PHUKET is an international destination attracting visitors from Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. With 40+ sandy beaches, access to the amazing Phang Nga Bay with its dramatic rock formations, and numerous smaller islands, PHUKET has vaulted to become one of Conde Nast’s Magazines top ten tropical resort destinations in the world.
And no wonder. From fantastic food, to world class water sports (a top world snorkeling and scuba diving destination), from fabulous shopping to a vibrant night life, PHUKET has something to offer every traveler. And your money goes a lot farther here than in other places. (You can live the high life in PHUKET for weeks for the same amount of money as one week in Hawaii or the Caribbean would cost you.) There are countless smaller boutique hotels and guest houses – both stylish and inexpensive – as well as the usual array of the world’s top hotel chains.
The weather is tropical with plenty of sunshine. Don’t bother bringing a lot of clothes with you – life on the Island is casual. The busiest period is late November to early April and it can be quite crowded. The rest of the year is still pleasant, 25-35 degrees and more available space on the beach. The attitude is laid-back tropical fun. Whether you are an adventurer, sports enthusiast, sightseer or world class shopper or night time person – you will never be bored here. There is simply too much to see and do, or you can do absolutely nothing at all.
While many travelers to PHUKET come here and simple never leave, Phukets International Airport (HKT) allows visitors to explore not only the rest of Thailand – from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, you can also easily connect to Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Malaysia or Myanmar. There are active Gay scenes in Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai in the north.
Like Amsterdam, Sitges, Fire Island and San Francisco, PHUKET is one of the world’s most exciting Gay playgrounds. Parasail, snorkel, play golf, ride an elephant, canoe in hidden caves, sightsee, take a Thai cooking school course, have a tailor make you a custom suit, dance the night away or just spend lazy days on the beach. PHUKET has it all – adventure, sun, nightlife, shopping, great food and friendly people. They don’t call Thailand The Land of Smiles for nothing. This may just be one of the friendliest places on earth. If you haven’t been to PHUKET you simply haven’t seen what Gay life can be like. Here everyone likes to have fun, “Sanuk” in Thai.
There is always something going on in the Gay hub near the Paradise Hotel, and any excuse for a party fits the Thai lifestyle. From the Gay Festival in April to the Vegetarian Festival in October – there are unique holidays and celebrations all year long. PHUKET has long been the antidote to loneliness and boredom.
Bangla road in Patong is the main entertainment zone of Phuket for straight people. There are many bars, clubs, discos that also attracts a really mixed crowd.
And don’t forget to bring your camera – PHUKET is surrounded by natural beauty and spectacular ocean vistas, sunrises and sunsets.