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One of the biggest and best beaches in Samui. Chaweng Beach area is the epicentre of Samui’s nightlife (gay and straight) with numerous bars, restaurants, shops as well as a huge choice of hotels.
based on 25 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Samui's first gay hotel. Walk to the beach & bars. Excellent service. Free WiFi.
The first ‘exclusively gay’ hotel on Koh Samui. Opened in June 2017, the great-value ALPHA Gay Resort has a great location in Chaweng, about 15 minutes’ walk to the beach.
Guest rooms feature a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, private bathroom with shower. Some include a balcony. The nicely-sized pool with sun loungers attracts lots of hot men on a good day.
ALPHA now has its own poolside cafe bar where you can enjoy your drinks and meals right by the pool. More local dining options are are nearby. Samui’s main gay bar scene is only 10 minutes’ walk away.
No gym the premises yet. If you want to work out, you’re welcome to use the Elite Fitness Center that has lockers and sauna – a 10-minute walk away.
based on 988 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay nightlife. Beachfront location. Best seller. Free WiFi.
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 has a flat screen cable TV, fridge, air conditioning, electric kettle, safe, free WiFi and a balcony with excellent views.
The hotel is ideal for days on the beach and nights at the local gay scene – it’s just 10 minutes from Pride Bar Samui and as well as a huge choice of restaurants and shops.
7.9 Very Good
based on 3401 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Great for partying. Popular bar. Near the nightlife. Free WiFi.
The great-value beachfront ARK Bar Resort is located right in the heart of Koh Samui’s busy nightlife and restaurant area on Chaweng Beach.
It features 3 outdoor pools with 4 bars, plus a range of activities like windsurfing, sailing free dive lessons. Each modern Thai-styled guest room comes with flat screen TV and free WiFi.
The ARK Bar beach club is a destination in its own right, serving great food & drinks and hosts fun parties. Green Mango dance club is also nearby. A great option if you want to stay close to all the action.
based on 1201 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? On Chaweng Beach. Great view & 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 available. The resort’s tour desk can help organise day trips, transports and excursions.
Pride Bar and the gay bars near the Thai Boxing Stadium are about a 15-minute walk away. The airport is a 15-minute drive.
based on 704 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Walk to the gay 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 modern and traditional Thai styling.
Features include free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, minibar and tea & coffee maker. Some rooms have a private garden with outdoor furniture or plunge pool. We like the gorgeous infinity-edge pool with sun loungers and the ‘at seat’ beach service.
Massage services are available, or you can visit the Emerald Green Men’s Club gay massage spa.
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Chaweng Beach (east coast)
popular area, close to the gay nightlife and most gay-popular beaches
near BoPhut Beach (north coast)
beautiful beach; home to the "Fisherman's Village"
near Lamai Beach (southeast coast)
south of Chaweng with a more laid-back atmosphere
near Mae Nam Beach (north coast)
quieter, coconut tree-lined sandy beach, renowned for luxury resorts
based on 501 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent location. Walk to the beach & bars. Free WiFi.
Great-value, modern Nora Chaweng has a very convenient location, just across from the beach, and steps away from all the shops, restaurants and gay nightlife on Chaweng Beach Road.
The hotel offers comfortable, modern rooms with flat screen TV, electronic safe, minibar, coffee & tea maker and free WiFi. Facilities include a great swimming pool, a spa and a lounge bar.
Why this hotel? Value for money. Great location. Ocean views. Free WiFi.
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.
based on 1273 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? On Chaweng Beach. Great value for money. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.
Located on the famous Chaweng Beach, the great-value beachfront Montien House Hotel has a large outdoor pool with sun loungers, set amongst tropical gardens.
All guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom, outdoor terrace, cable TV, fridge, free WiFi in the public areas.
Onsite dining at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant is great, though you’re spoilt for food choice in this part of Samui. Pride Bar and other gay bars on Soi Solo are only a short walk away.
Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Bungalow style. Budget option. Free WiFi.
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.
based on 189 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? New hotel. Stunning views. 10 min. from Chaweng gay nightlife. Free WiFi.
The partly gay-owned Boujis Resort has a great cliff-side location with stunning sea views, steps away from Chaweng Viewpoint. The resort is away from the hustle and bustle, yet only 10 minutes by taxi from the Chaweng Beach nightlife scene.
Each of the mid-range to luxury boutique rooms feature a flat screen TV’s and free WiFi. Some rooms have a private balcony. There’s a nice swimming pool and sun terrace. The onsite restaurant serves excellent food and has a huge wine selection.
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.
7.4 Very Good
based on 45 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Gay-friendly resort. Large rooms. Great dining, pool & spa.
Gay-friendly, partly gay-owned resort Ban Kao Tropical is located in a quiet area in the south of Samui, just a 10-minute walk from sandy beach.
Surrounded by a beautiful coconut plantation, the resort offers comfortable, modern rooms & villas, restaurant, a club house, swimming pool, gym and spa.
A good choice if you want privacy, space and reasonably-priced accommodation.
based on 146 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.
These well-rated hotel are located on the beaches of Choeng Mon, Mae Nam and BoPhut. The area is a bit quieter and more laid-back than Chaweng and offers views of Koh Phangan.
based on 146 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.
Set in private, lush tropical gardens, the resort features an infinity pool, cascading jacuzzi with stunning beach and sea views. Each contemporary Thai-styled, spacious villa features air conditioning, comfortable king-sized bed, private terrace, free WiFi.
based on 716 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Fabulous views. Excellent dining. Large rooms. Free WiFi.
The lovely 4-star Peace Resort is located close to Fisherman’s Village and many restaurants in the BoPhut area.
Each spacious bungalows & villas feature a private terrace with sea or garden views, air conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player, tea & coffee-making facilities, 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.
based on 789 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Close to the beach. Great location. Fabulous pool & dining. Free WiFi.
Excellent beachfront villas with private balconies overlooking tropical gardens. Modern Thai-style rooms at the gay-friendly Bandara Resort feature an entertainment system and free WiFi.
The resort has a 40-metre swimming pool and sun terrace. A range of local and international food 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 the airport.
based on 421 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Beachfront bungalows. Great value. Budget choice. Free WiFi.
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 free in public areas.
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.