession with the LGBT+ community…

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