September in Thailand: 12 hip hotels to stay in 2018
Thailand is among the fanciest gay destinations to visit in Asia. Especially during its monsoon season, where Thailand becomes more peaceful than ever.
If you’ve waited till September to experience Gay Thailand, you’re in for a treat:
- Thailand is very peaceful, so gay couples are more likely to enjoy their holidays in privacy.
- Some beaches are still great for swimming, without being overcrowded with people.
- Despite being low season, gay nightlife in popular destinations (like Phuket and Bangkok) is as vivid as ever.
- The hotels are cheaper, and most of them offer reduced prices and special packages.
But choosing the right hotel is tricky, especially if you’re visiting for the first time. So, we’ve picked the best gay-friendly hotels in the country and highlighted the most enjoyable things to do while you’re there.
Gay Phuket – As fab as ever!
Phuket in September is magical in its own way. It might rain occasionally, but you will still get to enjoy plenty hours of sunshine everyday. The rainfalls are intense yet short, and they’ll catch you by surprise most days. But Gay life in Phuket in September continues to be as laid-back and as fab as ever.
Paradise Complex, where Phuket’s gay life is centered, is bursting with life. The streets transform into performance stages every night, and the bar owners try to lure their customers inside with sexy go-go dancing shows. The bars get very busy on Fridays and Saturdays after 11pm.
If the weather allows, you can spend a morning at the gay-friendly Patong Beach. It attracts mixed crowds, mainly families, but you might find a couple of solo gay men as well.
✮WHERE TO STAY
Kata Rocks Resort in Phuket is all about relaxing and soaking up breathtaking views. The hotel’s main infinity-edge pool overlooks the Andaman Sea, creating the perfect setting for your Instagram photoshoot. Wanna feel like a king for a while? The Signature Sky Villas are to die for!
“Dining on the Rocks”: Surprise your partner with a dinner at the ultimate proposal venue in Phuket.
Whether you are looking for a romantic place to celebrate your anniversary or a secluded hideaway to enjoy your honeymoon, The Nai Harn is the perfect option for you. The hotel is ideally located on a pristine and secluded beach in Phuket, giving total privacy and seclusion to its guests.
Give yourself the luxury that you deserve by staying at the Ocean View Suite. The complimentary 30-minute neck massage is surely a great way to get in a mood for vacations!
Perched at the very tip of Cape Panwa, Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa Hotel boasts 360-degree ocean views that will make your heart race. It’s an oasis of relaxation and inspiration, designed to make you feel at home.
If you are planning to visit with your kids, Sri Panwa offers great child-friendly activities and facilities like swimming classes, a game room, Batik Art, and Porcelain Painting. Keep your kids busy and spend some time alone!
There are many reasons to love Grand Mercure Hotel in Patong and one of them is its amazing location close to Phuket’s gay nightlife. It’s only 5 minutes’ walk from the popular gay bars and clubs in the city, as well as the most popular gay-friendly beach in Phuket: Patong Beach.
Before heading out to explore Phuket’s vivid gay nightlife, we recommend you enjoy a refreshing massage or facial treatment at the hotel’s Ryn Spa. You will feel and look 10 years younger!
The Boathouse in Phuket offers a beautiful experience that no words can describe. It has a fantastic location, right on the beach, offering total privacy and seclusion to its guests. The resort is very green, creating the feel of a luxurious man-made rainforest!
The Boathouse is a great hotel to stay if you are planning to see all of Phuket. The staff are very friendly and they will help you navigate Phuket easier!
Located on a hill above Surin Beach, Baan Phu Prana Boutique Villa stands out for its beautiful views over the ocean and Phuket’s western coast. There are many activities that you can do in and around Ban Phu Prana Boutique Villa, but you can also explore the rest of the island by renting a car from the hotel (keep in mind that free parking at the hotel is also included).
The hotel is located in the middle of Phuket and very close to various sightseeing attractions. Don’t hesitate to make it the starting point of your cultural trip!
Bangkok – The Gay Metropolis of Asia
Bangkok is the best city in Thailand to get a glimpse of the country’s gay culture. The gay life of Bangkok is vivid and diverse, while the city has the most active LGBT Community in Asia. The locals are really friendly too.
September in Bangkok is quite rainy, but that shouldn’t put you off. The occasional rainfalls during the day are short and quite intense, though the sun shines bright almost every day for a few hours. Don’t worry, the glamorous life of Bangkok remains as colorful as ever!
✮ WHERE TO STAY
Amara Bangkok is a perfectly located hotel in the heart of Bangkok – very close to BTS Skytrain and at a walking distance from the main gay area, Silom District. The hotel could easily become the reference point of your first trip in Bangkok!
Bangkok’s rooftop bars are currently in the spotlight and the one atop Amara Bangkok is among the best-reviewed. It will definitely become your favourite place to go for a pre-drink, before heading out to Bangkok’s gay bars.
U Sathorn offers the perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s busiest district with their wonderfully serene rooms. Most of the hotel’s rooms overlook its lush green gardens, making you forget that you are in the center of the city.
Enjoy an evening at the hotel’s serene swimming pool while sipping your favorite cocktail!
✮ MORE SWANKY HOTELS IN THAILAND
There are many reasons to love Thailand, and one of them is its abundance of beautiful villages, towns and cities that you can explore. You can discover the most popular gay destinations in Thailand here, or else, you can find some of the best gay-friendly hotels in Thailand below:
AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise in the middle of Pattaya Resort City. Do you want to sunbathe on a golden-sand beach? Or cool off in a luxurious swimming pool? Well, you can do both when staying in this resort!
Give yourself a present and devote a day at the hotel’s amazing spa. Try authentic massages based on traditional spices, as well as signature scrubs and facials that will truly refresh you!
Located on the northern tip of Chaweng Beach, Impiana Resort is a great place to unwind and relax. It offers direct access to the sandy beach, whose crystal-clear waters and serene surroundings will charm you.
There are numerous activities to do in and around the resort, making it a perfect option for adventurous travelers. Kayaking, snorkeling, sightseeing, fishing tours, and jungle safari are among the most popular ones.
The Shell Sea Krabi has a unique location, adjacent to Fossil Shell Beach, one of the only three similar geological formations in the world. It offers marvelous views over the Andaman Sea, as well as direct access to the golden-sand beach. There are many activities to do but the evening strolls by the beach will steal your heart.
The hotel can host the most important event of your life — your wedding! You can either choose a Traditional Thai Wedding or the more common Western Wedding Ceremony. Either way, it will become a memory that you will both remember for a lifetime!
Special Tropical Guest: Vietnam!
Since you have gone all the way to Thailand, why not pay a visit to the nearby country of Vietnam as well? After, all, Vietnam is just an hour away from the main Thai airports, so it will be super easy to get there.
The weather in Vietnam in September is much like Thailand – frequent, short rainfalls as well as a bit lower temperature. North Vietnam sees plenty of hot weather and some rain, while South Vietnam has steady high temperatures with plenty dry and bright daylight hours.
The country’s biggest city, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), offers a compact gay nightlife, with several bars that get busy only on Fridays and Saturdays. However, the natural beauty and laid-back character of Vietnam make it an absolute bliss for couples!
✮HERE TO STAY
Located on the Southern Part of Vietnam and, more particularly, in Phu Quoc, JW Marriot Emerald Bay Resort & Spa is a great resort for your September holidays in Vietnam. The resort has a private beach where you can chill out during the day, as well as various facilities to upgrade your Vietnamese holidays.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Red Rum, the hotel’s beachside restaurant and grill, offering fresh seafood dishes made with locally sourced Vietnam produce.
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