Koh Samui

A fantasy island with something to suit all travelers

Koh Samui, affectionally called Samui by locals is one of the country’s most popular tropical islands. Set on the country’s Eastern coast, this offers a great alternative from May to November when Thailand’s more popular island getaways in the West are in rainy season.

Samui ideal for couples and modern families to indulge themselves and understand the true meaning of a vacation. Visitors are encouraged spoil themselves at the island’s spas, take long walks along the beach, lounge at the pool and enjoy the atmosphere of relaxation; matched with fine food. Food and drink on Koh Samui is never dull, with a myriad of great restaurants and bars to choose from. Breakfast, brunch, dinner of whenever, there’s a great choice of gastronomy, from the very local to the international. Nightlife hounds will love the fantastic bar a club scene along the Chaweng Beach Road.

The actual gay scene on the island is quite small. There is no bespoke gay beach in Koh Samui, but most of the gay tourists and locals head over to Central Chaweng beach, around the end of Soi Lamdin for their relaxation and sunbathing. Some resorts will also host pop-up LGBT+ events.

For the party hearty, nearby Koh Phang-an is where the full moon party is said to have been born. The revelry carries on today, once a month incidentally!

Island hoppers will love the Ang Thong Marine Park, consisting of 42 islands to choose from. You may also have heard about Koh Tao, it’s all the rage right now.

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LGBT+ welcoming hotels & resorts

Banyan Tree, Koh Samui

Overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Banyan Tree Samui is nestled amid the lush jungle of a…

Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi award winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort ideally located amid a tropical landscape…

Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Experience an unparalleled beachfront location where 5-star service and luxury amenities abound at this 78 well-appointed rooms, suites and villas,…

X2 Koh Samui – A Spa Retreat, Koh Samui

X2 Koh Samui – A Spa Retreat, with over a 100 meters of uninterrupted beach front and built around 50…

Conrad Koh Samui

Situated on the South-Western tip of the idyllic Thai island, Conrad Koh Samui overlooks the azure reefs of Aow Thai…

Bandara Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

On the peaceful north coast of Samui Island amid charming fisherman villages and uncrowded beaches, Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui…

Rocky’s Boutique Hotel, Koh Samui

Rocky’s Boutique Resort is a private and secluded boutique Samui resort. Our stylish accommodation features 47 elegant rooms and 3…

Manathai Koh Samui, Koh Samui

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Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui

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Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui

A serene Koh Samui beach resort, Belmond Napasai is a secluded hideaway. Gaze out across the golden sands and acclimatise…

Four Seasons, Koh Samui

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Six Senses Hideaway, Koh Samui

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The Library, Koh Samui

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W Koh Samui

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