Thai Island Bliss – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , February 21st, 2018

Thai Island Bliss - Globetrotter Girls

Even though I’ve been to Thailand three times, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of the Land Of Smiles, or its many islands. I’ve been to Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand (did you know that there’s another Koh Chang in the Andaman Sea?), I’ve been to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, to the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Poda, and to Koh Lanta. My Thai island wish list is long though: I’ve yet to visit Koh Lipe (highest on my list), Koh Mook and Koh Kood, Koh Samet and Koh Mak.

So when I spontaneously decided to add on a quick island getaway to Thailand to my Singapore trip a couple of months ago, I knew I had to check out a new island instead of returning to old favorites (sorry Koh Tao!). When I consulted the map to see which island would make the most sense, I zeroed in on not one, but two islands: the Yao Islands. And they happened to be two islands that have been on my Thailand wish list for years – score!

The Koh Yao island group is made up of 44 islands in total, but only the two largest ones, Koh Yao Noi (Little Long Island) and Koh Yao Yai (Big Long Island), are inhabited. The smaller islands can be visited but don’t have hotels or resorts. Both islands are surrounded by a number of uninhabited scenic limestone karst rocks, a typical feature of the Andaman Sea.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Gay Thailand – The Best Beaches and Islands

Author: , September 11th, 2017

Gay Thailand - Ko Poda

LGBTI people are embraced throughout gay Thailand – not just in the cities!

Thai Islands – Ko Pha Ngan

Sponsored: Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand has its fair share of beautiful beaches, but with much of the interior covered by tropical forest, this is an island which is great for those who like to trek or connect with nature.

The island also has a reputation for being a spiritual location with a number of yoga, meditation, and detox centres on the island. Ko Pha Ngan is also famous, some would say infamous, for the Full Moon Party. Enjoy the party, but do keep your wits about you and exercise caution.

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Four LGBT Friendly Island Paradises Close to Miami

Author: , April 3rd, 2015

CaribbbeanWhen it comes to easy getaways from South Florida, the Caribbean is a quick flight off the grid to islands where the water’s just a little bit bluer and the sun shines just a little bit brighter. And for those ready to bask in that sun — be it for a simple springtime escape or a long-awaited honeymoon — the Caribbean is calling. Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan retreat, the Caribbean’s largest gay pride festival, island hopping in the lap of luxury or the relaxation of an all-encompassing resort, we’ve got four distinct destinations to tempt every type of traveler.

Puerto Rico – An Urbanite’s Paradise

With splashy hotels lining the beach, a burgeoning arts district, sizzling culinary delights and a nightlife scene that goes strong into the wee hours, Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan is one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the Caribbean, especially in trendy neighborhoods Condado and Santurce.

The oceanfront Condado is packed with resorts, like the Atlantic Beach Hotel (atlanticbeachhotel.com) on Calle Vendig, site of a popular gay beach, weekly drag shows and plenty of cafes and restaurants, like the chic, gay-owned Oceano (oceanopr.com), perfect for sunset drinks and dinner to the beats of a live DJ.

By Thiery Dehove – Full Story at the Miami Herald | Caribbean Gay Travel Resources