Lesser-known Thai islands – overview

Many gay men dream of chilling out (or perhaps more accurately, grilling out) on a tropical island beach.  In Thailand, those dreams can come true.

Beach Destinations Thailand

Some head to the well-known islands of Phuket or Samui.  These popular resort islands offer both beaches and a gay scene.

The mainland resort city of Pattaya is one of the most beach destinations in Asia, and Hua Hin is also great for a weekend getaway from Bangkok.

The more laid-back island of Samed is the closest ‘beach holiday’ island to Bangkok. Samed’s white sandy beaches attract gay tourists and gay Thais from Bangkok. The island offers both sun and fun nights out at the gay/mixed Silversand Bar.

Finally, we have the ‘away from it all’  island destinations.

These islands are harder to reach but offer some of the best tropical beaches in Thailand.  The islands are ideal for romantic couples and those who only need a good book. You will probably meet other gay travellers, don’t expect to find any gay venues.

Our favourites in this category are Koh Chang, Koh TaoKoh Phangan and Koh Lipe.