Phuket Gay Homestay – Phuket, Thailand

Author: , November 8th, 2018

Phuket Gay Homestay

After having a gay guesthouse 1998-2011 in the centre of the gay area Paradise Complex in Patong, Ulf and Nisit (Boy) changed to a more quiet and secluded area. In February 2012 they opened a small gay homestay in Kathu just a few kilometres from Patong. The location is in a small village at the edge of the green lush hills between Patong and Kathu.

There’s a clothing optional swimming pool, steam sauna and a small sala by a fish pond where breakfast is served. Breakfast (included) starts at 8 AM but don’t worry, you will never be too late for a breakfast even if you wake up late.

The homestay consists of 5 Airconditioned bedrooms of which 4 have en-suite bathrooms with hot shower.

To get around to any of the 40 beaches on Phuket Island you can rent a bike or motorbike (if you have a driving licence) or you can go by local bus or use the smartphone app, Grab Taxi.

See the Phuket Gay Homestay Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Phuket – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , April 30th, 2018

gay Phuket - The Nomadic Boys

We love Thailand. It’s got it all – best beaches, terrific food and the gay scene of Bangkok we think one of the most fun in the world.

Phuket is one of the most popular gay destinations to visit in Thailand, with a large gay scene in Patong. This large Thai island is also an excellent transport hub, with many international airlines flying here, making it very accessible.

These are our 5 favourite things to do in gay Phuket.

Gay bars and clubs in Phuket

The Paradise Complex in Patong is the focal point for the gay life of Phuket, with most of the gar bars and clubs. This is where you’ll want to come for a gay fun night out.

Most of the bars have a free show every evening, but guests are expected to buy at least one drink. They generally get busy from around 10pm when they start putting on street performances to attract customers. By midnight most of the gay bars in Phuket are crowded, especially on weekends. Some of the best hangouts of Patong include:

Boat Bar: this is one of our favourite gay bars in Patong, which we came to every night during our stay. It’s open everyday, with at least 2 cabaret shows taking place every evening, the first at midnight, then again at 1:30am.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Gay Phuket, Thailand – Free Guide

Author: , January 9th, 2017
Gay Phuket

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One of the top destinations in Thailand is the island of Phuket.

Gay Phuket is a mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, and it’s here that you’ll find some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. The island is also home to some of the best seaside resorts, spas and restaurants.

The main town on the island is Patong, with plenty of bars and nightclubs if you want to let loose.

In partnership with Travel Gay Asia, we’re pleased to offer you a free guide to Phuket.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay Beach Festival to Launch in Phuket

Author: , March 24th, 2016


THIS April, gay beach festival TropOut will head to Thailand for its grand unveiling.

TropOut will draw together likeminded travellers from all over the globe in a bid to promote unguarded and stylish travel experiences for gay people and their straight friends.

Offering a point of difference for gay travellers, TropOut’s aim is to inspire a stylish beach festival which gives gay travellers from all over the globe the opportunity to Chill, Party & Explore together. Guests can also experience Thailand’s rich culture and spectacular sights.

Full Story at Star Observer

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Eating Out: Phuket, Thailand

Author: , August 16th, 2015

Thai Cuisine

During a trip to Phuket earlier this year, I had an opportunity to meet three chefs who are creating culinary magic in one of Thailand’s most well known resort destinations. Each of these individuals possesses a passion for food and a desire to give their guests astounding meals that they will be talking about for years to come.

Whether it’s sourcing local, organic produce, highlighting unique Thai flavors and spices, or using only sustainable meat and fish, these chefs love what they do, and they can’t wait to share it with you. Luckily for us, each of them has also provided a recipe for one of their signature dishes that you can cook up in your own kitchen to share with family and friends. Bon Appetite!

Sarawut Chingchai, Executive Chef at the Vijitt Resort ( provides his guests with an incredible array of dining choices, and he does so with a dedication and relaxed demeanor that is the mark of someone who loves what they do. When we first met, I was there to interview him and I brought a photographer along with me. Even though it was during the busy dinner time at the resort, he took the time to talk to us about his career, the signature dished he cooks up at the resort, and how happy he is to be back in Phuket after many years working in the Middle East.

By Robert Adams – Full Story at Passport Magazine | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Phuket Pride Coming 10/21/14

Author: , October 21st, 2014

Phuket PrideOn 19th October 2014 – 6 months before the week begins, The Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) officially launched Phuket Pride week 2015. Although the dates have been published since the end of Pride week 2014, the PLU have now launched two web banners and announced the 2015 theme ‘Freedom to Live’ the full explanation is shown on their web site which contains the following extracts:

“In Thailand, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) experience many daily challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. They are often labelled as being promiscuous, self-indulgent and deserving of little respect.

So we hope that during Phuket Pride week 2015, all LGBT residents and tourists of Phuket can come and celebrate their right to live their lives as they wish and to be proud of being who they were born to be. We also invite our ‘Straight’ friends to join us in the week’s events; together we will break down these barriers and thus have more freedom to live in harmony with the rest of the community in Phuket and Thailand.

HIV infection in Phuket is at a very high level, Over the past 3 years, PLU Club has organised Phuket Pride week and raised over 600,000 baht, much of which has been have be spent on helping people with HIV, providing free condoms, providing free HIV testing and providing information on HIV. With knowledge, free access to condoms and testing, we are addressing another side of the Freedom To Live”

The week will be 7 days of fun celebrations, including Pool Parties, Sports events, Day trips, A Gala Dinner, Beach party, Grand Auction and other fund raising events around Phuket. The week’s final programme will be announced in early March 2015.
For information on how to get involved in the PLU and Phuket Pride as a volunteer or sponsor, please email:

For up-to-date information about PLU activities and view our Pride 2014 photo gallery visit our web site:

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Sea Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Author: , August 26th, 2014

Adam Groffman Sea Kayaking in ThailandIf you had told me last year that Phuket was amazing, I might’ve laughed at you. I first visited Thailand’s largest island back in 2011 but after just four hours on the island, I looked for any way out. The hotels seemed too touristic, the beach lacked that crystal blue water and the prices were far from cheap. Fast forward to this summer when I visited during a two-week holiday to Thailand, and bam! Phuket was awesome.

I enjoyed my brief stay on Phuket island on this trip for a few reasons, but the definite highlight was the day trip to Phang Nga Bay with John Gray Sea Canoes. We were a group of gay guys on tour with OUT Adventures and were lucky enough to take the day trip with Mr John Gray himself.

If you’re ever so lucky, you’re in for a real treat. The tour, which included a massive Thai food feast and plenty of beautiful scenery, came with stories of Emmy awards and the craziness of expat life in Thailand. The sea-kayaking (we went to three different spots) also came packaged between more cultural activities.

Authored by Adam Groffman. See the Full Story at Travels of Adam here.

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Record Numbers Expected for Phuket Pride

Author: , April 17th, 2014

Phuket Pride 2014 FVAsia’s most picturesque resort is set to embrace the LGBT community during the upcoming Phuket Pride Week in what is likely to be a record for Thailand tourism.

GayAsiaNews reports that Although Thailand does not recognize marriage between same-sex couples, Phuket is being promoted as one of the best places in the world for gay people to marry, Pride organizers say.

Tourist packages designed for the gay community have already started during the holiday season of Songkran, Thailand’s New Year April 13-16, the country’s most important cultural festival.

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Our Own Private Island in Thailand

Author: , February 27th, 2014

Khai Nui Island, ThailandThe ad at my local hostel said that, for 1,000 Baht ($30), we’ll get to stay in a private island for a day. Too good to be true, two of us booked it and set to go on a Wednesday (mid-week), when only few people will be around. That’s what we were told. But, of course, we doubted it. Phuket, in the southernmost part of Thailand, is always crowded; heavily infested with dirty old men looking for or escorted by Thai women they could brag back home. Not to mention the ladyboys and money boys that abound the Paradise Complex near Patong Beach.

While Patong Beach is alive and sleazy at night, there’s not much to do during the day–but go and join on island hopping tours, which mostly include going to Kho Phi Phi or better known as The Beach, named after the movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

A day before we booked our trip to Khai Nui Island, a fellow backpacker and I already did one of those island hopping tours. All we wanted to do on a day before our flight back to our respective universes was to relax in an island where we could do nothing but read, sleep, swim, snorkel, walk, talk and bury our feet on the sand. Both of us never wanted to get our tan. Not because we want to be white (he’s European) but because too much sun causes wrinkles. There, I just spilled one of my secrets to staying young! :))

Authored By Alain – See the Full Story at the Sojourner

Click here for gay travel resources in Thailand. LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand

Author: , May 17th, 2012 LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand  |  |  After many month of joint work and collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, local hotels, tour operators and restaurants, and several visits to Thailand, which will always stay close and dear to my heart, I am happy and proud to share and announce, that the first ever official and fully dedicated Asian destination LGBT Microsite by a Tourism Board, is up and online. This shows the interest, respect and commitment of Thailand as a destination, toward the international Gay Travelers, in a true Buddhist spirit. You will find many of my photos and collaborations on the site, like one above on the main banner, of me seating contemplating Phranang Beach from my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Mai Pen Rai Thailand it has been a pleasure to work with you all along this six month, and thank you for trusting and myself for this project – check it out. !!! your best source of information when planning your travel experience to Thailand. CM

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