Gay travellers to Phuket will need to mark only two spots on their Google Maps: Patong Beach and Paradise Complex. Patong Beach is where all the boys flock to in the day – and at night, they all head to Paradise Complex, where the island’s gay bars and clubs are located.
In Phuket, there’s a little bit of something for everyone: beach, bars, and plenty of gay-friendly accommodation, ranging from the higher-end Royal Paradise, to boutique stays like the Bearpacker Patong. If you’re looking for a fun-filled gay beach holiday in Asia, this is it.
Languages spoken | Thai, English
Population | 420,000
Best time to visit | Nov-Mar
LGBT discrimination | Low
Equal age of consent | Yes