Here are a few gay-friendly places we've enjoyed.


Club Bamboo, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Two spots we've enjoyed on the island of Phuket are Club Bamboo (above) and Connect Guesthouse (below).

Connect Guesthouse and Cafe, Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand

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We do not aim to make this site a complete hotel guide, but we're happy to recommend several establishments whose hospitality we've enjoyed.


Babylon, 34 Soi. Nandha (Sathorn 1), South Sathorn Rd., Bangkok 10120,
Phone: 0 2679 7984; 0 2213-2108; Fax: 0 2679 7986

There are two Babylons, adjacent and affiliated, but with separate entrances. Babylon Sauna includes a restaurant, pool, and a very good gym as well as sauna and lots of friendly men. Babylon Barracks is a hotel; rooms are spartan but stylish, with shared baths and a comfortable breakfast area. An overnight stay includes admission to all the sauna facilities.

Pinnacle Lumpini Hotel, 17 Soi Ngam Duphli, Rama 4 Rd., Bangkok 10120,
Phone: 0 2287 0112; Fax: 0 2287 3420

Part of the Pinnacle chain, the Pinnacle Lumpini is not a gay hotel, but is gay-friendly. It's a 10 minute walk from Babylon, a short cab ride from the Silom district, and within walking distance of a Sky Train station.

Tarntawan Palace, 119/5-10 Sirawong Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Phone: 0 2238 2620; Fax: 0 2238 3228; Email:

The best-known hotel for gay visitors to Bangkok, centrally located in the Silom district.


Club Bamboo, 247/1-8 Nanai Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150,
Phone: 66-76 345 345-7; Fax: 66-76 345 099

Club Bamboo is a small gay-friendly, but not specifically gay, resort nestled quietly among palm trees on the outskirts of Patong town. It has a pool, sauna, small fitness center, 33 rooms, and several suites. Club Bamboo is a short cab ride or a 20-minute walk from town, with free shuttle service.

Connect Guesthouse and Cafe, 125/8-9 Rath-U-Thit Rd., Paradise Complex, Patong Beach
Phone/fax: 0 7629 4195; Email:

Right in the center of Patong, Connect combines a friendly restaurant, cyber cafe, and guesthouse. We've also enjoyed their Gay Day excursion to one of the islands, currently every Thursday.


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