Gay Koh Samui • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Samui has no ‘exclusively gay’ resorts (only a few gay guesthouses listed below), but the island is exceptionally welcoming towards gay travellers.

Our hotel recommendations are sorted by area:

Chaweng Beach

centre of Samui entertainment, restaurants and nightlife

Lamai Beach / Hua Thanon

a more laid-back area than Chaweng, located in the south of the island

Bo Phut / Choeng Mon

more peaceful choices in the north of Samui

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Chaweng Beach

Chaweng beach is one of the biggest and best on Samui.  The area has a huge choice of hotels and is the epicenter of Samui nightlife (gay and straight) with numerous bars, restaurants and shops for all tastes, ages and budget.

OZO Chaweng Samui
Close to gay nightlife.
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OZO Chaweng Samui3-5 stars

Chaweng Beach Road, Samui | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 644 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Beachfront location. Best seller. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

The beachfront OZO Chaweng Samui has stylish rooms, modern technology, great services and facilities to match. It features a beautiful outdoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar and tour desk.

Each contemporary-styled room features a flat screen cable TV, fridge, air conditioning, electric kettle, safe, free WiFi and a balcony with excellent views.

Located on the popular Chaweng Beach Road, the hotel is ideal for days on the beach and nights at the local gay scene – just 10 minutes from Pride Bar Samui and many dining options.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-03-2016

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ARK Bar Beach Resort Samui 0
Great for partying.
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ARK Bar Beach Resort3 stars

159/89 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 2543 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Great for partying. Popular bar. Near the nightlife. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2014
Top 100
2015
Top 100

This great-value beachfront resort is located right in the heart of Samui’s busy nightlife and restaurant area on Chaweng Beach, near the Green Mango dance club – a perfect option for party animals, straight or gay.

ARK Bar Resort features 3 outdoor pools with 4 bars and offers a range of activities such as windsurfing, sailing and even free dive lessons.  Guest rooms are in modern Thai style, each with wooden floors, flat screen TV, free WiFi and safety deposit box.

The onsite ARK Bar beach club & restaurant is a destination in its own right, serving tasty Thai food and excellent cocktails.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, beach, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 海滩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 06-15-2016

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Buri Rasa Village Samui 0
Walk to the bars & clubs.
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Buri Rasa Village Hotel4 stars

11/2 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

9.1 Fantastic - based on 510 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to the bars & clubs. Beachfront location. Free WiFi.

Beautiful beachfront resort at the quieter end of the gay-popular Chaweng Beach.  The large, air-conditioned rooms have aspects of both contemporary and traditional Thai styling.

Features include free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, minibar and tea & coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private garden with outdoor furniture or plunge pool.

The resort has a gorgeous infinity-edge pool with plenty of cushioned sun loungers and offers an ‘at seat’ beach service during the day.

Buri Rasa has its own spa, but you will probably be more tempted to visit Mekkala Men’s Spa – located just a short walk away.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, spa, beach, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 温泉, 海滩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Samui Resotel Beach Resort 0
On Chaweng Beach.
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Samui Resotel Beach Resort4 stars

17 Moo 3 Chaweng Beach, Samui | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 758 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? On Chaweng Beach. Fabulous views & facilities. Free WiFi.

Located on the famous Chaweng Beach, the great-value Samui Resotel offers beautiful rooms with garden or ocean views, a fabulous pool, a well-equipped gym, an Italian/Thai restaurant, 3 bars and a dive centre.

The rooms have comfortable beds, flat screen TV, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi.   Massage and room service are available.

The resort’s tour desk can help organise day trips, transports and excursions.

Pride Bar and The Mix gay bar near the Thai Boxing Stadium are about a 15-minute walk from the hotel.  The airport is a 15-minute drive away.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Banana Fan Sea Hotel
Beachfront location.
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Banana Fansea Resort3-5 stars

201 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 8 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Near gay nightlife & town centre. Free WiFi.

The highly-rated Banana Fan Sea enjoys an excellent beachfront location at the quieter part of Chaweng Beach and just a short walk from the gay nightlife. The hotel offers a range of spacious, air-conditioned rooms and villas, some with fabulous sea views.

Facilities include flat screen satellite TV, minibar and tea & coffee making facilities.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at the beachfront Baitong restaurant, although many cafés and eateries are within easy walking distance.

The hotel has its own swimming pool and plenty of comfortable sun loungers.  Gay guests can expect the warmest of welcomes and excellent service.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, spa, beach, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 温泉, 海滩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-02-2016

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Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana
Near the beach
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Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana4 stars

37/97 Moo 3, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 733 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Near the beach Excellent value. Free WiFi. Free WiFi.

This great-value Mercure Samui is just a few minutes’ walk from the quieter end of the sandy Chaweng Beach – an area that is popular with the gay community, and equally close to many shops and restaurants along Chaweng Beach Road.

The stylish, modern air-conditioned rooms feature a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, free bottled water and an in-room safe.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-19-2016

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Muang Kulaypan Koh Samui
Near the gay nightlife.
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Muang Kulaypan3-5 stars

100 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 462 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Stylish design. Great value. Free WiFi.

Located at the north end of Chaweng Beach, the gay-friendly Muang Kulaypan offers good value for money accommodation – far enough away from party central to relax, but close enough for a night out.

All 42 guest rooms are uniquely designed in minimalist Zen style, and many have an inspiring view of the sea or the extensive gardens.

A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Nora Chaweng Hotel Samui 0
Excellent location.
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Nora Chaweng Hotel3 stars

162/49-50 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

8 Good - based on 419 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Excellent location. Walk to the beach & bars. Free WiFi.

Great-value, modern hotel in a very convenient location, just across from the beach, and steps away from all the shops, restaurants and gay nightlife on Chaweng Beach Road.

Nora Chaweng offers comfortable, modern rooms with flat screen TV, electronic safe, minibar, coffee & tea maker and free WiFi.

The hotel has a fabulous swimming pool, a spa and a lounge bar.

features restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Baan Chaweng Beach Resort
Value for money.
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Baan Chaweng Beach Resort3 stars

90/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 740 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Value for money. Great location. Ocean views.

Centrally located beachfront resort managed by a team who fully understand the gay market.  Baan Chaweng’s spacious rooms are traditionally Thai-styled with beautiful wood furnishes.

Each room has a safe, minibar, tea & coffee maker and a private balcony.  Some rooms have partial sea views.

Whilst the beach is just a few steps from your room, the resort has its own swimming pool, sun terrace and spa. The onsite Leelavadee Restaurant offers a great selection of Thai dishes.

features restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, spa (餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉) | updated: 05-02-2016

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OP Bungalow
Gay-popular
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O.P. Bungalow2 stars

111 Moo 2, Chaweng, Samui | map | distance

7.6 Good - based on 271 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-popular Bungalow style. Budget choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2014
Top 100
2015
Top 100

Gay-popular budget resort on a white sandy beach (albeit the water is very shallow at this point along the beach).

These bungalows are simply furnished but comfortable and clean.

The resort has a very good Thai/Chinese restaurant that serves up tasty food all day long at very reasonable prices.

O.P. Bungalow is within walking distance of the nightlife along Chaweng Beach Road.  No pool, no frills, but good service and low cost.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 06-15-2016

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Lamai Beach / Hua Thanon

This area is located in the south Koh Samui, further down from the popular Chaweng Beach.  It is generally quieter, with calmer waters and a more “chilled out” vibe at most of the resorts.  Several luxury resorts can be found here.

The Dinky Rock
On Lamai Beach.
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Beluga Boutique Hotel4 stars

129/92 Moo 3, Lamai Beach, Samui | map | distance

9.1 Fantastic - based on 115 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? On Lamai Beach. Adults only. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.

Adults-only resort located on a secluded part of Lamai Beach, directly behind a rock formation that forms a beautiful natural pool and quasi private beach.

Formerly ‘The Dinky Rock’, the Beluga Boutique Hotel has a private beach protected by huge rocks.

You can swim in a giant natural aquarium, sip a cocktail at the bar, enjoy a meal in the restaurant, get a massage on the private roof terrace or just relax on the comfortable sun beds.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Ban Kao Tropical
Very gay-friendly.
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Ban Kao Tropical4 stars

69/6 Moo 4, Na Muang, Samui | map | distance

7.3 Good - based on 43 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Very gay-friendly. Large rooms. Superb dining & pool.

Gay-friendly and partly gay-owned resort, located in a very quiet area in the south of the island, just a 10-minute walk from quiet sandy beach.

Ban Kao Tropical is a good choice if you want privacy, space and reasonably-priced accommodation.

Surrounded by a beautiful coconut plantation, Ban Kao offers comfortable, modern rooms and villas, a restaurant, a club house, swimming pool, gym and spa.

features restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, gym, spa (餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩, 健身房, 温泉) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Bo Phut / Choeng Mon

Many recommended resorts are located along the beaches of Choeng Mon, Mae Nam and Bo Phut (which is also known as “Fisherman’s Village”).  This area is more peaceful than Chaweng, has calmer waters protected by the Samui’s northern headland and views of the distant Koh Phangan.

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Boutique option.
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Saboey Resort & Villas4 stars

51/4 Moo 4, Big Buddha Beach, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 235 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Boutique option. Near Fisherman's Village. Great value. Free WiFi.

Saboey is a small, gay-friendly boutique resort, located 5 minutes from Fisherman’s Village and 15 minutes from the popular Chaweng Beach.

The resort  features an infinity pool and cascading jacuzzi with stunning beach and sea views.

Set in private, lush tropical gardens, each of the 18 spacious villas and suites is tastefully designed in contemporary Thai style.  All have air conditioning, king-sized bed, terrace and free WiFi.

features restaurant, swimming pool, massage, spa, free wi-fi (餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-02-2016

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Zazen Boutique Resort
Award winner.
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Zazen Boutique Resort4 stars

117 Moo 1, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

8.5 Very Good - based on 94 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Award winner. Fabulous dining. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.

The award-winning Zazen Resort has a pristine beachfront location in a quiet area of BoPhut, a 5-minute walk from Fisherman’s Village.

It features 26 uniquely styled, luxury bungalows with free WiFi.

The fabulous Zazen Restaurant with its ‘East meets West’ cuisine from master chef, Jean-Francoise.

A distinctive boutique resort with a stylish design that appeals to gay guests and offering great service and a warm welcome to all. 

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 阳台, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Peace Resort
Fabulous views.
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Peace Resort4 stars

178 Moo 1, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 460 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Fabulous views. Excellent dining. Large rooms. Free WiFi.

Lovely 4-star hotel in BoPhut, Peace Resort is close to Fisherman’s Village and many restaurants in the area.

The spacious bungalows and villas feature a private terrace with sea or garden views, air conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player, tea & coffee making facilities and minibar.

The in-house Sea Wrap restaurant offers French and Thai cuisine, with the option of dining outdoors right on the beach!  Excellent breakfast and service.

features restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, massage (餐厅, 铺子, 互联网, 游泳池, 按摩) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Bandara Resort Spa Samui
Close to the beach.
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Bandara Resort & Spa4 stars

178/2 Moo 1, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 488 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Close to the beach. Superb location. Fabulous pool. Free WiFi.

Excellent beachfront villas and suites with private gardens and balconies overlooking extensive tropical gardens.

The modern Thai-style rooms at the gay-friendly Bandara Resort feature an entertainment system, refrigerator, safe and free WiFi.

The resort has a 40-metre swimming pool and  sun terrace.  A range of local and international cuisine can be enjoyed on the beachfront or in the garden.  The onsite Chom Dao restaurant serves fresh seafood and BBQ dishes.

The resort is a 5-minute walk from Fisherman’s Village and a 15-minute drive from popular Chaweng Beach and Samui Airport.

features bar, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Smile House Samui
Beachfront bungalows.
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Smile House2 stars

95 Moo 1, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 237 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Beachfront bungalows. Great value. Budget choice.

A great-value beachside resort on BoPhut’s white sandy beach, surrounded by tropical gardens and coconut trees.  Smile House has a beachfront restaurant and a great outdoor pool.

The bungalows feature wooden furnishings, cable TV, air conditioning, a private terrace and minibar.  WiFi is available but charges apply.

A popular budget choice with gay travellers.

features restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, beach (餐厅, 互联网, 游泳池, 海滩) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Lawana Resort Samui
Quiet area.
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Lawana Resort3 stars

180/10 Moo 1, Bo Phut, Samui | map | distance

7.4 Good - based on 174 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Quiet area. Beachfront location. Great value. Free WiFi.

Located on a quiet stretch of BoPhut beach, just 10 minutes’ walk to Fisherman’s Village.  Lawana Resort has beautiful landscaped gardens, an outdoor pool and a beachfront restaurant.

The rooms and bungalows are fitted with air conditioning, cable TV, minibar and bathroom with bathtub.

Lawana’s onsite restaurant serves Thai and international dishes as well as breakfast buffet.

features cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, spa, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Hacienda Fisherman's Village Koh Samui
Beachfront location.
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Hacienda Fisherman’s Village3 stars

98 Moo 1, BoPhut, Samui | map | distance

7.2 Good - based on 49 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Fabulous views. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Great value for money hotel on the BoPhut beachfront, close to Fisherman’s Village and a short drive to Chaweng Beach. The Hacienda features a pool with stunning views of the sea and surrounding islands.

Each contemporary Thai rooms has a private terrace with beach views, en suite bathroom, minibar, flat screen TV, safe and free WiFi. You can enjoy a massage at the hotel and have breakfast and drinks at the beachfront terrace.

features restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, free wi-fi (餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-13-2016

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Tropical Garden Lounge
Gay-owned.
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Tropical Garden Lounge2-5 stars

19/9 Moo 1, MaeNam, Samui | map | distance

7 Pleasant - based on 81 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-owned. Great bungalows. Budget option. Free WiFi.

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Gay-owned and very gay-friendly budget resort, set in tropical gardens on the north side of the island, about 700 metres (8 minutes’ walk) from the beach.

Tropical Garden Lounge offers a choice of thatched bungalows, all with air conditioning, minibar, and satellite TV. The poolside bungalows feature recently refurbished open-air bathrooms and terraces.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-13-2016

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Banyan House B&B Samui 0
Gay-owned B&B.
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Banyan House Bed & Breakfast3 stars

221 Moo 2, Choeng Mon, Samui | map | distance

7.8 Good - based on 43 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-owned B&B. Quiet area. Great value. Free WiFi.

This gay-owned and -managed,2-storey, contemporary Thai guesthouse is located just north of Chaweng Beach.  The owners and their friendly Bassett Hounds offer gay guests a particularly warm welcome.

Banyan House has three standard en suite rooms, with either a king-sized bed or a twin, air conditioning and shower.  The two deluxe rooms on the first floor have a bathtub and a balcony overlooking the garden.  Free WiFi is available throughout.

Guests also have the use of a lounge and dining area.  A Continental breakfast is served each morning.

A peaceful, relaxed and great value for money option.

features restaurant, beach, free wi-fi (餐厅, 海滩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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WonderWorld gay B&B Samui

Exclusively gay guesthouse.  Wonderworld B&B offers one apartment and two bedrooms, all with air conditioning, free tea & coffee and WiFi.

Located in a quiet area between Chaweng and BoPhut.

features free wi-fi (免费无线上网) | updated: 02-04-2016

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