The best beaches are on the west coast. Patong, Kata & Karon are the most popular. Surin, Kamala and Mai Khao offer a more peaceful vibe.
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two popular beaches on the south of Patong
a very nice beach, with good restaurants and beach clubs
a quiet beach, just 5 miles north of Patong
a peaceful spot on southeastern Phuket
a 6-mile stretch of beach at the northwest end of the island
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Patong is Phuket’s best-known beach destination and home to the island’s nightlife, gay bars, clubs, entertainment and dining options. Hotels in Patong offer an excellent base for gay visitors.
based on 1221 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Walk to gay bars and Patong Town. Gay-popular hotel. Free WiFi.
Want to stay close to all the action? Then La Flora Resort would be the answer. This is the most booked 5-star hotel in Thailand on Travel Gay Asia.
La Flora is located close to the most gay-popular section of Patong Beach, a 5-minute walk to the gay bars & clubs in Paradise Complex. So, if you need to pop back to your room for a little something, it’s no problem at all.
The hotel is surprisingly quiet, with 2 private swimming pools, a gym and spa. The Surface Bar & Restaurant offers great food and stunning sunset views.
based on 410 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Quiet location. Near the gay bars, shops, restaurants. Free WiFi.
Located at the north end of Patong (about a 10-minute walk to the beach), B-Lay Tong, offers stylish rooms with free WiFi, king-sized bed, LCD TV, minibar, balcony with a view.
We like the hip design, cosy atmosphere and the raised pool with views of the Andaman Sea. The hotel’s lobby bar is a perfect spot for enjoying the sunset.
B-Lay has one of the more peaceful locations in Patong yet is close enough to walk to the gay bars and clubs in the evening.
based on 410 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Private beach. 10 min. to the gay scene. Amazing views. Free WiFi.
This luxury hillside resort is located just 10 minutes by taxi to Patong Beach and the popular Jungceylon mall, and offers a fabulous pool with gorgeous views, plus its own sandy beach.
Many room types are available, from suites, studios to private pool villas. Each modern room features free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, minibar and safe. Some rooms also have sea view.
Kalima has an all-day restaurant, tour desk, 24-hour front desk and spa onsite. Free shuttle service to Patong Beach is provided 3 times a day.
based on 1292 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Close to Patong Town. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The Amari Phuket, located at the south end of Patong, has a quieter area compared with hotels in Patong Town.
Each large modern Thai-styled room features king-sized beds, large LCD satellite TV, minibar, tea/coffee maker, free WiFi. Many rooms have great ocean views.
The resort ha its own small private beach area. You could walk to Patong Town and the gay bars in Paradise Complex, but taking a taxi would be easier (which costs about 200 baht each way).
based on 5456 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Great for gay nightlife. Excellent pool & gym. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.
An excellent choice for gay visitors. The 5-star Millennium Resort Patong is just a short walk from Patong Beach, the gay nightlife in Paradise Complex and Jungceylon Shopping Mall with its variety of food choices and entertainment.
Set in beautiful tropical landscapes, this large hotel features a luxurious spa, 2 fabulous outdoor pools and several restaurants. Guests can exercise at the well-equipped gym or enjoy a nice massage at the onsite spa.
Each modern guest room are nicely furnished, with large windows, satellite TV, DVD player and free WiFi. The hotel also has a business centre, with computer/fax outlets and an internet station.
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7.9 Very Good
based on 1401 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Walk to Patong Town. Great for sightseeing, shopping and gay scene. Free WiFi.
The great-value Phuket Graceland is just steps away from Patong Beach and features large outdoor pools, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, a gym, a spa and even a bowling alley!
Each modern room has a flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar, tea/coffee maker. Upgraded rooms include kitchenettes, living rooms with sea/garden views and direct pool access. Breakfast included.
Gay scene-wise, the Graceland is only about a 15-minute walk from to Patong Beach and the gay bars and clubs in the Paradise Complex.
based on 2214 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Excellent views. Short taxi ride to Patong Beach and town. Free WiFi.
Located only a 5-minute drive to Patong Beach and Jungceylon mall, the award-winning Avista Hideaway offers 3 outdoor pools, restaurant, rooftop bar, gym and spa.
Guest rooms feature a flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, en suite bathroom with bathtub and a private balcony. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
The views are wonderful from the perch,. The onsite restaurant serves a nice selection of Thai and international food. Avista also provides a tour desk, a 24-hour front desk, a game room and a library.
Karon and Kata are two popular sandy beaches, located south of Patong. Their quieter location makes them an enjoyable area to stay in. A taxi ride to Patong Town takes about 5-10 minutes.
based on 489 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Private resort. Beautiful views. Boutique luxury. Free WiFi.
Just 10 km south of Patong, Mom Tri’s offers 32 larege, elegant luxury suites, all with private balconies. The resort overlooks the sea and features saltwater & freshwater pools, restaurant, bar and gym.
Not the newest or the biggest, but this privately-owned & -managed resort offers the sort of service and attention to detail that others can only dream about.
Location-wise, the sandy Kata Noi Beach is just a few minutes’ walk down a path from the resort. The bars and clubs in Patong can be reached by taxi in about 20 minutes.
based on 489 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Exclusive & private villas. Stunning views. Comfortable rooms. Free WiFi.
The Shore at Katathani is located just 20 minutes south of Patong (by taxi), at the end of one of Phuket’s nicer beaches. The resort’s hillside villas have stunning views (choose one with a sea view), and the large interiors have all the amenities you could wish for.
Excellent service and great choice of restaurants both onsite and locally. Buggies are available 24 hours a day to whizz you around the resort.
Gay-friendly and adult-orientated, with a minimum age of 12 for accompanying children.
Located 9 miles north of Patong, Surin Beach has a gorgeous white sand and is lined with tall Casuarina trees. There is a nice selection of restaurants, beach clubs, cafés and luxury hotels.
A taxi to Patong and gay nightlife takes about 20 minutes.
based on 489 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Stylish & contemporary. Great location. Free WiFi.
This gay-popular, fabulously chic resort has exceptionally modern rooms and suites, some with private pools or direct access to the main pool. The Twinpalms is just a 2-minute walk from the beach.
The onsite Oriental Spoon Grill is one of our favourite Thai restaurants on Phuket. We strongly recommend booking your table a day or so in advance during peak season.
The Twinpalms is about a 5-minute walk from The Surin which is definitely worth visiting for lunch or dinner and just 20 minutes by taxi to the bars and clubs in Patong.
based on 482 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Beautiful beach. Excellent service & facilities. Free WiFi.
The Surin is located on one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in Phuket, overlooking Pansea Bay – a real tropical paradise.
This 5-star resort features fully equipped rooms with state-of-the-art facilities including a beautiful pool, gym, beach bar and luxury spa. The in-house restaurant is a destination in its own right.
Location-wise, The Surin is only 20 minutes from the bars and clubs of Patong. Highly recommended.
Kamala Beach is a long sandy beach, located around 5 miles north of Patong. The seabed is relatively flat, so the water is shallow and recedes a long way at low tide.
Kamala is less developed than Patong, Kata and Karon, but there is still a good choice of restaurants and cafés. A taxi to gay nightlife in Patong takes about 10 minutes.
based on 570 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Stunning scenery. Private villas. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.
Stunning luxury hillside resort, located halfway between Kamala and Patong. Paresa offers pool villas with breathtaking views of Andaman Sea and the sunset, and a private beach club with sun beds, shades and staff on hand.
The onsite Diavolo restaurant serves a fabulous à la carte menu of Italian specialities and fine wine. You’ll enjoy the resort’s stunning infinity-edge pool, gym and world-class spa.
A member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), Paresa Resort offers the warmest of welcomes to gay guests.
based on 2523 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Hillside location. Exclusive villas. Fabulous views. Free WiFi.
If being close to a beach isn’t a huge issue for you, then consider Cape Sienna. This beautiful 5-star hotel offers top-notch service, stunning views and everything you need.
A wide range of facilities include an outdoor pool, gym, spa, tennis courts, three restaurants and even karaoke. The hotel’s poolside restaurant & bar serves both Thai and international cuisines.
Cape Sienna is a 20-minute drive from the airport. The hotel provides free shuttle service to Kamala Beach and Patong gay scene.
Located about 8 km from Phuket Town, Panwa is a quiet, unspoiled spot on the southeast of the island and home to fishermen’s huts, a mangrove swamp and just a few luxury resorts.
The area offers scenic views across the bay and is a great spot for those seeking peace and privacy.
based on 741 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Fantastic villas. Private facilities. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
Sri Panwa is not on the west coast, but this private resort offers the ultimate in luxury. Sri Panwa’s collection of stunning villas and suites are located on a secluded hillside overlooking the sea.
We love the one-bedroom pool villas. Contemporary design with all the latest technology. From our own experience, we can tell you that the service is exceptional.
Patong Town takes about 35 minutes by taxi; but if you can afford this place, you can afford the taxi.
Mai Khao and Nai Yang make up a stunning 6-mile stretch of sandy beach along the northwestern coast of Phuket. These two beaches are the least developed and the most peaceful but also the furthest away from the Patong gay nightlife.
based on 1386 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Beautiful setting. Unique rooms. Excellent onsite bar & dining. Free WiFi.
Located at the southern end of the beautiful Nai Yang Beach, this very modern boutique hotel (think industrial chic fused with tropical island luxury) offers a unique alternative to more traditional beach resorts.
The Slate has several choices of very good restaurants (Thai, Japanese, tapas, etc.) that attract customers from other resorts across the island. The exceptionally large rooms & villas have all the facilities you would expect.
A taxi from The Slate to Patong Town and gay nightlife takes about 30 minutes.
based on 376 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Exquisite villas. Private pool. Superb dining & bar. Free WiFi.
Fabulous beachfront resort on Mai Khao Beach, next to Sirinath National Park. Set in a beautiful landscape designed by renowned Bill Bensley, the resort has a private beach, 5 dining options, a spa, and offers yoga and Thai cooking classes.
The Thai-styled, private villas (180+ m²) feature a large terrazzo bathtub, sun loungers and a private pool. In-room facilities include a flat screen TV, DVD player, espresso machine, iPod dock and free WiFi.
Located 40 minutes by taxi to the Patong gay nightlife. A great option if you plan to hit the bars a few nights a week.
based on 1139 Agoda reviews
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Why this hotel? Away-from-it-all, quiet location Great pool & dining. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.
This stunning ‘Condé Nast Hot List’ 5-star hotel is located on an unspoiled stretch of Mai Khao Beach. SALA Phuket offers contemporary designed rooms, suites & villas, most of which have a private pool.
The hotel has 3 large beachfront swimming pools, gym, spa, free WiFi, a fine restaurant and a bar. A popular choice on Travel Gay Asia – great option for gay couples or singles who are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach holiday, away from the crowds.