If you are looking for the perfect “beach getaway” then Koh Samui is for you. With stunning resorts, tranquil beaches, great diving and superb restaurants. Add to this a lively little gay scene and you have everything you need for the perfect gay escape.
Koh Samui (Ko Samui or simply “Samui”) is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. With a hip international vibe, perfect sandy beaches and stunning resorts it attracts over 1 million visitors per year.
The gay scene is located in the Chaweng Beach area close to the centre of the town. The scene is quite small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in variety and flamboyance! There are 3 cabaret shows on the Island, a host bar and several small gay-friendly cocktail bars. Gay’s and straights mix well on the island and the late night clubs are open to all.
The scene comes alive during the big holidays such as New Year’s and Songkran (Thai New Year) as guys from all around the world flock to the beaches for parties such as Trop Out Circuit Festival. With the Island’s first gay resort, the Alpha Mens Retreat opening recently and a very popular gay pool party on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Koh Samui is certainly on the gaydar of the discerning traveler!