Return to
Thailand
PHUKET AND BEYOND LIKE ROSS & DARWAH AT THE SIS KATA, PHUKET
Celebrate life's
milestones
CELEBRATIONS & HONEYMOONS LIKE SAKY & ROSIE AT THE KEEMALA, PHUKET
Experience
unparalled luxury
LUXURY TRAVEL LIKE TUK & CALUM AT THE SIAM, BANGKOK
Take yourself on
an adventure
EMERGING DESTINATIONS LIKE MAARTJE & ROXANNE HEADING TO UDON THANI
Energize your mind,
body & soul
WELLNESS LIKE KAIDEN AT THE SRIWILAI, SUKOTHAI
Cook authentic
Thai cuisine
LOCAL EXPERIENCES LIKE MIKE & BJ AT 137 PILLARS HOUSE, CHIANG MAI
Dance til sunset
(or sunrise)
PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE LIKE KAIDEN, MAIA & FRIENDS AT HYPE LUXURY BOAT CLUB, PHUKET
Spend a day with
gentle giants
NATURE LIKE SAKY & ROSIE AT ELEPHANT HILLS, KHAO SOK
Enjoy the best of
LGBT+ Bangkok
BANGKOK LIKE IÑAKI & JUSTIN AT SO SOFITEL, BANGKOK
Taste world-class
gastronomy
FOOD & DRINK LIKE GILES & BRUCE ON SUPANNIGA CRUISE, BANGKOK
Discover fascinating
stories of the past
HISTORY & HERITAGE LIKE KAIDEN IN SUKOTHAI
Have a scream,
whatever you're doing
INSPIRATION LIKE PANGINA HEALS AT THE PENINSULA, BANGKOK

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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.

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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

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A private boat charter during a trip to Thailand with the parents

Parent trip – exploring Thailand with your mum and dad

Thinking of visiting Thailand with the parents? You’d be surprised how many travellers have decided to explore the Kingdom with their mum and dad in recent years – from a joint vacation to reconnect through shared, cultural activities, to money-doesn’t-matter luxury villa escapes featuring private beaches and more! There are plenty of reasons to take…

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Deer is Travelling in Thailand: 3 hidden gem temples everyone should check out

If you love the idea of a Deer is Travelling in Thailand special, you’re in for a treat! It’s Aon  & Lan from Deer is Travelling again – we’re back on GoThaiBeFree after showing you our Phuket guide with another blog post and this time, we would like to show you three temples that may…

Chase and Allen say yes in a romantic ceremony in Phuket

Gay wedding in Thailand – Florida couple ties the knot on the island of Phuket

Having your own gay wedding in Thailand has got to be the single most romantic thing any couple can do while vacationing in the land of smiles. And just recently, this very special dream came true for Florida couple Chase and Allen, the talented video creators behind @chasingfilmpro. The pair travelled to the Kingdom’s largest…

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Hotels and Resorts

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

Hotels and resorts

Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort, Chiang Mai

Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort, a Vegetarian Retreat that immerses you in a decadent world of holiday bliss as you escape to our serene locale. Decorated with dark wooden floors, white balustraded balconies and unique roof details, the resort’s architecture and design have a pronounced colonial character infused with Lanna cultural notes, which are prominent in…

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a lush oasis overlooking the Chao Phraya River. 376 rooms and suites exude contemporary Thai luxury. Eight restaurants and bars offer up the world on a plate. A unique resort setting invites relaxation, with extensive recreational facilities, river adventures and the award-winning Anantara Spa. www.anantara.com/en/riverside-bangkok

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Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra

At our luxurious 5 star resort, Kanchanaburi guests will be whisked away to a serene tropical paradise that is rich in historical ambiance. Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra’s lavish accommodation features wood carvings and exquisite artwork that captures the beauty of a bygone Colonial era. Step outside onto your private balcony, and feel your cares melt…

Events & offers

Check out upcoming events and offers from our partners

Events and offers

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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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April: G-Circuit Songkran 2019

Asia’s biggest gay party and event over 3 days in April. Runs from 12 – 14th April 2019. www.gcircuit.com

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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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