Gay / Lesbian Phuket

The Phuket Gay scene is centered around the main resort town on Patong Beach, specifically, the Paradise Complex on Rat-U-Thit road. In this area, you'll find many bars, clubs and shops catering to gay men. It's a bit less commercial than Pattaya, but the night life is still predominately made up of host and go-go bars.

Resources for Gay Travelers

Reflecting the rather liberal attitude described above, there are a wealth of businesses and information resources catering to the Gay traveler. Here's our picks for the best of these:

General Phuket Information for Gay Travelers

Dreaded Ned's
A comprehensive site with information and additional links for everything from nightspots to personals, covering all of Thailand.
Award-winning web site with lots of information for Thailand and the rest of Asia.
PLU Guide
"People Like Us" is a Singaporean based company publishing free maps to several Southeast Asia destinations, including Phuket. You can view the current guide on-line, and also get it mailed to you for only the cost of postage.

Gay Travel Services

Purple Dragon
The guys at Purple Dragon specialize in personalized travel throughout Southeast Asia. Choose from a variety of base packages that you can add special side trips to for a one of a kind vacation experience. They have a branch office in Phuket's Paradise Complex.

Gay Guide Books