The area of Patong is not only famous for its vibrant gay life but also for its exclusive gay beach section in the middle of Patong Beach!, just in front of La Flora hotel. The sun lounges have unfortunately gone but beach umbrellas can be hired for 100BHT or you can buy your own for about 250BHT from the local market stalls.
Koh Samui is world famous for its white sandy, coconut tree-fringed beaches. Almost all the beaches are well-organised with sun loungers & shades available for rent and plenty of bars, cafés & restaurants nearby. Each of the beaches and towns of Koh Samui offer something different, whether it’s a hedonistic party atmosphere, peaceful isolation, plenty of activities, a traditional feel or just a big stretch of sand to relax on.
At 7 km long, Chaweng Beach is the longest, most developed and most popular beach on Koh Samui. The area around the end of Soi Lamdin (off Chaweng Beach Road) tends to be particularly popular with gay sunbathers.
Best known for its nightlife, it is the place to go to party, though it is also home to the island’s biggest shopping complex and a fantastic range of hotels, activities, attractions and restaurants. The beach itself is most people’s idea of paradise, with nodding palm trees surrounding the numerous resorts which are placed right by the sand while fine white sand leads into a beautifully clear sea.
There are numerous upmarket resorts along the beach that extend back to Chaweng Beach Road, the epicentre of Koh Samui’s gay and straight nightlife.