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.