Koh Samui Gay Travel
Koh Samui gay travel will fill your heart with adventure. Crystal waters, nightlife and day trips to remote islands make Koh Samui the perfect destination for any traveler.
The Gay Travel Experience: Koh Samui, Thailand
A Short Story: Koh Samui Upon Arrival
I would like to share a short story with you about my arrival to the island. My Airbnb host picked me and my best friend Taylor up from the airport. He gave us a one-hour tour of the island to welcome us.
Assuming we were straight, this man still found it important to point out the gay area of Koh Samui to us in Chaweng. He spent a little time explaining how well-accepted the gay Thai people are within the Koh Samui local community.
Gay Koh Samui: Where to Stay
I stayed near Fisherman’s Village at the west end of Bophut which I loved. This area had everything we needed and the vibe was cozy. The W Hotel Koh Samui is fantastic and I have heard great things. The hotel is located just west of Fisherman’s Village.
The farther south you go on the island of Koh Samui, the more secluded things get. The southern shores are where most of the luxury real estate is concentrated. Lots of timeshares are built in the south.
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Koh Samui Experiences for the Gay Traveler
Fisherman’s Village is home to many bars and restaurants. I tried many of them and a few really stood out. There is a French restaurant in the Enjoy Beach Hotel & Restaurant that has tables directly on the beach. Service and food were amazing. Happy Elephant and Zazen Restaurant are two other Koh Samui Restaurants I enjoyed.
Visiting Thailand is the perfect opportunity to get custom clothes and suits made. There is a suit shop in the Fisherman’s village where I got three button-down dress shirts custom measured and fitted for around $100 USD. Wouldn’t you rather get a steal on custom suits instead of buying standard fits back home?
Gay Koh Samui: Visit The Jungle Club
They have an infinity pool you can pay to use, although I dont think they normally do this! There is also a precious treehouse where you can have dinner. You actually have to climb a ladder to get to the table!
Koh Mudsum: Day Trip Island Excursion
Koh Mudsum is a gorgeous, tiny island only inhabited by day that has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Shallow azure waters stretch for what seems like forever. Wading through the seashore was absolute paradise.
Koh Samui Gay Bars
Chaweng is where you will find any and all gay bars in Koh Samui. One night we made a trip to Chaweng to visit Bar Solo. This modern spot is a hangout for some gay locals, although it is not specifically a gay bar.
Koh Samui Gay Travel Tips
Always have a poncho handy if you will be out exploring for the latter part of the afternoon. Pop-up storms can bring torrential rain and flood local streets. Don’t let anything valuable get wet! Read more about items you can’t forget to take to Southeast Asia.
Some Koh Samui Airbnb rentals are actually in buildings that were initially intended to be hotels. With this in mind, there is a chance that you will need to pay your own electricity bill at the end of your stay if you are staying in an Airbnb like this
If you want to save some money on alcohol, it’s definitely worth it to stop in a convenience store to buy a bottle. In tourist areas, drinks tend to be pretty expensive.
Take out one large sum of cash at an ATM so you don’t keep needing to use local ATM’s for more Baht. Some bank’s fees can be quite high to keep taking out cash. Just be on the safe side and keep smaller amounts in separate areas of your backpack or luggage.
Bangkok to Koh Samui: Flights
Even though Koh Samui is a Thai island, it’s large enough to have its own International Airport. Flights to Samui USM airport from Bangkok are frequent, although they come at a higher price than most other domestic Thailand flights.
The Samui Airport was built and is privately owned by Bangkok Airways. Since this airline has a monopoly, they don’t have competition pushing flight costs down. If you are coming from Bangkok, there is really no other convenient route choice to get to Samui.
If you are coming from somewhere farther south in Thailand, there are large ferries available that depart from mainland Surat Thani. They make stops at Koh Samui Island, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. This is much cheaper than flying.